Life changing rainforest retreat, with a separate cottage, and only wildlife for company .
Award winning architect Lindsay Clare poured his heart into this wonderful residence on a very special site. This inspiring home overlooks a beautiful pool and Cabana with outdoor kitchen and steam room. The timeless design and fittings make this home endlessly fresh and appealing. There is no peer. Guests will love the separate rustic timber cottage which offers a myriad of options for income, family, guests or artisan pursuits.
The home has a wonderful home office all set up for those who prefer to work here in solitude rather than in the office. Guaranteed to improve your work day.
Platypus Creek flows gently through the 11 hectares of native rainforest that is home to koala's, platypus, wallabies and an amazing array of birds. There are also several rare and endangered frogs and the owners consider themselves to be stewards of this precious piece of Australia's heritage.
The driveway is concealed under the canopy before crossing a private bridge and up to the wide open sunny glade of the home site. The home of stunning quality is master built from a range of superior Australian hardwoods. Every window highlights a new aspect of the surrounding rainforest. There are so many clever and appealing design features that deliver a perfect environment through every season.
Dine Al-fresco on the spacious north-east facing deck, morning, noon or night. Or make use of the stainless steel outdoor kitchen at the pool house for a more casual experience.
The property creates minimal environmental impact with 100,000 litres of rain water storage, 4kW solar back-to-grid power, solar hot water system, and on-site septic system. All walls, ceilings and floors of the home are insulated, and cleverly designed awnings provide shade to external walls. Fire fighting pumps and sprinklers are installed.
Land area: 11.54 hectares (28.5 acres)
Rates - Approx. $1,185 / ½ yearly
- Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, indoor outdoor living
- Construction: Ironbark poles, hardwood framing, Brushbox chamferboard cladding, windows/doors and frames Silky oak, Brushbox secret nailed floor, Brushbox tongue and groove ceilings.
- Solar Hot Water Service · 12 solar panels with 4kW inverter, back to grid system
- Both house and cabin have roof sprinkler systems with separate fire fighting pumps
- Back to base security monitoring system and smoke alarms
The Guest House:
- 2 bedrooms, one bathroom
“A” frame fully self-contained rustic cabin built from natural and recycled timbers was originally located on the property.
· Includes kitchen, spacious living and covered verandah.
· Combustion wood fire plus gas heater. · Features Stained glass windows
Extensively landscaped with rockery surrounds and semi-tropical plantings:
· 90,000 litre, 14m long freeform pool totally private
· The pool is fitted with an auto self-cleaning system and saltwater chlorinator.
· The pool house, finished in keeping with the house is complete with a large steam room with seating for six, fitted with an automatic temperature control system.
· Built-in stainless steel BBQ with wok burner and bar fridge plus sink.
· A 5-metre awning creates additional shade and shelters the shallow end of the pool in summer
· All weather 500m long gravel driveway winds through the rainforest to the house.
· Creek crossing via a timber bridge engineered to take a 15-tonne load
· Residence and Guest House are on the highest point of the property
· 3-Phase power and phone to the house underground from the entrance along the driveway
· Both house and cabin have roof sprinkler systems with separate fire fighting pumps
· Over 350 species of native rainforest plants have been identified here
· Permanent creek (Platypus Creek) and dam
· Extensive walking trails throughout the property
· Native animals and birds abound including wallabies, echidna, koalas (see photo) and platypus (see photo in the creek) plus several rare and endangered species of frog (Giant Barred and Tusked Frog).
The current owners see themselves as privileged caretakers of the property and have long enjoyed the peace and privacy it offers. They joined the Land For Wildlife scheme in 1998, and have undertaken extensive revegetation over the years
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