5 December 2018

Architecturally designed Murrumbateman home a family-friendly retreat, 40 minutes from Canberra

| Simone Allen-Battye
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9 Murray Grey Place in Murrumbateman offers all the benefits of country living just outside of Canberra. Photos: Supplied.

Can’t choose between the city and the country? This breathtaking residence in Murrumbateman is your opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Surrounded by quality homes in the exclusive Merryville Estate, this four-bedroom property stands proud on over two acres of land. Exclusively positioned, it offers the privacy and serenity of country living while being only a 40-minute drive from Canberra’s CBD.

9 Murray Grey Place is impossible to ignore with its bold and alluring design. The timber-lined patio leads into the main entrance through double glass doors.

Here, visitors are greeted by high ceilings and double-glazed panoramic windows that let natural light seep into the house.

Connect with nature from the comfort of your couch.

Continue through to the exquisite living and dining room which opens through bi-fold doors on to a large deck, ideal for outdoor entertaining. The adjoining kitchen is stylish and decked out with quality appliances, culinary grade stainless benches and a massive walk-in pantry. You can even prepare wholesome meals for the family using freshly picked produce from the existing vegetable patch.

Cooking is made easy in this state-of-the-art kitchen.

Ryan Broadhurst from Belle Property Kingston points out some of the best features of this property.

“This is a home with a unique design. It’s ultramodern and contemporary, but still a practical home for families. Other great features include the polished concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views overlooking the Yass Valley.

“The views really are something special. It’s also a very striking home as you drive in and approach the property,” he says.

Wake up feeling refreshed in this bright and beautiful main bedroom.

The master bedroom is lavish with a sophisticated en-suite bathroom and walk-in robe. The other three bedrooms are equally impressive with built-in robes and a large, shared bathroom.

The elegant and functional bathroom is ideal for sharing.

“Obviously it’s a great family home. There’s plenty of space and with all the bedrooms down one wing of the house it’s ideal for young families,” Ryan says.

Polished concrete floors, high ceilings and panoramic windows complete the chic design of the house.

Courtyards, patios, gardens and fruit trees embellish the exterior of the house, including a Japanese garden perfect for a bit of zen time. And while you’re relaxing, the kids can run around the expansive lawn at the front of the house. The vast block also allows for a pool or tennis court, so the options are limitless.

Escape to the Japanese garden for some peace and quiet.

It’s no surprise that – surrounded by wineries and restaurants – the Murrumbateman area is popular with buyers, including those with families.

“We’ve seen strong interest both locally and from interstate buyers too. We’ve had good numbers coming through, especially considering the short time it’s been on the market,” Ryan says.

He expects the property to sell at around $1.2 million.

For the artistically minded or for those who simply like to tinker, this huge block also features a large, separate garage and workshop with a generous storage capacity.

The property at 9 Murray Grey Place in Murrumbateman will go to auction on Saturday 15 of December at 3 pm. For more information contact Ryan Broadhurst (0417 513 896) or Richard Davies (0414 517 658) of Belle Property Kingston.

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