Rural haven has the right blend
Light-filled spaces and picturesque views make an Angaston home a contemporary delight, writes Sarah Daly.
FINDING a balance between country living and urban convenience led the owner of an Angaston retreat to build a home offering the best of both worlds. Set among the idyllic Angaston hills and just five minutes’ drive from the township, the architecturally designed home was built as a result of a lucky find.
‘‘I built the house back in 2008 and it was actually a bit of a stroke of luck to find this unique piece of land that not only offered a great space but was also close to town,’’ the vendor says.
The character-filled family home features four bedrooms and a large living space, which the vendor says is the perfect space for entertaining and spending time together as a family. ‘‘I love the large and open living space and one of the most important things in the building was to introduce plenty of natural light into the space,’’ he says.
‘‘I really wanted to make the most of the light and utilised the northern aspect with skylight windows and bifold doors which are all double glazed.
‘‘It gets pretty cold here during the winter so the natural light keeps the house warm, which helps to save money on power bills, too.’’
The windows not only allow in the light but they also show off the view. A large picture window brings the outside in. ‘‘You can enjoy the view from practically every room and I really wanted to bring the natural beauty of Angaston inside the home,’’ the vendor says.
The living area consists of a large, open-plan space, with a double-sided central fireplace which helps define the kitchen and dining area from the lounge. The living room leads out to a covered patio, which can be used for outdoor entertaining.
The feeling of nature extends to the decorating scheme, with a largely neutral setting highlighted by timber floorboards.
‘‘When it came to the decorating, one of the most important things was getting natural timber through the main living space,’’ the vendor says. ‘‘I wanted to give the home a traditional touch but with all the modern conveniences.’’
The vendor says this balance between traditional and contemporary is also one of the best things about living in Angaston. ‘‘It’s a great little town offering all the modern elements like schools, restaurants and shops in a natural setting,’’ he says. ‘‘The sense of community here is wonderful.’’
Brock Harcourts Homburg Barossa, ph 8563 2599, David Braunack 0418 841 349. Features: Three-bedroom duplex with an open-plan kitchen and dining room, separate lounge and good-size backyard. 40 Moore St, Blyth Agent: Jack Redden Real Estate MidNorth, ph 8842 1154, Mark White 0409 091 796. Features: Two-bedroom home with large lounge and dining rooms and plenty of storage. A generous outdoor entertainment area, airconditioning, combustion heater and rainwater tanks.