Block size: 2.13 Hectares approx.House size: 253 m² approx.
La Via Verde
True to its name, this beautiful property is a revealing journey along light-dappled green pathways.
Located in the well-established Merryville Park Estate just 25 minutes from Canberra's northern areas, La Via Verde has a reflective lifestyle rhythm of its very own.
La Via Verde's placement overlooking the world-class Shaw Vineyard Estate with its regimented rows of trellised vines provides it with a second-to-none perpetual view over the adjacent broad acre farmlands that you can only dream about. Frankly, you just can't find this setting every day.
La Via Verde's commission-designed 234m2/4bedroom home was wrapped-around a central Moorish-style courtyard complete with cooling fish pond, columned pergola and textured leafy canopy of leaves. Not just a tranquil space, this deliberate courtyard also acts as a light and breeze well, casting filtered light right into the home's core. The brilliant U-design building footprint allowed the insertion of many dual-aspect cedar sliding doors and windows that provide enticing glimpses of the surrounding gardens as you wander around the home.
But, along with being aesthetic, La Via Verde is also a family home.
With country practicality in mind the fully equipped kitchen comes complete with a walk-in pantry room, plenty of meal preparation/storage space, meals area and great views outside to the gardens.
All 4 bedrooms are of good size, with the master suite having a sliding door to its own sheltered garden deck. Along with the bedrooms, there's also a dedicated home office room with access to the garden courtyard.
The home's delightful main lounge and dining living area is bright, airy and sophisticated, and has two sliding door sets leading out to the rear rose gardens and views over the adjoining Shaw Estate. This private garden area is just the place to sit and watch the red setting sun reflect off the rowed flanks of the neighbouring grape vines. Absolutely beautiful experience.
La Via Verde's superb block consists of 2.13ha/5.26ac of 65% cleared grazing land, with an enormous amount of paddock space for horses, alpacas and sheep. The open sections are ideal to add more sheds, tennis court, stables and equine infrastructure such as a dressage arena and round yard. The block has a mild tilt to the north, so it certainly would suit additional gardening/horticulture.
Essentially, La Via Verde is wonderfully composed and charming family country property. The property is ideal for a medium sized family group, or even a couple that want to share their home amongst the vineyards with weekend stayover friends.
This cherished property can now be all yours!
Property Technical Specifications
Residence: commissioned design & built c.1998, 208.58m2 of residential living area, 5.54m2 of front arrival portico, 39.43m2 of attached double garage area: total area under roof: 253.55m2/27.26sq approximately
environmentally sustainable north-facing design - built to take advantage of the block's topographic range & full-length vista cedar windows
magnificent vineyard setting - views over Shaw Vineyard Estate
covered arrival portico & home entry foyer
4 large bedrooms plus a home office/studio - could be used for many purposes
fully equipped kitchen with walk-in pantry room, adjacent meals area & sheltered garden outlooks
upgraded ensuite & family bathroom
many thoughtfully sited dual-aspect windows/doors - permits maximum light/air flows to circulate the home
walled private Moorish-style courtyard/alfresco accessed from the home by large cedar & glass doors- shaded, with pond water feature and established ornamental garden
high ceilings, broad use of floor tiles for easy maintenance
Climate control: solid fuel fan-forced wood heater located in the home's main living area, natural air ventilation via dual-aspect window/door placement for cooling
oversized double attached garage with internal access to the home
ample on-block guest parking adjacent to the home
Hot water: 300 litre tank heated by solar + electric boost controlled load
Solar panel: 1.75kw solar array
Gardens: well-planned & established 20 years ago
gardens surrounding the house and in the private courtyard, including two well established rose gardens.
numerous varieties of native and ornamental trees, established citrus and fruit trees and olive trees
fenced vegetable garden
Shed: a sizeable Colorbond working shed with connected power
Potable water supply: 20,000gall/90,000 litre in-ground concrete water tank harvesting off the home's roofline
Non-potable water supply: Merryville Park community title water supply (220,000lt pa) plumbed into a 7000lt header tank for onwards feed to the property's external taps for stock & garden purposes
Sewerage: Bio-septic system with treated water distributed over the lawn & garden areas
Block: 2.13ha/5.26ac of level to gently undulating land currently divided into 3 paddocks with connected stock water
Zoning & Rates: Yass Valley Council $1,911.47pa, zoned R5 (large lot residential)
Services: 5 day letter mail delivery at the front gate, weekly rubbish and fortnightly recycling collections, school bus shelter for services to/from Canberra/Yass on the corner of McIntosh Cct. and Acacia Way, approximately 1.3km, NBN available on the street
Merryville Park Estate community title fees: $644.68/pa (covers non-portable water supply & maintenance of the estate's community areas etc.)
Location: Merryville Park Estate, 4 minutes to Murrumbateman village, 26 minutes to Canberra's northern areas, 16 minutes to Yass
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