Healthy, Solar Powered Family Home on Large Block with Productive Gardens in one of the best streets of Orbost $330,000

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Property Description

On 2100m2 (subdividable) large, north facing block on Boundary Road.

This is a well maintained, structurally solid home which offers privacy and a bounty of food.
Lovingly built out of local hardwood in 1952, only two owners.

The first owners were family of the builders, and the same owners stayed there for 40 years and had established gardens, including a large market garden out the back of the home. Solid subfloor, no leaking or water damage, the roof was replaced 20 years ago. Almost all the organic matter for the last 11 years has gone into the soil here.

Recently rewired and mostly repainted. Recently painted and maintained gorgeous timber windows. Garden views from kitchen , lounge and bedroom windows.

Tastefully renovated with minimal wastage, well chosen reclaimed materials such as the new kitchen benchtops, which were made from the old Lakes Entrance footbridge timber.

Home features:
1 kW solar system on PFIT tariff
350L Solar hot water with electric boost
R3.5 ceiling insulation throughout
New toilet
Functional bathroom
3 large bedrooms with built ins
New roofed patio area on the south side
Trellis on the north side of the house
Wood heating with an excellent wood store plus a split system
Newly sanded and oiled hardwood floorboards throughout – no offgassing, don’t worry about scratches, and never sand again
Timber double hung sash windows, freshly painted and oiled
Shed built out of hardwood timber – has potential
Walls clad in Formplex with R1 insulation

Plantings and shedding have been arranged as if there were 2 blocks already. The house block, (proposed as 1050m2 STCA) with chicken run, shed, 35+ fruit trees and many established plants and gardens.

The vacant block, (1050m2 STCA) with established trees, fencing, all services available.
Fruit trees on the house block (same species usually different varieties, many of them heritage) and established plants:

3 avocado, 2 lemon, 4 cherry, 2 blood plum, 2 European plum, 4 apple, 2 fejoia, 3 olive, 2 mandarin, blood orange, apricot, 2 nashi pear, self-pollinating almond, peach, custard apple, cumquat, macadamia nut, loquat, Norfolk pine tree (great for climbing), other trees

Grape vine, lemon verbena, artichokes, asparagus, feverfew, rosemary, lemon thyme, garlic chives, banana, sage, marjoram, rhubarb, nettle, raspberry, marionberry, thornless blackberry, roses, bana grass, arrowroot, borage, comfrey, curry plant, rose geranium, crepe myrtle, poppies, nasturtium
On the (what would be a vacant) block:

2 fejoia, pomegranate, irish strawberry, peppermint gum, 4 seed plum, 2 european plum, purple wisteria, bay tree, wormwood

Blocks as big as the whole are rare in Orbost this close to services, making this a valuable find. The possibilities are endless with room for large shedding, granny flats, future subdivision, nurseries, urban farming and market gardening, animals for meat and pleasure… or just for enjoying a bit more space with the comforts and lifestyle of town.

Walking distance to primary schools, high school, shops, hospital, river,bus and services.
Orbost has the deepest topsoil in the Southern Hemisphere, the most stable climate in Victoria, 15 mins drive to the beach at Marlo and is half an hour from Cape Conran. An hour’s drive will get you to the snow. With pristine Old Growth forests in the vicinity and in close proximity to walks such as the Wilderness Coast, Cape Conran walks and the Emerald link trail. Orbost has never had water restrictions.

An established Community Garden (see facebook Snowy Growers Swap site) offers opportunity for running courses, volunteer hours, establishing networks. See Sailors Grave Brewing, Orbost Neighbourhood House, Orbost Education Centre, Snowy River Cycling, Orbost Exhibition Centre, Café Culture series, Wilderness Coast Artists, Orbost Rotary, Orbost Visitor Information Centre, GECO, Cape Conran National Park, Marlo facebook page, Bruthen Blues Festival, Snowy West Landcare, (f)route, the Foundry (Bairnsdale), the Forge Theatre, East Gippsland Gallery for other groups and activities in the nearby area.

The property is also available for the house block and 1050m2 for $275,000 and the vacant block of 1050m2for $80,000.

Property Address

48 Boundary Road Orbost, Vic 3888 Orbost

Property Features
  • House
  • 3 bed
  • 1 bath
  • 4 Parking Spaces
  • Land is 2100 m²
  • 2 Garage
  • 2 Carport
  • Built In Robes
  • Courtyard
  • Shed
  • Split System Heating

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