Looking to make your rural escape? Here it is: 340 Macs Reef Road in Bywong. And there’s not much left to do but move in and start enjoying the idyllic rural lifestyle.
Known as ‘Inverbervie’ (a town in Scotland from where the original owners hailed), the home was designed by TT Architecture, experts in environmentally sustainable design principles.
This residence rests on 20 glorious acres and features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a solar-passive design and much more.
Tall pine trees greet you upon arrival and open to reveal a commanding two-storey residence with a broad north-facing orientation.
Ray White real estate agent Chris Dixon says the home makes for an amazing rural getaway.
“It ticks all the boxes for someone looking for a rural retreat,” he said.
“The location is superb. There are amazing pine trees that help buffer the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and it has great views to the north.”
The floor plan provides great versatility for the large or growing family with two separate main bedroom suites on the lower floor, while upstairs is devoted to the kids with the remaining three bedrooms, a stylish bathroom and living space to play.
Entertaining with friends and family on a large scale is easy with a big kitchen complete with Belling cooker, a large terrace with shade sails, an expansive lawn area, a secluded side deck area with a heated spa and sunken fire pit area.
There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained with a grand chicken coop, raised wicking vegetable gardens, double garage/workshop and plenty of flat land for horse infrastructure and grazing.
There are stylish fittings and fixtures throughout the home, as well as two brand new bathrooms and a recently renovated laundry.
Solar-passive features include high-set clerestory windows, extensive double glazing, insulation to walls and ceiling, and a spectacular Cheminees Phillipe double-sided fireplace.
Chris says the solar-passive design is a great feature of the home.
“It’s a beautifully warm home. When it was originally built in 1997, double glazing wasn’t standard in homes, so this one stood out, winning an Energy Efficiency Award in 1998. It’s a home which is still a standout today.”
“Normally, you need to sacrifice views for really good solar-passive features, but this house gives you both, which is fantastic,” he said.
Year-round comfort is assured with underfloor heating, five reverse-cycle split-system air conditioners, and heat exchange fans and ceiling fans to circulate air.
School busses depart from the front of the property to Canberra’s major schools, and Coles and Woollies home deliver to the area so you can enjoy all the benefits of rural living without compromise.
Situated just over 20 minutes from Dickson and 10 minutes from Bungendore and Sutton villages, the home will be open for inspection this Saturday (9 July) between 10 am and 10:45 am.