912 Back River Road, Magra TAS

Fern Tree Gully Falls

Phone enquiry code for this property : 0104

One of a kind custom home with inspiring features every which way you look, all set in a most extraordinary natural environment of your very own cliffs, huge tree ferns, massive gums and your numerous private stunning water falls and cascades all on site and framed by a vast mountain panorama looking out to the remote south west of Tasmania.

The strong lines and colours of the home’s exclusive modern exterior give way upon entry into a strikingly appealing contrasting mix of modern and vintage interior design, all unique to this very individual home. Ceilings are artistically layered with contrasting materials and lighting options for all moods, whilst every door has its own story to tell including the vintage telephone box pantry.

Efficient air conditioner heating, a stylish wood-heater and supersized insulation you will keep you toasty warm even when it snows which happens about 2 days a year. Plentiful extras, sometimes unapparent, include dual plumbing with a permanent natural spring connected, 7 built in inside/outside quality speaker systems, 36,000L of tank water, hard wired room and building networks, satellite nbn, a deep dam, zoned automatic drip garden watering, three hot water systems, alarm, concealed safe, remote lights, specialty timbers including huon, and sassafras, six 300kg concrete art seat benches, an electric garden fence, 900m of quality rural fence (with a friendly pet sheep), and an 8 tonne disaster shelter. There is a massive 12Kw of solar systems (which currently gives a big refund from the power co, or if you run the bnb a near zero annual bill) and includes solar hotwater and innovative solar space heating.The house features major use of recycled materials including timber milled from the site’s own eucalypts.

Hundreds of wallabies, wombats and echidnas share the property and are often seen, whilst quolls, devils and tiger snakes are more elusive. Occasional blessings are a wedge tail or platypus sighting in your creek. Tis a bird lover paradise with rare and endangered species. Sandstone stepped paths have been hand carved into your property over many years giving a delightful full hours walk without leaving home that highlight your falls and mountain view (please allow for this time when you view the property). It is weed free and would need 20 hours a year if you wish to keep it so. And no need to mow the grass as wallabies do that.

The house has 2 bathrooms, 2 laundries (one for the bnb), 4 bedrooms (3 inside and one immediately outside with it’s own kitchen), a ground-floor storage/workshop area with sort after vintage workbenches, two sheds, a greenhouse, sheep shelter and wood housing (plenty of firewood is onsite) and another distant external room and a tiny house secluded in the gully complete the portfolio. All up 17 acres at 500m in altitude.

Bushfire mitigation is well planned for with long fire hoses strategically placed reaching all main buildings. Two quality petrol fire pumps, a generator and three electric pumps keep water flowing in all circumstances. An 8000L distant uphill gravity fail safe tank and hose protects the tiny house and sheds but also reaches the house if needed. Zoned fire sprinklers protect the house and tiny-house. The gutters and skylight have fire mesh and all plants are chosen for low flammability with garden mulch beds being bold contrasting gravels that provide valuable fire breaks.

The property currently runs the tiny-house as a popular Airbnb trending at 5.7 nights a week annual average prior to cv19 (now at 3). The Tiny House is a modern cliff top perched self contained room overlooking private waterfalls (that vary with climate from a thundering 30m drop to trickling) in a private position away from the main house. Its modern exterior flips into an entirely vintage interior down to the smallest details with a king loft bed under a stunning 180 degree skylight and a valley window feature floodlight. It would make also an awesome teenager's room or office.

This property is much like owning your own National Park. There are more expensive places around but perhaps you might think there really is nothing nicer. And all this just 45 minutes from Hobart or 15 minutes to New Norfolk with all its facilities including Woolworths, Mitre10, plentiful restaurants, cafes and antique shops.

Phone enquiry code for this property : 0104
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