MUSICIAN’S RETREAT BACK UP FOR SALE
A SECLUDED Jan Juc bush hideaway built by musician Xavier Rudd is about to hit the market again.
The stunning sustainable house crafted from timber and rammed earth is a nature lover’s paradise, set on 2ha of private bushland moments from the surf.
Fashion designer Arabella Ramsay and her family bought the four-bedroom house from Rudd and revamped the in interior before selling to the he current vendors Clarissa Ramsey and Rania Awad in 2016. 6.
The pair added an infinity stone-clad swimmming pool, designed to o replicate a natural lagoon, as the centrepiece of an Instaworthy outdoor entertainment area hidden among gum trees.
McCartney Torquay ay agent Tim Carson is preparing to list 40 Bells Boulevard, Jan Juc, which hich is expected to have price hopes of $3.1 million-$3.3 million.
Mr Carson said it was the ultimate coastal retreat, with its use of recycled materials and natural finishes setting a sustainable design benchmark.
Selected timbers, pylons salvaged from the old Geelong pier, pier polished concrete and American oak flooring create layers of character inside.
Ms Ramsey and her partner moved from Sydney after falling in love with the largely offthe-grid property. She said the house was so private there was no need for curtains, so you coul could watch the stars at night.
“T “The driveway up to home is a l long and winding dirt track thro through the bush so it feels very private and quiet,” Ms Ramsey said. “In saying that, when the surf is big at Bells and I am in the vegetable patch I can feel the earth vibrating.
“We get so much wildlife — we thought we would get kangaroos and wallabies, but we get echidnas, owls and lots of possums; we’ve even had a pair of deer.”
A timber boardwalk over a dry creek bed introduces the house, which is oriented for northern sunshine and beautiful bushland views.
There’s a contemporary feel in the open-plan kitchen, dining and living space, where a Cheminees Philippe cast-iron wood heater and
AGA oven are key features.
Dual sliding doors link to a large split-level deck with a wood-fired pizza oven overlooking the swimming pool and bush beyond.
There are three bedrooms, a rumpus room, study and bathroom on the ground floor, with the main bedroom suite tucked away upstairs.
HIDEAWAY: The Jan Juc home originally built by Xavier Rudd (left) is set to hit the market.