A delightfully designed and strikingly built home on a small farm holding of ten hectares or 40 acres at Trawool in the Upper Goulburn Valley is listed for private sale by the Kilmore and Yea offices of Ruralco Property.
Built over a two-year period by the vendors the property known as Bimbadeen has multiple features that will strike an accord with a family or a couple seeking a full or part time lifestyle change to a scenic, yet easily accessible location.
The vendors say that their home completed only seven years ago, is the culmination of many ideas accumulated from their travel experiences with a number that were inspired by the Kevin McLeod Grand Designs television series.
First it is the siting and location on a north facing position for energy efficiency, plus their choice of the unique materials.
The main structural elements of Bimbadeen are the striking rammed earth walls constructed again by one of Australia’s foremost exponents of the craft, with timber framing and distinctive Colorbond steel cladding for the rest of the building.
Eight different floor elevations that allow for instance a sunken conversation area in the main lounge while there are polished concrete floors in most parts of the building.
The high ceiling heights also impart a feeling of spaciousness and while the double- sided fireplace between the lounge and kitchen-dining area makes another statement of comfort.
The home has an area under roof of 350 square metres providing four bedrooms, inclusive of a self-contained parent’s retreat of 36 sqm, with two bathrooms plus a powder room provided for their guests.
Unusual timbers provide a range of features throughout including the large mango timber slab that forms the island bench top in the kitchen which also has concrete benches in the working areas.
High quality appliances are also installed.
The vendors have also installed an lpg boiler powered hydronic heating system which they say helps maintain the cosiness of the house on winter’s coldest night.
“There is very little temperature variation throughout the year as the home has all double-glazed windows with natural air flows giving the cross breezes which circulate through the building.
The Bimbadeen property is also connected to town water while rainwater runoff is also collected into 75,000 litres of tank storage.
The property also has a greywater treatment system using the toilet and laundry flows that provides the irrigation resource for the impressive established garden in which the home is set.
Other features include a security coded gate entry and a long entrance driveway defined by multiple Manchurian Pear trees that are now very well established,
Also on the property is a set of steel cattle yards, a hay shed, plus a large valley catchment dam which allows the running of say six cows and calves on productive pastures with little need for supplementary feeding.
In fact, in most seasons hay has been cut from the largest of the five paddocks that are inclusive of high quality boundary and subdivision fencing with a stock watering trough system also installed.
Another building is a steel framed dual roller door structure with self-contained services originally built as a six car garage and workshop that is likely to be ideal for overflow visitor, short stay or teenager accommodation or as a studio.
If there is a need to commute to the city for work there is an easy drive down the Hume Freeway or catching the trains at Tallarook or Seymour railway stations, each only a ten-minute drive away and providing multiple daily services to Southern Cross with about a ninety-minute journey.
The vendors say they will miss the quietude, the wildlife and the scenic local views from a home that has given them much satisfaction from their design, choice of materials and the seamless execution of the building process that took two years to complete.
Ruralco Property agents Grant McKenzie (Kilmore office) and Brendan Woodley (Yea office) say that Bimbadeen at Trawool is a striking, well designed and superbly located home on an acreage property where the new owner can continue to graze cattle or introduce almost any type of livestock.
“Bimbadeen was built with vision and great insight into the best materials and services and is in a great unimpeded position to offer a stunning lifestyle.
‘We don’t anticipate that there will be too many inspections before this property is sold”.