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Unique Property Bulletin 16 March 2014

Commanding Nuclear Bunker

Cultybraggan Nuclear Bunker 1

Nuclear Command Bunker, Perthshire (c) 2014 FPA

Around May 2011 an interesting subterranean structure – A Nuclear Bunker – was placed for sale with a guide of £400,000. Early in 2012 it was reported by the BBC that Lincoln based firm GCI Com Group Ltd had bought the building. Now in March 2014, the Nuclear Bunker is up for auction at a revised guide of £200,000. The auction is scheduled for 27-3-2014. Though as always, we advise readers to keep an eye out for a post-auction FTSAA bargain – [FTSAA = Failed To Sell At Auction].

For some reason here at the Unique Property Bulletin, we are finding a very high level of reader interest in these sort of subterranean bunkers.

 Cultybraggan Nuclear Bunker 3

A Vast Sized Room. Possibly The Largest of 50 (c) 2014 FPA

From UKWMO ROC Posts to Regional Government Headquarters – RGHQ, the observer posts were linked to their Group HQ by landline with a master post also having a radio backup. Each post had a HANDEL receiver, a hand operated siren and pyrotechnic maroon, enabling it to act as a warning point for the local population. Group Headquarters were linked to its adjacent Headquarters by both landline and radio for speech and telegraph. Should a link fail or a message required to be passed to a Group that wasn’t directly connected it would be relayed via another Group who had a direct connection. Each Group HQ had a landline and radio link to the Regional Government Headquarters (RGHQ). A single sideband radio transceiver was provided for the Last Ditch Network (LDN) which could be used if all ground based communications (radio and line) were disrupted. The five Sector Headquarters were additionally connected by land lines directly to the other Sectors Headquarters. Sectors had a radio studio linked into the BBC transmitter network.

There is something really eerie about the photograph of the Nuclear Bunker’s BBC newsdesk. Perish the thought of being at either end of the broadcast if ever that room would have been used for real. Making the announcements from underground, or listening to them on a battered old radio above ground in circumstances that may have existed is almost beyond where the imagination ought to go.

Auctioneer’s Description: Extremely Rare Listing – Former Regional Government Nuclear Bunker: over two floors built. Extensive potential accommodation, approximately 26,000 square foot aimed to house 150 personnel. Ripe for change of usage subject to researching and gaining necessary consents: residential, commercial, data storage, museum all potentials

Almost 50 rooms including meeting room, kitchen, generator room and staff accommodation. Also a BBC Studio!

Close to Historic Village of Comrie: rural in aspects, but within 2 hours drive of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Nuclear Command Bunker, Perthshire (c) 2014 FPA

This purpose-built RGHQ was constructed within the camp security perimeter and was completed in 1990 and is thought to be one of the last and most technologically advanced Bunkers ever built specifically in relation to the Cold War threat. The interior of the bunker is set over two levels. It is a vast structure; the upper level is dominated by a larger open plan room of 3,552 ft² with many smaller side rooms leading off (27 in total). The lower level, circa of 13,00 ft² would have accommodated the living quarters; the original construction plans show dormitories, a hospital, a workshop, a large kitchen, and even a BBC recording studio (22 rooms in total). The bunker is served by an impressive array of life support systems, from air filtration plants, backup generators and water storage tanks. The design of the bunker is impressive as it was constructed in such a way to facilitate easy upgrading; all of the plant from the lower plant room can be hoisted out via removable concrete flooring and replaced. The property is located to the North of the historic camp and is surrounded by a security fence. The camp is approximately 1.6 miles South of the centre of Comrie and 0.7 miles from the edge of the village, 27 miles West of Perth, 28 miles West of Dundee. 

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Nuclear Command Bunker, Perthshire (c) 2014 FPA

Location: Former Nuclear Bunker, Comrie, Perthshire.

Tenure: Feuhold [Scottish Freehold Equivalent].

