"Birriwong" is located privately at the end of a cul de sac in one of Bywong's most sought after streets, just off Macs Reef Road. The 5HA approx. (12 acres) property is entered via a tree lined driveway that bends around a lovely large dam and up to the north facing brick home. Large picture windows throughout the home and a wide deck on the northern side ensure the home is light filled and very restful.
The spaces within the home are all generous and the large sunken lounge has French doors opening out to the verandah making it easy to catch a beautiful cross breeze on hot days. Another lovely feature of this home are the high ceilings in the living areas - a vaulted cathedral ceiling in the dining area adjoining lounge and family room assures perfectly resonant acoustics for music making or stereo sound.
Polished brush box timber flooring is laid in the living and dining areas and this is complimented by the use of natural stone on the wall between the family and formal living rooms. These areas are heated by an efficient enclosed Nectre wood stove and once the home is warm the heat is contained by the heavy curtains and blinds as well as insulation in the ceilings. The family room is open plan and shares the northerly aspect and dam views with the kitchen plus, the wide eaves keep house cool in summer when sun is high.
The kitchen is centrally located, it has a walk in pantry, plenty of bench space, ample cupboards and drawers for storage. A ceramic easy care AEG flat cooktop, and the Miele oven make cooking easy and the Westinghouse rangehood is near new. A breakfast bar is positioned between the kitchen and family room and it is a very nice place to sit and enjoy a drink or to help prepare the food for dinner.
There are three bedrooms in the wing off the kitchen all served by a full bathroom with a separate toilet and a good sized laundry that makes the perfect mud room for the home. The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk in robe, it is large and privately located upstairs above the living rooms. It also has its own north facing balcony accessed via French doors overlooking uninterrupted views to the hills of the Lake George escarpment providing the perfect place for some quiet time.
Key features include:
- 3.5 KVA Solar Panels
- Solar hotwater
- ADSL 2
- Built in robes in 2 bedrooms and walk-in in the master bedroom
- 3 sliding doors lead to the decks on north, south and east sides
- Large wind out awning over the deck
- Outdoor eating/sitting areas on decks facing north, east, and south of house
- Miele appliances
- Approx 117,000 litres of water storage
- Reliable Bore with pump
- Alarm system with remotes.
- Large laundry with extensive storage
- Spa bath
The block comprises of 5 hectares (12 acres) of natural gently undulating bushland with Stringybark and Mannifera eucalyptus dominating. The geography of the area ensures the house is well protected from the winter westerlies and hot summer sun as it is nestled at the base of a hill.
For the horticulturalists there is a fenced veggie garden with multiple raised beds and a small poly tunnel. Asparagus, berries, seasonal vegetables, herbs all do very well here. This is watered by the water from the reliable bore and fencing surrounding this garden keeps the roos at bay.
The driveway is coated in a road base to reduce dust, this driveway leads up past the house to the 3 car/caravan garage that has power, remote controlled roller door, and plenty of room left over for a table tennis/billiard table. This garage is attached to a large shed/workshop plus an enclosed storage room suitable for wines or preserves etc.
Birriwong is the home to many native birds, native plantings and other flowering shrubs attract a large variety of finches, parrots and honey eaters. For those that enjoy bushwalking the Bywong Greenways can be accessed from the north east corner of the boundary to network of local horse and walking trails, stretching for many kilometres in various directions, these run between rural properties and through local bushland.
Bywong is located just 25 minutes from HQJOC, 20 minutes to Queanbeyan and an easy 25 minute commute into Canberra's CBD. School buses to Canberra are in abundance (North Canberra, South Canberra and Queanbeyan). Close by in Bungendore there is a local IGA, primary school, pre-school and child care centres as well as many other services including Naturopath, Doctors, Physio, Bakeries, Cafes and restaurants, motels and hotels and numerous shops.
For more information or to arrange an inspection please contact Elspeth (Ellie) Merriman on 0402 117 877 or Douglas (Doug) Merriman on 0419 999 001 or our office on 62380700.
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