'Wirrega', a 40acre haven with approximately 450m of creek frontage, a permanent dam with platypus, and a casual and eclectic three-bedroom home with studio, will appeal in different ways to different people. If you are like the current owners, you will love the comfy, energy-efficient home that engages with its surrounds; the enjoyment of a lifestyle that leans toward self-sufficiency; and the connection with nature which includes being entertained by the antics of resident koalas, platypus, wallabies, wombats, and a variety of birds.
Perhaps you will find appeal in walking or riding over the property on several formed tracks, fishing in the creek, kicking back by the water with family and friends, exploring the opportunity of harvesting the 36 odd acres of eucalypts, or investigating the potential of registering the trees for carbon credits.
The light-filled, north-facing home has a small footprint by today's standards (approx. 120sqm) and has been retrofitted with the aim of being as thermally-efficient as possible with minimal ongoing energy costs. It has succeeded! Improvements including bulk insulation in walls and ceilings, double-glazing in the living zone, and an efficient wood heater means that it retains its heat in winter, and air conditioning is not needed in summer. A grid-connected 2kwh solar system (upgradable to 3kwh) has been installed, which produces more electricity than the household currently uses, resulting in a credit on their electricity bill! Water is heated by solar panels that are supported in the cooler months by a water jacket on the Thermolux Gourmet Cooker (combined wood heater, oven and cooktop).
Other features include painted timber-lined walls and vaulted ceilings, stainless steel electric double oven and gas hobs, soft-close drawers, huge walk-in pantry, updated bathroom, three bedrooms (two with BIRs, one with shelves), an outdoor bathtub for soaking whilst star-gazing, and a studio space that is a cathartic place for artistic endeavours, hobbies, or simply relaxing.
Located 3.5km from Turtons Creek Falls, 'Wirrega' is 18km from Mirboo North, 21km from Foster, and a 1.5hr drive from Cranbourne or Pakenham.
This somewhat atypical (might we say quirky) lifestyle property only reveals its true personality and ambience on inspection. Contact us for accurate directions, 'Open Day' details or to book your personal inspection.