Woodend architect's trophy home offering

Woodend architect's trophy home offering
Woodend architect's trophy home offering

A recently auctioned Woodend offering remains for sale at $1.2 million.

The 57 Andrew Avenue had been listed at $1.2 million plus. Local architect Damien Summers created the retreat on 1.6 hectares of land on the town’s outskirts.

Joan Gladman has the bespoke design listing.

Its east-west orientation soaks up light and sun, allowing not just the living rooms, but also two bedrooms to face north.

A vine-covered pergola provides summer shade whilst allowing welcome winter sun to flood the house.

A beautiful grey masonry wall defines the elegant library with its mountain ash shelving.

In this wall, a Cheminees Philippe slow combustion/open fire is capable of heating the entire house.

The property has a six star energy rating, thanks to double glazing, LED lighting, insulation and other efficiency measures.

There is a three stage sewerage system, stormwater management and underground soakage uphill from trees.

Rainwater harvesting involves a two stage rainwater collection system, and gravity fed garden taps capitalise on this in the thriving orchard.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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