An impressive property dubbed one of ‘the coolest houses in Britain’ is now on the market.

Designed by architect David Sheppard, Hedge House, in the exclusive village of Knowle (just three miles from Solihull), is for sale at £3.5million.

Made up of a brick and wood exterior – which looks like a shipping container from a distance – the house boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a gym and a sauna.

Stretching a roomy 10,450 square feet in total, it also includes high ceilings and an internal garden, alongside 6.5 acres of surrounding land.


Guests can enter through the three-metre-high front door, which leads into a statement hallway that runs the entire length of the house.

It’s been designed with eco-friendly features, such as its own roof garden and air source heat pump, which provides hot water and underfloor heating.



Buying agent Henry Pryor said: ‘This is one of the bravest homes to come onto the market in recent times and it could just set records.

‘While the outside is almost too cool for its own good, the inside will blow your mind.’

No details have been spared when it comes to interiors either, as the kitchen includes 3.6 metres of Italian marble worktop, along with Fisher & Paykal appliances.


Likewise, the main bedroom – located in the west wing of the property – has a balcony with a hot tub that offers extensive countryside views. 

There’s also a dressing room, a large bathroom and a wet room shower en suite.


According to Zoopla, the average price of a property in Knowle is £526,072, up more than £26,000 in the past year – but Hedge House is more than six times this figure.

Tom Parker, from Zoopla, said: ‘This property is truly one of a kind, perfectly combining luxurious touches and eco-credentials. 

‘Not only is there an indoor sauna and sunken hot tub for those looking to relax, but the property also has an air source heat pump and solar panels, meaning you can unwind in an environmentally friendly way.’ 

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