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Five-star resort-style living

This palatial home on over 12 hectares in Sutton is an eco-friendly, secluded haven that will make you feel like you’re on holiday 24/7.

Gilbert Real Estate principal Kim Gilbert says there are “so many things” that are special about this breathtaking home in Sutton Park Estate, including the secluded bush setting. 

“The compelling architectural composition, which, while dramatic, also sits comfortably in its setting; the passive solar design principles that underpin the dwelling design concept making for year-round comfortable living,” she says.

“The clever split-level planning arrangement making it an efficient and easy-to-live-in home and the seamless visual and physical connection between the residence and the surrounding seasonal gardens and woodlands beyond.”

The home is spread across three pavilion-style buildings with a split-level layout. The interiors are chic and modern with high, raked ceilings with clerestory windows that bathe the home in natural light.

“Since the owners have refurbished the house, it is now a contemporary and stimulating internal living experience that further celebrates the natural setting,” Gilbert says.

The solar passive design keeps the home cool in summer and warm in winter, while slow combustion fireplaces provide warmth for the open-plan living areas. The home boasts five bedrooms along with a study, three bathrooms and powder room and enviable indoor-outdoor living space.

The stunning outdoor surroundings include formal gardens, woodland areas and a deck and cabana overlooking the sparkling pool.

Gilbert says 132 Goolabri Drive is “the best of both worlds”, a bush property with everything you need, just 20 minutes from the Canberra CBD – a rarity for the area.

“This is a retreat for a family unit, be that with young children experiencing all that a property can offer, to the perfect home base for an older family where the parents can enjoy a peaceful yet stimulating lifestyle while the kids will love to return home for Christmas and be together in a spacious and relaxed setting,” she says.

“Whether it’s the animal and bird life, the magnificent seasonal gardens and woodland setting or the opportunity to create your own experiences, the property will continue to surprise and deliver new adventures and learnings.”

5 bed | 3 bath | 5 car | 1 study | 1 swimming pool

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