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5 Highland Way
Maiden Gully VIC 3551
Solar Passive Designed Home In Peaceful Surrounds
This is an incredible opportunity to purchase a property close to all amenities, yet set in picturesque native surrounds – and it’s not only good for the environment but also good for your wallet! With beautiful Australian-country style and passive energy design principles, this tranquil home is the definition of easy living.
The front section of the house includes a bedroom, with built-in robes, and across the entry hall is secure access to the double garage. A pretty stained glass door sections this area from the main living space ensuring that natural light is let in whilst offering an air lock to reduce the transfer of heat and cold through the house.
Step down into a light and bright open plan kitchen, living and dining space. Double-glazed sliding doors open to a south facing courtyard on one side and a north aspect garden on the other, these offer an abundance of natural light into the space. Features such as the gas log fire, slate flooring and Tasmanian Oak and Jarrah timber kitchen add to the natural feel of the property.
Off the kitchen is a lovely, light room that has proportions perfectly suited for a variety of uses – as a third bedroom, an art studio, home office or an additional living space. A hallway from the kitchen directs you to the master bedroom with a walk-through robe leading to the dual access bathroom offering a walk-in shower, spa bathtub, custom-built vanity and a toilet. A separate toilet, laundry and excellent storage complete the internal plan.
From the main living area, step out on to a beautiful sunny deck with an ornamental grape vine providing colour and a canopy year round. The deck overlooks the beautiful native garden with established trees and a nesting box where a family of Rosellas has lived for many years. A rock pond, raised vegie garden beds, herbs and fruit trees including citrus, cherry, pomegranate, olives and more add to this lovely, private sanctuary.
Additional features include:
Custom-built Tasmanian Oak and Jarrah kitchen with a large island bench, walk-in pantry, four-burner gas cooktop, electric oven, dishwasher and ample storage
25,000l water tank
Solar panels (66c premium feed in tariff)
Passive design including eaves for summer shade, and window heights to maximise the winter sunlight and warmth for the thermal mass.
Rylock Window Systems to maximize natural airflow in the hotter months
Double glazing and quality insulation
Ceiling fans in the living area and master bedroom
Built-in robes throughout
Secure access from both sides of the home to the rear yard
This incredibly practical home is tranquil and peaceful yet only a few minutes walk to schools, supermarket, post office, pharmacy, sporting reserves, playgrounds, bus stop and more. Designed to make the most of the seasons, this delightful property is ready to enjoy.