23 November 2021

Ripe and ready for picking in Macquarie

| Karyn Starmer
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Fruits and vegetables in a basket

The incredible gardens at this Macquarie property yielded more than 300 kg of produce last year. Photos: home.by holly.

If you have ever dreamed of a lush kitchen garden filled with produce ready to harvest, make sure to put 14 Roberts Street Macquarie on your list. All the hard work has been done and the fruit is ready for picking.

Encircled by nature and sitting among lush plantings, this light-filled family home seamlessly blends with the flourishing gardens.

Recently updated, every element of the property has been carefully considered, focusing on sustainability and maintaining a strong connection with nature. Effortlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces, this lovely four-bedroom home offers gorgeous leafy garden vistas from every window.

The new deck and pergola make it easy to comfortably immerse yourself in nature. And when you’re ready to get your hands dirty, the impressive garden awaits.

The current owners, a young couple who love spending time outdoors, wanted to minimise the separation between inside and outside the house and make their home a haven – a place you want to spend all weekend and not want to go anywhere. The result is gorgeous leafy garden vistas from every window in the house.

Based on permaculture design, working with nature in a sustainable way, the garden was designed to be both beautiful and productive. It features native plantings integrated with a variety of fruits and vegetables. It’s low maintenance, drought/frost hardy and delivers a year-round harvest. Last year it yielded a whopping 300 kg of produce.

Owners Jack and Laura say they were attracted to the large north-facing block, and they started the garden the day they moved in six years ago.

“I was surrounded by packing boxes, and Jack and his dad came back from Bunnings with a mandarin tree,” Laura says.

Lemons, peaches, figs, dwarf plums, dwarf lemonades, rhubarb, asparagus and artichokes are just a few of the crop offerings. Veggies including beans, beetroot, carrots, broccoli and pumpkins are also grown annually.

Jack says they wanted to find a balance between a beautiful space with productive elements as well.

“The house and garden really came into their own during lockdown when we were all here together. Our children have grown up in the garden and they love playing outside, wandering around and picking flowers.”

The couple has spent the past six years making improvements inside and out, ensuring the home is ready for you to move in and relax.

“As the garden has developed, we have also gradually improved the home as well, including adding the decks and the solar system,” Jack explained.

Environmental considerations such as external awnings, a 5.3 kW solar system, evaporative cooling, ceiling fans and the 11,000-litre rainwater tanks will keep energy costs down and even further reduce your carbon footprint.

The chicken coop is ready for your feathered friends to move in, and the oversized double garage (6 m x 8 m) provides plenty of space to use however you wish. The entire house also has new Colorbond guttering, fascia and barge covers.

As the garden has evolved, the wildlife has increased too.

“We now get lots of little birds regularly coming through, we spot blue tongue lizards, and we have a pair of spotted pardalotes the come and nest annually,” Jack says.

home.by holly selling agent Sally Strang says, “You’ll love this beautiful home so much that you’ll never want to leave”.

“It is on a gorgeous family-friendly street among an amazing community, and Macquarie is going from strength to strength.”

Macquarie is conveniently located just 7 minutes from Belconnen Town Centre and Lake Ginninderra. It’s only 3 minutes from Jamison Centre and close to main arterial roads and several nature reserves.

To find out more about 14 Roberts Street in Macquarie, or to arrange an inspection, contact home.by holly agent Sally Strang on 0410 626 731, and check out the other hot listings on Zango.

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Frank Spencer9:40 pm 23 Nov 21

That sold very fast!!!

Not surprised. Lovely house and especially garden.

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