This beautifully presented, perfectly sized, rural property provides picturesque views of the great dividing range and the Araluen Valley. The property feels as though you are almost alone in the entire Araluen Valley, however the land size is a manageable 2.7 acres approximately.
This prestige home will suit a varying range of buyers and is located only 20 minutes from Braidwood, 1 hour from Batemans Bay, 1 Hour 20 minutes from Canberra and about 2.5 hours from Sydney (Campbelltown). It is a stunning home and bushland setting/retreat which is spacious, unique and highly desirable.
The property itself is a one of a kind, solar passive, off grid, hand crafted residence. At the entrances you are immediately impressed by a wall that is built from local Araluen creek rocks which were hand selected by the current owners during construction. You enter the main living area and you are struck by the enormous recycled American Oregon beams and soaring 4.3 meter high raked ceilings with stunning windows. The fire place has been hand constructed with fire bricks and a unique design that is not only a true piece of art, but it also reflects the heat back into the room and draws external air to remove drafts and dryness from the air.
The house has been constructed with design and energy efficiency as the top priorities. It has an aesthetically pleasant combination of red brick, stone and rammed earth walls both externally and internally, timber framed windows, white washed internally lined ceilings, slate flooring and a concrete slab. The property was built with Japanese influence originally, and some resonance of this is still there today. The traditional Japanese dining area can easily remain, or the floor level can be lowered with an easy conversion to a western style dining room.
The main two bedrooms flow seamlessly into the beautiful north east facing courtyard protected by beautifully planted trees and shrubs with jaw dropping views, while the above mezzanine provides various options for its use.
2.7 acres of land (approximately)
2 main bedrooms with a 3rd bedroom option
An enormous garage with panel lift garage door
Solar system with battery storage (this system is easily upgradable should you wish to add additional solar panels)
Concrete slab construction for the house
Recycled feature beams from Barangaroo Wool Store
Japanese tatami area (perfect for additional sleeping, yoga, stretching or just lazing around with a cup of tea and a book)
Hard wearing slate flooring
Slow combustion Rayburn stove with wet back for hot water heating
Solar hot water
Gas oven and gas points throughout parts of the house (you can easily convert one of these gas lines to a gas bayonet for additional instant heating)
Stainless steel kitchen area
Timber framed, double sash windows
Feature fireplace with beautifully aesthetic design
24 volt, energy efficient freezer chest with fridge freeer option
Fire box located in wall cavity of house for easy access on those chilly nights
Soaring 4.3 meter raked ceiling
Japanese hand moulded bath and updated bathroom
Booster pump for hot water pressure
3 x water tanks (approximately 22,000 litres + 55,000 litres + 4,500 litres)
Rainwater and bore water options (the current owners have used the licenced bore water for drinking and internal use due to the high quality that they find even better than rain water. The new purchaser can have either suppling the house)
Windmill and submersible pump for the licenced bore
Irrigation system to Orchid
Your own bee hive is located in the feature yellow box tree which fertilises the expansive fruit trees and flowers perfectly
Over 1 meter of fertile top soil to approximately 50% of the block
A amazingly unique microclimate making it the perfect place to live, holiday, spend your weekends away and to grow beautiful fruit and vegetables.
For further information please contact Michael Dalton on 0402 227 675.
Araluen is a historic gold town located in the Araluen Valley and about 23 km from Braidwood, it has a unique microclimate sitting at approximately 160 meters above sea level.
The primary reason for living in Araluen is the sheer beauty of the valley. It is a near-perfect example of a valley in the heart of the Great Dividing Range - a road that tumbles down to a winding stream which is edged by rich and fertile pastures in a valley which is distinctive because the early settlers could not resist the temptation to plant deciduous trees. Araluen was once one of the most famous gold towns in New South Wales.