A rural estate featuring 218 productive acres of pasture, 1.6 kilometres of Yass River frontage and an architecturally-designed five-bedroom three-bathroom home is on the market just 40 minutes’ drive from Canberra.
‘Coorparoo’ at 3221 Yass River Road, Gundaroo, showcases a contemporary pavilion-style home designed by London-based, Australian-born architect Alan Higgs with three living areas, a central deck, a reflection pool, an in-ground swimming pool and park-like gardens.
It offers the increasingly rare opportunity to buy a substantial rural retreat close to Canberra with productive alluvial river flats and higher granite country suitable for 50 head of cattle, horses or other livestock.
A further attraction is the subdivision potential – subject to council approval – with, for example, the option of subdividing and selling off 50 acres with river frontage.
Price is by negotiation but is likely to be upwards of $1.8 million.
Listing agent Christopher Dixon of McGrath Estate Agents Dickson said exquisite attention to detail is evident throughout the home which “makes a powerful statement in style and sophistication”.
“Coorparoo was conceived from a dream in 2003 to acquire a rural holding, spectacular views, excellent water and productive pastures to support cattle and horses all within an easy commute to Canberra,” Mr Dixon said.
“The result in 2004 is a superlative solar-passive residence built to exacting standards – a fusion of classic Australian homestead exteriors blended with contemporary interiors.
“Large feature windows bring the views indoors while soaring ceilings, ironwood timber floors and feature fireplaces create a luxurious feel,” he said.
“While offering a superb lifestyle for families, this is a property which will also appeal to those seeking a working property with primary producer status.
“River country with good grazing so close to Canberra is becoming harder and harder to find and there’s excellent infrastructure here already including a separate barn, machinery shed, steel yards with a crush and a productive bore.”
However, Mr Dixon said that the real highlight of the property is its beautiful setting high above the river.
“The kids will love the swimming pool or the opportunity to explore 218 acres – horse-riding, motorbike-riding or perhaps fishing down in the river,” he said.
For more information or to arrange an inspection contact Mr Dixon on 0414 819 377 or click here to go to the website.
Below is a short McGrath Dickson video of Coorparoo.