Grand design at Scribbly Gums

Sharon Kelley 8 May 2020
Aerial view of Scribbly Gums property, with dam in foreground and bushland in background.

Scribbly Gums, just 25 minutes from Canberra and 10 minutes from Bungendore, is surrounded by bushland. Photos: Supplied.

Just 10 minutes from Bungendore, and only 25 minutes from Canberra, there is an architecturally designed home on 20 acres of exceptionally well maintained land, with a tennis court, swimming pool, dam, and firefighting system on its roof. Surrounded by scribbly gums, the home is named after them, and views from the home encompass the trees from the north.

Aerial view of Scribbly Gums property with pool in foreground and bushland in background.

The 20-acre property is beautifully maintained and is set among gorgeous bushland.

The home at 113 Macs Reef Road, Bywong, has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and garaging for three cars, plus a separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest cottage. The views across the land are spectacular, and the living space inside the main house far outstrips the average family home.

Cottage among garden and bushland.

The property features a self-contained one-bedroom cottage, which is an ideal guest house.

The fully self-contained guest cottage was added in 2002, and has a large bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a kitchen and bathroom, and has views as lovely as those from the main home. This could be the perfect living space for a relative, a teenager, or a business. As guest accommodation, it could be used as an ideal bed-and-breakfast business opportunity.

The living space which overlooks the pool, tennis court, dam and the valley beyond has a cathedral ceiling lined with timber, supported by steel girders. Exposed heating ducts and steel beams, tempered by timber and soft carpeting underfoot, give the room a unique sense of grandeur. The kitchen is a comfortable size and has picture-perfect views out the windows, plus good storage and bench space.

The wooden parquetry floor in the dining room gives a formal feel to the area, and the views can only be described as stunning.

All the bedrooms are large, with the master bedroom suite featuring an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. The views over the countryside are enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows.

In addition to five bedrooms and four bathrooms, there is a top-floor mezzanine area which is versatile and offers a space that can be used as either a second living area, a children’s play area, a study area or a teenage hangout zone.

The flexibility of spaces in this home is one of the major drawcards. Regardless of whatever activity they are used for, or the number of people in the house, there is a separate area for everything.

The acreage has been well cared for with excellent fencing and soil conservation that has been at the forefront of the current vendor’s mind. The vendors have ensured plenty of interceptor banks have been created, ensuring maximum opportunities for water storage across paddocks, while minimising erosion.

The home has ducted gas heating and a large wood fire that is perfect for cozy winter evenings with a glass of wine. In summer, the home benefits from air-conditioning.

The dam could actually be described as a small lake, and the water tanks on the property are also large ones. The firefighting system installed on the roof ensures safety in an emergency, and the swimming pool is perfect for cooling off in summer and would provide endless entertainment for kids. There is also a full-size tennis court and large shed for storage.

You can view this beautiful country retreat and see other hot property listings on Zango.

Luton Properties is committed to providing a safe environment at private viewings, and has developed a policy to ensure all government recommendations are respected, and that agents understand their responsibility to minimise risk to vendors and buyers, customers and the community during the conduct of business.

All inspections of this property must be made by private appointment only, and inspections will be limited to two people only in order to observe COVID-19 social-distancing measures.

If you would like more information, or to book a private inspection of this home, contact Luton Property agent Katrice Velnaar on 0411 449 071.

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