The pandemic two years later has changed the way nearly all of us live our lives, and for many, that change has been expressed in moving out of the big cities. For more reasons than I have room to list, 1147 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine, is the perfect property inspired by changing trees, offering excellent views, lavish gardens, and just an hour from Sydney Airport.
Located in the heart of the Southern Highlands, the impressive country property is a location that has mushroomed in recent years, after seeing more than 16,000 people relocate to the area in 2021. Thanks to its relative proximity to Sydney’s CBD, stunning surrounding scenery, and close From the towns of Boral and Mittagong, the demand for homes around the Alps is more than ever.
Known as Attunga Grove, the property covers 116 acres that includes a lake and native woodland known for koala habitats, as well as the local features of a chicken coop and vegetable patch. However, one of the house’s main draw cards are the extensive gardens that surround the main residence, likely inspired by the finest royal gardens in Europe.
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The gardens are planted around an engineered canvas, which uses the property’s natural topography to creep down towards the lake and cut lawns, the latter of which are framed by a beautiful row of pine trees. The newly designed plot also features terraced gardens, a modest olive grove, and even a three-hole golf course.
Once you enter the main residence, you’ll be greeted with two light-filled floors (and a basement) containing four adjoining en-suite bedrooms, plus all the features you’d expect from this large property. Featuring a cinema, game room and wine cellar below ground level, the ground floor itself is home to the open-plan kitchen area, complementing the butler’s pantry and cold room. There is a cottage separated from the main building with two bedrooms, as well as a modest garden and fitness room.
After leaving the back doors of the house, you’ll walk out to a large outside dining area, by the turquoise waters of the pool – perfect for relaxing after a summer lunch. Also surrounded by pine trees, you will enjoy uninterrupted views of Gibraltar, while also enjoying the natural privacy of the gardens.
When you think of Attunga Grove in the context of the hot white market in the Southern Highlands, it’s immediately obvious that it’s one of the finest properties in the entire area, but also that its $15 million asking price is seriously worth considering. If you understand what that same money can buy you in Potts Point or Mosman, the choice that represents a better value becomes clear very quickly.
Recently listed by Drew Lindsay Real Estate, 1147 Old Hume Hwy, Alpine is a rare gem in one of the most beautiful areas of New South Wales. The property is currently open for inspection.