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  • 430 Fisher Rd, Mt Barker (2)


430 Fisher Road, Mount Barker, 6324

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Oh my gosh, what a stunner!

This home is truly gorgeous, yet a very practical work of art, tastefully built with a mix of new and recycled materials with massive windows allowing views over the land as well as the Porongurup Ranges.

One of our best architects/builders in the area designed and built this 230 m2 home for his own family – and it simply takes your breath away. The block is 16.49ha/40.7 acres situated just minutes outside Mt Barker town, on the Perth side.

The homestead could be described as an American barn-style design with a mix of mid-Eastern and bold Aussie touches – suitable for buyers with a more refined taste who will appreciate a home that is both aesthetically pleasing and practical.

The entry to the farm gate sets a wonderful first impression with its rough wooden posts and horseshoe inserts. The buildings were placed close to the side boundary, so drive past the lay-down yards and sheds towards the homestead.

Step onto the impressive 14.95 m long and 6 m wide east-facing front deck and admire the next stand-out feature – an antique round wooden window set in the sidewall. Enter through the stunning French doors… and prepare to be seriously wowed. The magnificent space, ceiling heights and natural light – not to mention the gorgeous exposed beams- are breathtaking in their understated simplicity.

Not only is the property fully self-sufficient with solar power and water tanks, but the clever use of windows and panels allow light to penetrate into the adjacent corridor and bedrooms as well as all corners of the 4 m high ceilings of the massive open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area (around 105m2).

The position of the home was carefully chosen. In winter the sun pours in through the open plan windows, ensuring warmth and light, while in summer the sun passes over, so the home stays cool. Extra storage space is built into the well-loved window seating area, providing the ideal setup for curling up with a book or soaking up the winter sun while enjoying the back garden views.

The large kitchen is stunning with its elaborate green/turquoise tiles providing a pleasing contrast against the natural wood surfaces. The enormous walk-in pantry cleverly provides counter space on entry for all your modern appliances, leaving your kitchen counters neat and uncluttered.

The kitchen boasts a breakfast bar and stunning solid timber surfaces. There are lots of workbench space, built-in cupboards, pull-out drawers, and convenient double lazy Susans in the corners for easy access. A dishwasher adds another modern touch. An upmarket stove and oven make cooking a breeze while the double sink is installed below a big picture window with gorgeous views of the BBQ and garden area.

You will find the family bathroom at the back of the corridor. It consists of a large step-up bath with an overhead shower and a massive separate toilet “room” – complete with views over the property and an antique door opening onto the southside patio – another unusual but delightful feature. The striking tiles around the stainless-steel basin perfectly complement the antique mirror.

Continue down the corridor to find two queen-sized bedrooms, roughly 3 x 4 m2 with gorgeous southerly views and leadlight windows, and an open area suitable as a library/study with a door leading out to the south patio. There is more than enough space to add built-in robes if you wish.

The cleverly designed panelled walls in the corridor reflect light from all the windows in the lounge area into the passage and bedrooms, so the south side of the home is never gloomy, even on a very overcast day. You probably also noticed the translucent panels on the north-western side of the patio. They also serve the purpose of light and temperature control.

The stunning master bedroom is situated at the eastern front of the house and shares the gorgeous round, antique wooden window with the front patio. This window has been repurposed from a very old building and adds an elegant yet simple touch to the already stunning design. The main bedroom is roughly 5.6 x 3.6 m2 with a huge walk-in cupboard and a gorgeous French door opening out to the south side’s patio. The original plan was to incorporate an en suite next to the walk-in robe, so ample space is available if this is on your wish list, the connections are conveniently close.

Every inch of space has been utilised, so a ladder in the corridor leads to a little lounge/playroom (lower ceiling) and another full bedroom (normal height) in the loft space overlooking the massive open plan area. It was specially added as a “private room or den” for the architect’s kids.

Two large sheds were combined totalling 144 m2. They’re interconnected with a double, high-span entry on the eastern side and high-span sliding doors on the northern side. A 12 x 2.4 m2 storage container was attached to the side. The shed’s design allows for the container to be moved if necessary. The roof structure above folds down and becomes a solid sidewall of the main sheds – very clever. The sheds have concrete floors, water and electricity.

