What Does A Luxury Eco Home Really Look Like?

By Martha Davies

2 weeks ago

Welcome to Birch Grove


We all want a home that looks stunning, but these days there’s a lot more to consider than just kerb appeal – like sustainability. But what does that really mean when it comes to property? These meticulously designed homes in Buckinghamshire boast an impressive array of features to help you make a more positive impact on the planet (and reconnect with nature, while you’re at it). Take a look inside Birch Grove.

Inside Birch Grove, Buckinghamshire

Bedroom with white bed linen and sliding glass doors

UK Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s hard to know exactly what constitutes an eco home, but energy efficiency is a good place to start – and properties with a high energy performance rating (or EPC) are in particularly high demand. Head to Birch Grove, a brand new development in Buckinghamshire, and you’ll find three homes boasting a rare EPC A rating.

This impressive accreditation is all thanks to additions like EV chargers, air source heat pumps and integrated solar panels, plus mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems (which help to extract excess moisture from the air, provide filtered air, and make use of otherwise lost heat). It’s these features that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help each property run more self-sufficiently.

Wood-panelled eco homes with gravel path in between

UK Sotheby’s International Realty

Perched on the edge of Chalfont St Giles – a village within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – these innovative homes are complete with sprawling gardens and surrounded by wildflower meadows, so immersing yourself in nature is as easy as opening your back door. That’s not all, however: inside each property you’ll also spot spectacular open-air atriums, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors beckoning the outside in. 

If this is what ‘eco’ living looks like, it’s utterly luxurious. You’ll find a library, sunken snug and open plan living area in all three homes, alongside a custom-made kitchen (with a secret pantry) and a spectacular principal suite featuring a bespoke dressing room, private terrace and en-suite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower. What’s not to love?

Birch Grove is on the market with United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty. To find out more, visit sothebysrealty.co.uk