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This two-bedroom, two-storey, corner townhouse with an 8-star plus energy-efficiency rating has an ethos of sustainability, community, and self-sufficiency.
Welcome to The Paddock, a unique community-orientated project where the buildings, designed for the future, embody the highest standards in environmental design. The Paddock offers the opportunity to practice a sustainable lifestyle in a like-minded community.
Enjoy the privacy of your home with the option of joining in shared social and communal activities and making the most of your shared ownership of the community house and 1.5 hectares of grounds and gardens. The Paddock is within walking distance or a short drive to the centre of Castlemaine, the train station and the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.
The townhouse features natural timber cladding, and the widespread use of recycled building materials is integral to the passive solar design, including double brick dividing walls, double glazing, split system heating and cooling, ceiling fans throughout, a hot water heat pump, and a 4Kw solar system.
Enter the home from a small garden into the open-plan kitchen that flows through to the dining and living spaces that feature lovely timber floors plus bespoke cabinetry and shelving. The north-facing living area opens onto a small deck overlooking a lush paved courtyard with views of the communal gardens and surrounding landscape. The deck provides storage space below or a snug, weatherproof place for a pet. The kitchen features a pantry with additional drawers, an induction cooktop with an under-mount oven, a dishwasher and a central island with a recycled timber benchtop. Located under the staircase are a powder room and storage cupboard-.
Recycled timber stairs lead to the second level with a vaulted light well in the hallway. The main south-facing bedroom has built-in robes and an eastern window that enhances the light and airy character. The north-facing second bedroom/ home office provides a bespoke desk with shelving and built-in robes with views of the garden and surrounding farmland. Servicing the two bedrooms is a bathroom with a vanity, toilet, and a walk-in shower.
A north-facing courtyard allows for private space and has a productive garden featuring a grapevine, fruit trees and veggie beds. The communal grounds include raised veggie gardens, a chicken pen, an orchard, sitting areas, a garden shed, a community centre featuring meeting spaces, a kitchen and private guest accommodation for family and friends. Communal benefits include shared laundry facilities, e-bikes, an embedded network solar system that feeds back to the grid and water storage.
The townhouse has mains water, tank water, and recycled grey water available for the communal gardens.
Make sustainable living within an eco-community your next home.
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