Set on two and a half acres in the beautiful Port Stephens, this one-of-a-kind property is an eco-friendly poured earth home. It boasts excellent thermal properties including crossflow ventilation designed to capture the breeze, 300mm thick walls resulting in warmer winters and cooler summers and a north facing aspect where the verandahs have been designed to capture the winter sun, yet provide protection in the hotter months.
More like a retreat than a home, this rural property is single level and offers three queen-sized bedrooms, plus a fourth bedroom/study. Offering open plan living at its best, the kitchen opens onto a spacious living and dining area which features recycled Oregon beams, four metre vaulted ceilings and stainless steel ceiling fans. Large recycled timber bi-fold doors open out onto the rear verandah, providing expansive views to the private rural outlook as well as bringing the outside in.
A built-in Masport combustion fireplace is the centrepiece of the living area, which also has air conditioning, providing comfort all year round. The living area also boasts a bespoke built-in entertainment unit to house all of your home theatre essentials.
The light-filled modern kitchen includes Smeg stainless steel appliances including gas cooktop, electric oven, dishwasher and a large walk-in pantry.
Loads of storage space is available inside and under the home and also in the quadruple garage, which has a shower and toilet and could easily be converted to a studio or additional accommodation.
Beautiful Cypress pine floors are featured throughout and the bathrooms boast modern fittings.
The large master bedroom features a spacious walk in robe, en suite bathroom with a spa bath where you can enjoy the private rural surrounds whilst enjoying a relaxing spa. Built in robes and additional storage are provided in the other two queen-size bedrooms.
There's plenty of space for kids to play and ride bikes. The property has two water tanks with a combined capacity of 15,000 Gallons.
The orchard and gardens will appeal to those with a green thumb. The gardens are irrigated with a fire fighting pump drawing from a large dam which also encourages a vast array of bird life.
The low maintenance in ground pool with spa jets, covered outdoor area and front and rear verandahs spanning the length of the home offer an outdoor living experience second to none.
An elegant patio fronts the home, and contributes to the overall stylishness only a specially designed home can offer.
Peace and quiet abound on this rural property where you are close to everything you need, yet a million miles away. This unique home would suit a family looking for space and privacy, professionals who love to entertain, or those looking for a lifestyle change in a home like no other.
Other property highlights:
* 3 KW - 10 panel Solar power system which feeds back to the grid
* 14 mins to nearest shopping amenities
* 23 mins to Newcastle Airport
* 40 mins to Port Stephens
* 45 mins to the beautiful Hunter Valley
* NBN Connected - Skymesh