Property is now SOLD!
House Sold - Kelmscott WA
Adopt a profession and become ‘artist-in-residence’ in your own home. Well-known artist, Charlene O’Brien, a champion of Sustainable Design has fabricated an environment in which artistry can flourish.
As owner-builder, she designed an environmentally sound, straw bale home on an appealing 2099m2 block with stunning views of the rolling hills. Charlene, who is an international designer of clothes made from natural products and coloured with dyes found in nature, set about designing a home that would reflect her values of living with a reduced footprint on the Earth. She has achieved that.
With the use of easily accessible hay and natural colours, Charlene is thrilled with the finished product. The north-facing, solar passive home provides thermal comfort throughout the seasons so there is great saving on the environment with reduced electricity consumption. Charlene was delighted with the results of the colour of the outer wall rendering which was produced from the iron oxide of the reddish mud on her property.
As you enter this unconventional home you will feel that you are being wrapped in the comfort of the walls and as you go from room to room you will be met with a variety of experiences. The upstairs bedroom is an absolute delight with its unusual configuration, appealing dormer window, and balcony extension. The stunning views will make you want to sit awhile in contemplation.
The full moon rising over the hill from the east, the soft cloud scarf in the valley in winter, the hot pink sunsets in spring and the jacaranda and fruit tree blooms in the summer, will make your spirit soar.
For the artist, a 10x6m 3 phase powered studio with pretty outlook is currently being renovated.
If you are looking for a peaceful retreat in a hills’ setting without sacrificing easy access to shopping, schools, church, train, main traffic routes and community, then this character-filled warm and welcoming home could be ideal.
A lifestyle of growing food for the table has been established. If an organic ‘orchard’, veggie patch and collecting eggs from happy chooks sounds like the type of lifestyle you are looking then please contact Maggie Burke 0419 939 110 to view. These are ingredients for a good life.
Reasons to love this property:
Above ground Infinity magnesium pool
Rock wall landscaping
Multi-terraced block each with a unique vista
Non-toxic wall paint
Wrap around verandah
Fruit and nut trees
- 1 bed
- 2 bath
- Land is 2,099 m²
- 2 Toilet