25 October 2023

Spacious and sequestered, this Gundaroo oasis ticks all the boxes

| James Day
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front view of house at dusk

A leafy oasis just half an hour away from the nation’s capital. Photos: Ray White.

Looking to live the rural dream without all the hard work? Welcome to 88 Cork Street in Gundaroo.

After more than a decade of renovations by its current owners, Greg and Lisa, licensed agent Chris Dixon says this is the sort of property that ticks all the boxes.

With the whole block landscaped and not a blade of glass left untrimmed, the property has been pushed to the next level through Greg and Lisa’s commitment to detail.

That becomes immediately obvious when you first enter the north-facing property and witness how the kitchen and living room capture natural light streaming in from the deck area.

During winter, the property’s solar passive qualities allow generous amounts of warmth from the sun (there are also two fireplaces if you want atmosphere and extra warmth), but there’s no sweat in the summer thanks to its ducted evaporative air conditioning system.

While the current owners use the recreation room for their music, it can just as easily play host to a gym.

The house’s flexible floorplan allows the interior to cater to all lifestyles, whether you’ve got teenage kids or extended family. And thanks to the laundry room’s role as a buffer between the two sides, the property can easily transform into two separate living spaces.

If you want to bring the gang together, there’s more than enough space on the raised garden-framed deck featuring Corten steel panels. Chris says the space is charming thanks to the grassed areas for the kids, a fire pit and a water feature with fish.

Among the extensions made by the previous owners is a purpose-built workshop for car enthusiasts. With its own fireplace and solitary position at the far end of the house, it’s the perfect hideaway for those who just want to be left to their devices and hit the tools.

The extra carport and double bay shed also provide plenty of space for gearheads. Green thumbs don’t miss out as there are veggie gardens and a greenhouse, and space for the chooks to roam.

Chris says he often meets people who have been waiting between one and two years for a property in the tightly held village of Gundaroo. With its active community of book clubs and societies focused on film and history or thriving food scene, it’s not easy to get in.

“It’s the sort of property that ticks every box if you want to move straight in and start that rural lifestyle,” says Chris.

To find out more about 88 Cork Street in Gundaroo, call Ray White Licensed Agent Chris Dixon on 0414 819 377 or Ray White Licensed Agent Alexandra Deschanel on 0417 407 249, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.


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