I have to say, I love a little bit of country. The inspired lifestyle of growing veggies, collecting eggs, welcoming a new calf or feeling a new shared responsibility for caring for our land is something that is a dream for many of us. Finding a place to escape the urban hustle, enjoy space, fresh air and a big sky! And the stars! The stars are so much brighter in the country!
This magnificent Bywong acreage is nestled between the Lake George Escarpment and the privately located Shinglehouse Road precinct. Framed by an outstanding rural backdrop and capturing an elevated vista, this architecturally designed home combines country living within context of the short 20-minute drive to Canberra.
Innovative in design with solar passive, energy saving features, this home is uncompromising in its quality of finishes and attention to detail. Architecturally designed by Environment Building Solutions with solar passive principles implemented in the design and functionality of the home. Features include double glazed cedar windows, radially sawn timber cladding, and polished concrete floor.
The warmth and texture of the natural materials used in the construction complement the natural surrounds and match the environmental integrity of the home. A double fronted fireplace is the focal point of the residence, highlighting the ambience of the home. Jarrah and granite feature in the kitchen and wet areas, with reclaimed and recycled timber and old 'Canberra' red bricks, integrated into the construction and landscaping.
An escape from the city, this self-sustainable private block is hidden away from life's busy pace, yet easily within commuting distance of Canberra. The comfortable four bedrooms, two bathroom residence offers generous, peaceful and private living framing outlooks across the 20 acres (approx.) with a beautiful view to the dam and ridge.
The fully landscaped house block is the hero. The gently sloping and undulating land offers well-fenced paddocks and holding yards. A netted orchard and vegetable gardens provide for the table throughout the year. Established infrastructure includes a five-bay shed, two bays enclosed. Ample provision for water with 150 000 litres of tank water and a four-metre deep dam. Most of the home's power needs are met by a solar hot water system and a 1.6kw of solar panels.
For an inspired lifestyle, bright stars and a little bit of country, this is home is perfect.
Land .20 ac, gently sloping northerly aspect .several well-fenced paddocks and holding yards with water troughs .5 bay shed (two enclosed; three open), 15m x 7m .hundreds of native trees and shrubs planted .extensive vegetable garden, irrigated .fully netted orchard with a mix of fruit trees and berries, irrigated .olive grove .chicken run .new driveway .extensive landscaping and lawn area with spectacular pizza oven .several possible locations for horse areas have been identified to enhance the property's potential
House .4 bedroom (with built-in robes), bathroom and ensuite .design supplied by Environmental Building Solutions .built in 2006-07 (Project North) freshly painted .house has previously featured in the Solar House Day program .solar passive design - north facing; double glazed windows in cedar frames; radially sawn timber cladding; substantial wall and ceiling insulation; interior thermal mass; polished concrete floor .recycled timber used throughout (posts, verandah ceiling, skirting, frames, etc) .double fronted fireplace .jarrah and granite kitchen .walk-in pantry .built in study desk in the fourth bedroom .large deck from recycled timber .courtyard and pergola from recycled bricks and timber .small external cellar .solar hot water (with electric booster) .1.6kW solar PV electricity to the grid (annual supply covers typical demand) .foxtel connectivity
Water .Total 150kLtank capacity - 90kLfrom house roof; 23kLfrom shed roof; and 37 kL pumped from dam for watering gardens .3.7 ML dam, 4m max depth (stocked with Silver Perch)
Land Size: 80010m Land Value: $424,000 Land Rates: $1,543 pa (approx.)