23 October 2020

Extraordinary country residence set in beautiful landscaped gardens

| Sharon Kelley
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103 McAuliffe Lane

The extraordinary homestead at 103 McAuliffe Lane. Photos: Supplied.

Fifteen minutes from Canberra, just past the ever-popular Poacher’s Pantry, you’ll find 103 McAuliffe Lane at Springrange, a most-extraordinary home, set in beautiful gardens with a stunning resort-style pool and 16.19 hectares of land.

With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, this executive country residence offers a retreat from the city pace and connection with nature.

Inground pool and landscaped gardens

The beautiful inground pool and landscaped gardens, with a shady verandah.

The home incorporates solar passive design principles, ensuring sunlight streams through windows situated to take advantage of the sun in winter, while shady verandahs provide cooling relief in summer.

Inside, the home has sandstone tile flooring, cedar doors and windows, and blackwood timber panelling on the three-meter high ceilings. Overhead fans circulate cool air in summer and warm air in winter.

The natural tones of the blackwood and sandstone harmonise with the interior brick feature walls.

Living room

Blackwood timber panelling on the three-metre-high ceilings adds to the country style.

The home has an open plan kitchen and meals area, a new Bosch oven, Miele integrated dishwasher and electric cooktop. There is plenty of storage, with a walk-in pantry and cabinetry under benches. Prep time will be easy with plenty of bench space to work with.

There is a formal lounge and dining room, both with blackwood ceilings with the same elevated height, which provide a sense of space and elegance to the entire home. The formal lounge has a slow combustion fireplace with a granite hearth.


The open plan kitchen-dining, with high-end appliances and sandstone floors.

The master bedroom is segregated from three other bedrooms, and with the ensuite and two walk-in robes provide a retreat for parents. The ensuite hosts a spa bath, shower and floor-to-ceiling glass provides a private view of the garden and rockery. The master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors, providing access to the landscaped garden, and filling the room with sunlight and views onto the garden. All bedrooms are spacious, have built-in robes and ceiling fans to circulate air.

The highlight of the outdoor area is undoubtedly the stunning in-ground pool, heated by solar panels which are set on the roof of the home. The pool has a waterfall feature, a new pool pump and ioniser, and is set among a rockery and paved area, with a shady verandah not very far away, hosting an alfresco dining area under a covered pergola with a gas outlet for the barbeque.

The home has a generous triple garage with automatic remote-controlled roller doors with a workspace, solar electricity with 26 LG panels, a SolarEdge inverter and a 7.56 kW Tesla Powerwall battery. The home has solar hot water, three zoned gas ducted heating, and downstairs there is a 156.5 square metre basement for storage or a workshop or both.

The ensuite, family area and meals zone have in-slab heating, there are two large dams and an ornamental dam, a 110,000-litre concrete rainwater tank, and the front gate is automated with remote control and solar power.

The property’s acreage has a registered bore, with 560 gallons/hour capacity with two 25,000 litre poly tanks. There are five paddocks with established windbreaks, a fully wire-netted orchard with fruit trees and a veggie patch, a farm shed (14 x 9 metres) and stables. The stock-proof fencing is straight wire, which is ideal for horses, and there is a 20,000-litre rainwater tank off the stables shed.

Ray White sales agent Mark Johnstone said the property is ideal for families, and there is plenty of room for horses, stock or just enjoying the beautiful countryside.

“This home has a stunning outdoor entertaining area,” said Mr Johnstone, “and plenty of room for families to grow. There’s a huge 156 square metre basement, ideal for hobbies and a workshop, and it’s already connected to gas for heating.

“With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the home is ideally suited to a family, and the kids won’t be inside on their electronic devices for long with a pool like that in the backyard.

“It’s also ideal grazing land for stock. The countryside here is famed for sheep farming, but will also support horses, goats, or the land can be used to agist horses. There’s ample water supply, plenty of room and the views are spectacular.”

The home will be auctioned on Thursday, 12 November at 4:00 pm.

You can view this beautiful country residence at 103 McAuliffe Lane, Springrange, and see all the latest hot listings on Zango. For further information, or to book an inspection, contact Ray White Canberra sales agent Mark Johnstone on 0414 382 093.

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