Guide: £200,000Auction March 2014. Always remember FTSAA = Failed To Sell At Auction. If you read this listing after the auction date, check to see if the Bunker actually sold. If it didn’t, you may negotiate a genuinely interesting bargain.

UPDATE – THIS NUCLEAR BUNKER FAILED TO SELL AT AUCTION AND IS NOW PRICED TO SELL AT THE BUYERS PLEASURE. FURTHER DETAILS VIA THE FRESH LISTING [part way down the page on this link] …

Nuclear Bunker – FTSAA Information – Click Here

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Time Can Be Precious

Clock Tower 1

 The Clock Tower, Mealsgate, Wigton, Cumbria (c) 2104 PF&K Agencies

After a brief cogitation about our first post-apocalyptic listing above, time can indeed seem precious. Segue to our next chronological themed property. An unusual clock tower conversion that is ready for occupation into a contemporary home extending to six bedroom accommodation.

Agency Description: Clock Tower Cottage is a newly renovated, six bedroom, semi-detached home, situated in what was the former Coach House in the grounds of White Hall Country House, The former Coach House has now been fully modernised to form a 6 bedroom property with garage and gardens.

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 The Clock Tower, Mealsgate, Wigton, Cumbria (c) 2104 PF&K Agencies

Agency Summary: Fully Renovated; Six bedrooms; Garage & Gardens; Quiet Setting; Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating and septic tank.

Directions: From our Cockermouth, take the A595 towards Carlisle for approximately ten miles, after passing the Blennerhasset road on the left continue round the bends onto the next straight and the entrance to Clock Tower Cottage is on the left hand side.

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 The Clock Tower, Mealsgate, Wigton, Cumbria (c) 2104 PF&K Agencies

Location: The Clock Tower, 1 Coach House, Mealsgate, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 1JS.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £325,000.

Contact PF&K Agencies Tel: 01768 862323 or 017687 74546. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the estate agent/owner know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

http://www.pfandk.co.uk/property-details/?propertyID=2761990

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Unique Property Auctions

Entries Now Invited

If you have a unique property that you would like to sell, especially one that isn’t quite managing to attract offers, we are keen to invite you to consider allowing our new facility, Unique Property Auctions to help you achieve a sale.

Not just an ordinary sale, but one where the Unique Property Bulletin will feature your building for sale to over 31,000 of our readers. Plus we have been fortunate in partnering with a major auction house – arguably the largest in the United Kingdom – who balance our website’s modest readership volume reading about your own unique property for sale – with the marketing efforts of a major UK Auction House. These include around 15,000 full colour catalogues sent out via post, and 280,000, yes that is right, 280,000 email alerts to their auction email subscriber list. A powerful dynamic that will give your property a good chance at attracting a decent level of interest. In all, around 326,000 people will be sent information with sale details of your property.

This is surely food for thought in your ensuring that you achieve a sale with the best possible price obtainable for your home.

For further details please email us at …

Unique Property Auctions

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The Coach House

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The Coach House, Mealsgate, Wigton, Cumbria. (c) 2104 PF&K Agencies

It isn’t often we feature such close neighbouring property, but next to the Clock Tower featured above, is this Coach House which has similar charms. Though a little lighter on bedrooms than the Clock Tower – The Coach House has four in number. This is reflected in a more economic price. The Coach House is located in the ever popular county of Cumbria.

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The Coach House – Country Setting, Cumbria. (c) 2104 PF&K Agencies

Agency Description: The Coach House is a newly renovated four bedroom Home, part of the old stables of White Hall Country House, renovation work undertaken by JJ Lattimers one of the areas best builders, with three bathrooms, lounge, dining kitchen and utility, off road parking room for a garage or garden to rear.

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The Coach House – Unique Features (c) 2104 PF&K Agencies

Traditional Sandstone Property. Spacious Accommodation. Fully Modernised. Carlisle & M6 Nearby. Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating and septic tank. From our Cockermouth, take the A595 towards Carlisle for approximately ten miles, after passing the Blennerhasset road on the left continue round the bends onto the next straight and the entrance to the property is on the left hand side.

