12 April 2024

Award-winning Wallaroo riverfront homestead is breathtaking from every angle

| Claire Sams
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exterior of home in bush setting

Breathtaking design in an awe-inspiring setting – no wonder it was named the Housing Industry Association’s country home of the year for the ACT and southern NSW. Photos: Ray White

It’s hard to know what’s most spectacular about this Wallaroo property: the incredible bush surroundings and river frontage, the breathtaking build that makes the most of the setting or the stunning interior design features.

Ray White Canberra licensed real estate agent Mark Johnstone says this riverside home at 156 McCarthy Road in Wallaroo is the height of lifestyle properties.

“This is a property for the discerning buyer looking for a peaceful lifestyle,” Mark says.

“It is distinctly different from anything else on the market because of the river views, where there’s about 240 metres of river frontage.”

Visitors arrive at the architecturally designed home by passing through native bushland and driving up the sealed road frontage to the entryway.

The main home has been built in a contemporary style with a solar passive design.

“A clever use of angles, ceiling heights and positioning of the property on the block means it seamlessly blends in with the surrounding bushland,” Mark says.

“The interior and exterior flow incredibly well and you can step through the home and find ample room for any activity.”

Built in 2009, the home was named the Housing Industry Association’s country home of the year for the ACT and southern NSW.

It features four bedrooms, including a master bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.

Two other bedrooms are on the same level and a fourth is downstairs.

At this home, the natural world is never far away. It starts with the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room, which offer seamless views to the outside world.

The kitchen boasts stone benchtops and an expansive butler’s pantry.

“The lounge room, the family room and kitchen are all north-facing to capture as much of the winter sun as possible,” Mark says.

“The floor-to-ceiling windows give everyone a chance to see the magnificent views.

“Meanwhile, the spotted gum solid timber floors through the home really do bring a lot of character and a sense of warmth.”

The new owners can take in the expansive views from a viewing platform, which the current owners have termed The Terrace Bar.

“Access to the treetop deck opens from the lounge room and also from the master bedroom on the other side,” Mark says.

“The view places it right among the treetops.”

At this property, the surroundings of the home are as beautiful as the inside.

The approximately 7-acre block boasts trails right down to the Murrumbidgee River.

“There’s a good portion where the river is quite accessible, and the owners and guests can cross a rock hop to a beautiful, sandy beach,” he says.

“That part of the property has been the current owners’ favourite spot over the years – they relax with the family and do a spot of fishing there.”

A separate three-level studio gives extra space for hobbies, relaxing while taking in the river views or for working-from-home. It includes a bathroom, kitchenette and stunning furnished sunroom with a combustion fireplace.

“It’s quite rare to find a property of this smaller size. Compared to other surrounding properties in the Wallaroo area, this is an ideal lifestyle property,” Mark says.

“This size is very easy and manageable for the person who doesn’t want to be a hobby farmer, but enjoys the native bushland and surrounds.”

Mark says this is a home where a family could take some time away from the hustle and bustle without sacrificing easy access to the conveniences of Canberra they love.

“The property has a feeling of being remote, but is only a short drive to Hall village and only about 35 minutes to Canberra’s CBD,” he says.

This incredible property goes to auction on Thursday, 2 May, at 5 pm. To learn more about 156 McCarthy Road in Wallaroo, call Ray White Canberra Licensed Real Estate Agent Mark Johnstone on 0414 382 093, and check out all the latest listings on Zango.

Original Article published by Claire Sams on Riotact.


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