The designer renovated house is large. There are 4 double bedrooms, two offices, a large gym (optional fifth double bedroom), mezzanine retreat, nursery/hobby room, eat-in kitchen adjoining an open-plan spacious lounge living/dining area opening directly onto an enormous elevated deck that capitalizes on the northerly aspect and magnificent view. There are 2.5 bathrooms, a double garage providing internal access to the house with separate wood-room and tool-room. Appointed for comfort this home is fully air-conditioned and has in-floor heating as well as a beautiful character open fire.
The home has the original beauty of an artist’s touch. Downstairs it features the commissioned work of local artist Jenniane Bravo and has the feel of an art gallery. Wall after wall of artistic murals make this home truly unique. Upstairs in the main living areas the there is beautiful timber everywhere, including two-story high cathedral ceilings, a crafted spiral staircase as well as a classic square four-floor timber stairwell.
The home is situated within one acre of fully landscaped, fully reticulated, gorgeous gardens (Australian Open Garden Scheme participant) which include rock stairs and walls, character bird house, water fountain and an Astronomical Observatory housing a large telescope (optionally included in sale). Walk through the beautiful garden and 3 minutes to a swimming hole in the cool, clean water of the high country Murray River, below the house.
The house and garden have been designed to provide passive thermal regulation to minimize power demands: A below ground living level which is cool in summer; An attractive Solar Pergola over the north facing living areas that allows winter sunlight to permeate the home whilst blocking- out the harsh summer sun; Established trees to the west and south-west of the house providing welcome shelter for the home during the summer; Internal stairwells are designed to provide cool air ventilation for the upper levels.
The property is located 12km from the rural town of Corryong (see www.murrayriver.com.au Corryong) and 120km from Albury/Wodonga. Handy to snow fields of Selwin and Thredbo Alpine Village, and the gigantic and beautiful Kosciusko National Park (see www.snowymountains.com.au ). Three hours drive to Canberra and five hours to the metropolis of Melbourne, but who needs them when you have made such a tree change?
Some would want it for the magnificent views, some for the beautiful garden, some for the original art work, some for the Astronomical Observatory and the wonderful dark southern sky. But all will admire this unique property for the wonderful home that it truly is.