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20 Mcdougall Place, Bellingen, NSW 2454


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Phone enquiries - please quote property ID 20339 Designed utilising sacred geometry principles and solar passive design, it's easy to fall in love with this exquisite owner built home. This is the ultimate retreat home, as well as the perfect place for entertaining and sharing. The landscape is equally healing and appealing, with mountain views, creeks flowing through the paddocks and beautiful bushland. This piece of paradise is perfectly located in little known 'Fernmount', 7 minutes from popular Bellingen and under 15 min to the coast. Relax into the spaciousness of this expansive split level home. 4 large bedrooms and office plus separate self-contained lower level apartment is set on a 2 hectare property with DA approval for a 1 hectare subdivision… Lifestyle plus Investment opportunity calls! Design Features: - This home was intentionally designed using sacred geometry principles and utilises the Fibonacci principle, the formula found in much of nature and plant life, and beautifully represented in the nautilus shell. - There is so much pleasing to the eye... the balanced rectangles within the house utilising the ‘golden mean’; the sweeping curve of the kitchen wall capturing the warmth of the morning sun; the curving 5metre wide verandah to enjoy the afternoon light and sun whilst containing excess heat; high ceilings and large open plan design brought down to earth by a curve and flow of the internal dividing wall, the sweeping long garden retaining wall; the clever use of levels in the outdoor landscaping, and more... - The entrance between the open plan area and verandah has a 4m wide set of 2 x 3 door- bi-fold doors, that invite you to open the whole house up to the outside. - The verandah has glass below railings and roll up/down screens above, enabling weather protection and warmth where needed. - The lower floor is steel framing and the upper level hardwood, providing termite protection and an earthiness that is tangible. - Roofing is Bondor Solarspan with 100mm foam insulation, along with natural wool insulation in all walls, together providing amazing insulation and making such a big space easy to heat in winter with the wood fire stove, whilst remaining cool in summer. - The home is solar grid connected, plus a solar hot water system with grid back up. - The home has been painted with fully Organic German “Bio Paints”, and the floors Tung Oil based providing minimal chemical footprint and adding to a sense of calm that comes from each level of detail and care. - Rain water 90,000 litre (20,0000 gallon) cement underground water tank, provides secure water supply and for fire-fighting purposes. - Exterior walling is mostly rendered Blueboard, with some Corrugated sheeting features. - Windows are mostly cedar timber with some use of white aluminium windows and doors where suitable, including large opening bi-fold entrance doors. Upper level: 5metre wide verandah, large open plan kitchen, dinning, and lounge area, walk in pantry, 4 bedrooms, office, 1 bathroom with spa bath, laundry, and toilet that is currently septic-connected but has been a compost toilet and has the capacity to be reverted back. Lower level: Two car garage (plus approval for a carport). A whole other living area exists with the self contained apartment on the lower level. The creative and clever use of space incorporates a single bedroom, with walk in robe and ensuite plus contemporary designed clear and spacious lounge/living area that is a pleasure to be in. The clever placement of a front loader washing machine set into the wall in the ensuite is a functional touch. This apartment can be rented out, used for Air BNB or home based business or simply as extra family space. Planning approvals: - DA / Approval for Subdivision into 2 x 1 H blocks. Building envelope specified and short list of conditions to be met. Only significant condition is power pole erected Approx cost $30k - Past Planning approval for Carport - Past Planning approval for Hexagon studio above 90,000 water tank - Past Planning approval for studio next to / part of caravan carport - Past Planning approval for 10m x 10m shed The owners acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr People as the traditional owners and custodians of the land where they live, work and play. They thank them for the amazing care they have given this land over thousands and thousands of years, and pay respect to their elders, past, present and future. Land features: The Blocks - Nice mix of creeks, touch of forest with internal track, with beautiful flat open paddocks that could be equally made into bowling greens or orchards or for horses. A canvas for creativity with landscaping and planting. - ‘Home block’ looks to North and ‘Subdivided block’ to East. Both are light, with elevated outlooks. The ‘Home Block’ has mountain views. - ‘Subdivided Block’ has a specified Building envelope approved as easiest positioning, however, if desired, the envelope could potentially be moved or expanded (subject to council negotiations) - ‘Subdivided Block’ suits excavating, similar to ‘Home Block’. - Interestingly the 2 x 1 hectare blocks created from subdivision have similar shape and the building envelopes are both sloping similarly. - Thus ‘Home Block’, gives a good sense of tree growth ,12 years later, and potential approach with excavation and use of levels. - Land on east side of creek next to road corner is ideal for small orchard. - Within western bush end there is an area suitable for small shed or bush retreat. Fernmount and the position: There is so much to love about this quiet hamlet! - A favoured semi rural living environment only 7 Minutes to riverside Bellingen, with its renowned cafes, restaurants and artistic / festive offerings and under 15 minutes to the coast and a range of unpopulated beaches, and only 20-25 min to Coffs Harbour - it is a wonderful location. - Has its own active Rural Fire Brigade. - Has its own oval at Burdett Park, maintained by locals and used for Golf practice, Aussie rules and Fernmount Christmas gatherings. - Great safe roads for morning and afternoon walks, that include Bellingen river views, and State Forest trails that include distant ocean views and running into friendly Fernmount folk. - The block sits in a quiet cul-de-sac end, with no-through roads at end of Mount St and McDougall Place. - Most folk don’t even know this southern end of Fernmount even exists, providing a safe, quite and contained community feel. - There is a nice mix of folk doing their own thing, as well as connecting up. There’s young families and middle aged couples with mostly primary age kids, a few teenagers and a fair percentage of ‘kids grown up’ folk as well. - The school bus stops right outside, as does the paper delivery - Fernmount is the only area external to Bellingen that is provided a Garbage service.

First listed on 22 January, this property has been on Realty for 407 days. There are currently 6 properties for sale in Bellingen.
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Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 6
Land Area: 5 acre
Car Spaces: 2
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Garages: 2

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