Location: The Coach House, Mealsgate, Wigton, Cumbria, CA7 1JS.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £295,000.

Contact PF&K Agencies Tel: 01768 862323 or 017687 74546. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the estate agent/owner know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

http://www.pfandk.co.uk/property-details/?propertyID=2761588

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Watermill + Home = Unique Lifestyle

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The Watermill, Little Salkeld, Cumbria (c) 2014 Edwin Thompson

From the inbound emails, it is becoming apparent that quite a few readers are keen to see more listings featuring unique property that also provides a unique lifestyle – with an income to support this. Here we have one such establishment. A genuinely unique home, with an interesting business attached. More detail diretcly from the Little Salkeld Watermill’s own website…

http://organicmill.co.uk/

Agency Description: The Watermill at Little Salkeld provides a business, a lifestyle and a heritage that has been restored and developed by a dedicated family over 36 years. Attractive Grade II* Listed buildings situated beside a private driveway with car parking leading to a rear overflow car park, gardens and the smallholding.

The Mill House: Occupies a mid-terrace position between The Mill and The Tearoom being of two storey cement rendered sandstone rubble construction with a sandstone slate roof. The Mill House has a panelled door and sash windows, some in original stone surrounds. The ground floor porch leads to the entrance hall (3.99m x 1.85m) with quarry stone floor, part hand printed wallpapered wall, part rendered and painted ceilings and providing access to living room, bathroom and two offices, all with wood shuttered windows. Plus three bedrooms. Access is also provided from the first floor landing to a large studio (5.70m x 3.98m) with full length window and external timber shuttered door to the front of the building, and a sash window providing aspects to the rear Sunnygill Beck, gardens and smallholding and having exposed painted walls, timber floors, wood burning stove, wall mounted radiator and access to the former holiday let above the tearoom.

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The Watermill – Water Wheel – Little Salkeld (c) 2014 Humphrey Bolton

The Mill: A traditional English 18th Century Watermill dating from approximately 1745 comprising a three storey cement rendered sandstone rubble building with a sandstone flagged roof on the Mill and a recently restored graduated green slate roof to the adjoining New Granary. Ground floor access is via a panelled door and there are casement windows in raised stone surrounds.

Ground floor comprising stone floors, exposed stone walls and housing the original wood and cast iron gearing driven by the waterwheel together with supporting hurst frame. The gearing drives 2 sets of millstones, a “jog-scrie” sieve for making 85% flour and sack hoist. There is gearing and associated machinery to drive a Bolter for sieving white flour, a Deeter for winnowing grain and provision for re-installation of an alternator linked to an inverter for generating electricity (with potential to export to the National Grid in return for Feed in Tariff payments). There are also packing and storage areas.

To the rear of The Mill is the millrace, associated sluice gates and controls and two cast iron waterwheels, one marked “Barry Henry” Aberdeen, the other in the same style and assumed to be made by the aforesaid Barry Henry and estimated to be installed between circa 1900 and 1910. One of the waterwheels is situated in the wheel house with an approximate 12 ft diameter and 48 inch buckets and the other waterwheel is situated externally, again providing an approximate 12 ft diameter with 24 inch buckets.

The Tearoom: Provides a delightful setting to serve homemade products and comprises an open plan kitchen and serving area, a high output solid fuel “Yorkshire” stove, quarry tile floor, rendered painted walls, exposed ceiling trusses and spotlighting. There is a sink unit, dishwasher, range cooker supplied by LPG gas and food preparation surfaces. The adjacent and interconnected “Gallery” room is currently used as a shop/display area and can be accessed externally via barn doors and having a sandstone flag floor, rendered painted walls, exposed ceiling trusses and spotlighting.

