PHOTO: The ‘Earth House’
A unique subterranean residence, designed to seamlessly blend into its surroundings, has entered the market for the first time. Nestled in the picturesque Goobarragandra Valley and previously featured on Grand Designs Australia, this hidden gem is situated on a sprawling 14.5-acre estate of lush landscapes, greenery, and rolling hills.
With price expectations ranging between the high $2 million to $3 million bracket, the eco-friendly dwelling is compared to a “mother nature’s doona.” Its clever construction on the hillside minimizes its footprint and regulates the home’s temperature. Built with accessibility, wheelchair access, and environmental considerations in mind, the residence offers a harmonious blend with the environment while capturing expansive views.
Hidden in the hills of the valley.
The home featured on Grand Designs Australia.
The perfect view from bed.
Concealed in the valley’s hills, the property remains unseen until approached directly. Even the roof is covered in grass, providing complete camouflage and allowing owners to mow their own rooftop.
Jane Macken, LJ Hooker Woden Principal, expressed awe at the property, describing it as the “most incredible” she has encountered in her 26 years in real estate. She emphasized its uniqueness, turnkey readiness, and the challenge of capturing its true essence through photographs.
Blends seamelesly into its environment.
One of the two master suites that overlook the valley.
The custom-made furnishings, perfectly complementing the home’s design, are included in the sale. The living areas, including two master suites with ensuites, are north-facing with walls entirely made of glass, providing stunning views of the hills and river from every vantage point.
Featuring 500 meters of river frontage, the property serves as an ideal countryside retreat. Constructed with local timber, the home incorporates natural elements, including an artistic representation of the mountain scape over sliding barn-style doors and the kitchen wall.
All the custom furnishings come with the property.
The incredible views from the Earth house.
Surrounded by nature.
Polished concrete floors showcase the name ‘Goobarragandra,’ while pebbles in the bathroom replicate the winding river. The property also boasts a self-contained studio, and a new shed crafted from 100-year-old tin is underway.
Ms. Macken anticipates high interest, emphasizing that the property epitomizes the perfect escape to the countryside. With its scheduled auction date on February 17th, the home, along with its unique features and stunning surroundings, awaits its next fortunate owner.