Sustainable life - With style | 126 Ashton Street, Margaret River

House of the Week: Sustainable life - With style

House of the Week

2 BED | 2 BATH | 5 CAR

  • Address: 126 Ashton Street, Margaret River
  • Price: Offers closing Friday, September 18 (unless sold prior)
  • Agency: Stocker Preston
  • Agents: Clare Andrews on 0448 023 265 and Sarah Twine on 0439 926 836
  • Inspect: By appointment

With sweeping views over the Margaret River valley and National Park, you will almost forget you are on the western edge of town here.

Designed and built by Michael and Britta Sorensen in 2012 as a model for contemporary sustainable architecture (AIA Award 2013) the house is a striking expression of modernism, comfort and locality.

Their commitment to treading more lightly on earth resulted in an impressive catalogue of sustainability features, materials and finishes.

Cankered trees that had to be felled, were milled and local master craftsmen turned them into beautiful inbuilt features that lend the house warmth and story.

Double glazing, sun trapping and hydronic floor heating ensure Margaret River winters feel cold no more.

As an artist, horticulturalist and cook, Britta added many features to the cellar, garden and kitchen you will love.

The house has been designed with flexibility in mind and can be easily adapted.

LuLu the van many may remember from past MR Region Open Studios is now a fully independent guest room here, and features its own deck, bathroom, shed and art studio.

A Hundertwasser inspired Little Street Library on the verge outside the entrance gate is treasured by the neighbourhood.

The garden, featured on ABC Gardening Australia 2015, features a combination of beauty, interest, wildlife habitat and extensive food production based on permaculture principles.

It has been organically managed for 10 years and boasts a large orchard/vegetable garden and exceptionally alive healthy soils.

Environmentally conscious management of all water means that a glass of purified rainwater drunk in the kitchen flows on to water the apple trees.

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