Outbuildings: There are a number of outbuildings situated to the side and rear of The Watermill including a Nissen hut garage, three traditional sandstone pigsties with flagged roof, a recently constructed three-bay wooden barn with corrugated roof and a metal grain bin with a 20 tonne capacity and providing the following approximate gross internal areas.

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The Watermill – Mill Race – Little Salkeld (c) 2014 Visit Cumbria

The Land : Approximately 7.87 acre smallholding has been fully organic for 35 years and has been registered and managed to biodynamic standards for 12 years. Access is from the rear of The Watermill and comprises the following: A circa 1.1 acre field with Sunnygill Beck running along the southern boundary and the Millrace running along the northern boundary. Interconnecting to a further approximate 0.75 acre field also with Sunnygill Beck running along the southern boundary and the Millrace running along the northern boundary; The “Bank” providing two fields of approximately 0.5 acres each either side of woodland and circa 0.86 acres of managed woodland, a mix of soft and hard woods (sycamore, ash, alder, oak, birch, spruce), the majority planted in 1975 and thinned recently, with a second planting in 2005 adjacent. The “Top” fields totalling approximately 3.1 acres and sub-divided into four fields, the whole enclosed by newly planted (2005) hedge and trees.

The Business: Little Salkeld Watermill is a member of The Traditional Cornmillers Guild supporting and promoting milling by water or wind power. It is one of the few working commercial water mills in northern England, restored and developed by the current owners in 1975 and with the capacity to mill over 100 tonnes per year.

The Watermill provides organic and bio-dynamic flour reflecting a growing demand for specialist grains and quality flours supplying a wide range of whole food shops in the North including most Booths Supermarkets in Cumbria, Cranstons and local Co-Op stores.

The Tearoom which was awarded Teashop of the Year by Cumbria Life in their 2011-2012 Food and Drink awards is open daily from mid-January to 23 December. With an outstanding reputation for delicious organic, vegetarian, local and seasonal foods, the Tearoom provides a relaxed and peaceful setting overlooking Sunnygill Beck.

The adjoining Millshop has a wide selection of organic groceries including teas, coffees, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, pasta, jams, honey, juices, oils, condiments, herbs, books, pottery, jerseys, hats and gloves and a large range of specialist flours produced in the mill.

The Watermill also offers tours of the Mill to see the flour being made, day courses in bread making, baking and cooking and an outdoor clay and straw Cob Oven popular in the summer for serving homemade pizzas.

The average turnover for the last 4 years is approximately £244,000 with average net operating profits of circa £66,000. Turnover is currently 8% up on last year. Further accounts’ information will be provided to interested parties after viewing the property and at the current owners’ discretion.

Location: The Watermill, Little Salkeld, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1NN.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £895,000.

Contact Edwin Thompson Agencies Tel: 01228 548385 – John Haley. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the estate agent/owner know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

www.edwinthompson.co.uk/property_1755.shtml

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Unique Property Competition

For this month, the Unique Property Bulletin competition prize is

Twenty Pound Note Prize

Crisp £20 Note – Unique Property Bulletin Prize

This is a very modest prize – for fun. Here is the

Competition Hint

In November 2013 we featured a property in Por**** . This month’s competition is what covers the surface of a **** .

Free to enter. Just let us know your guess of who you think the above Competition Hint refers to? Please email your entry to us by 31st March 2014. Email free entries to:-

Unique Property Bulletin Competition Entry Contact Page

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Plodding Down In Price

Police Station Warrington Road Pugh

The Old Police Station, Ince, Wigan (c) 2014 Roy Pugh

This listing is an important illustration of two things:-

1] Why FTSAAFailed To Sell At Auction is an important phenomenon for the benfit of unique property buyers.

2] Why it is a good idea to research back through older copies of Unique Property Bulletin and the Unique Property Archive in order to see whether there are any tasty properties that you like, and which, by virtue of time passing, mean the owner may be a little more flexible in the level of price that may be acceptable.

In other words, by mining information you may find a bargain as well as your unique home.

