A remarkable opportunity to own this contemporary, architecturally designed, property on the banks of the Finniss River.
A tranquil retreat with easy access to towns, beaches, and wineries; river frontage, environmental sensibility, an entertaining paradise and work from home.
Enjoy sweeping views of the Finniss River, stunning sunsets over the water and brilliant sunrises over the paddocks where sheep graze. Relax on the terrace overlooking the river; host a dinner in the enclosed courtyard with in-ground swimming pool; enjoy a moonlight swim; retreat with a book to any one of the many gardens; launch a tinny and go fishing; grab the binoculars and bird watch.
An innovative design for living in the environment. Nestled in mature native trees, shrubs and grasses, four pavilions linked by walkways, trace the contour of the elevated riverbank.
Open plan kitchen/dining room is the social core of the property. Built in 2005-6 of local stone with a wall of glass, this pavilion takes in the full beauty of the Finniss River with its ever-changing moods. Sliding doors open onto the paved terrace overlooking river. Modern kitchen, Italian tiled kitchen floor, polished wood in dining area. Double doors open onto the inside courtyard, paved with Maison sandstone. Traditional stone fences encloses lawned gardens, hedged with drought resistant plantings, shade sail covered, solar heated 10 metre in-ground fibre glass swimming pool with elegant glass fencing.
A self-contained recently renovated log cabin. This pavilion is a light, airy dwelling with custom-built kitchen, large bedroom with robe, bathroom with heat lamp/fan, dining/living area with river views, front and back verandahs, sheltered enclosed country garden with paved entertaining area, own driveway and parking space, powered concrete floor shed with shade cloth lean to. This charming cottage is an ideal space for visitors to enjoy privacy but sited close to the pool and outdoor kitchen.
A studio apartment, is an ideal writer or teenage retreat, with ensuite and large walk in robe. The glass sliding doors overlook the river.
Two story sleeping quarters, a quiet, private pavilion (built 2005-6) of local stone and mini-orb. Downstairs tiled, upstairs polished wood floors with deck that wraps around three sides of the pavilion. Spectacular views: watch the sunrise across the paddocks and sunset across the river, take in the expanse of the paved courtyard, pool, stone fence and plantings.
The upstairs bedroom has ensuite with spa bath, shower and toilet. Downstairs has been used as a bedroom and is currently a quiet sitting room and home office. A large walk-in storeroom can accommodate a wir, the laundry has outdoor access. Sliding doors off the downstairs open onto a lawned garden with access to an external (with internal access) bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. This pavilion is serviced by gas hot water, interconnected rain water tanks that collect water from the roof, walk ways, carport and sheds. An enviro-cycle services the kitchen and bedroom pavilions. An additional storage room with wine rack under the stairs is accessible from outside.
A recent addition features an all weather kitchen. This is a fabulous meeting place centrally located amongst the separate living areas. A wood oven pizza, cafe style blinds and full kitchen completes the versatile living of this home.
Location, location, location. This 20 acre property boasts easy access to nearby Currency Creek and Langhorne Creek vineyards. Twenty minutes to the historic town of Strathalbyn or to Goolwa and the pristine beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula. This is rural living at its best and still only an hour to Adelaide, the Festival City.
Features: river frontage, direct river access, mooring infrastructure: spectacular views, sunrise, sunset, rural and river: sustainable sensibilities: architect design of 4 linked pavilions each with own split heating a/c, and gas hot water service: four toilets/showers (spa bath in upstairs ensuite): two kitchens both with fridge, double sinks, cupboards above and below, microwave oven, (log cabin electric oven and gas cooktop; main pavilion double electric oven and gas cooktop): all weather centrally located outdoor kitchen with wood fired pizza oven: electric external blinds on kitchen pavillion: 2-4 bedrooms: overhead fans throughout: self contained guest quarters: in-ground sail shaded 10 metre fibre-glass swimming pool (Solar heated): 5KW electric solar system, enviro-cycle to kitchen and bedrooms: septic system to studio and log cabin: stock and domestic water licence (600kL): electric water pump from river: seven water tanks, 58000 gallon capacity: drought tolerant and secluded courtyard gardens: courtyards and walkways with Maison sandstone pavers: traditional stone fencing home paddock: 2 x rural fenced 8 acre paddocks, stockyard, all stock water troughs fed from river pump: All located an hour fro…
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