574 Doug Rd Penneshaw, SA 5222

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574 Doug Rd Penneshaw, SA 5222


Eco hideaway with sweeping sea views

House - Penneshaw SA

Stylish solar powered, passive home, built in limestone, cedar and colorbond. The limestone was quarried from the block and built with artistic flair by a master stonemason.

The home boasts three double bedrooms, an inside/outside bathroom with a long, deep bath and separate shower. There is plenty of built in storage, a walk in pantry, gas and wood stoves and wood heating. The solar hot water system is boosted by the wood stove in the kitchen.

Take in the stunning views from every window and steeped in natural light, high ceilings, paved verandahs, a pergola with grape vines and exterior see-through blinds that offer protection from the summer sun. In winter, the sun streams in to and warms the dark polished concrete floors and the solid 400mm thick limestone walls, creating a naturally warm home.

Put your boat or caravan in the gig 20ft x 30ft shed with high ceilings and concrete floor.

An organic orchard and garden is watered by recycled water to the orchard area. The 95,000 litres of water storage, and has never gone below one third full (even at the end of drought). 5,000 gallons are always in reserve in reserve in summer for a fire pump.  A pressure pump hose for garden and gravity fed water supply is to the house. The orchard is a fruit lovers dream with grapevines, fig, lemon, apple, crab-apple, quince, persimmon, mulberry, almond, nectarine, pomegranate and loquat trees.

The property is ideal for garlic growing as it it loves limestone and you can find it growing wild around Pelican Lagoon. This property has a paddock near the winter creek with underground water which would be ideal.

The property has all weather access, bush, pasture and a winter creek.

ADSL broadband is available and there is an excellent local service provider.

Peace and total privacy yet close to shops, schools, sporting facilities, churches and medical services.

This is a unique property built with all low allergy materials ie. natural timbers and paints. No particle board or toxic products used inside. Minimal maintenance of exterior required.

Hand built doors with antique knobs and specially commissioned tiles in bath and kitchen are features.

A modified Mediterranean style cooling system keeps things cool in summer eg. total cross ventilation in house and roof space (gable vents) which is opened at night to suck out warm air. Thick roof insulation keeps inside cool/warm, depending on season.

This house demonstrates many of the principles of good design and energy saving.

Minutes from deserted beaches (Browns Beach and American Beach) and close to the Dudley Conservation Park with wonderful bush walks. Wildlife abounds: Tammar wallabies, unique KI subspecies of kangaroos, echidnas, goannas, dozens of bird species and native flora.

This property is a piece of paradise, far from the madding crowd. Designed by, and built for a writer/poet.

Located just 11 km from the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal on Kangaroo Island; this elevated property offers stunning views of the ocean, American River and undulating rural landscapes with the refreshing scents of the ocean and native forest.

Within a short distance from local shops and services, national parks, restaurants, cafes, sports oval and famous tourist attractions; and a pleasant drive to the hub of Kangaroo Island shopping and business districts; the property location offers easy access to an array of shopping, entertainment, nature and leisure experiences.

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