This listing: an old cop-shop first appeared on our radar around 10th July 2012 with an upper guide of £200,000 as Lot 65 in Pugh & Co Auction…

http://www.pugh-auctions.com/Lot/Manchester/20120710/065 

Police Station Warrington Road

The Old Police Station, Ince, Wigan (c) 2014 Eddisons

At that time it was withdrawn from the auction. This happens occasionally. The key is to follow the progress of any given property over what can be a fairly long duration. We featured this particular police station previously on 16th February 2014 – about two thirds of the way down in that edition of the …

Unique Property Bulletin 16 February 2014

In fact, with a little help from techniques in Unique Property Manual this lot can be traced back way to 28th February 2008 auction as Lot 63 where the Planning Permission for change of use to offices (A/07/68686) was referenced – effective 18th May 2007.

Now we can see this lot going for under the £100,000 mark. So the two guidelines mentioned earlier in this listing hold true. With patience and perseverance you can progress well.

Location: The Old Police Station, 492 Warrington Road, Ince, Wigan, WN3 4TB.

Tenure: Long Leasehold – Leasehold for the residue of the term of 999 years from 1 November 1889, subject to a yearly rent of £16.89.

Guide: £100,000Lot 29 Due For Auction – again – 8th April 2014. Always remember FTSAA. Given the length of time this property has been for sale – and you might politely mention the timeline with factual references – a bargain could be there for you. Anywhere between £50,000 and £80,000 depending on how much brass is in your neck!

Contact Eddisons Auction House Tel: 0113 243 0101 or 0333 6000 120. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the owner/auctioneer know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure – CURRENT 8TH APRIL 2014 AUCTION ….

http://www.eddisons.com/property-auctions/online-catalogue/180-129/

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Old Waterbarn & Crickets

Waterbarn Church Alexander Kapp

 Former Waterbarn Baptist Church (c) 2104 Alexander Kapp

An interesting auction lot at a relatively low buy-in price. Not just a former church, but a cricket ground is included. Possibly just as well that an open piece of cricket grassland is available because the immediate environs of the church still have the mortal remains of family and friends from within the community. Some sensitivity is needed with this one. For sure you couldn’t have your pet labardor digging away with his paws in your new garden.

Auctioneer’s Description: A vacant former church in need of significant modernisation. Adjoining former cricket ground and associated buildings. Potential for redevelopment, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Although not internally inspected, we understand that the property comprises a derelict two storey former Baptist church and adjoining community centre. Adjacent to the church is the Waterbarn Recreation Ground which provides a former cricket pitch together with two interconnected buildings, which were previously the cricket pavilion.

Waterbarn Stacksteads Cricket Club Bat and Ball

Former Waterbarn Baptist Church (c) 2104 Bat & Ball

Whilst we have not measured, we understand that the property provides the following accommodation:

Former Baptist Church: Approximately 297.5sq m (3,202sq ft).

Cricket/Community Centre: Approximately 456sq m (4,908sq ft).

Land: The auctioneer understands that the property has a total site area approximating to 3.5 acres (1.42 hectares).

Location: Former Waterbarn Baptist Church and Waterbarn Cricket Ground, Waterbarn Lane, Bacup, Rossendale, Lancashire, OL13 0NR.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £50,000 – Lot 135 – Auction Date 8th April 2014. Always remember FTSAA.

Contact Eddisons Auction House Tel: 0113 243 0101 or 0333 6000 120. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the owner/auctioneer know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure …

http://www.eddisons.com/property-auctions/online-catalogue/180-135/

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Unique Property Syndicate

£100,000 Surprise

Duntulm Castle Hotel Des Colhoun

Duntulm Castle Hotel – Syndicate Candidate (c) 2014 Des Colhoun

In last week’s Bulletin we touched upon a possible Unique Property Syndicate for the old Duntulm Castle Hotel. This 28 bedroom property was reduced from £495,000 to £300,000. It has a genuinely unique view.

