This impressive ecological house is where the first London Taxis were built

This old industrial building is where the first seventeen Taxis of London were built up to 1907

An old industrial building where the first London Taxis were built, which became one of the first ecological houses in Britain in the 1990s, is for sale for £ 750,000.

The building in Cambridgeshire was bought by an architect more than two decades ago and became an innovative house that includes an impressive atrium on a swimming pool.

The elements of the original industrial building were preserved, including the large structural roof beams and polished concrete floors.

This old industrial building is where the first seventeen Taxis of London were built up to 1907

This old industrial building is where the first seventeen Taxis of London were built up to 1907

The owner and architect John Sargent introduced several ecological features, which include the eco-lime processing on the interior walls and the recycling of irrigation tanks to irrigate the garden.

Real estate agents Carter Jonas, who sells the house, said it was one of the first green houses in Britain.

The transformation of the property was recognized with a feature in Country Life Magazine in 1999, only two years after it was purchased.

The three-bedroom house is located in Bassingbourn, a town 14 miles south-west of Cambridge, near the border with North Hertfordshire.

The property of Cambridgeshire was bought by the architect John Sargent in 1997, who transformed it into an impressive house

The property of Cambridgeshire was bought by the architect John Sargent in 1997, who transformed it into an impressive house

The property of Cambridgeshire was bought by the architect John Sargent in 1997, who transformed it into an impressive house

An entrance surprise! A tropical pool occupies most of the atrium, captivating visitors as they arrive

An entrance surprise! A tropical pool occupies most of the atrium, captivating visitors as they arrive

An entrance surprise! A tropical pool occupies most of the atrium, captivating visitors as they arrive

Large structural roof beams and polished concrete floors are some of the main features of the open-plan living room

Large structural roof beams and polished concrete floors are some of the main features of the open-plan living room

Large structural roof beams and polished concrete floors are some of the main features of the open-plan living room

Additional touches of luxury include underfloor heating, cedar doors and an Italian designer kitchen.

The kitchen area is located around a large polished concrete island with black aluminum fronts in built-in cabinets, drawers and appliances, which include a Miele oven and an AEG refrigerator.

The custom dining table has a galvanized mobile frame and is sold together with the property.

A touch of color is introduced between the neutral tones in the living room with a purple sofa

A touch of color is introduced between the neutral tones in the living room with a purple sofa

A touch of color is introduced between the neutral tones in the living room with a purple sofa

Large windows and doors open to the garden area, with sliding shutters in place for the night or some shade

Large windows and doors open to the garden area, with sliding shutters in place for the night or some shade

Large windows and doors open to the garden area, with sliding shutters in place for the night or some shade

There is a large outside terrace with a rainwater collection tank, which creates a sunny place to sit and relax

There is a large outside terrace with a rainwater collection tank, which creates a sunny place to sit and relax

There is a large outside terrace with a rainwater collection tank, which creates a sunny place to sit and relax

The property has a guide price of £ 750,000 and is sold through real estate agents Carter Jonas.

The main living room has a large open fireplace and doors that open onto the pool. In addition, there are three bedrooms, two of which share a renovated bathroom.

For those looking for more space, an old taxi office next door is sold separately for £ 150,000 and previously had planning permission to become a separate house. The real estate agent suggests that a new application is likely to be favorably considered by the local planning authority.

Richard Hatch, partner of Carter Jonas, told MailOnline Property: & # 39; Converted from an old industrial building, where the first seventeen London taxis were built until 1907, by previous owners and vibrantly decorated by the current vendor, this truly unique eco-home designed by the architect is truly unique.

"The open-plan concept and the high ceilings create a sense of space and the home has been completed with a very high specification throughout, achieving an attractive balance between form and function.

"The history of the property adds color to its appeal, however, it is the unique design, the unusual design and decoration that the buyers find most attractive, the dining room overlooks the pool, which is surrounded by tropical plantations, just one example of how the current owner has injected his own style and imagination into this extraordinary home. "

Renovated outdoor areas: there are raised beds that surround the walled terrace area

Renovated outdoor areas: there are raised beds that surround the walled terrace area

Renovated outdoor areas: there are raised beds that surround the walled terrace area

The old industrial building now includes a private garden with a large lawn area

The old industrial building now includes a private garden with a large lawn area

The old industrial building now includes a private garden with a large lawn area

Outdoor dining: there is a large kitchen area covered with paved brick floors

Outdoor dining: there is a large kitchen area covered with paved brick floors

Outdoor dining: there is a large kitchen area covered with paved brick floors

Near Cambridge, the village of Bassingbourn has a population of 4,000 inhabitants, a medical consultation, a cafeteria, a pharmacy, a hairdressing salon, two pubs, a beautiful church and a primary school.

The average value of a house in Bassingbourn is £ 399,532, according to the Zoopla property website. It is higher than the typical value of property in Britain, which currently stands at £ 307,178.

The old taxi building has expired planning permission and is on sale for £ 150,000

The old taxi building has expired planning permission and is on sale for £ 150,000

The old taxi building has expired planning permission and is on sale for £ 150,000

The architect John Sargent has lovingly renovated the interior and exterior of the building

The architect John Sargent has lovingly renovated the interior and exterior of the building

The architect John Sargent has lovingly renovated the interior and exterior of the building

The bedroom can be cozy, but the interior includes modern accessories and accessories, along with plenty of storage space

The bedroom can be cozy, but the interior includes modern accessories and accessories, along with plenty of storage space

The bedroom can be cozy, but the interior includes modern accessories and accessories, along with plenty of storage space

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