Three unique houses for sale: from hubbub to hamlet to horses

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Paul Travers

With this week’s selection of unique houses for sale, you can touch the future with a self-build earth home project 20 minutes from Norwich, soak up the heritage of a historic Huguenot townhouse in the heart of happening Spitalfields, or fuse country living with a swift commute in a well-connected Hertfordshire hamlet.


Stable influence

unique houses for sale - converted stables in Hertfordshire


Amidst an acre of grounds in a Hertfordshire hamlet, yet just 30 minutes by Overground to London Liverpool Street, this 1,800 sq ft detached home is one of several converted outbuildings that used to serve the Theobalds Park estate.


Except for one of its four bedrooms, the interior sprawls out over a single storey, and its L-shaped arrangement effectively divides the house into day and night zones: one for living, the other for sleeping. Outside, a detached barn with exciting versatility and potential currently houses two garages, a wood store and a workshop.

Converted around 30 years ago, the house is a wonderful mix of rustic charm and contemporary spaces that already have pre-planning in place for a graceful extension into the garden under permitted development rules.


£1,150,000 – click here to discover The Stables Courtyard


Field of dreams

unique houses for sale - self-build earth home project near Norwich

Looking for a self-build earth home project? Look no further! Designed by renowned fossil-free architect and expert Dr Jerry Harrall, this single-storey two-bedroom house will be naturally cooled and heated through its construction method and completely self-sufficient through its bank of solar panels.

The plot of 0.78 acres is currently a paddock for horses to graze. When complete, the vision’s wide range of biodiversity-encouraging measures will include a new pond, a vaulted green roof covered with grass, and newly planted trees and flora on all sides.

Just a 20-minute drive from the centre of Norwich, Dial Corner represents the future of energy-efficient living that combines sleek design, high-performance materials, and harmony with the natural world.


£200,000 – click here to discover Dial Corner


Honouring history

unique houses for sale - Huguenot townhouse in Spitalfields


There’s nowhere quite like Spitalfields, and finding one of its Huguenot townhouses still intact as a single residence is no mean feat. So when one of them hits the market, it’s a rare event.


This five-storey home covers almost 2,600 sq ft and is a lesson in many things: honouring heritage, attention to detail, and sheer good taste. In fact, there’s an almost museum level of meticulous enthusiasm in its modern renaissance.


The interior bursts with Georgian character across five bedrooms and four living rooms, including original wall panels, timber floorboards, and hefty fireplaces. The south-facing courtyard is widely accepted as one of the largest in the area, while the brick-built former pottery at the end has the potential for additional accommodation or a home workspace.


£4,000,000 – click here to discover Princelet Street


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