Bundanoon 42 Garland Road
'Botanica' - A Contemporary Masterpiece On 3 Acres
Contemporary, and yet aged and settled into a beautiful, half-century-old garden, this surprising Bundanoon home is like no other in the Highlands. The gentle ambience of this brilliantly designed 1980's 'Fasham' home was ahead of its time. Built with an utterly modern-day aesthetic, 'Botanica' has been renovated over the last six years to the highest standards in conjunction with a local interior designer. And yet, the original design focus on light, shadow lines, energy efficiency and views has not been compromised and provides the utmost in comfort, privacy and beauty.
Three park-like acres provide an undulating, four-seasons garden of low-maintenance and breathtaking beauty, where kangaroos and deer from the adjoining Morton National Park will wander in to drink at the small ornamental lake, or rest beneath the mature specimen trees such as oak, redwood, Japanese maple, Manchurian pear and the striking weeping cypress. The birdlife is plentiful and the property, whilst nestled into the dress circle area of Bundanoon and just a short walk into the delightful village and train station, feels miles from anywhere. Two running creeks border 'Botanica' and you are situated right along amazing bushwalks such as the Glow Worm Glen Walking Trail.
A magnificent master bedroom wing and palatial ensuite captures every view, as does each living space in the home. Surrounding it is over 200 square metres of Italian marble paving, and together with the built-in outdoor fire, BBQ and kitchen area, it makes for the ultimate entertainer.
In the garden, with its own driveway, is a two-car garage with adjoining two-car carport. This could be converted into guest accommodation (STCA) for the thriving Bundanoon short-stay market, and the home would retain all its privacy.
Other amazing features include:
- 'Fasham' designed – a renowned Victorian architectural building company who design specifically for each block, tracking the path of the sun. Their homes are known for their enduring style, comfort and living amenity (www.fasham.com.au)
Never-to-be-built-out views, bordering national park3 ovens in the chef-designed kitchenCarrera marble splashbacksFenced and Irrigated raised vegetable garden beds; citrus gardenEuropean oak floorboards are on a concrete slab to retain warmth in winterTwo slow combustion wood fires; rarely used reverse-cycle air-conditioning Beautiful timber electronic gates and a sweeping tree-lined driveway The home is invisible from the road, nestled into a gentle hill, surrounded by spectacular garden rooms and landscapingSubdivisible, into one-acre blocks (STCA) (second driveway already installed; mostly already cleared apart from established specimen trees)
The village of Bundanoon has recently been transformed into a blue-ribbon hub for accommodation and eateries. Osborn House, the only five-star hotel in the Highlands with two spectacular restaurants and a cocktail bar is a new addition, but the Bundanoon pub has recently welcomed a renowned chef and the cultural life in the village is thriving. Perfect for the downsizer, an executive couple or a small family, with all the living over one divine level, 'Botanica' truly brings panoramic garden serenity into every light-filled room.