A show­case of sus­tain­able liv­ing and ur­ban de­sign

The Gazette Real Estate - - VIEW -

From the strik­ing façade to the ul­tra-chic, modern in­te­rior, this re­mark­able War­ragul home is a tes­ta­ment to sus­tain­able liv­ing, en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and ur­ban de­sign.

An im­pres­sive 8 star en­ergy rat­ing, in­cor­po­rat­ing a 4.5kw so­lar sys­tem, two wa­ter tanks for the toi­lets and laun­dry, dou­ble glaz­ing and pas­sive de­sign prin­ci­ples min­imises en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact and re­duces en­ergy costs to vir­tu­ally zero. A fur­ther bonus is the in­ner town lo­ca­tion with shops, cafes, Civic Park and the Arts Cen­tre prac­ti­cally on the doorstep. Once a mod­est weath­er­board cot­tage, an in­no­va­tive ren­o­va­tion and ex­ten­sion has cre­ated a stylish, con­tem­po­rary res­i­dence fea­tur­ing three bed­rooms, in­clud­ing a lav­ish main bed­room suite, for­mal sit­ting room or home of­fice, open plan kitchen, meals and liv­ing area. Ex­ten­sive ter­rac­ing and land­scap­ing has re­sulted in an eye catch­ing ex­te­rior and mul­ti­ple lev­els at the rear pro­vid­ing out­door en­ter­tain­ing spa­ces with vir­tu­ally no main­te­nance. There is a sin­gle car­port at the front of the prop­erty with power sup­ply for hy­brid ve­hi­cles plus rear lane ac­cess to a sin­gle Color­bond garage and work­shop. Pas­sive de­sign fea­tures in­clude the northerly as­pect of the main liv­ing area and pol­ished con­crete floor­ing, known for its ex­cel­lent ther­mal mass prop­er­ties, in the ex­ten­sion. Strate­gi­cally po­si­tioned win­dows, in par­tic­u­lar the au­to­mated clerestory win­dows in the din­ing area, as­sist with ven­ti­la­tion and max­imise the light. Split sys­tem air con­di­tion­ers in the home of­fice and liv­ing area also main­tain cli­mate con­trol. Pol­ished tim­ber floor­boards found in the en­try hall are an orig­i­nal fea­ture, whilst move­ment sen­sor strip light­ing is a modern up­date. Square set cor­nices through­out cre­ate clean lines and a feel­ing of space.

The orig­i­nal sec­tion of the home com­prises the for­mal sit­ting room or home of­fice, two se­condary bed­rooms with built-in robes, fam­ily bath­room, dou­ble li­nen press and a sep­a­rate toi­let. Po­si­tioned at the rear of the lay­out are the open plan kitchen, meals and fam­ily liv­ing area, the main bed­room suite and the laun­dry. Min­i­mal­ist in de­sign, the kitchen is a true show­piece with flush panel cabi­netry, mul­ti­ple draw­ers, stain­less steel counter top with in­te­grated sink and all elec­tric Bosch ap­pli­ances, in­clud­ing an in­duc­tion cook­top, wall oven and a dish­washer. Centrepiece is the im­pres­sive con­crete is­land bench adding an in­dus­trial edge to the scheme. Glass stack­ing doors from the liv­ing area open to a cov­ered deck with steps lead­ing to an el­e­vated ter­race and sec­ond seat­ing area at the rear of the prop­erty. A built-in mains gas bar­beque, sink, stor­age and a ceil­ing fan are found in the al­fresco. Po­si­tioned for pri­vacy, the main bed­room in­cludes built-in robes, an en­suite and slid­ing door ac­cess to the al­fresco. Tim­ber pan­elling be­hind the bed­head is a rus­tic yet warm de­sign el­e­ment here. Both bath­rooms are beau­ti­fully ap­pointed with con­crete topped van­i­ties and con­tem­po­rary fix­tures. The main bath­room also in­cludes a stun­ning free­stand­ing bath, the en­suite fea­tures a walk-in shower with a pri­vacy glazed win­dow over­look­ing a de­light­ful wa­ter fea­ture.

With a fo­cus on en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, low main­te­nance and con­tem­po­rary de­sign, num­ber 5 Ge­orge Street War­ragul of­fers a stress free life­style of com­fort and con­ve­nience.

All of­fers are to be sub­mit­ted to the of­fice of First Na­tional Real Es­tate War­ragul by 12.00pm Wed­nes­day 24th Oc­to­ber 2018. For all en­quiries or to ar­range a pri­vate view­ing con­tact the sales team on 5623 1222, Car­men Christie 0402 042 120 or Stu­art Brock 0407 610 700.

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