The owners have merged function, environmental responsibility and luxurious style. Their passion for the environment and living a healthy lifestyle supports a green and healthy way of life which a growing number of people are switching to.
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Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
Revolutionary real estate company The Real Estate Helpers has been entrusted to market this 54-acre property located less than an hour from Melbourne, and the home was surely built to impress.
The home’s owner is one of Melbourne’s leading Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) consultants – he designs eco- friendly commercial buildings, from university science laboratories to residential skyscrapers and more. This knowledge and experience has gone in to creating a truly remarkable property. Painstaking thought has gone into every aspect of designing and building the house.
Only after a thorough inspection of the house will you see that the building techniques utilised promote sustainability – the first thing you notice is this property simply oozes quality. The owners have merged function, environmental responsibility and luxurious style. Their passion for the environment and living a healthy lifestyle supports a green and healthy way of life which a growing number of people are switching to.
The house measures about 40 squares and boasts of four spacious bedrooms (can easily be converted to accommodate up to eight bedrooms), two baths, three toilets, a large open-plan living space, a home office with reception area, an indoor six-seater spa, lots of storage space, a 60 kl water tank for household use plus a 30 kl additional tank for the landscaped garden, grid-connected solar PV, four car park under cover (in shed), and eight additional car park spaces outside. There’s a beautifully landscaped garden with a lot of country-rustic elements that go particularly well with the natural surroundings.
In addition to all these components, Lloyd Jenman of The Real Estate Helpers claims that buyers will also delight in the calculated integration of special details that support the many principles behind green construction that promises reduced energy consumptions yet also promotes a luxurious lifestyle. These integrated details include numerous imported elements such as high-efficiency double glazed windows from Germany, five-inch thick solid teakwood antique entrance doors (imported from a Buddhist temple in Myanmar (Burma), sandstone fireplace block work imported from India, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, and electrical switches brought in directly from Europe. There are still so many other novel highlights of the house and interested buyers will not only find them particularly unique but also as charming as they are functional.
Jenman notes that the purchase price for the property is less than its replacement cost – meaning, to build this house today would cost much more than the price offered. He recommends this to residential home buyers as well as corporate buyers as the property is perfect for a private school, a resort company, a church or religious group.
Fun facts about the property:
The walls are half a metre (50cm) think. Even someone with little knowledge about environmental design can see (and feel!) this property is insulated like no other. Keeping it cool in summer (26 degrees inside when the temperature outside exceeds 40 degrees - and this is all done naturally.
14 tonnes of render cover the straw bales used in the construction of this house, giving it the stylish facade that greets visitors as they enter.
Handcrafted stone bench top weighs 1.4 tonnes (more than the average car!). Not to mention the fact it was designed by a chef and includes custom grooves from effortless preparation and cleaning.
Post tension concrete slab (normally used in the construction of much larger buildings) supports the first floor.
A home that was designed for energy-efficiency and reduced environmental footprint is a great investment to make for the “present leading to the future.” The property offered by The Real Estate Helpers provides more than this, actually, because it also creates the opportunity for people to achieve an “elevated” way of life that unites important values. Such a provision rarely becomes available in the market, so for those who are interested in and would like to learn more about this eco-friendly and stylish abode located in close proximity to Victoria’s popular natural sights like Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley, get in touch with Lloyd Jenman of The Real Estate Helpers through http://www.therealestatehelpers.com.au.