Spectacular Springrange homestead hits the market for the first time

Katrina Condie 5 November 2021 20
The homestead

The homestead on 21 acres is surrounded by spectacular mature gardens creating an idyllic escape from the city. Photo: McGrath Canberra.

A builder designed and constructed his dream family home just outside Canberra 26 years ago. Almost three decades of family memories are contained within the walls of this magnificent six-bedroom country homestead at 1244 Barton Highway, Springrange, but the family is ready to downsize and the time has come to pass their property over to a new family.

While sad to be selling, the owner says the home has provided many happy times.

“We will greatly miss this home and the beautiful nature that surrounds it, but we are sure it will be just as wonderful and serve as the perfect home for a new family,” the owner said.

“The endless open spaces, mountain views, large and inviting entertainment spaces, both indoor and outdoor, provide plenty of room to enjoy family time and entertain guests all year round.

“We planned and built this house to absorb as much natural light as possible, provide comfortable living and dining, with a spacious and welcoming kitchen to serve the entire family.”

Located just over the ACT border in NSW, the property is a private and peaceful retreat away from the city commotion, but only a 15-minute drive to Civic, Gungahlin and Belconnen.

Hall village is a short trip down the road for your local needs, with a host of beautiful nature walks to enjoy and explore.

Walking through the home, McGrath Canberra sales agent Kris Hellier says you can see it has been built with loads of love by a master craftsman.

“You can see the best-of-the-best workmanship in every element of this home,” he said.

“Absolutely everything has been thought of in the design and function of this property, and the attention to every intricate detail is incredible.”

From the minute you cross the gated entry, Kris says you’ll be stunned by the mature gardens that envelope the 21-acre rural lifestyle retreat.

“It’s such a picturesque setting with gardens that have been well maintained over 26 years, plus pockets of natural bushland and cleared areas,” he said.

“Every room in the home takes in the garden views and has been designed to maximise the natural light.”

While the home was built in the 1990s, the country manor design is timeless and pristine.

“This home is grand,” Kris said.

“It’s not just the huge kitchen and sprawling living areas, the bedrooms are also huge.

“The master suite with ensuite, walk-in robe and a spectacular bay window has enough room for a large bed and a lounge suite and is nearly as big as a one-bedroom apartment!

“The guest wing is also spacious, with its own ensuite and walk-in robe, plus a bay window overlooking the gardens.”

The other three bedrooms are large, with built-in robes and enchanting garden vistas, while the study is also big enough to be used as a sixth bedroom if required.

While the sprawling living areas are segregated, they’ve been designed to allow families to stay connected, with strategically placed internal windows offering views right through to the front and back gardens. The home boasts large formal lounge and dining areas, and a casual dining area and a relaxed family room off the kitchen, opening onto the covered verandah.

The solid timber kitchen is in excellent condition, with plenty of bench and storage space, quality appliances, electric cooktop, oven and dishwasher. Kris says it’s a top spot for entertaining guests while cooking up a storm.

Coupled with a neutral colour scheme, the plush cream carpets, gleaming tiles, high ceilings and picture windows throughout give the open a rich, opulent feel.

Outside, the property continues to impress, with a triple garage connected to the residence, plus a separate machinery shed that could house six cars, a workshop and cellar.

The land has a large dam with boundary fencing and a fenced house area and is ideal for a family seeking the rural lifestyle, with room for a few horses, sheep, or riding motorbikes.

The owners grew their produce, so the fruit trees and greenhouse are well established, offering fresh garden goodies for the family.

And the unique outdoor enclosed alfresco area is the perfect spot for bottling the vegies or enjoying a family barbecue while sipping a glass of red as the sun goes down. It could also be converted into a studio workspace.

“This is a spectacular property for a large family, or extended family, to escape from the city and really enjoy that rural lifestyle, but still remain connected with the city, work and schools,” Kris said.

To arrange a private inspection of 1244 Barton Highway in Springrange, contact Kris Hellier on 0413 799 700 and check out all the latest hot listings at Zango.

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20 Responses to Spectacular Springrange homestead hits the market for the first time
teddy bear teddy bear 5:06 pm 11 Nov 21

My wife would be worried about bushfires considering we lost our own home in 2003 and have had two close shaves since.

Patrick Mountain Patrick Mountain 9:24 pm 07 Nov 21

Emma Chisit?

Dan Kenny Dan Kenny 11:27 pm 06 Nov 21

Kestine Kenny as life goes on, the farm slip away for some reason.

Rebecca Reid Rebecca Reid 8:58 pm 06 Nov 21

Adam Davis the dream

Jo Rolls Jo Rolls 4:18 pm 06 Nov 21

Katrina Dorsett Rolls is this your lotto home?

Lynda Wyeth Lynda Wyeth 4:06 pm 06 Nov 21

Michelle buy this

Nataly Nobile Nataly Nobile 3:10 pm 06 Nov 21

Cristian Nobile let’s sell this house and buy here

Erin Jolly Erin Jolly 2:13 pm 06 Nov 21

Alex Teodorowych some landscaping dreams. .

Jodie Mills Jodie Mills 1:59 pm 06 Nov 21

Kait Fiona your new home? 🤔😃

    Kait Fiona Kait Fiona 3:07 pm 06 Nov 21

    Jodie Mills let's do it! Im in!!

    Kait Fiona Kait Fiona 3:08 pm 06 Nov 21

    I can see Bondi and our new pup becoming the best of friends!

    Jodie Mills Jodie Mills 9:53 pm 06 Nov 21

    Kait Fiona haha Bondi would love a little playmate….they could snooze the days away.

    Jodie Mills Jodie Mills 9:54 pm 06 Nov 21

    Kait Fiona we could get a pony too! 😁

    Kait Fiona Kait Fiona 9:54 pm 06 Nov 21

    Room for a pony hey!?

Dean High Dean High 12:03 pm 06 Nov 21

Something like this one? Kristy Jones

    Kristy Jones Kristy Jones 12:05 pm 06 Nov 21

    Dean High perfect just needs abit of a remodel 👌🏼

Tai Aguilar Tai Aguilar 11:52 am 06 Nov 21

Brad Parker your house

Elspeth Shannon Rollason Elspeth Shannon Rollason 7:59 am 06 Nov 21

Piney V Piney lets go halfsies

    Piney V Piney Piney V Piney 8:05 am 06 Nov 21

    Elspeth Shannon Rollason Tania Markezic Pine will get jealous.

Kel Spnce Kel Spnce 7:45 am 06 Nov 21

This one Cathy? Lots of toy storage to keep Kev happy and could put a little test track somewhere

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