Steel-framed houses are often unique and architecturally inspiring and can have impressive prices tags to match.
We take a look at four unique versions that come with some seven figure asking prices, in locations from Ipswich to Birmingham.
They include a five-bedroom barn conversion in Ipswich’s Bildeston, which is on the market for £1.65million – the lowest price in our list. The property features two eye-catching silos that have been converted into usable living space.
Our selection also includes a £3million Huf Haus on the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales, and a seven-bedroom house in Surrey for £4.75million.
We take a look at four steel properties with seven figure asking prices, including this five-bedroom version in Birmingham for £2.75m (details below)
Steel-framed properties are often bespoke and allow for far greater flexibility in living arrangements.
Tom Parker, of Zoopla, said: ‘Aside from their durability, steel frame houses allow for greater versatility when it comes to designing the interior of a property
‘Homes using steel frames are also often visualising striking with the frames often used as a focal point in living areas, adding a unique character to a space.
‘Steel frames are also perfect for those looking to create modern, open plan living areas as they usually don’t require additional beams and pillars for support.’
One of the properties we have selected is a five-bedroom converted textiles factory in Birmingham’s Water Street, which has an asking price of £2.75million.
The former textile factory was shortlisted for the prestigious Stephen Lawrence Prize for architecture in 2017 and the recipient of three Riba awards in the same year.
Exposed brick and steel frames, former prison doors, a working industrial crane and light fixtures from decommissioned ships add to its unique character.
Joe Shorney, of Savills estate agents, which is handling the sale, said: ‘Former industrial buildings that have been converted were often constructed using a portal style frame, meaning no dividing walls and wide open plan spaces.
‘To compartmentalise the space crittall style windows work sympathetically with the industrial style architecture. It allows you sub-divide open spaces while still allowing natural light to flood through.
‘We have seen a resurgence of steel frames and crittall windows on both small and large scale development projects. They’ve become very fashionable.’
Our pick of four steel-framed properties…
1. Five-bed house in Birmingham for £2.75m
This former textiles factory in Birmingham’s Water Street is being sold via estate agents Savills with a guide price of £2.75million
The converted property boasts a comfortable cinema – although the furniture and technology is not included in the price and is available by separate negotiation
The five-bedroom property was shortlisted for the prestigious Stephen Lawrence award in 2017 and was the recipient of three Riba awards that year
This huge and striking property in Birmingham’s Water Street was once a textiles factory.
It has been converted into a luxury five-bedroom home that is being sold via estate agents Savills with a guide price of £2.75million.
It was shortlisted for the prestigious Stephen Lawrence award in 2017 and the recipient of three riba awards that year.
It boasts an electric vehicle charging point, triple height gabled ceilings and a series of bridges, balconies and mezzanine floors.
There are several self-contained living spaces, including an artist’s studio, an office, a bar and a cinema.
2. Four-bed house in Pembrokeshire for £3m
This modern Huf Haus in Tenby, Wales, is on the market via Fine & Country estate agents with an asking price of £3million
A contemporary feel inside and out: Huf Haus properties are known for their glass walls and overall modernist looks
Heating up: The four-bedroom property has a main bedroom with a luxury ensuite bathroom that includes a large sauna
The property boasts some spectacular views over the Pembrokeshire coastline, including these seen from the light kitchen
Perhaps one of the best known types of steel homes is a Huf Haus, which attracts attention for their glass walls and overall modernist looks.
This version in Tenby, Wales, has spectacular views over the Pembrokeshire coastline. It’s eco-friendly credentials include green energy airsource heating and cooling aided by solar panels, as well as a freshwater swimming pool.
It is on the market for offers of more than £3million and is being sold by Fine & Country estate agents.
3. Five-bed house in Ipswich for £1.65m
Fancy owning two silos? This converted barn in Bildeston, Ipswich, is being sold via estate agents Fine & Country for £1.65million
The property extends across a massive 6,000 square feet, and includes this large kitchen with an attractive central island
A spacious and light feel: The main living area in the property has an impressive 20 ft high vaulted ceiling
The conversion stretches across three floors and boasts five bedrooms – with this one having plenty of beams on show
This unusual barn conversion features two silos that have also been converted to offer additional living space.
The property extends across a massive 6,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and a 20 ft high vaulted ceiling in the main living area.
It is in Bildeston, Ipswich, and is being sold via estate agents Fine & Country for £1.65million.
4. Seven-bed house in Surrey, for £4.75m
The most expensive in our list is this seven-bedroom barn conversion in Frensham, Farnham, which is for sale for £4.75million
The property has an inviting entrance hallway with enough space for some seating as well as a grand piano around the stairs
The modern kitchen has a large central island, surrounded by a tiled floor inspired by a traditional Victorian pattern
The home cinema delivers a Dolby Atmos cinema experience via its eight metre square screen with more than 60 acoustically enclosed speakers
The highest asking price in our selection of steel-framed houses is £4.75million and it is being sold via ME estate agents.
The house in Frensham, Farnham, recently won the Residential Property in Surrey award at The International Property Awards. It has seven bedrooms and is on the market via ME estate agents.