Through the oversized picture windows of 'Owlpen's' living room, a magnificent old flowering Dogwood introduces a spectacular swathe of plantings; this home, with its impressive Richard Rowe architect-designed extension, has been built to take in every aspect of the park-like gardens. The four spacious bedrooms are beautifully laid out, with parents' retreat at one end including a study, a huge dressing room and a private deck; three further bedrooms with built-ins are situated at the other end of the home. A huge open-plan kitchen/dining/living room is light-filled, stylish and practical – it opens to covered entertaining and the centrepiece is a wonderful Lopi wood fire with stone surround. A cosy snug offers a second living zone.
Outside, more than six acres of mature trees dotted across rolling lawns feature many unusual specimens, a prolific variety of fruit trees, and flowering plants to rival any nursery. Borrowed views of lush pastures from surrounding farmland provide serenity and privacy.
Other features include:
Weatherboards made from concrete fibre cement for low maintenance and fire resistanceRecently refurbished kitchen; 2.5 beautiful bathrooms featuring glazed Italian tilesIn the bedrooms, luxe wool carpets and built-in joinery includes desksLimewashed Tasmanian oak wide floorboards4 x 15,000 litre tanks; 120,000 litre tank plus a bore and a small dam4 car garaging; shedding; netted raised vegetable beds Reverse cycle ducted and zoned air conditioningFour-car garaging; potting shedHoliday Rental potential, estimated earnings of up to $115,000p.a*
The fully irrigated garden is a true highlight of this home: mature specimen trees sweep across the entire grounds and include rare magnolias, tulip, claret ash, golden ash, beech, oak, birch, elm, crepe myrtle, smoke, locust, a rare black wattle, jacarandas, ornamental grape and a stunning variety of large maple trees. Flowering camelia and mayflower hedges are interspersed with large swathes of hellebores and irises and there are more than forty varieties of old scented roses. The productive orchard includes plums, pears, apples, blueberries, nectarines, cherries, pomegranates, quinces, olives and figs.
'Owlpen' is elevated for views and sits at the end of a tree-lined driveway in stunning Avoca, just a five-minute drive to the delights of Burrawang village and a short drive to both Moss Vale and Bowral with their excellent amenities. For a family, or as a serene weekender, or for someone coming off the land and wanting borrowed views and farm-like seclusion, this home is a delight.
Holiday Rental Appraisal provided by The Holiday Rental Specialists