A home built into a hill-side is not a new concept. In fact, in many locations throughout the ages, they have been a practical way of regulating a home’s temperature. And, for aesthetic reasons, blending into the nature is considered environmentally sensitive.
When someone has plenty of money to spare, then practicality gets taken to a whole new level, and reports from Britain suggest the soccer superstar, Gary Neville of Manchester United, is certainly aiming high.
He plans to build a multi-million pound luxury eco-bunker into a hillside in the heart of rural Lancashire.
The architectural images indeed suggest no-expense spared. The design is flower-like with each petal designated as a certain area: eating, entertaining, sleeping for example. Should it receive council approval, the 8,000 sq ft bunker will be built in the grounds of his existing $12.9 million USD estate.
Using the latest eco-technology, the home will feature a solar panel, a wind turbine and a ground source heat pump. Energy produced from the wind turbine would be used to power his neighboring property with any extra energy supplying the national grid, helping to reduce his family’s carbon footprint.