16 February 2024

Palm Springs-inspired oasis with room to roam in the Yass Valley

| Claire Sams
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The views and modern design are undeniable wow factors of this home. Photos: Raine and Horne Southern Highlands.

This architect-designed home is an oasis in the heart of the Yass Valley.

Raine and Horne Southern Highlands principal Matthew Anstee says 752 Kaveneys Road, also known as Bottega, is a 150-acre slice of tranquillity.

“The owners worked with a local architect and tried to model the house around a resort-style oasis,” he says.

“They have three children and grandchildren, so they wanted a home where they could come and be comfortable while still being in a rural property.”

On arrival at Bottega, you’ll drive through the tree-lined driveway and arrive at the two-story glass entryway.

“To have a home of this size that feels like a home is hard to achieve, but the owners have done this very well.”

The home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom includes an ensuite with a spa and walk-in wardrobe.

A separate wing of the property houses the other three bedrooms, as well as a kitchenette, living area and bathroom.

Inside the home, which was designed using Palm Springs as an inspiration, concrete walls and timber throughout give the home a modern feeling.

“The design is totally different from anything else near it,” Matthew says.

“You won’t find any other property like it in Jeir.”

A butler’s pantry and 16-seat dining table with views overlooking the rolling hills of Yass Valley will make everyday meals feel like luxury (not to mention dinner parties or special events with friends and family).

“It has a feeling of home and openness,” Matthew says.

“Although there is a lot of concrete, it doesn’t feel cold or uninviting.”

A home cinema will entertain you indoors, while an outdoor heated pool and covered entertaining area will be the place to be when entertaining.

Bottega also boasts a self-contained one-bedroom apartment.

While the home is already eye-catching, Matthew says the views are one of the property’s other wow factors.

“The house sits on the middle of the block and is positioned to maximise the views,” he says.

“There are those breathtaking views looking down over the Yass Valley and down to the Snowy Mountains.”

Matthew says Bottega would suit those looking for a family home and a community where they can put roots down.

“It’s certainly going to be purchased by someone who’s looking to have that mix of a quality build and a rural lifestyle,” he says.

“Most rural properties and farms are simply not like this – they don’t offer the features this property offers.”

The 150 acres can run 40 breeders, and all paddocks have concrete aprons and water troughs.

For comfort, the home is double-glazed and the suspended slab conserves heat. A backup generator and solar panels mean the home is off-grid.

Bottega is about 30 minutes from Canberra, meaning it would suit someone who works in the city but wants to escape to the country and their slice of paradise.

“It offers that rural lifestyle while being so close to Canberra,” Matthew says.

To learn more about 752 Kaveneys Road in Jeir, call Raine and Horne Southern Highlands principal Matthew Anstee on 0400 555 088 or sales associate Kristy Tuddenham on 0448 555 054, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.


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Capital Retro2:59 pm 17 Feb 24

Where are the wind turbines and solar farms being placed?

Elle Cehcker10:19 am 17 Feb 24

There’s nothing palm springs about it?

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