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Buy the largest rotating private dwelling on earth

A revolutionary property, believed to be the largest rotating private dwelling on earth, is currently under construction and on the market in Derbyshire. Standing in 10 acres of land, the house is also one of the most energy efficient properties ever designed.

The Dumble is an astonishing proposition which combines modern architecture, engineering and cutting-edge energy efficiency. It comes in two parts: the main circular rotating building plus an adjacent wing housing garaging and multi—use accommodation.

The main house is designed like a wheel with a fantastic huge staircase at the hub surrounded by three stories of accommodation with wonderful open plan interiors with the main part of the property comprising 13,250 sq ft. The property will have five bedrooms and six bathrooms, interchangeable floorplates, a self-contained wing and vast balcony area maximising the peerless views out across the Dove Valley.

‘This is a unique project which as far as we know has never been attempted before on this scale,’ said Stuart Flint from Knight Frank. ‘The man who is building it was a racing car designer and is now an engineer and an inventor, and would love someone to get involved at an early stage as he’s totally open to suggestions. One idea is to make the entire third floor a classic car collection showroom – we’re completely open to ideas from any prospective buyers,’ he continued. ‘It’s a moveable feast.’

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The house will be built just outside the Peak District National Park and is just four miles from Ashbourne and 16 miles from Derby. The guide price is £4.5m, for further information please telephone Knight Frank on 0121 200 2220 or visit

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