Vic 3460

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Vic 3460

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Description

Under Contract Passive Solar Eco Architect Design, Flexible Accommodation, Multi Use Family and Work on the delicious Volcanic Soils

House - Daylesford Vic

Under Contract

Designed as four pods to maximise flexibility of use and for northern access of light and sun and constant enjoyment throughout the seasons, this property needs to be visited to be truly appreciated. With its passive solar design to suit the climate and location, it is an original and the opportunity to live in a very up-to-date 15 year old home.

The living room, kitchen and dining room are all one gorgeous open space. Sun-filled from Autumn to Spring with thermal mass in the tiled areas providing energy efficiency and delightful spots to relax, eat, read and entertain. The dining area sits 8 with lovely garden views, including outdoors eating on the deck. The living room also has deck for outside entertaining or soaking up the sun.

Recycled timbers used for a customised kitchen blending well with a Poggen Pohl island bench, breakfast bar and glass cabinet.

The Main Bedroom is upstairs with an ensuite. Lovely views over the town and out to western Victoria from the sitting area for writing or reading.

The living room, kitchen and dining room are all one gorgeous open space. Sun-filled from Autumn to Spring with thermal mass in the tiled areas providing energy efficiency and delightful spots to relax, eat, read and entertain. The dining area sits 8 with lovely garden views, including outdoors eating on the deck. The living room also has deck for outside entertaining or soaking up the sun.

On the Western wing, two Queen sized bedrooms with the main bathroom and separate toilet adjacent. This has been used in many ways. Sometimes a bedroom and music room; sometimes a bedroom and sitting room for an elderly parent providing some separation and independence. As a B&B the queen bed sized rooms provide a good wing for children or couples. External access is also available from locked doors if additional privacy is ever needed.

Stunning sunsets and evening skies from high on Wombat Hill is one of the many joys of this house. Star studded big skies are daily enjoyments with Daylesford nestled in to the Wombat Forest.

The studio attached and accessed with its own door next to the house main entrance, it also has access across the courtyard, or its own private entrance and parking area. With its multi use design the studio has been used as the 4th bedroom. It has its own full bathroom and kitchenette. At other times it has been used as an office for professional services; a therapy centre; and a B&B. Ideal too as a studio for a writer or painter. Blended or extended families means it provides excellent flexible accommodation.

Design of spaces is also key in this property. The courtyard provides a fire pit for cosy nights (or day), and sun traps in winter and cool spaces in summer. Sitting and reading areas, enterprise or creative spaces, entertaining and family times.

The low maintenance, mainly native garden also enjoys some lawn and area for veggie growing, herbs and fruit trees. Already some apples espaliered on the fence and a passionfruit. Anyone wanting to enjoy garden activities will appreciate the northern facing access, gorgeous volcanic soil and masses of water in a 27,000 litre water tank.

Electric and gas stove, solar hot water with gas back up. Minimal heating and cooling is required due to the passive solar design of the home.

With power bills so low, photovoltaics have not been installed, but the roof design is perfect for this added benefit now renewables are supporting our power systems so well throughout Australia and gas being rapidly replaced. Perfect for grid interaction and the site would supply excess power easily.

All town services with mains power and water, and of course the 27,000 litre water tank provides plenty of free water too.

A passive designed house addresses site specific features to become a partnership with you, the house and the climate. In a climate like Daylesford, the design (in 2005) was primarily for cold and mild summers with occasional hot days. All the services (laundry, storage, linen, bathrooms) are on the south side and all living on the north. With the whole property nestled into the SW corner of the block to maximise use of the land and position.

An Autumn day can be 10C degrees outside but inside the living room can be 19C degrees with no heating. So a T-shirt day inside whilst rugging up outside.

Gorgeous views of the town on a corner block that will never be built out. Just 5 minutes’ walk to the botanic gardens and café or the bar, gallery and restaurants at the Convent.

True sustainability where you can walk everywhere for everything you need, only resorting to the car for longer trips.

One minute drive to the primary school down the hill and to the main street, or a 5-10 minutes’ walk to the post office, café, restaurants and all the facilities of Daylesford. This includes excellent medical centre and hospital. Bus services to Woodend and Ballarat for schools, trains.

Easy drive to Ballan for Ballarat trains or Woodend for Bendigo trains which run excellent services. Open this Sat and Sun.

Airport services from Woodend and Ballan and easy drive to Tullamarine 1.25 hours.

This property provides a gorgeous home, excellent B&B returns for itself or sharing for your own holidays and escapes.

Request the ecoproperty® guide to this property for all its key features, design and uses.

Property Features
  • House
  • 4 bed
  • 3 bath
  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 743 m²
  • 2 Ensuite
  • Garage
  • Carport
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