SET DATE SALE: ALL OFFERS PRESENTED by Thursday 26th April 2018 (Unless Sold Prior)
ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSE
Spoil yourself and be the envy of all and secure this individually designed, 8 STAR ENERGY efficient, low maintenance beach house only metres from the ocean and within walking distance to Falcon Bay. Located ideally only an hour drive south of the Perth CBD this is absolutely your perfect up market holiday retreat. The house has this rammed limestone walls that evoke a Mediterranean flavour. This one of a kind home features 4 spacious bedrooms, all with robes & the bunk room holds 4 bunks & 1.6m storage, spacious open plan living/kitchen & meals, TV Snug, alfresco area, sunset terrace & oversize separate double lock-up garage.
The house is very zonal, with Living areas at front and Sleeping areas at rear. Openings are specifically positioned for optimum cross-ventilation. To assist this process, ceiling fans are present in all rooms. Timber-look strip flooring was chosen for its low maintenance and heat absorbing properties (when slab is exposed to Winter Sun). The Rammed limestone, a great insulator is also providing an attractive maintenance-free backdrop, now sealed it will never need to be painted.
LIVING / KITCHEN / MEALS
Entry from Northern Pergola takes you through Bi-folds into large open plan living area with meals & large kitchen. The Kitchen enjoys ocean glimpses & overlooks the sunset Terrace. The kitchen is well appointed with a “walk-in” Appliance Station/ Pantry & built-in shelving to each end of the Island Bench. The Living area has a built-in tiled brick Ledge which houses TV, stereo and daybed. This Ledge also acts as a thermal bank in Winter which stores heat absorbed during the day & re-radiates heat at night.
The 900 square metre block has a wide frontage & so provides a good northerly aspect. The rectangular shape & Northern orientation of the house is in keeping with the principles of energy efficient design. The “Sunset Deck” has built-in daybeds and offers a Western ocean glimpse.
All Stormwater falls south into downpipes and into the 22,500 Litre Rainwater Tank. The Tank is fitted with a “Davey” Rainbank System which pumps all water to house as required & automatically switches to mains when tank is empty. Hot Water – Heat Pump On-ground System, an Energy efficient alternative to the traditional solar water heater, uses highly efficient heat pump technology to extract heat from the surrounding air and uses 1/3 the energy of a conventional electric water heater.
1.5KW Photovoltaic Solar Panel Electricity System, roof mounted @ 16 deg. Consists of 7 x Solarworld 230W German Panels and 1 x SMA 1600TL German Inverter.
300mm Rammed Limestone externally (sealed), 90mm Brick walls internally.
Total Roof Insulation = R5.8 - R1.8 Anticon insulation blanket (50mm air gap) & R4 (195mm) Earthwool Batts.
DOORS, WINDOWS, GLAZING
Double Glazed, Powder Coated Aluminium Doors & Windows in “Matt Natural”, Louvres are Low E Glazed, Standard Internal doors. Garage has a rear roller door facility for a Trailer or Dinghy etc.
HEATING / COOLING
Hot Water - On-ground Air sourced Heat Pump. Active Winter Heating Devices – Wall Panel Heaters on walls in all Bedrooms & Snug (14c per hour to run), Split AC System in Living. Passive Winter Heating Devices – House Orientation, Roof Insulation, Rammed Earth Walls & Concrete Slab.
The look and feel of this house will spark your interest, lift your spirits & encourage relaxation all year round.
Contact Greg Penn on 0418 914 473 to arrange your appointment to view.