5 October 2019

Simple and sustainable sophistication on Yass Valley Acres

| Lisa Herbert
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The big skies and rolling hills of Nanima

The big skies and rolling hills of Nanima await you. Photos: Supplied.

The area known as Nanima lies amidst rolling farmland between Murrumbateman and Gundaroo, Spring Range and Yass River, in beautiful, big-sky country.

Here you will find an architecturally designed, modern-Australian solar-passive rural home, waiting graciously for new owners.

Listed by Kris Hellier of McGrath Estate Agents Gungahlin, this stunning home was built only three years ago.

The house faces True North

Thermal mass facing true North, retains heat in the evenings.

The current owners built their dream home and then found they didn’t have enough acreage for their dreams! So this is a rare find and well worth checking out.

Set on a peaceful 17 acres (6.93 ha), the brick home boasts loads of luscious natural light and captivates all with outstanding rural views of Nanima, population 165.

Captivating views from a large verandah

Captivating views all around.

This architecturally designed, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, solar-passive home is a residence of great beauty and simplicity. A prestige home that is perfect for those seeking to embrace an ecologically sound and carefree lifestyle.

The property includes windbreaks, fencing and stables

Windbreaks, fencing, stables and space.

Built by renowned ACT firm Gracious Living from brick and compressed cladding, with many energy-saving design features, the new owners will find a fabulous outdoor space at the rear of the dwelling.

It faces true North, and with ceramic tiling and slab acting as thermal mass, it captures heat for release during the evenings.

The huge sliding doors and windows are all double-glazed retaining both the warm and/or the cool atmosphere within the house itself.

An Envirocycle septic-system irrigates re-cycled water directly to the central paddocks without you having to worry about water use.

The home is bathed in light

The home is bathed in light.

Flooring throughout the home is stunning Italian ceramic tiles, which at a glance look like wooden floorboards. The use of ceramic flooring is beautiful and also helps to retain desired temperatures throughout the home.

Stunning kitchen

Simple, elegant and well-fitted out with a stunning kitchen.

A simple and elegant kitchen has a central granite-topped island-bench with a deep sink, and runs on gas, with SMEG cooking appliances including a 5-burner stove and double oven.
There is a spacious walk-in pantry, also decked out with granite benchtops and built-in shelving, and soft-closing drawers throughout.
Light-filled living areas with far horizons

Light-filled living areas with far horizons.

There is also plenty of internal storage in a walk-in linen cupboard, plus ducted evaporative air-conditioning and gas heating has been installed throughout.

Views from the bedroom

Dream your dreams with a view on the world.

All the bedrooms have large double-glazed windows, allowing plenty of light. Bright, neutral paintwork is a blank canvas for your own style.

Nothing to be done, bright bathrooms

Nothing to be done, bright bathrooms and more spectacular views.

Both bathrooms are pristine: simple, white and bright. Each has its own good-sized bath, and stone-topped vanities. Plus the easy to live with Italian tiles, of course.
Home office

Office space to grow your home business.

The property is sheltered on three sides by established windbreaks of mature trees which are fenced off from stock grazing areas. The property also features a garage, open-sided shedding and stable.

Hobby room

More light and space than you can poke a stick at.

Extensive internal steel fencing, adequate for show Alpaca stock, divides the property into ten paddocks.

Wondering about water? The property has a 150,000 litre underground concrete water tank collecting rainfall from the house and a 2,550 litre poly tank collecting water from the stable building’s roof.

There is also a large dam used for stock, with a smaller dam used for erosion control.

The house at dusk

You’ll feel on top of the world.

With only a small number of neighbours in Nanima, this highly sought-after lifestyle property is less than 10 minutes drive to Murrumbateman, 15-20 minutes to Belconnen or Gungahlin and just a 30-35 minute drive to the centre of Civic.

Embrace your new lifestyle of comfort, simplicity and luxury, enhanced with a range of wonderful attractions nearby including many award-winning wineries, Trout Farm, Robyn Rowe Chocolates and Poachers Pantry.

To view this prestige property contact Kris Hellier of McGrath Estate Agents by email [email protected] or phone 02 6123 8000.

Original Article published by Lisa Herbert on The RiotACT.

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