Fancy ru­ral home on of­fer near Gundy

The Western Star - - RURAL WEEKLY -

DRIVE slowly down Clarkes Rd, Goondi­windi, and you might catch a glimpse of a Geor­gian-style res­i­dence perched on the banks of the Macin­tyre River.

Set on two hectares, 21 Clarkes Rd is one of Goondi­windi’s most pres­ti­gious res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties.

When plan­ning their home, the own­ers set very def­i­nite cri­te­ria.

Views of the river were a must and a curved drive­way would sweep through rolling lawns to the res­i­dence.

The res­i­dence must have all the en­dur­ing hall­marks of the clas­si­cally beau­ti­ful Geor­gian de­sign – sym­me­try,

re­fine­ment, har­mony and el­e­gance.

It was to be built with bricks from Syd­ney, home of the early Aus­tralian Geor­gian homes, and the bricks had to be laid in the style of that era, im­bu­ing sym­me­try and ad­her­ence to clas­si­cal rules.

French doors with tra­di­tional green shut­ters add de­tail­ing. On the lower level, rooms would open to ve­ran­das where vines twist around posts.

On both lev­els ve­ran­das would have views of the river and the mag­nif­i­cent sur­rounds.

Flood­lit at night, the river­side is perfect for par­ties or a gar­den wed­ding.

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