14 Governor Drive,Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Block size: 6884 m² approx.House size: 312 m² approx.

Solar Passive Architectural Alchemy


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Kevin McCloud, the well-known home designer and presenter of the hit TV show Grand Designs viewed the plans and photo display of this solar passive home and was so impressed that he jotted down an inscription in the owner's book that reads;

'For Andrew & El, I'm astonished by your house' (signed) Kevin McCloud

Yes, Kevin was impressed with this outstanding design but now it's your turn!

Located just 25 minutes from Canberra's northern areas, this property is a clear expression in underscored differences and mainstream practicality; all tinged with a modicum of Je ne Sais Quoi.

The architectural qualities of this wonderful 312m2 solar passive home commence with its plotted geometric cadence, enormous 10kW solar capture and Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage and finish with the use of expressive construction materials such as fused steel and timbers. The result is a home that sensitively fits into its country surroundings.

But, the outside is only a prelude, as the rhythmic design goes straight to the very heart of the home.

Stepping through the door, the home's summary of visual features begins with 3.45m high ceilings, glossy bamboo floors and a view directly out to the 11m in-ground swimming pool.

The home's lifestyle centrum consists of its 74m2 living area that includes a very swish and superbly appointed deep red kitchen with its own real butlers' pantry, a beautiful big family room with clerestory windows and a dual-aspect formal dining area with sliding door access to the pool and entertaining deck.

Perfectly designed, the floor plan follows the birdlike body and wing principle, and permits the 35m2 master bedroom suite and the 5th bedroom/study to be sited on one wing, whilst the 3 other secondary bedrooms are on another. The wings are cleverly connected to the home via the use of connecting living areas, therefore eliminating tight wasted spaces and keeping the home full of circulating light and air. This really is a first-class design.

Additional hot spot features include the home's formal entry with its cloak room and guest's WC, 2.7m square set ceilings, a dedicated mud room leading from the garage into the home, all-round double glazing and a very high standard of fittings and inclusions just to name a few.

The blue jewel in the home's northern crown is the azure pool. Perfectly aligned to catch the eye from the home's northern living areas, it comes with its own 100m2 of entertaining deck that can be accessed from the home via sliding doors from the central living area and rumpus room. Not just a place to take a sun-out after taking a dip, 2 massive automated retractable awnings can be extended over the deck to effectively extend the entire home's entertaining and lifestyle scope.

Intended to be maintenance-miserly but very attractive, the gardens were professionally designed to lend visual geometric and textural support to the home, whilst providing a great place for the kids to play.

If you have a need for multiple garage spaces, there's 6+ spaces spread over the home's attached garage, a detached double carport and in the property's 14m x 10m barn shed. Not solely for garaging, the shed is currently being used as a gym and workshop.

The property's 1.7 acre block ranges from near level to mildly undulating and is backed by a screening boundary of mature evergreen trees and proves a lovely view over the distant countryside.

Essentially, the feeling of exhilaration you get from this property is very hard to describe.

It's an exuberant big family home, but in the same measure, it's also an inviting entertainer.

One thing is for certain though; it's astonishing!
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Key Details

Property Type:House
Plan Type:DP
Block Size:6884 (approx)
House Size:312 (approx)
Stamp Duty:$43,240



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