86 Lee Road, Lobethal, SA, 5241
Aptly place named, this north facing rural property has far reaching views of Kenton Valley towards Gumeracha and is situated in a convenient yet secluded location at the end of a no through road. The well maintained unique house has a lower level wrap around verandah with upper balconies and decks for enjoying the views and flora or watching the abundant wildlife.
There is under cover parking for several vehicles and secure shedding with concrete floor, rainwater tank capacity over 50,000 litres and potable bore water bore for stock/garden/domestic use. (Water licence for irrigation of pastures to be sold separately)
LAND: 2.5 ha (6 acres) of pasture and home site with quality five wire electric fencing in four main paddocks. The balance of around 1 hectare (2.5 acres) of glorious bushland backs onto Porter Scrub and was the subject of a management study by the Upper Torrens Land Management Group. Rare and endangered species of flora and fauna were discovered in this study and the owners joined in Trees for Life planting which adds to the biodiversity of the property.
Kenton Valley is located between the towns of Gumeracha and Lobethal in a tightly held small number of properties which rarely come onto the market, so this is an opportunity to live in a beautiful part of the Adelaide Hills. Located at the very end of a quiet road, the elevated position of the property offers superb views with undulating usable grazing land in a peaceful setting.
Entering the property the driveway separates a large grazing paddock on the right from the stock yards and holding paddock utilised for calving on the left. The dam paddock on the left is fully fenced to exclude stock and another good sized paddock is overlooked from the main living rooms of the house with the Kenton Valley vista in the background. Although the grazing area surrounds the home, there is a backdrop section of the native vegetation that can be enjoyed from the upper balcony. This bushland adjoins the crown reserve being Porter Scrub Conservation Park which further enhances the semi-secluded nature of this holding.
The benefit of this property is its element of self-sufficiency. There is plenty of rainwater (annual rainfall is between 800-1000mm) piped to the home through a quality filtration and UV system; bore water provides water for the gardens, stock and backup supply for the home (which has never needed to be used); a 2.5kW solar system can be increased to 3.0kW to match the existing inverter; paddocks to raise your own stock or grow vegetables and fruit. The only utility bills are electricity used beyond that generated by the solar system which feeds back into the grid during periods of over production. The bore pump located adjacent to the house has 2 phase power which allows for trade equipment to be operated within the adjoining carport under the main roof.
RESIDENCE: Deserving of a buyer who has an appreciation for quality living standards combined with a unique character. The home is open design with a light airy feel and views from all rooms. It is tastefully decorated with elements of natural timber features and contemporary decorated design and comfortable floor and window treatments.
Entering the lower level of this two storey home you discover a beautiful 5 year old custom designed ‘Integrity Joinery’ kitchen featuring a horseshoe shaped Tasmanian oak benchtop, Miele dishwasher, AEG built-in cooking appliances and a striking wrap around splashback with oodles of cupboard storage and a large pantry. Although decorated in a modern style, the owners have retained original country home features which nicely balance the comfort feel in this home. This lower level contains the laundry and second bathroom with adjoining fourth bedroom and an open plan living/dining/family area with a slow combustion heater and a reverse cycle split system for backup. The washing line is located next to the laundry in the carport under the main roof. No more rushing home to bring in the washing when it rains!
Upstairs is a mezzanine level living space with distant views towards Gumeracha that is currently utilised as a music and craft room. The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and its own Juliette balcony to enjoy that early morning coffee or glorious sunsets. Each room has its own appealing character and unique views with the second bedroom also having a walk in robe and sliding door access to another balcony, whilst the third bedroom has a vaulted skylight where you can lie back and watch the stars or lower the solar blind to black out the room in daytime. The main bathroom was completely renovated by Haynes Plumbers around three years ago to a modern standard and is simply stunning with floor to ceiling tiles, curved shower recess, freestanding bath, quality Dorf tapware, customised heated towel rails, double sink vanity and wide matching mirror. Even this room has a view!
A ducted air conditioning system has been fitted on the upper level which cools the entire home, however the design of the upper storey allows for cross ventilation to utilise cool summer evenings. The home is embraced by upper and lower level timber decking, with recently renovated balustrades for complete safety which all adds to the living appeal of this home
IMPROVEMENTS: Multiple undercover parking is available, with the carport under the main roof currently used as a gym, although it would lend itself to workshop options or even a simple conversion to additional living space if desired. Although at approximately 150 square metres of living space, there is ample room for family living and privacy. Near the main entry is an oversized carport and within twenty or so steps is lockable parking or storage by of way of a 20" x 20" shed that has concrete floor and power. The 20" x 10" attached carport to the shed is perfect for trailers or storing a tractor or utility. Rainwater include 2 x 4500 gallon and 1 x 5000 gallon rainwater tanks fed from the main
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Cars: 5