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Uriarra Village home offers tranquillity and natural beauty close to Canberra

By Glynis Quinlan 7 October 2017 0

Riding in the dressage arena with the Brindabellas in the background. Photo supplied.

An architecturally-designed home on the biggest block in Uriarra Village has come on the market – offering the chance for tranquillity, natural beauty and a rural lifestyle right on Canberra’s doorstep.

For sale at $775,000, the property sits on 1.2 acres and features a distinctive contemporary home with high ceilings and a curved roofline as well as an expertly laid 60-metre by 20-metre dressage arena.

This is topped off by the rare opportunity to live in a settlement of just 100 homes at Uriarra Village and to wake up to birdsong and mountain views each morning.

Located in the foothills of the Brindabellas and just 20 minutes’ drive from Cooleman Court and other centres, Uriarra Village offers the chance of living in harmony with nature and the local community. While you own your property outright, the community shares access to a swimming pool, tennis courts, community centre and playground.

“Given the allotment sites are quite large you have your own space but you have a close-knit community around you,” said co-owner Alex Antic.

“You are surrounded by mountains and you can hear and see nature every day,” he said.

“You see cattle and sheep on the drive to and from work. The mountains are snow-capped in winter and only a short drive away.”

Listing agent Aniko Carey of Luton Properties said the area has a rich diversity of native birds and fauna, as well as opportunities to enjoy horse riding, road and mountain biking, walking and swimming or to enjoy nearby river reserves.

Ms Carey said that the house located at 11 Jim Bradley Crescent was built six years ago and features three bedrooms, a dedicated study and light-filled, separate living areas.

“The curved outline of the roof and the north facing, high celestial windows present a striking façade in this unique Rawson design,” Ms Carey said.

“Thoughtful design has maximised the north aspect and light to living areas, right from the entry,” she said.

“The separate lounge takes in restful views to the mountains, framed by a sliding glass door which opens onto a ribbon of outdoor living space, which wraps around to the front of the home.”

Ms Carey said the large informal living area is the hub of the home.

“The double-height ceiling is angled towards north and dramatic celestial windows are a standout feature of this fabulous living area,” Ms Carey said.

“Full-length windows and glass doors take in the scenic outlook to the mountains. Windows throughout the home are double glazed and ceilings, walls and floor are insulated.”

Ms Carey said the kitchen features a vast, white Caesarstone island bench with a breakfast bar and is equipped with a Baumatic four-burner cooktop, stainless steel oven, a Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, a double pantry and many cupboards.

“Bathed in light, the segregated master bedroom has an outlook allowing you to watch the sun rise over the forest, and your horses grazing in the paddock,” Ms Carey said.

“It is equipped with a ceiling fan and features a generous walk-in robe and a luxuriously proportioned ensuite with a separate w/c, all finished in contemporary white tones.”


Ms Carey said there is also a purpose-built study, a private north-facing entertaining area which overlooks the dressage ring and internal access to the large double garage.


In addition, the property includes a ‘two-horse entitlement’, which allows the owners to have their horses close to their home.

There is also a 50,000-litre rainwater tank which supplies all the household needs, as well as vegetable gardens and a chicken run. The gently sloping block has been terraced with a number of dry stone walls, which create a striking feature.

For more information or to arrange to view the property contact Ms Carey on 6230 0005 or 0429 487 939 or check out the details on the website by clicking here. There is an open house scheduled for from 2 pm to 2.45 pm tomorrow, October 8.


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