A clever architect-designed extension has effectively doubled the size – but retained the country charm – of this impressive five-bedroom family home at 25 Morning Street in Gundaroo.
Selling agent Christopher Dixon from McGrath North Canberra described the property as one of Gundaroo’s finest residences, offering “not only a home of uncompromising quality, but the opportunity to experience a lifestyle which many long for, but rarely attain”.
“This home pretty much ticks every box for families wanting that rural lifestyle in a beautiful village, with space for veggie gardens, a chicken run, swimming pool and cubby house.
“Only half an hour into the city, Gundaroo is super popular with families who can have the best of both worlds.”
Mr Dixon said the architect-designed residence makes a powerful statement, with a six-year-old extension perfectly blending the home’s period charm with contemporary style and sophistication.
“Sometimes extensions can be hit and miss but this one is extraordinary,” he said.
“It has that period charm with red brick and French doors, but with the addition of very contemporary interiors including a raked ceiling and very large north-facing windows that flood the home with sunshine.”
The 304 square metre residence lends itself to lifestyle and family entertaining with seamless flow from indoors to outdoors from the spacious living rooms and kitchen with servery. Add to that a climate-controlled wine cellar for the ultimate entertainer’s home.
Adding appeal is the expansive master suite with indulgent ensuite and walk-in robe, spacious secondary bedrooms, study and versatile loft space which could be utilised as a guest space, a home office, theatre or playroom.
Mr Dixon said country living does not mean compromising on luxury finishes, with this home incorporating the very best solar passive design and environmentally sustainable features including 8.25 kW solar PV system with offset to the grid, hydronic in-slab heating, radiators and heated towel rails, double brick construction, slow combustion fireplace, air conditioning and ceiling fans throughout.
“The home has been finished to the highest standard and there has been a real interest from buyers wanting a country home, but with more solar passive qualities that some of the older homes do not feature so readily,” he added.
The outdoor covered entertaining area is heated with mains-powered radiant heaters and features a pizza oven, room for a barbecue and seating. The incredible outdoor space is further enhanced by a 2 metre deep, heated, saltwater plunge pool, fire pit and children’s play area complete with cubby house, sandpit, slide and climbing frame.
Spread over the 2023 square metre block, the easy-care gardens are fully irrigated and incorporate an established vegetable garden, fruit trees and chicken run. Rainwater, collected in the 100,000-litre tank to the rear, is micron filtered and UV treated.
The home is a short walk to the village school with a bus service into Canberra city offering families the perfect escape to the country.