ENCHANTING HINTERLAND OASIS
Now more than ever environmentally conscience home designs and building techniques are attracting forward thinking responsible individuals. We proudly present a unique home that can be viewed equally as a piece of art as it is a functional and desirable environment to simply exit the daily grind and return to nature. We invite you to experience her warm nurturing spirit. Being only 7 minutes to Cooroy this property is about 22 minutes to Noosa harbour on the Noosa River.
The John Oliver rammed earth construction home privately situated on 51 acres at the end of a peaceful country lane will encapture all of your senses and imagination. The extensive use of natural products includes recycled and repurposed slab timbers, mosaic tiles, Mary river stones and smooth pebbles. Beautiful slate floors with decorative marble inlays adorn the ground level while the upper level has glorious polished recycled timber floors. The north facing home is designed to deliver a non-toxic, natural and healthy lifestyle and the raw energy is something to behold. Popular with Western Australian wineries, the rammed earth design keeps temperature fluctuations at a minimum.
Rammed Earth homes offer one of the lowest environmental impacts:
• Thermal mass natural insulation and passive solar design
• Fireproof & pestproof & noise reduction
• Low maintenance, strong and durable
• Non-toxic substance and healthy lifestyle
• Incredible natural beauty and feel
• Source ( John Oliver Rammed Earth Constructions website)
The configuration of the home works perfectly for families or couples with visitors. The Master bedroom on the ground floor offer peaceful views of open fields, nature, and the pool through full length cedar French doors and windows. The home offers various ceiling heights throughout and the master sanctuary has extremely high ceiling.
The ground level bathroom is reminiscent of a stony flowing creek bed and could easily refresh the weariest of travellers. A downstairs laundry is practical and serviced via and upstairs laundry chute.
The hub of this home is the kitchen which also offers some of the best views through more French doors. Thick 300 year old slab timber benches and robust timber poles of popular Gympie messmate frame this spacious and family friendly kitchen. The kitchen includes:
• Pirelli flooring
• 900mm Chef's Eurolec gas oven and cooktop
• Smeg dishwasher and stainless rangehood
• Walk-in pantry, double sink, insinkerator, filtered tap water
• Slab timber breakfast bar and overhead glass storage
One of the gathering places for rest and relaxation is the spacious lounge room complete with internal water feature and Hot Drum wood fireplace. For warm nights under the stars the outdoor entertaining areas near the pool make you feel like your holidaying at an eco-resort. The enchanting slab timber staircase leads to upstairs rooms which are very large and offer separated balconies and a spacious two-way bathroom all in natural earthy finishings. The slanted windows and library shelves are adjacent to the large void space which draws breezes beautifully up through the home via an electric vergola outdoor louvre.
Maintenance around the home is straight forward with a small ride on mower whipper snipper etc. The natural forest takes care of itself without interruption from humans via regeneration and seasonal cycles.
• 5Kw solar power system with 6 kw panels
• 60,000 litre (ap) rainwater storage
• Brand new solar hot water system
• Double carport plus shed
• Natural Eco waste management system
• Magnificent saltwater swimming pool
This natural 51 acre property has a diverse mix of land profiles, from the house up to the entry gate there are sections of lawn and fruit trees and an area which could suit a horse or two to the micro- climate created by the rainforest. An established and productive permaculture home orchard of domestic and exotic species include:
• Jaboticaba, cinnamon ,avocado ,macadamia, Davidson plum,
• Coffee, star fruit, grapefruit, Kaffir lime.
• Lime, lychee, custard apple, bread fruit, pomelo, Malabar chestnut,
• Sour sop, persimmon ,banana, mango, lemon, lemonade, plus more
A handy colourbond shed with a workshop and accommodation/office space has a high top carport ideal for larger vehicles, boats or caravans. Beyond the home area the native rainforest beckons you to explore along pathways down to a beautiful creek area, a second seasonal creek and a small dam. Australian rainforest birds such as frogmouth owl, king parrots and kingfisher enjoy the elevated canopy.
The motivated owners have elected to release this very special property via the auction method giving all interested parties an opportunity to put forward their ideas around value and suitability. The unique characteristics of this property make it virtually impossible to find a comparison. This property does have a gentle spirit of its own and is calling for a new tribe to share unforgettable moments with. We hope she chooses you.
We recommend buyers attend the open homes or make an appointment to view as there is nothing to be seen be doing a drive past. If you are travelling from South of the area please take the Cooroy exit and not the Eumundi exit as it takes the long way around. If following via a GPS please type in 5 King Parrot Lane Ridgewood and our pointer signs will show the way.
This property is being sold by auction or without a price and therefore a price guide cannot be provided. The website may have filtered the property into a price bracket for website functionality purposes only.