13 March 2024

Jaw-dropping renovations set this Gundaroo masterpiece apart

| Claire Sams
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An aerial shot of the house and surrounds

There’s no shortage of opportunity at this rural property and lush surroundings. Photos: LJ Hooker Country Canberra.

“It’s absolute luxury in the country on quite a large block of land. This is a stunning, contemporary house.”

That’s how Licensed Agent Kim Gilbert from LJ Hooker Country Canberra describes 840 Marked Tree Road in Gundaroo. One look inside – and out – and you’ll agree.

Kim sold the property to the current owners in 2022, who went on to undertake significant renovations.

“When they were renovating, they put high-end touches everywhere,” she says.

“They changed up the floor plan to make it a lot more functional – they moved the kitchen so it now takes in the magnificent views of the countryside.”

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is set on a 50-hectare block, offering plenty of room where the next owners can put their roots down. There are also features you could hardly imagine (we’ll get to those in a moment!)

The north-facing living area boasts large windows and triple doors, engineered timber floors, spectacular fireplaces, and cathedral ceilings, all of which contribute to a sense of grandeur and scale.

Foodies will be overjoyed by the Falcon freestanding oven, the double integrated fridges, the servery window, and the invitingly large island stone kitchen bench.

The property also has a glass-lined wine cellar, while a suspended cast iron fireplace will keep the winter chill away.

Licensed Agent Daniel Gilbert says the outside of the home is just as much a drawcard as the beautiful interior.

For the adventurous, the owners have included a custom 3.5-kilometre mountain bike track built by Iconic trails, complete with boating jumps, drops, and tabletops. It’s suitable for a mixture of skill levels—or as a bushwalking track if you’re not a fan of biking!

Knowing it will be a hit with younger family members (and all their new-found friends), the home also has a 120 sqm playroom (that’s bigger than many houses), with 25 bunk beds and a separate sunken living room.

Daniel says the property represents a fresh start for a family looking to a tree change.

“It’s an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s set back from the road, so it has a sense of privacy,” he says.

And the location is beautiful.

“Gundaroo is a really quaint village, with rolling paddocks and stunning views all around.”

840 Marked Tree Road is a 40-minute drive to Gungahlin, giving an easy (and beautiful) commute through the countryside.

The 50-hectare property consists of paddocks and bushland and features two dams, a new 135,000-litre Colourbond tank, three additional tanks and two large sheds.

“You could have some horses, and there’s a vegetable garden and an orchard,” Kim says.

“If you want to move here and have a country lifestyle, there is no shortage of opportunity.”

Kim says this is a special home that is already drawing interest from those looking to leave the concrete jungle behind for a bigger home in a slice of heaven.

“The standard of the build is what sets it apart,” she says.

“Everything is luxury.”

To learn more about 840 Marked Tree Road in Gundaroo, call LJ Hooker Country Canberra Licensed Agent Kim Gilbert on 0438 633 378 or Licensed Agent Daniel Gilbert on 0411 478 364, and check out all the latest listings on Zango.

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