47 Shinglehouse Road Bywong NSW 2621
- Rural / Farming
- 8 ha
- Sold, $800,000
Pursuing a self sufficient, sustainable and contemporary lifestyle
A lifestyle like no other! This magnificent Bywong acreage is nestled between the Lake George Escarpment and the privately located Shinglehouse Road precinct.
Framed by an outstanding rural backdrop and capturing elevated views, this architecturally designed home combines classic country style with contemporary living and self-sustainability.
The best of all the worlds!
An escape from the city, this self-sustainable private block is hidden away from life's busy pace, yet easily within commuting distance of Canberra. The comfortable four bedroom, two bathroom residence offers generous, peaceful and private living framing outlooks across the 20 acres (approx.) with a beautiful view to the dam and ridge.
Innovative in design with solar passive, energy saving features, this home is uncompromising in its quality of finishes and attention to detail. Architecturally designed by Environment Building Solutions with solar passive principles implemented in the design and functionality of the home. Features include double glazed cedar windows, radially sawn timber cladding, and polished concrete floor. The warmth and texture of the natural materials used in the construction complement the natural surrounds and match the environmental integrity of the home. Jarrah and granite feature in the kitchen and wet areas, with reclaimed and recycled timber and old 'Canberra' red bricks integrated into the construction and landscaping.
The home facilitates a contemporary lifestyle where open plan living spaces and all rooms flow through glass doors to the covered verandahs and decking. A double fronted fireplace is the focal point of the residence, highlighting the ambiance of the home.
Gently sloping and undulating land offers well fenced paddocks and holding yards. A netted orchard, vegetable gardens and greenhouse provide for the table throughout the year. Several possible locations for horse areas have been identified to enhance the property's potential. Established infrastructure includes a five bay shed, two bays enclosed. Ample provision for water with 150 000 litres of tank water and a four metre deep dam. Most of the home's power needs are met by a solar hot water system and a 1kw of solar panels.
For a serene lifestyle embraced by nature, this is the perfect escape from the city!
- 20 ac, gently sloping northerly aspect
- Several well-fenced paddocks and holding yards with water troughs
- 5 bay shed (two enclosed; three open), 15m x 7m
- Hundreds of native trees and shrubs planted
- Two extensive vegetable gardens, irrigated
- Fully netted orchard with mix of fruit trees and berries, irrigated
- Polytunnel 8m x 4m, irrigated
- Greenhouse, 4m x 2.5m
- Chicken run
- 4 bedroom (with built-in robes), bathroom and ensuite
- Design supplied by Environmental Building Solutions
- Built in 2006-07 (Project North)
- House has featured in the Solar House Day program
- Solar passive design - north facing; double glazed windows in cedar frames; radially sawn timber cladding; substantial wall and ceiling insulation; interior thermal mass; polished concrete floor
- Recycled timber used throughout (posts, verandah ceiling, skirting, frames, etc)
- Solar hot water (with electric booster)
- 1kW solar PV electricity to the grid (annual supply covers typical demand)
- Double fronted fireplace
- Jarrah and granite kitchen
- Walk-in pantry
- Composting toilet (Rotaloo)
- Large deck from recycled timber
- Courtyard and pergola from recycled bricks and timber
- Small external cellar
- Total 150 kL tank capacity - 90 kL from house roof; 23 kL from shed roof; and 37 kL pumped from dam for watering gardens
- 3.7 ML dam, 4m max depth (stocked with Silver Perch)
Land Size: 80010m²
Land Value: $424,000
Land Rates: $1,543 pa (approx.)