The luxurious lawns surrounding 151 Farringdon Road at Braidwood are only a hint of the remarkable home built on 43.51 hectares, 40 acres of which is open grassland.
The quality of the home’s finishes and the original build provide a sublimely peaceful country residence, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an architectural eye for materials which give the home a timeless character.
The verandah echoes homesteads of eras long gone, while the choice of materials reflects the natural landscape, jarrah, stone, corrugated iron and glass.
The home has direct access to the Shoalhaven River and is only around seven minutes from Braidwood, 50 minutes to Batemans Bay, and around an hour to Canberra.
Built in 2012, the home has a floorplan that will never need changing – it’s entirely practical and well suited to family life. The entrance hall is reminiscent of the breezeway, a feature in homes allowing air to circulate throughout the home to cool the rooms in summer. Cleverly built with stone and glass, the entrance hall divides the master bedroom suite and living zone from the other three bedrooms, family bathroom, laundry and powder room.
Entering through the glass and stone entrance hall, to your left is the enormous, open plan living/dining/kitchen zone, a great hall of a room, with a feature stone gas fireplace and chimney, panoramic views of the countryside, jarrah timber flooring and high vaulted ceilings.
The open plan kitchen has pendant lights over the large island bench, Gaggenau oven, a steam oven and an induction cooktop. There is plenty of cabinetry to store all your kitchen equipment, and the glass, jarrah framed doors open onto the shady verandahs, looking over the Shoalhaven River.
The master bedroom suite is at one end of this spacious open plan living zone, separated from the bedroom wing, and features a picture window, jarrah floors, quiet and elegant decor and an ensuite finished with Italian ceramic tiles, with shower, vanity and toilet, and a very spacious walk-in robe.
At the opposite end of the home, there is a second double bedroom with an ensuite, and walk-in robe in the bedroom wing, and a family bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tiles and a double vanity unit. The third bedroom is spacious and has fabulous views of the countryside, while the fourth bedroom is currently being used as a home office, and has an attractive stone feature wall topped with glass windows.
Alfresco dining is easy, with a north-facing covered entertainment area overlooking the Shoalhaven River.
The home is double glazed and has ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, solar power and multiple rainwater tanks, mains power and an enclosed chicken coop and sheltered veggie patch.
Belle Property Braidwood principal Kelly Allen said the home is a perfect modern take on a working farmstead, and an ideal place to bring up a family.
“This home is quite unique,” said Ms Allen.
“It was built in 2012 and really does take the very best parts of farmhouse architecture and bring them into the 21st century.
“It would be so delightful to live and work here. A family could not be more comfortable in this luxurious residence, and there is plenty of room for the whole family and their guests to be both entertained and kept comfortable and relaxed, just looking at the beautiful river and drinking in the countryside.”
The 43.51 hectares of land is suitable for grazing cows, sheep or horses, and is divided into two paddocks, and a large open paddock. Direct access to the Shoalhaven ensures plenty of afternoon adventures swimming or paddling and includes a wide sandy beach and shallow ponds.
The property has a three-car garage next to the house, and a 12 x 12-metre machinery shed with high clearance and two garage doors.
“The property is being offered with several pieces of farm machinery, if people are interested they can ask me for a list of what may be included,” said Ms Allen.
You can view this stunning modern country farming residence at 151 Farringdon Road at Braidwood online, and see all the latest hot listings on Zango. If you would like further information, or to book a private inspection, contact Belle Property Braidwood principal Kelly Allen on 0466 632 696.
Original Article published by Sharon Kelley on The RiotACT.