62 Araba Street, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory 2614
Stylish and low-cost sustainable living
This environmentally retro-fitted and solar-passive 4 star energy-rated Aranda home needs to be seen to be appreciated. It has 2 light and airy bedrooms and one study with a garden outlook and each is fitted with BIRs. Externally located is a lockable 40 sqm studio, second bathroom and carport with concreted driveway entrance.
This private and spacious tiled-roofed home has a secluded post and rail-timbered courtyard entrance, is rendered in a rich natural oxide and is tastefully designed throughout. The centrally located kitchen has views to both front and rear gardens and an open aspect to both the dining and two large living areas, and features jarrah benchtops, gas cooktop, electric oven, and drawer-optioned dishwasher.
The home features double glazed, large cedar-framed doors and windows, fully fitted with cedar blinds which bathe the indoors in natural light. Commercial strength, quality wool carpets have been fitted throughout.
The light-filled bathroom is large and has a deep Japanese bath, separate open shower and is attractively styled in floor to ceiling tiles with underfloor heating for winter.
This home has additional underfloor and ceiling insulation to maximise temperature control. Additional heating is provided by a 4.3 start large-area gas central heater, or by a slow combustion wood fire and addition cooling from a ducted evaporative system.
Its sunken 2nd living area has an energy efficient thermal mass slab floor which maintains a constant temperature all year round - keeping it cool in summer and offering extra warmth underfoot in winter. This living area leads out onto a northerly aspected, elevated and welcoming red-bricked entertaining deck, which is encircled by abundant deciduous vines and trees.
- Bedroom: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Garaging: 1