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An amazingly fertile 4 acres on the creek flat of the Grange Burn in Hamilton. All the benefits of a remote country retreat, yet is only 800m to the Hamilton Botanic Gardens and the Hamilton CBD.
Here is your self-supporting ecosystem, developed using permaculture design principles already supplying the majority of the food for a young, growing family of 5.
This property is relaxed and tranquil, with no next-door neighbours, and is surrounded by stunning scenery, waterways, walking tracks and parks. The passive-solar, architect designed house was completed in 2017, and creates year-round comfort. It achieves spacious living using just 13m square footage, making this a dream to live in and maintain.
This home is perfect for those wanting a simple, stress-free lifestyle. It is ready to boom in food-production and will require minimal structural upkeep into the future.
Property features include:
• Maturing food forest, with over 200 silver birch trees, 200 fruit trees (including 80 heritage apple varieties) and a large collection of perennial herbs
• Strict organic gardening practices with a primary focus on soil health and microbiology. No chemical use in the garden for 4 years.
• Large kitchen garden for annual vegetable crops
• 2 newly fenced paddocks, and Speedrite electric fencing unit, plus ample animal shelters
• Stand-alone solar powerhouse, with 3.5kwh of panels, 28 kwh of lead sell batteries and Honda automatic generator. The systems output is 8kwh in the middle of winter and 18kwh in summer, which is more than sufficient to the property’s average usage of 5kwh per day.
• 7mx7m concreted garage with roller doors and power
• 3mx3m battery and inverter storage shed
• 50,000 litres rainwater tank
• Town water is available and connected
• Connection to sewage mains
• Solar hot water system with gas booster
• Rural activity zoning allows livestock, including goats, pigs, sheep and poultry
• Located along a no-through limestone road, with minimal traffic
House Design features include:
• Exterior walls in spotted gum cladding
• Large timber deck overlooking the Grange Burn and Victoria Park
• Double glazed gas-infilled UPVC windows, with German-imported glass to maximise heating capacity and minimise heat loss
• Reflective and bulk insulation installed, plus the use of air voids to prevent heat transfer
• Absolute attention to detail during construction, to avoid air seepage
• Roof angle and windows designed to maximise ventilation and airflow, incorporating double doors on the north side and electric high bay windows on the south side
• Bright and spacious open-plan living area, with 14 foot ceilings
• Slow combustion wood stove, for cooking and heating
• Exposed timber beams and barn style door to main bedroom
• Modern kitchen, with stone benchtops, gas cooktop and touch-open cabinetry
• 3 double bedrooms, each with ceiling fans and generous built-in robes
• 1 Bathroom with separate toilet
• European Oak laminated floating floor throughout the home, with sound insulation
• Huge undercover area beneath the house, with 2 car spaces and outdoor living area
• Dedicated larder for storage of food and preserves
• Enclosed room down-stairs, with plumbing and electrical provision for potential conversion to accommodation, guest room or home office
• Exciting opportunities for Market Garden, Farm Stays or Air BnB
We congratulate this young family on this property – one of the finest examples of living with a low carbon footprint. It demonstrates the future of house design and sustainable food production. It is rated very highly as an ecoproperty® and the next owners will be the major beneficiaries.
16 Pierrepoint Street,
- Acreage Semi-rural
- 3 bed
- 1 bath
- 2 Parking Spaces
- Land is 4 acres
- 2 Garage