Peter & Grace
SEARCH LOCATION: Bowral, NSW
BUDGET- $800,000 – 1.3 million
THE BRIEF: Because Peter and Grace both work from home they figure their home should be beautiful and in a beautiful spot, hence there decision to move from Melbourne to picturesque Bowral! Their idea of perfection is a picture postcard Georgian house on 1 acre with established gardens, a private pool and a lovely aspect. The house must look good from the street and have 3 bedrooms, a separate office space and really large living areas, preferably open plan. If it doesn’t have an open fireplace Grace won’t get out of the car. The most surprising thing about this move is that Peter and Grace have never set foot in Bowral!!
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: Exeter Rd, Exeter, NSW
Sale Price - $985,000
Built 22 years ago, this single level house was extended and completely renovated only 2 years ago and sits in a park like garden overlooking beautiful green paddocks. The bright, light and white kitchen has polished concrete floors with twin stainless steel ovens and Caesarstone bench tops. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a formal lounge with an open fire (Grace should be happy with that), dining room with slow combustion fire, a family/media room, separate studio and lock up shed. It’s a minute’s drive to Exeter village but half an hour to Bowral.
Land Size - 1.67ha (4.13 acres) approx
Agent – Angus Campbell Jones - Campbell Jones Property Bowral
Area Description - JExeter is located in the southern highlands of New South Wales and is 1.5 hours south of Sydney. Exeter and the surrounding region has a significant number of prestigious properties but it also offers many opportunities for first home buyers or those looking for a seachange. The historic village of Exeter is a wonderful place to visit with charming architecture and cute shops and cafes. The Median house price is $430,000
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Moss Vale Rd, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Sale Price - $945,000
House Description: This house was built in 2002 using materials from a 1930’s weatherboard cottage from Berry. The end result is a modern take on an old Australian homestead. The original timber has been combined with modern finishes to make for a unique and quite extraordinary home and it’s across from crown land, which will never be sold. The large, open plan living dining and kitchen areas have soaring timber cathedral ceilings, there are 6 bedrooms, another 2 living areas and the outdoor entertaining areas have a dining pavilion and wet edge pool. Amazing views down the valley.
Land Size - 10,000m2 (2 acres)
Agent – Graeme Smith - Harcourts Kangaroo Valley
Area Description - Kangaroo Valley is a national trust-listed village sitting between the Cambewarra and Barrengarry mountains and less than 2 hours from Canberra and Sydney. It’s set against a backdrop of rainforest, scenic mountains, rolling fields, beautiful valleys and the Kangaroo River. The village has a variety of arts and craft shops, restaurants, cafes, a hotel, club, post office and supermarket and the area has a strong artistic community. The median house price is $522,000
PROPERTY #3 ADDRESS: Burradoo Rd, Burradoo, NSW
Sale Price - $1.595 million +
House Description: Set on an acre of north facing established gardens and grounds is this immaculate and impressive 2 storey ‘Hamptons’ style residence. The elegant circular driveway leads to a 5-car garage, and the house itself is framed by two enormous pines. There’s spacious formal lounge and dining, a sunny north-facing conservatory, serious gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, and a fabulous master bedroom with all the bells and whistles. Each of the 4 remaining double bedrooms have their own built-ins. This gorgeous home is a short stroll to the train station.
Land Size - 4000m2
Agent – Anne Stone - McGrath Bowral
Burradoo is an exclusive suburb neighboring Bowral in the Southern Highlands. It’s one of the most expensive suburbs in the area, mainly because there are many beautiful gems of historic grand homes as well as large contemporary architectural homes on large properties, most hidden from view behind long driveways and established gardens.
Median house price $700,000
PROPERTY #4 ADDRESS: Gibraltar Rd, Bowral, NSW
Sale Price - $1.3 million +
House Description: Unique and prestigious, this spacious home is in a peaceful and private setting, sitting right the side of Mount Gibraltar and a short drive from the village atmosphere of Bowral and 1.5 hours from Sydney. It’s definitely a ‘one of a kind’ home, in a great part of Bowral, with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a powder room. The enormous space housing the galley kitchen, open plan dining area and lounge area with open fireplace has soaring ceilings and features a lot of timber and has a very French Provincial feeling to it. It’s a most impressive room. There’s multiple indoor/outdoor living and entertaining areas that flow to elegantly manicured gardens. North facing, the house sits in 5 acres and has space for 2 cars but no lock up garage. $100,000 has already been spent on landscaping and the excess earth has been used to make the beautiful earth packed interior walls of the house.
Land Size - 5 acres
Agent – Greg Wall - Ray White Bowral
Bowral has often been called the Double Bay of the New South Wales countryside! It’s always been an upmarket area with a good selection of schools, cafes, restaurants, and quaint shops. Once upon a time it was the weekend getaway for the folk from Sydney’s establishment but things have changed quite bit in recent years, with more people moving into the area because of affordability. There are lovely parks and gardens as well as many walking and cycling tracks. It’s bitterly cold in winter and stinking hot in summer. Houses are a real mix of the incredibly grand, hidden behind long winding driveways to cute weatherboard cottages to modern townhouses on new estates on the outskirts of the town.
Median house price $510,000.