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250 Blockers Road, Basket Range

$680,000 to $720,000

  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Area
    8.709Ha (approx.)
  • ID 9342
  • Council Adelaide Hills Council

SOLD by Paul Richards!

Energy Smart Home in Secluded Hills Location

Set amongst 8.709Ha (21 acres approx.) of native bushland and arable land this architecturally designed home was inspired by the Canadian ‘Lindal Homes’ Design.  With external Western Red Cedar cladding, lofted ceilings and outstanding outlook from the great room the home feels like an alpine holiday destination and yet has all the comforts befitting a family home.  This, together with profitable solar rebate, heated floors and double glazed windows, makes for a superb Adelaide Hills retreat.

The original home was built in 1985 with a tasteful renovation and quality extension taking place in 1996.  There are many efficient energy saving features which include:

  • 2011 installed Zen Energy 5Kw solar system with current feed in tariff of 60c until 2028 with no net power costs ($1500 credit on average!!)
  • Underfloor heating to the eastern wing
  • Colourbond roofing over R35 glass wool batts and sisalation
  • Walls and Ceilings insulated
  • Double glazing to all windows
  • Smart positioning of windows and eaves to capture winter sun and minimize the summer heat.
  • 2011 installed Zen energy heat exchange hot water system with new Rheem 250L electric boost storage (current 5 year warranty)
  • Slow combustion wood heater
  • 3 x Daikin split system air/conditioners

Further property features of note include:

  • Stylish kitchen renovation with solid granite benchtops
  • Quality Meile, Bosch and Neff appliances
  • Free Standing Steel Bath with garden outlook
  • Power connection and space for sauna or spa in the main bathroom
  • Fully monitored alarm system
  • Sentricon termite monitoring/baiting system
  • Rowi Parket plank flooring (hardwood floating timber floors, can be sanded multiple times)
  • Excellent storage throughout the home
  • 180,000L water storage for house use (1 catchment and 2 header tanks)
  • 45,000L water storage for garden use (NO WATER BILLS!!)
  • No water or sewer costs
  • Double carport and concrete floored double garage/workshop with power.
  • Garden shed with concrete floor.
  • Appropriate firefighting systems to service whole house and immediate surrounds
  • There are many winter creeks and a currently unused dam.
  • Many productive plants and trees inc. cherry, plum, apple, pear, nectarine, peach, macadamia, walnut, chestnut, mulberry, extensive raspberry and blueberry patch, strawberries, lime, passionfruit, pomegranate………the list goes on.
  • 20 Commercial grade Blueberry bushes with netting structure – 31Kgs harvested last year
  • Vegetable patch

This secluded property has been cherished by the current owners who have enjoyed being frequently visited by the local native wildlife including kangaroo, koala, possum and an array of birdlife.  The vast majority of the land has remained untouched and contains a significant amount of rare plants including many orchids. Natural resources groups have assisted over many years to help clear noxious weeds, regenerate native growth and protect the waterways enriching the habitat for native fauna to flourish. Buyers wanting areas to cultivate could make use of the land north of the home and driveway. There’s approximately 4 acres of rich soil and favourable aspect which could be cleared.

This is a must see property for buyers wanting to maintain a healthy connection to the environment.  There’s diminishing opportunity throughout Australia and the world to be able to live amongst a tranquil and untouched native bush property only 25 min to the CBD.