To our surprise we have some of our former Unique Property Syndicate members coming out to play after a long time hibernating since the current economic downturn started in 2007/2008. Within the week, we have tipped the £100,000 commitment from former syndicate members for the prospective Duntulm project. Perhaps it is as a result of our previous four hotels bought and sold by earlier Unique Property Syndicates….

A Sample Of Four Earlier Unique Property Hotel Syndicates

If there are any established members of our Unique Property Syndicate interested in progressing an offer on the Duntulm Castle Hotel, please can you revert as ASAP as the auction deadline beckons. Though of course there is always the possibility of an FTSAA, and post-auction negotiation.

For new members, we have had several questions on a similar theme. To answer any concerns – quite rightful concerns, some founding rules of our Unique Property Syndicates over the past 15 years can be summarised …

1] All funds inbound from members go directly to the solicitors. From there these funds are irrevocably mandated to go in one of only two directions. Either to buy the property in question, or to be returned, in FULL to the member concerned.

Or …

2] If the purchase of a building proceeds to completion, the specific part of the property that each member elects to purchase is formally registered as such with HM Land Registry. Title Deed for the relevant part is returned to guarantee unencumbered ownership of that part of the building to that participating member.

Then …

Plan A: to establish if the WHOLE building can be marketed in a fresh and dynamic way [as has happened with previous syndicates] so that a re-sale of the WHOLE property results in a comfortable profit margin for all participating members. We would refer new members to the first hotel we bought to have an idea of how this works at the: Hotel Room Ownership website.

This is an ideal scenario, and one which the vast majority of previous syndicate members have preferred.

Or …

Plan B: In the example where a hotel is bought, we look to selling the individual bedrooms on a 100% ownership basis of each room [NOT timeshare but Fullshare – complete ownership of spcific title]. The dynamic is to establish a hotel owned in the manner described at our Hotel Room Ownership website. By virtue of the wholesale buy-in price of any given hotel, the aim, if we follow a Plan B is to double the original value of each group of rooms each first phase syndicate member elects to buy.

For example, if a syndicate member elects to buy 5 of the 28 hotel bedrooms in this venture at £10,000 each, totalling £50,000, this particular endeavour would look to resell each room on a 100% ownership basis for around £20,000 per room. This isn’t guaranteed, but it is the plan. In fact one of our members is looking to buy 5 rooms, sell four, and keep one as a permanent holiday bolt-hole. That equates to £50,000 purchase; £80,000 on resale, plus effectively a free hotel bedroom for her and the family in perpetuity.

It should be emphasised that any new syndicate member should take independent financial advice prior to committing to any given Unique Property Syndicate. These ventures have resulted in much profit in the past, but cannot be guaranteed to return any specific amout – if at all – on any future syndicate. Prospective new members need to understand the risk elements involved in any such endeavour, regardless of how successful past Unique Property Syndicates have been.

Further questions or clarification …

Please Click Here For Our Contact Page

Duntulm Castle Hotel Front Aspect RSZ

Duntulm Castle Hotel – Syndicate Candidate (c) 2014 Scottish Property Centre

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Architecturally Unique …..

Lucid Luxury At Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano House Jacopo Mascheroni

Lake Lugano House – JM Architecture (c) 2014 Jacopo Mascheroni

This week’s Unique Architecture is another testimony as to the imagination of the human mind. What we really like, here at the Bulletin, is seeing a building design idea made real. If this unique design does it for you, and you have a building plot in the UK, we would respectfully suggest contact is made with the architect of this design.

Our offering for this segment is known as the Lugano House.

