Middleton

37 Slab Road

House
Sold 1st December 2021 for $1,304,000
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Totally Off Grid, self sufficient, architect designed lifestyle property

Rarely does such a high quality, totally OFF GRID property come to market!

Located a couple of minutes north of the township of Middleton and only 45 minutes from the Hobart CBD this architect designed, passive solar home operates fully off grid. It features north-facing open plan living areas, rammed earth feature walls, reclaimed wharf timbers and double glazing.

This impressive home / property has all the sophisticated and extensive energy infrastructure you could ever need, including a 6.2 kw Solar PV Array, a new Grid Tie Inverter and AC Couple, a bank of 12 exide batteries and a 500 rpm 3 cylinder diesel autostart Generator with Water cooled engine (with a silence canopy), producing 8.8 Kva of standby power. It has solar hot water, a ‘Gourmet Cooker’ wood fire with wet jacket, and separate gas oven and stove giving the home total energy autonomy from the grid.

The property comprises 12.27 hectares (a little over 30 acres) of mixed pasture and established woodland including some 100 plus year old stringy bark gum trees. The house itself sits high in the landscape, well protected from cold southerly and hot westerly winds by surrounding hills and has extensive (water) views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel to the east and north.

In addition to this spacious 3 bedroom home there is a separate renovated studio with bedroom, bathroom and living space, currently used as home office and overspill accommodation. Use your imagination as to what you could use it for …. A teenager’s retreat, private space for guests, artist’s studio, holiday rental / AirBnB?

There are ample outdoor entertaining areas including a covered woodfire pizza oven, sun-drenched decking and shady picnic spots. This is all surrounded by extensive, low maintenance Mediterranean and native gardens.

The gardens also make for true self-sufficiency. There are numerous established fruit trees in the large 2 acre orchard, including apricot, apple, pear, plum, walnut, chestnut, almond, hazelnut, quince, loquat, mulberry, figs and blueberry, grape, kiwifruit, passionfruit and more. The large fenced vegetable patch is well established with raspberries, loganberries, asparagus, rhubarb etc. Further there is a 10m polytunnel for all your more sensitive plantings, and an extensive kitchen herb garden.

THE PROPERTY

• Working stock yards, ramp, dairy byre and is divided into various fully fenced paddocks.

• two dams, one of which is a 1 million litre spring fed dam, 35 000 L rain water storage, water piped to troughs and gardens (a total of 8 taps in various locations over the property).

• 2 storage containers, a feed shed, animal shelters etc.

• conveniently located 3 minutes from Middleton general store, Middleton beach and boat ramp, 10 minutes to Woodbridge District School and Marine Discovery Centre, school bus at end of road. 45 minutes drive from the Hobart CBD.

POTENTIAL?

Only limited by your imagination or enthusiasm. Facing North / North East it is ideal for developing a Vineyard, Berry Farm, running stock, visitor accommodation …. ??

You won’t find a better lifestyle property!

• fully self sufficient, totally off-grid property
• 12.27 hectares (30+ acres)
• facing north-east for all day sun
• fabulous water and rural views
• solar passive architect designed home
• separate renovated Chalet
• enormous orchard with 16+ fruit and nut varieties
• large established vegetable gardens and poly tunnel
• large permanent dam and numerous water tanks
• fully fenced paddocks and working stock yards

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Property Information

Year Built
2011
Land Area
12 ha approx
Floor Area
191 sqm approx

Features

Roof
Colorbond
Exterior
Mud Brick

Parking

Off Street Spaces
6

Documents

Buyers Declaration Contract Tips Floorplan Sale Contract