Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Landsize: 6.04ha (14.93 acres) (approx)
Only 6.5 kms from Bellingen, this architect-designed two-level substantial dwelling is situated on 6 ha of rolling countryside bisected by a tall eucalypt and rainforest lined "wildlife corridor" creek. It is fully fenced into 4 areas (plus dam) suitable for horses or cattle, plus the house block having a sizeable vegetable garden, substantial shedding, outdoor entertainment areas including a brick pizza oven styled on one at a South Australian winery, and orchard areas comprising approximately 70 fruit and nut trees. Additional to the more well-known stone and Asian fruits/nuts, there are other lesser-known species plus blueberries, bananas, olive and fig trees, and many coffee bushes.
Designed by local architect Guido Eberding, the house was built in 2010 with the highest practical energy efficiency and overall sustainability principles in mind. As well as double glazed windows in many spaces, there are concepts such air flow-through between floors, downstairs bedroom heating via piped water coming from the wood heater upstairs, a ceiling level mass air extractor fan upstairs that quickly drains risen warmer air from the space, and electric-operating high windows also allowing prompt air exchange for the hottest days. Some modest air-conditioning is a feature.
The house is on grid but most power needs come from the 39 solar panels on roof (6.7Kw), with a substantial diesel generator hardwired in for longer term power outages.
The house is spacious at some 320 square metres, comprising, upstairs, an open plan, raked ceiling, living/dining/kitchen dominating that floor, master bedroom and ensuite, study, laundry ("mud-room" style including a toilet) and storage. The view from the deck towards the ranges to the south is beautiful.
Downstairs has two roomy double bedrooms, bathroom, a second kitchen area for visiting family and friends (or possibly Airbnb) , a huge activities area presently utilised as a gym and music room plus extra storage, and a substantial wine and food cellar.
A three-vehicle carport is within the main roof, under which is a 90,000 litre cement water-tank for all household and garden needs.
Most rooms in the house have their own doors to the outside. With a good quality asphalt and then concrete drive to the house from Bowraville Road 400 metres+ away, the house is in an elevated, quiet environment, with plenty of wallaby and birdlife to enjoy too.
School Bus Service from the driveway. 6.5km to Bellingen and 26km to Hungry Head Beach Urunga, 25km to Northbeach (Mylestom), 41.5km to Coffs Harbour Airport and 36km to Dorrigo World Heritage National Park. Come and live in the wonderful community of Bellingen with its many restaurants, cafes, art, crafts and shopping.
Contact Warren on 0427 552287 to arrange for an inspection of this truly unique property.
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Property ID : 61855450
Bedrooms : 3
Bathrooms : 2
Building Size : 320.00
Landsize : 6.04ha (14.93 acres) (approx)
Carspaces : 3
Price : $1,500,000
Property Status : For Sale