NOW SOLD Low or No Electricity Bills, Healthy Renovated Home with Edible Landscape for Sustainable Living
48 Boundary Road Orbost, Vic 3888
Large, north facing land 1074m2 on Boundary Road, one of the best streets of Orbost, with renovated home.
One of the best homes in Orbost, this well maintained, structurally solid home offers privacy and a bounty of food.
All the hard work has been done so now enjoy many features for sustainable living.
Recently rewired and mostly repainted.
Recently painted and maintained attractive timber windows.
Garden views from kitchen, lounge and bedroom windows.
Tastefully renovated with minimal wastage, well-chosen reclaimed materials such as the new kitchen benchtops, made from the old Lakes Entrance footbridge timber.
1 kW solar system on PFIT tariff
350L Solar hot water with electric boost
R3.5 ceiling insulation throughout
3 large bedrooms with built ins
New roofed patio area
Trellised garden area
Wood heating with an excellent wood store plus a split system
Newly sanded and oiled hardwood floorboards throughout – no off-gassing, don’t worry about scratches, and never sand again
Timber double hung sash windows, freshly painted and oiled
Shed built out of hardwood timber
The home was lovingly built out of local hardwood in 1952, only two owners.
The first owners were family of the builders, and the same owners stayed there for 40 years and had established gardens, including a large market garden out the back of the home. Solid subfloor, no leaking or water damage, the roof was replaced 20 years ago. Almost all the organic matter for the last 11 years has gone into the soil here.
Chicken run, shed, 35+ fruit trees and many established plants and gardens.
Fruit trees of many different varieties, many of them heritage, and established plants:
3 avocado, 2 lemon, 4 cherry, 2 blood plum, 2 European plum, 4 apple, 2 fejoia, 3 olive, 2 mandarin, blood orange, apricot, 2 nashi pear, self-pollinating almond, peach, custard apple, cumquat, macadamia nut, loquat, Norfolk pine tree (great for climbing), other trees
Grape vine, lemon verbena, artichokes, asparagus, feverfew, rosemary, lemon thyme, garlic chives, banana, sage, marjoram, rhubarb, nettle, raspberry, marionberry, thornless blackberry, roses, bana grass, arrowroot, borage, comfrey, curry plant, rose geranium, crepe myrtle, poppies, nasturtium
Walking distance to primary schools, high school, shops, hospital, river, bus and services.
Orbost has the deepest topsoil in the Southern Hemisphere, the most stable climate in Victoria, 15 mins drive to the beach at Marlo and is half an hour from Cape Conran. An hour’s drive will get you to the snow. With pristine Old Growth forests in the vicinity and in close proximity to walks such as the Wilderness Coast, Cape Conran walks and the Emerald link trail. Orbost has never had water restrictions.
An established Community Garden (see facebook Snowy Growers Swap site) offers opportunity for running courses, volunteer hours, establishing networks. See Sailors Grave Brewing, Orbost Neighbourhood House, Orbost Education Centre, Snowy River Cycling, Orbost Exhibition Centre, Café Culture series, Wilderness Coast Artists, Orbost Rotary, Orbost Visitor Information Centre, GECO, Cape Conran National Park, Marlo facebook page, Bruthen Blues Festival, Snowy West Landcare, (f)route, the Foundry (Bairnsdale), the Forge Theatre, East Gippsland Gallery for other groups and activities in the nearby area.
Adjacent block of 1074m2 also available for anyone wanting more land with a great asset of a second title. Or keep it all as one property if you prefer. Contact us for details of this block and its current plantings and planning permit approval.
- 3 bed
- 1 bath
- 4 Parking Spaces
- Land is 1074 m²
- 2 Garage
- 2 Carport
- Built In Robes
- Split System Heating