Award-Winning Family Living!
Green living’ is elevated to a class above with this innovative Landmark ‘Solar House’. A model for low energy design, this simple yet intelligently configured, split-level open-plan home boasts a carefully designed orientation and zoning of internal spaces, along with north-facing glazing, sun protection, thermal mass, insulation, selected screen plantings surrounding the home and collection of large windows that maximise daylight use and visual flow. As such, the integrated building and equipment system was designed to provide approximately 60 per cent of the annual heating requirements for the house and boasts a long list of accolades, having won the 1979 Herald-Housing Industry Association Award, Royal Australian Institute of Architects citations for new housing and energy efficient buildings (1980) and first prize in the 1980 Gas & Fuel Corporation Energy Management Awards. Needless to say, it’s far from your average home.
The home’s architectural flair instantly reveals itself, where a lower-level open-plan living domain resides comfortably beneath an angled timber-panelled ceiling on entry, warmed by a central open fireplace that separates the living area from the north-facing dining area and gourmet kitchen. A peaceful living area coupled with two robed bedrooms at the rear of the home makes for a practical children’s accommodation zone, while two additional bedrooms that includes the excellent master bedroom (garden outlook, walk-in robe and stylish ensuite) are positioned at the front of the home. A bright spa bathroom calms the mind and reinvigorates the senses, while contemporary timber flooring, split-system cooling, gas heating, abundant northern light, established landscaped gardens and generous off-street parking enhance the appeal of this rare find.
Beautifully sited on the footsteps of Green Gully Linear Park, this award-winning Manningham icon is only minutes away from The Pines Shopping Centre, Templestowe Village, the Eastern Freeway, bus transport and schools.