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3 Silky Oak Drive
Aberglasslyn, NSW 2320

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Sold on 14th July 2017


Encompassing all that is good about semi-rural living, this contemporary take on a traditional farmhouse floats across the picturesque site, enjoying panoramic views in every direction.

Silky Oak Drive meanders along the northern fringe of Aberglasslyn, where acreages dot the countryside. Screening the home, a perfect specimen tree forms the centre piece to the formal circular driveway. Surrounding leafy landscaped gardens anchor the elevated main dwelling, perched on a north facing hillside.

An extension of the driveway arcs around to a separate double garage. Layered gardens invite guests in toward a solid timber gate. Arriving via this courtyard entry is a powerful introduction. Standing in the central, private courtyard, the defining features this property has to offer unfold right in-front of you.

A timber pergola extends from the rear of the double garage framing access to a workshop/studio space within. For anyone operating a home business, this is an added bonus. Equally, as a man-cave, granny flat or teenagers retreat, the possibilities are vast.

Fronting this, an in-ground pool is presented like a tropical oasis. Timber decking around part of the organic shape follows a large shallow shelf, an appealing place to sit, semi-submerged in the shade of a fixed umbrella on a hot, summer day.
Alternately, an adjacent covered pavilion offers another excellent vantage point.

The home itself is designed to amplify the surrounding landscape large sets of windows and glass sliding doors frame views in every direction with emphasis on the north eastern aspect.
The wrap around verandah prevents direct sun from hitting the many windows and doors while encouraging cool air to circulate around the dwelling. Yet again, whether its the sun set or sun rise you prefer, there are plenty of places to soak up the scenery.

There is a sense of limitless space, especially in the already voluminous double height kitchen/living area where the internal scale of the home is exaggerated. Use of natural timber, glass and mirrored surfaces reflect light and create a feeling of floating transparency.

A well-considered interior arrangement maximises connectivity between social spaces. A lounge room off the formal entry flows into the open kitchen/living area where the upper level sitting room, wrapped with a glass balustrade, extends into the open void above. The folded ceiling is neatly finished like origami, contrasting light and shadow give it an interesting depth.

Quiet spaces and bedrooms follow the southern and eastern sides. From the opposite side of the formal entry a study is adapted for purpose with a built-in desk and shelving.

The master bedroom next door has a bank of mirrored sliding doors to the built-in cupboard reflecting leafy scenery and natural light while visually doubling the king sized room. Super soft carpets meet floor to ceiling windows in the bay window, furnished with a five panel stacking plantation shutter screen. A shared ensuite off the laundry conveniently services the lower level.

Three additional bedrooms upstairs are arranged around the central sitting area and bathroom with separate toilet. All bedrooms have reverse cycle air conditioners, plus bedroom 2 and 3 have mirrored built-in cupboards and both have their own additional play/toy room extensions. The versatile arrangement could accommodate all kinds of different activities depending on individual requirements, think private study, music or art rooms.

Practical features include abundant built-in storage on both levels. A combustion fire place recessed into a raw brick chimney in the living room heats the entire space efficiently. Multiple sets of timber framed sliding doors to the verandah open up the lower level inviting the outdoors in while enhancing connectivity. There is also plenty of preparation space in the kitchen where the benchtop also doubles as a breakfast bar as it returns, enclosing the kitchen area.

With so much to offer, its hard to know what not to mention. As a family home, this property really does have it all and then some. An inspection is the best way to fully appreciate just how special his home really is.

SMS 3Silky to 0428 166 755 for a link to the on-line property brochure.

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Property features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Security System
  • Built in Robes
  • Garage spaces: 2
  • Pool
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