Architect’s Description: Lying on the slope of a hill, on the shores of Lake Lugano , the villa consists of two volumes organised on different levels due to the particular topography of the site. A polygonal shaped glass pavilion with rounded edges stands above a linear underground block. The living and dining room, the kitchen and storage spaces are located in the pavilion, while bedrooms, bathrooms and garage are in the lower level. Each level relates itself with independent outdoor spaces, which are closely related with the interiors. The glass pavilion overlooks two very defined areas: the first, toward the mountain, is a very private zone resulted in the area between the property line and the building setback line according to the local building code. The second is a garden overlooking the lake. In the same way, the bedrooms face a garden enclosed by the building and the perimeter wall. The ring, obtained between the perimeter wall above and the pavilion, amplifies the interior space, with seems much larger than what it actually is. The ring-like space, that embraces the building on the north side, grants constant ventilation and natural light to the living areas, also due to the white cladding of the perimeter wall and white gravel which reflect the sunlight coming from the south. A night-time artificial light scene is the ideal reverse field for the lake panorama.

Lake Lugano House Jacopo Mascheroni Interior

Lake Lugano House House Interior (c) 2014 Jacopo Mascheroni

All the additional functions of the pavilion are contained in a central lacquered wood block, which acts as a sort of a thick penetrable wall that separates the kitchen from the living room without dividing the space with doors, and in which are located the powder room, the kitchen, the stairs, bookcases, all mechanical systems and the technological and audio-video equipment. Considerable attention is given to the environmental aspects, as the use of geothermal energy, roof gardens, the rain-water collection system, the choice of highly efficient low-emittance glass insulated with argon gas, to optimise the thermal efficiency of the shell and the use of natural sun shading as the placement of deciduous trees in the south-west area of the building.

Location: Wherever You Want – Wherever Your Building Plot Is.

Tenure: Freehold/Leasehold – As per your Land Title Deeds.

Guide: £ Contact Architect For Advice…

JM Architecture, Via Ceresco 1, 20154 Milano, Italy.

Contact: Click Here For Details of JM Architecture

JM Architecture Tel: +39 02 3314691. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the architect know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure & Narrative ….

http://www.jma.it/jm-architecture-lake-lugano-house.html

and

http://www.jma.it/jm-architecture-lake-lugano-house-description.html

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Try Before You Buy …..

Island Windmill

Windmill Red Mill MAIN

Red Mill, Haddiscoe Island, Norfolk Broads (c) 2014 Owner’s Collection

As is usually the case – property included within the try-before-you-buy section of the Unique Property Bulletin – is NOT for sale. Our endeavour is to provide a sample, and actual experience of what it would be like to live in any particular genre of unusual abode for our readers to possibly call home in the future. This specific listing is for a short-stay break.

 Windmill - Red Mill

Red Mill, Haddiscoe Island, Norfolk Broads (c) 2014 Owner’s Collection

Red Mill is a visually impressive former windmill built between 1840 and 1880 and located on Haddiscoe Island in the Norfolk Broads. It was originally named Langley Mill but has more recently been know as Red Mill. Access to the mill is via a four mile track. Red Mill has a modern and recently renovated interior. The mill is Grade II Listed and was last used in the early 1940s. It was one of ten or so around the island and built as a drainage pump for the island.

Originally Red Mill would have had four sails and a small fantail. These would drive an external scoopwheel with a diameter of around 18 feet. Capable draining about 200 acres of the island. Red Mill is a substantial structure with walls around two feet thick tapering to 18 inches at the top. Some of the original bearings and the cast iron shaft that held the sails are still present under the white cap.

Location: Red Mill, Haddiscoe Island, Berney Arms, Norfolk Broads, Norfolk,NR31 9HZ.

Map reference: TM 452983 Lat: 52.52806 Long: 1.61376

Tenure: Short Stay Holiday Experience.

Guide: Sleeps 6. Prices From £150 per night. PLEASE CHECK WITH OWNER AND TARIFF CHART:

http://www.listedescape.com/redmill/tariffs.html

Contact Owners: Daniel & Vanessa Webster – Office: 01603 472 633 Mobile: +44 (0)7909 684 023. Please can readers help Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the letting agency/owner know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

http://www.listedescape.com/redmill/

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