36D Monteith Way,
The Modern Lifestyle PropertySituated in the Jervis Bay hinterland, this unique property combines modern family living with a peaceful rural lifestyle. The four-bedroom architect-designed home is located in park-like grounds fringed by native bushland. Ideal for an active family wanting to escape the confines of an urban existence, the property encompasses 102 acres of land, much of it comprised of old growth forest featuring majestic eucalypts, rocky creeks and pockets of coastal rainforest.
The house, which was built in 2011, features a modernist modular design taking advantage of the northerly aspect and ensuring a bright, sunny outlook. The house is constructed with low maintenance Colourbond cladding offset with hardwood balconies, decks and pathways. Established native gardens give way to sweeping lawns.
The four double bedrooms are of a generous size and feature built-in robes, ceiling fans and large windows with garden views; the master bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and ensuite bathroom. The lounge/dining areas features upswept ceilings and massive windows overlooking rolling paddocks and the surrounding bushland. This spacious room faces onto a spectacular spotted gum tree, providing for amazing views as the light changes across the foliage throughout the day. A slow combustion heater provides plenty of pleasant warmth during the winter months; ceiling fans circulate cool air during summer.
The large modern kitchen boasts stylish European appliances, gleaming white stone bench tops and a massive walk-in pantry. The lounge area opens onto large hardwood decks to the north and south, providing plenty of outdoors space to entertain friends and family.
The entire dwelling is floored with durable yet attractive honey-coloured bamboo, adding to the modernist feel while complementing the natural bushland setting.
The four "modules" which make up this innovative family home are connected by breeze ways, proving cool air in summer and plenty of light, no matter the time of day or season. A large bathroom, separate laundry and plenty of storage thanks to built-in cupboards in the main hall way help make this a functional yet stylish family home.
A large media room is perfect for family movie nights or quiet times watching your favourite TV show and is air-conditioned for your comfort. The media room also opens up onto an expansive hardwood deck, giving access to the 9.5m saltwater pool and landscaped gardens planted with bird-attracting native shrubs.
The house has a two-car carport at the rear entrance with just a short walk across the gravel driveway to a high-roofed 19x12m three bay Colourbond shed, ideal for storing machinery, boats or a caravan. There's plenty of room in the shed for a workshop And it also features an additional wing comprising of a fully lined studio/rumpus room/guest accomodation with a separate office. A roofed "lean-to" at the western side of the shed currently houses a 40-foot shipping container, which is ideal for storage or which could be renovated to provide additional workshop space.
A massive 170,000litre water tank ensures there's plenty of drinking water available, even in the driest times; a separate 15,000 litre tank supplies additional water. A dam provides water for horses or other stock with a petrol pump connected to an underground pipe system allowing easy access to water for irrigation.
A track then leads into approximately 80 acres of native bush, a third of which is partially cleared with the remainder being old growth forest which borders the Parma Creek Nature Reserve. Various tracks provide access for vehicles, motor bikes, mountain bikes and horse rides. There are endless opportunities to explore your own private bush retreat with plenty of great picnic spots, BBQ areas and camp-out locations. Semi-permanent creeks studded with massive boulders and fringed by ancient eucalypts provide for fantastic bush walks or just quiet places to enjoy the solitude.
Wildlife abounds on this amazing property with kangaroos, wallabies, possums, sugar gliders, bandicoots, wombats and any number of native birds giving the nature lover plenty of opportunities for close-up observation.
Although it feels like you're a million miles from civilisation, the property is actually only a 15-20 minute drive from the beaches and cafes of Jervis Bay and a similar distance from the shops of Nowra. Canberra is a two-hour drive along the newly constructed Main Road 92.
If you are after a unique property which offers a stylish, comfortable family home, a big shed, plenty of open space and acres and acres of wild Aussie bush, but which is conveniently located close to beaches, schools and shopping centres, then look no further. This special place is just right for you!