This distinguished residence has been elegantly renovated and extended and offers its new owners an opportunity to indulge in an unsurpassed lifestyle of country living so close to Canberra.
Set on approximately 150 acres, there is so much to offer on this property, including a four bedroom plus study home, in addition to a huge (24m x 8.4m) rendered, straw bale shed/artists studio plus a one bedroom apartment that has enormous success as a B&B.
The home is privately nestled and sheltered on the block and has the perfect blend of peppered light bush and cleared land with undulating hills plus 2 dams.
Showcasing a love of space, light, palettes of white walls and sash windows, bespoke cornices and ceiling roses, extra height doors, timber parquetry flooring along with white plantation shutters, the home exudes elegance and sophistication.
A formal entrance with a high ceiling, leads you into the open plan living/dining areas thoughtfully created to capture an abundance of natural light.
French doors seamlessly flow onto the stunning rear terrace with a gorgeous wisteria gives the home a French provincial feel to the farm. For those hot days, enjoy the shade from a retractable sail. Time on this terrace will be good for the soul! You will, without a doubt spend many an hour out there, celebrating the best of what country living has to offer.
The gourmet kitchen will delight any chef! You won't be short of bench space with a huge granite island bench top and even bigger stainless steel workspace. Quality stainless steel appliances include, double oven, rangehood, dishwasher, builtin microwave, builtin wine fridge plus a 900mm hotplates with 5 burners. A walk through Butlers pantry provides even more space for all those extra appliances and pantry items.
In total, there are four bedrooms plus a study, all of which are generously sized. The ensuite and main bathroom are fully renovated and set in modern earthy tones and boast large porcelain (travertine-look) tiles on floor and walls, granite benchtops and a gorgeous deep set bath.
Heating and cooling are taken care of with under floor electric heating in the bathroom and ensuite, reverse cycle split air conditioner, new ceiling fans, plus a stunning centrepiece wood fireplace with a large chimney/grey tiled feature wall serving as an excellent heat bank. This is complemented by insulated ceiling and walls, double glazing to doors and windows plus white plantation shutters throughout. The house is on mains electricity but is also supported with a 1.5kw solar system connected to the grid.
Car accommodation wise, you have lots of options, a double garage near the front door and another quaint garage near the laundry. The massive shed of 24m x 8.4m also has a large 4 metre height door by 4 metre width.
ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT
Open the gate through the rendered straw bale wall to a secret garden reminiscent of a miniature Gardens of Versailles!! The one bedroom apartment should truly sit on the front page of the Country Style magazine!! The current owners have operated an extremely successful Airbnb (https://airbnb.com/h/secret-garden-apartment-gundaroo-australia).
With its rendered 1/2 metre straw bales walls providing an amazing thermal stability, the apartment also boasts double glazing and solar passive heating through the north facing windows. The living areas are sundrenched with light! For those colder days, there's a reverse cycle split system plus under floor heating in the bathroom.
STRAW BALE SHED/STUDIO
The options for this shed are endless. With a concrete slab of 24m x 8.4m, three sides of the shed are a rendered straw bale structure and the north side boasts an extensive glass wall. With the large 4 metre height door by 3.4 metre width, the space can accommodate practically any farm vehicle. There's also a mezzanine area (approx 5.7 x 8.4m) and a gardeners bathroom. This is a great workshop/studio for an artist, sculptor or someone needing plenty of space close to the house to run their own business.
There's plenty of water captured at this property due to the extensive rooflines, with the house and shed/apartment water supply from a 130,000 litre tank with an on-demand pressure pump.
There are two dams on the property, one being 5 megalitres (approx.)
The larger dam has a pump and a 900m poly pipeline to a 22,000 litre tank adjacent to the buildings. This flows to an extensive reticulation system supplying gardens near the house/shed, gravity fed with an electric booster pump.
-Elegant 4 bedroom plus study residence
-1 bedroom rendered straw bale apartment (successfully operating as Airbnb at $180 per night)
-Huge 24 x 8.4m rendered straw bale shed with 4 x 3.4m door and mezzanine
-Home and apartment fully renovated
-Stunning parquetry timber floor
-Gourmet kitchen with granite and stainless steel benchtops
-High (2.7 metres) ceilings throughout, rising to over 3 metres high in the entry
-Split system air conditioners
-Under floor programmable heating in bathrooms
-Plantation shutters and blinds
-Hardwood parquet flooring throughout.
-Ducted vacuum system
-Bespoke internal doors that are much higher than standard for visual effect.
-R4 ceiling insulation and R2 insulation in all external walls. R2 under-floor insulation. Internal bedroom walls have sound-reducing insulation installed.
-Elevated tiled patio with Travertine from Italy along with retractable shade
-Large deck at the back of the house
-150 acres approximately
-2 dams (one approx 5 megalitre)
-1.5kw solar PV grid connected system
-2 x tanks (22,000 and 130,000 litre)
-Larger dam has a pump (petrol) and a 900 m poly pipeline to a 22,00-litre tank adjacent to the buildings.
-Extensive reticulation system supplying gardens near the house/shed, gravity fed with an electric booster pump.
-Firefighter pump at the 130,000-litre tank connected to a 30m fire hose at the house, which also can be fed into the garden water system and to a sprinkler system around two sides of the shed for fire protection.
-Generator access and the firefighter pump at the main tank, plus the 22,000-litre tank with booster pump provide multiple backups for water supply in an emergency fire situation.
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