A large 7.2 x 7.2 m2 double undercover parking bay is conveniently situated near the back entrance of the property. The side closer to the home has an extra under-roof area, roughly 1.5 m deep and 7.2 m long, ideal for storing garbage bins and items out of the weather. A few steps take you to the concrete and pebbled back patio. You can directly enter the lounge through the beautiful stained-glass door or through the lovely amber-stained door to the bathroom and bedroom areas.

This property is ideal for livestock, especially horses, so of course there is a stable – and what a delightful stable it is! A large enclosed tack room, roughly 8 x 4 m2 is on the side, while the funky stable construction is a delightful mixture of old and new and provides a pop of colour and added interest to the already stunning landscape. The total area is 16 x 12 m2 with a convenient under-roof area for a horse float.

The stables have solar on the roof. There is also a water tank, trough and a tap plus an extra horse shelter at the top corner of the property, closer to the road. A large horse arena of approximately 75 x 35 m2 is adjacent to the stables, which should delight horse owners. It shows up as a lighter colour in the pictures and live drone videos.

A winter creek runs through most properties in this area. The bottom part of this property was mostly left as a natural habitat for fauna and flora, but most of the property can be utilised for animal grazing – particularly sheep, cattle and horses.

I simply adore the huge open spaces, big windows with amazing views over the trees and fields, the fact that it’s self-sufficient, self-sustainable as well as eco-friendly – and of course all the special little contrasts of old and new, smooth and rough that work in unison to accomplish a fascinating yet highly practical and functional home.

Bids are open to qualified buyers. Please contact the exclusive agent Jess soonest on 0410 631 335 for more information and a private viewing – you definitely won’t be disappointed.

Useful information:
• 49 ha/40.7-acre horse property
• 10 Minutes’ drive from Mount Barker’s big roundabout towards Perth and 11.7 km/12 minutes’ drive from Mt Barker CBD
• Only 2.7 km/3 Minutes’ drive from the highway on a very well-maintained dirt road.
• Year build 2014
• Absolutely stunning and unique 3-bedroom home plus loft room and study/library with 1 large bathroom/laundry and a separate loo.
• American barn-style with mid-Eastern and Australian touches – approximately 230 m2 including the loft
• Completely off-grid and self-sufficient. The off-grid solar system is 48v with 2 volt/960 Amp hour batteries, and 6 kW of panels on the shed roof, so more than adequate for a family. The control room is accessed on the west side of the shed.
• Main sheds total around 173 m2 – with concrete floors, electricity and water, 2 levels.
• Water tank 110,000 litres
• Gorgeous stables with a large tack room and its own solar on the roof, plus an extra horse shelter at the top of the property near Fisher Road.
• Large arena measuring 75 x 35 m2 adjacent to stables
• Most of the property is grazable for animals
• A winter creek runs through the bottom part of this property
• All doors and windows have fly screens
• Timber framed wall construction with steel and seasoned hardwood columns, cedar cladding weatherboard
• The small shed next to the water tank behind the home is the pump/mower shed
• A variety of vege gardens and chook pens
• Good satellite reception
• The leach drains and tanks are on the south side of the house, outside the toilet area.
• The hot water system is supported by a Rinnai Solar S20 booster which switches on automatically when needed, so there’s ample hot water.
• The home has a Solar Aus hot water system that uses Australian solar tubes (no gas or electric boosters) and is also connected to the wood fire in winter.
• You could get permission to build up to 2 houses in total or 4 chalets on blocks like this – in line with the Shire of Plantagenet’s rules and regulations.
• Unique properties like this are extremely rare, especially in this price class, so please don’t delay booking a viewing.
• Two live drone videos are available, one taken in summer and the other in winter, so please email me if you want a direct link to both.
• Best of luck! 🙂

Basic Details
Property Type : Lifestyle
Listing Type : Sold
Listing ID : 1087
View : Valley
Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 1
Heating System : Split
Cooling System : Split
Parking : 4
Secure Parking
Water tank
Outdoor Entertainment Area
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Country : AUS
County : Western Australia
City : Mount Barker
PostCode : 6324
Street : Fisher
Street Number : 430
Street Suffix : Road
Postal Code : 6330
Lifestyle Sold
  • Listing ID : 1087
  • Bedrooms : 4
  • Bathrooms : 1
  • Parking : 4
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