Orchid house – Most expensive eco house sold
Sarah Featherstone’s cutting-edge green home has been sold for a record-breaking $14.2million USD! The building, known as Orchid House, is one of the key homes on Lower Mill Estate, a project to turn a disused gravel pit into a beautiful 450-acre nature reserve. At $5800 per square foot, its one of the pricey real estate markets in the UK. The aim of the building is to produce more energy than it consumes by way of geothermal heating. The form is created using laminated veneer lumber which is more long lasting than conventional timber but isn’t too great for the environment.
The buyer chose to remain anonymous, but rumor has it they work in the entertainment industry, we won’t know until 2011 when the house will be built and the inhabitants move in with the paparazzi.
Via – Luxurylaunches