This high end eco home for sale in Wakefield has an impressively low cost of living

Potential new owners of Zion House in Ossett can look forward to low-cost living, with the house’s net energy cost set at around £100-£200 per year.

The architect has the environment and energy efficiency as paramount considerations, the four bedroom property utilizes solar heat recovery, thick insulation, energy efficient glass and a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system.

There is underfloor heating throughout with UPVC double glazing and Cat5e and TV wiring in most rooms.

An entrance hall leads to a large hallway with an open staircase.

Space is important, not least in the open kitchen with dining and living area. Quality units and appliances are found in the kitchen with French doors to the rear garden. There is a cold pantry and utility room with a half bath downstairs.

A study and a media room wired for a home theater system complete the ground floor.

On the first floor there are oak parquet floors with media cabling in all rooms.

There is an en-suite bathroom and walk-in dressing room to the master bedroom, three further bedrooms and a modern family bathroom with twin basins and a deep freestanding bath.

The rear south facing garden is low maintenance, with a charming summer house at the far end, a Yorkshire stone patio and other seating areas – some of which are covered. A herb garden joins raised beds for planting and vegetable growing.

Four rain barrels collect water with some automatic sprinklers for raised beds, and a lion’s head water fountain is solar powered. The greenhouse and sheds are additional facilities.

Log stores keep the wood stove stocked, while a stumpery is a natural habitat for insects.

The asphalt and paved driveway in front of the house offers parking with a double garage.

Zion House was designed to minimize energy costs through the use of solar heat recovery and energy efficient glass, and has a class-leading EPC energy rating of ‘A’. Its 20 solar panels produce electricity that feeds the house, hot water and the grid. It is registered with the state feed-in tariff system and will continue to generate revenue for about 15 years.

If there is sufficient solar radiation, the solar power switches on the heating element and heats the water in the oversized tank.

The circulating water that heats the floors is wrapped through the hot water tank and therefore benefits from the heat generated by solar panels.

MVHR provides constant fresh, filtered air, maintaining air quality while eliminating the need for bathroom, kitchen or trickle fans, keeping heat in and improving energy efficiency.

Zion House, Zion Street, Ossett has an asking price of £635,000 and is for sale by Holroyd Miller. For details call 01924 299494.

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