685 Staughton Vale Road, Staughton Vale
Stunning Views on 32 Acres House on Acreage - Property ID: 759111
IN CONJUNCTION WITH DUNLOP REAL ESTATE SUNBURY.
Adjoining National Park On Over 30 Acres!
So different in so many ways, the innovative pole house on the side of its hill in rural Staughton Vale is a paradox of eco beauty and appeal.
Outside it is at one with its bush surrounds, its geometry and warmth of materials giving it a special, sensitive connection. Inside, this warm cocooning feel is still well evident and organic, its rich timbers and geometric, almost spiritual freedom setting it poles apart. Yet here inside there is a spectacular change of outlook. Suddenly emphasis alters. Gaze out its expansive windows and you are presented with a panorama to enthrall. From Melbourne to Geelong and with vistas of the granite peaks of the You Yangs, a whole new world spreads out.
Built about 18 years ago to designs by pioneering local pole house guru John Koch, the home sits at the rear of over 30 idyllic acres (about 12.5ha) adjoining the 7718ha Brisbane Ranges National Park, arguably the state's richest wildflower habitat.
Ideally located just 20 minutes from Geelong, 15 minutes from Bacchus Marsh and an easy hour's drive from Melbourne, the three-bedroom, 113-square-metre pole house is for the lover of the natural and the tranquil with water supply.
On five levels, entry is via the expansive deck that leads to a large lounge area complete with wood stove which, thanks to the building's vertical layout, keeps all rooms cozy.
To one side is a study, and down a few steps and you're in a lower bedroom. Back up from the lounge area is a modern kitchen, bathroom and a dining room.Sit at the dining table and you can seemingly see forever. Up more steps and you're into the master bedroom, and then further up and you're into another bedroom, again with those breathtaking views. Throughout the feel is of peace and relaxation, airiness and light, inspiring angles, soaring poles, cedar beams, polished timber floors and pine lining.
Outside, the building's oiled weatherboards blend harmoniously with its bush surrounds.
Owned for the past 14 years by Michael and Suzanne as a lifestyle escape, the property offers options for hobby farming yet has been maintained more as a nature reserve.
"I've deliberately not farmed it because I preferred to leave it to the animals ... echidnas, kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras, practically everything," says Michael.
Likewise, Michael and his wife have refrained from using fertilisers on the soil, preferring to maintain the integrity of its organic state.
Connected to the Geelong town water supply via a private water scheme, the property boasts three dams.