A spacious property with a four bedroom family home, close to all town facilities and an easy walk to the local primary school. It has a rural feel due to it being surrounded by other large, treed properties and its secluded position on the edge of town.
Land: Approx. 4,300m2 (over 1 acre) Located on the western edge of the Lobethal township, this property overlooks Lobethal and provides a private rural atmosphere. The land rises from the road with most of the land being at the end of the private driveway, which is lined with a range of trees and shrubs. The land is well vegetated with many native trees and bushes which attract a wide range of bird life.
Appealing to wildlife enthusiasts, 48 native bird species have been sighted over the property, with 14 native orchid species growing within its grounds. The Red Firetail Finches and Superb Blue Fairy Wrens are regular and delightful visitors to the low maintenance garden. Echidnas, kangaroos and koalas have all been seen on the property from time to time. The more formal front garden has a lawn area edged with a range of shrubs to provide privacy yet permit views over Lobethal to the hills beyond. The garden to the rear of the home has native trees around the perimeter fencing. An open park like setting encompasses the centre, ideal for spring and autumn coffees whilst watching over the children. An area in front of the rear shed has seen plenty of play with the basketball ring remaining for the next family; the shed itself was originally built as a child’s large cubby. SA Water is connected and used in the gardens.
Residence: This large, upgraded, family, double brick home of four bedrooms is designed to be energy efficient. The raked ceilings, with luxurious exposed Oregon beams, help to keep the home cool in summer. For those few days a year when cooling is required, the three split system, reverse cycle air-conditioners located in the family room, main bedroom and fourth bedroom respectively, keep the family cool. A large, slow combustion heater is located in the lounge. With the ducted heat pumps leading from the lounge to bedrooms three, four and the family room, the whole home can be kept warm in the cooler months. To assist in cooling or heating, ceiling fans are located in all bedrooms and living areas of the home. To add to the energy efficiency, a 1.5kW solar electric system with SA Government feed in tariff of 44c/kW hour is transferable to the new owners. The extensive use of L.E.D and fluoro lighting throughout the home and the new 300 litre hot water heat pump on J tariff (controlled load) also contribute significantly to lower electricity costs. Entry to the home is by the door at the under main roof carport, leading into the large, cosy family room, which also has a sliding door at the rear, providing access to the patio. The dining room, with its feature brick wall, adjoins the lounge, which provides a delightful spot to relax and look out through the large windows onto the front garden. Off the lounge is the main bedroom with walk-in robe and recently upgraded (2017) ensuite. Bedroom two has a built-in robe, bedrooms three and four have alcoves suitable for built-in robes. Bedroom four, due to its size, could be used as a rumpus room if not required for a bedroom; it also has a sliding door to the patio The kitchen, with modern appliances, was upgraded two years ago, has a corner carousel and pull out fitting, soft close drawers and cupboard doors, providing a good amount of storage. The laundry is large and the bathroom has Scandinavian style, timber panelling and an easy clean recessed shower enclosure; the easy clean theme is continued with the floating floor boards (installed in the last 12 months) in all areas but the wet areas. The attached large patio with LazerLite roof has a new artificial turf floor providing a soft feel underfoot and is enclosed with patio blinds and shade cloth roller blinds. This expansive entertaining area is cosy and warm on cold days and is a great spot to dry clothes when it is wet outside. The home is connected to SA Sewerage.
Improvements: A total of 75,000 litres of rainwater is stored and plumbed to the home (gravity fed). There are three large sheds; the largest 9m x 6m has a concrete floor, large internal storeroom and single carpark whilst having an attached high entry double carport of 7.5m x 5.5m. A 6.4m x 5.3m shed to the north of the residence also provides plenty of room to dry and store firewood. The third shed to the rear of the property 6.1m x 4.1m is semi lined and was originally built as a child’s large cubby, now used for storage. All sheds have vehicular access as well as power and lighting.