This Nissen hut is now a luxury home (Picture: SWNS)
If you’re looking for a new home with some history, this five-bed property was used as an airfield hut during World War Two.
Now on the market for £1.4m, the house is one of three surviving Nissen huts situated on the grounds of an old Georgian house near Dunmow, Essex.
‘Nissen huts’ were erected in Britain during war-time using pre-fabricated sections and with distinctive curved roofs clad with corrugated sheets.
After the war, many were abandoned or used as storage by farmers, but two years ago, this one was been turned into a two-storey property.
Inside, you’ll find an open plan kitchen with bi-folding doors extending onto a terrace with views across the countryside.
An aerial view of the hut (Picture: SWNS.com)
It is one of three huts converted three years ago (Picture: SWNS.com)
The front of the property (Picture: SWNS.com)
Karl Manning, the agent handling the property on behalf of Savills, said: ‘It’s certainly a unique building.
‘You look at the outside of it and you feel like it just shouldn’t really work as a home.
The bathroom, with curved roof (Picture: SWNS.com)
The terrace area with views over the countryside (Picture: SWNS.com)
‘But when you go inside, the curved back wall, which has been converted in the style of how it would have looked originally, is really quite impressive.
‘It’s kept its original shape, structure and footprint, too.’
The three huts sit just seven miles from the former RAF site, RAF Great Dunmow, which was in use from 1943-1948.
RAF Great Dunmow was designed as bomber airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Eighth and Ninth Air Forces.
The huge kitchen diner (Picture: SWNS.com)
The living area (Picture: SWNS.com)
One of the four bedrooms (Picture: SWNS.com)
All three huts were converted into homes a few years ago and the other two ae currently occupied.
Karl added: ‘These huts were formerly used as lodgings for service personnel, and then after the war a lot of them became used for storage.
‘But because of the size of these three huts, they were converted about two or three years ago.
‘The other two huts are also currently lived in.’
The property went on sale around three weeks ago and Karl says there has already been a lot of interest.
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