The genius of this home is the flexibility of the floorplan and the sizeable rooms, surrounded by quintessentially Australian verandahs, designed and built in 2006 by Harkaway Homes.
The home is surrounded by a verandah, which provides shade in the hot summer sun and means you will always have a perfect spot for entertaining visitors all year round.
The views from the verandah are spectacular, taking in the Brindabella Ranges and Mount Stromlo, on a block that is 1.075 hectares, with the homestead situated at the top of the gentle slope to take advantage of the views.
Entry into the home is through the alfresco dining area into the open plan kitchen/dining and living room. Double glazing ensures peace and quiet and energy efficiency, and the wrap-around verandah is angled to allow sun and warmth into the home in winter.
The kitchen is well equipped and modern, with Caesarstone benchtops, an island bench with an Omega 5-burner cooktop, a Fisher and Paykel double oven, a Bosch dishwasher, and French doors opening onto the entertainment and alfresco dining area. Hardwood polished timber floors connect the three separate zones of the kitchen/dining and lounge areas, complemented by the natural timber tones of the French doors to the alfresco dining and the window frames.
The home has three-metre-high ceilings, with overhead fans to cool the rooms in summer, a Regency wood heater and Fujitsu reverse-cycle air conditioning in the living room, and Braemar ducted gas heating throughout the home. Ceiling fans are installed in all rooms of the home, helping to circulate air, whether warm or cool air is needed.
The home has four bedrooms, a rumpus room, and a dedicated home office, which could be used as a guest room, yoga studio, hobby room, or any other purpose requiring a large room with external access to the verandah through sliding doors.
The parent’s retreat, a genuine sanctuary, is in one wing of the home, while the other three bedrooms and the rumpus room are in the opposite wing of the home, divided by the living/dining and kitchen.
The master bedroom suite is spacious, with a dark blue feature wall, and an ensuite with a double vanity and frameless glass double shower with gleaming white floor-to-ceiling tiles, and a large walk-in robe, and access to the verandah through French doors. The other bedrooms are all sizeable and will easily accommodate double beds, and all have built-in wardrobes.
The rumpus room and office room are both roomy and ready to be used for any purpose, with access through sliding doors onto the verandah, and storage robes in the rumpus room, while the office has wall-length shelving built-in, and plenty of room for several desks or office equipment.
The home also has a separate family bathroom with a shower and toilet and a powder room, and the home is data wired and has ceiling speakers in the lounge, main bedroom, parents’ retreat, study and entertainment rooms.
Externally, the home has a 6-bay American style Colorbond barn on a concrete pad with motorised access doors, power, and lighting, with the far end set up as a workshop with a full-width table, drawers and shelves, and room for three car parking spaces.
The home has a 118,000-litre inground concrete water tank harvesting from the combined house and garage shed roofs, and Merryville Estate community title water is plumbed to external taps for stock and garden use.
Elders Murrumbateman sales agent John Lennie said the property is an ideal retreat for people wanting to escape the suburban sprawl but remain close to Canberra and Yass.
“This home captures all the best aspects of an iconic Australian homestead and the modern features of a new home,” said Mr Lennie.
“The home is spacious, the floorplan is extremely flexible, and the outdoor entertaining is just spectacular.”
You can view this country masterpiece at 7 Murray Grey Place in Murrumbateman online and see all the latest hot listings on Zango. For further information, or to book an inspection, contact Elders Real Estate Murrumbateman sales agent John Lennie on 0407 417 783.
Original Article published by Sharon Kelley on The RiotACT.