House for sale
187 Saddle Road,
2 2 4
Environmentally sustainable award-winning retreat"Forest House" is an award winning architecturally designed home on 14.2 hectares of open natural bushland in the hills behind Kettering, the gateway to Bruny Island. Built in 2012, the house site makes the most of the sun and the views which feature Mt Wellington to the north and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Fluted Cape on Bruny Island to the south. Built of rammed earth with external feature timber walls, "Forest House" not only blends beautifully with its environment visually, but also on an ecological basis being off the grid with a 5 star sustainability rating that does not compromise any of the home's quality or comfort.
Entering through a covered porch, this two bedroom, two bathroom home is definitely state-of-the-art with its internal walls being a well-balanced mix of clean white lines and the warm tones of the rammed earth. The walls are complemented by the polished timber floors, picture windows and bi-fold doors opening onto wooden sundecks and paved entertaining areas creating an indoor/outdoor atmosphere. Everything about this home is stylish, from the bathrooms with their quality fittings to the ultra-modern galley kitchen with its well-equipped cooking facilities and rust-red colour reflecting the surrounding environment. Easily accessed from the kitchen is a gravelled courtyard with six raised vegetable gardens providing fresh produce all year round. The open-plan living and dining area with its study nook is a multi-purpose space, ideal for both entertaining and relaxing. Adjacent to and complementing the house is an outbuilding that includes two carports, a cellar, a workshop and a storage area.
The location of "Forest House" is one of its many assets. Being only 30 minutes from Hobart, it is an easy commute resulting in a luxury retreat when arriving home in the evenings, and during the weekends. It is also only 5 minutes from Kettering where the ferry leaves for Bruny Island with its many attractions both for environmental and recreational pursuits and for gourmet food lovers. This property is perfect for the discerning purchaser looking for a quality home in a beautiful setting.
Last updated: 01:47PM on Jan 21st 2019