Contemporary country home set among the eucalyptus

Sharon Kelley6 June 2020
Exterior of 'Lyre', a country home surrounded by bush.

‘Lyre’ is a contemporary country home set among bushland at Bermagui. Photo: Supplied.

‘Lyre’ is a contemporary, four-bedroom, two-bathroom country home set on 4.3 hectares of land at 3294 Tathra-Bermagui Road at Bermagui. With three bedrooms and a study in the main home, this property also offers a self-contained one-bedroom apartment situated under the same roof as the triple-car garage and studio.

Set well back from the sealed road, Lyre is only minutes from secluded beaches and national parks, and is close to Bermagui’s shops and facilities. The home has a light, spacious feel, with raised ceilings in the open plan living/dining room.

Just inside the entrance is a door to a separate study or home office, ensuring anyone working from home has a dedicated place to work.

Fully furnished living room.

High ceilings add light and space to the modern home. Photo: Supplied.

The split-level brick home has a northerly aspect and distant ocean views from the living/dining room. The kitchen and lounge room open onto a covered outdoor deck that’s perfect for entertaining.

Polished floorboards connect the dining and living spaces, which are versatile rooms – warmed by a combustion stove – that offer beautiful bushland views. The space is large enough for separate dining and living zones, and could also be zoned for an area for study, or play for young children.

The outdoor cubby house will also be a favourite with children, and there is plenty of grass on which to play cricket and football.

The kitchen has views across the property and is fitted with electric appliances and boasts plenty of room to prepare meals. The home’s open-plan style keeps kitchen occupants in touch with people in the living/dining area.

The master bedroom has a walk-in robe, an ensuite with a separate toilet, a spa bath and a double vanity unit. From the floor-to-ceiling windows, there are stunning views of the beautiful surrounding eucalyptus bushland, the ocean in the distance, and starry skies at night.

View of bush and ocean from window.

The ocean and bush view from the home’s master bedroom. Photo: Supplied.

The master bedroom has separate access to the covered entertaining deck. Two other bedrooms are a good size for children, which are serviced by a family bathroom/laundry.

The one-bedroom unit at the end of the brick garage is fully self-contained, with a bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. The unit features a separate deck, with beautiful eucalyptus bush views through the wraparound floor-to-ceiling glass in the living/dining room.

A studio with great light and a mosaic feature on its floor sits between the car space and the unit. It is ideal for a budding artist.

A large rumpus room is on the ground floor, which is currently being used as a pool room, but it could be transformed into a versatile family space or guest bedroom.

Julie Rutherford, sales agent and principal of Julie Rutherford Real Estate, says Lyre is an ideal rural retreat for a family, or a retiring couple, with plenty of room for family and friends who come to stay.

“This is a wonderful property for a family,” says Julie. “What a place to bring up your children. All these features plus it is close to town facilities, has a school bus at the front gate, plenty of space inside and out, and is a short drive or a long walk to the beautiful beaches and estuaries of the Far South Coast.”

The property’s other desirable features include a 700,000-litre dam teaming with silver perch; a chook pen; a 100,000-litre rainwater tank, plus a 22,000-litre dam water tank which has a gravity feed to the garden; a covered vegetable patch; and a dog pen. The property is fully fenced and has septic tanks.

A fire pit with a firewood shelter and plenty of aged firewood is an evening gathering point on the property. Car parking is easy, with the double-brick garage featuring three car spaces, plus a Colorbond garage/shed, which is 15 metres by 7.5 metres, and has power.

You can view this property online, or book an inspection with Julie Rutherford by email or by calling 0428 933 444 or 02 6493 3444.

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