339 Kippings Road, Strathbogie
Under Contract $1,150,000 - Lifestyle
Long private driveway meanders up to the elevated house site. Upon arrival you are greeted by striking granite formations all set within a relaxing park like timbered environment.
Outstanding architect designed home, showcasing district views to Mt Wombat and surrounding ranges. Character front verandah/decking (Spotted Gum decking timber) area featuring robust timber pillars hewn from former telephone poles. Home exterior is an appealing blend of Colour bond iron and Shiplap Teak timber cladding.
Entering into the open plan living room you are instantly struck by the natural light streaming through the many large feature windows. This generous space incorporates the lounge, dining and kitchen area with appealing Spotted gum timber flooring. The high ceilings create extra space and display the character exposed hardwood timber beams. Entertain from the indoor living room out through the sliding doors onto the expansive north facing decking/verandah (Spotted Gum timber decking.
Like looking at a painting the windows around the home picture frame the outdoors show casing the age old native trees, the stunning granite boulders and portrait views of the rolling landscape and distant hills.
Creature comfort is provided via solar passive north facing design, double glazed windows, quality shade blinds and extensive insulation. The north facing blackout blind in the main living area is fully motorised being programmable, allowing you to remotely control from your phone as well as the lounge wall reverse cycle heating/cooling unit.
Warm up in winter in front of the Mt Blanc wood heater designed by Maison, with character Baw Baw stone surround.
Stylish customised kitchen with appealing stone bench tops including large island bench with inset double sink and breakfast bar. European Miele appliances, including dishwasher, gas cooking and electric oven. Quality Blanco taps. Plenty of cupboards including pantry and handy soft closing draws.
Spacious light filled master bedroom with Mitsubishi 3.5 kw split system heating/cooling unit, ceiling fan and sliding doors with direct access to the verandah. Classy ensuite boasting stone bench top, walk in large shower, wall duct supplying heating and fully tiled walls.
Hallway leads to family bathroom again with stone bench top, feature standing bath and all fully tiled. 2 bright roomy bedrooms both have direct verandah access doors, built in robes, custom made blackout roller blinds and ceiling fans. Custom built in timber bunks in 2nd Bedroom along with another Mitsubishi 3.5kw split system unit. European style laundry with storage cupboard.
Land: The land is a mixture of gently undulating to rising attractive grazing country with areas of attractive timber/ bush. Climb or walk around the massive granite boulders or hide in a cave. Explore and look for the local wildlife who make their home amongst the timbered country. Look up and spot the resident eagles soaring in the sky’s above.
The land is separated into one larger paddock and the house area fenced off with 3 access gates. Majority of the fencing around the property has been renewed with 3 sides electrified via a solar energiser.
Currently the land is carrying cattle is suitable for a variety of stock ventures. Solid steel cattle yards with loading ramp.
Water: Located in one of our regions higher rainfall areas. Water is supplied to the home via 2 approx. 32,000lt poly tanks. 1,000lt tank is located off the shed with several extra tanks situated near the concrete cattle water trough which is fed by the main dam.
3 dams in total, one is spring fed and always remains full even during dry conditions. The 2nd dam has a spring nearby which is always full.
Shedding: Ranbuild lockable shed with roller door and window, vermin proofed, metal gutter guard and concrete floor. Roof fully insulated. High capacity portable exhaust fan for ventilation in summer. Solar system housed in this shed.
Second shed has been formed around a lockable shipping container with fully insulated and corrugated walls and roof. Room for a tractor or vehicle undercover.
Solar Stand Alone (Off grid) Power System: The home and shedding is powered by a stand alone solar system. Save with no power bills. High grade off grid system. 48V - 8.0 kW hour daily usage (2-3 day autonomy). LG neon2 solar panels x 12 with 24 x deep cell tubular gel solar batteries. Selectronic Inverter/charger and Victron regulator. Back up Honda 8 kVA petrol generator with auto start control module. There is mains power running across the property.
Communication/ Technology: Good Telstra mobile phone and wireless internet coverage. The house is within the NBN wireless internet coverage region with the owners currently using a mobile modem. There is a high quality Ethernet cable running from the house to the shed enabling wireless coverage at the shed as well as being able to monitor the off grid charging system over the internet.
Location: Situated in the popular Strathbogie high country. Short drive to the popular Polly McQuinns weir/ watering hole and stunning Gooram Falls.
15mins drive to Strathbogie township which offers local general store, primary school and impressive 18 hole golf course. The local Strathbogie region boasts olives groves, wine production, cherries, chestnuts, lavender even herb farms. 25-30 minutes to Hume freeway & Maroondah Highway, approx. 26km Euroa, 2 hours ex Melbourne.