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Invisible living: hidden earth home hits the market

In a remarkable first-time market entry, a unique earth home, seamlessly integrated into its natural surroundings, has emerged for sale in the Goobarragandra Valley.

Previously showcased on Grand Designs Australia, the architectural marvel is nestled amongst a verdant 14.5-acre expanse, featuring lush landscapes and rolling hills.

With prices hopes of high $2 million to $3 million, the property is a testament to eco-friendly design, strategically built into a hillside to merge with nature while offering thermal efficiency, according to news.com.au.

The creators, with a vision for universal accessibility and environmental harmony, have succeeded in crafting a dwelling that not only respects but enhances its setting.

Invisibility until the last moment is a striking feature of this property.

The approach via Walls Creek Rd East reveals the house only upon close proximity, with a grass-covered roof further blending the structure into its environment.

This unique feature even allows the owners to mow their roof.

LJ Hooker Woden Principal Jane Macken described the property as the “most incredible” she has encountered.

“It’s one of a kind, turn key … the photos don’t do it justice,” she said.

The sale includes custom furnishings that resonate with the home’s design ethos.

Architectural finesse is evident throughout, from the glass-walled north-facing living areas and master suites, offering unobstructed views of the hills and river, to the use of local timber and pebbles that artistically echo the surrounding landscape.

Polished concrete floors and the embedded ‘Goobarragandra’ letters in the living area floor add to the allure.

Owners Trevor and Jeanette Robinson previously shared their favourite aspects of the home with Grand Designs Australia.

Mr Robinson highlighted the eco-conscious false fireplace, while Ms Robinson appreciated the cement pillars for their raw aesthetic.

Ms Macken envisages the property as an idyllic retreat for couples or retirees seeking serenity away from urban life.

This unique offering also includes a self-contained studio and a new shed crafted from century-old tin, promising a blend of rustic charm and modern comfort.

The property is poised for auction on 17 February by Jane Macken and Andy Greenberger of LJ Hooker Woden.

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Kylie Dulhunty

Kylie Dulhunty is the Editor at Elite Agent.