Showcases Engeryraters Contribution to Greenest House

Super sustainable designer house in regional Victoria one of the best its agent has ever seen

Nestled in the sought-after neighbourhood of Baranduda, just outside Wodonga, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom stunner is now up for grabs.

After its construction last year, 6 Lanning Street created a buzz in the industry and nabbed the Best Environmentally Sustainable Design gong at the Design Matters Awards and a Master Builders prize for Display Home of the Year.

Its striking design, from the contemporary façade to its polished concrete floors, high-end bathrooms, sleek integrated kitchen, and natural light-bathed living areas, are just the start of its long list of attractive attributes.

Its top-notch sustainability credentials mean the future owner can also have a minimal impact on the environment, selling agent Mark Boehm from PJ Murphy Real Estate said.

“It’s future-proof,” Mr Boehm said. “It’s completely carbon negative, powered by renewable energy with a 10kW solar system that produces more electricity than the house uses.

“The smart use of thermal mass makes the home warm in winter and cool in summer, as well as cost-effective to run given there are no gas bills.”

It’s also engineered for healthier living with air-purifiers and an abundance of indoor plants.

“Smart smoke and Co2 detectors alert you to poor air quality, and on days with bushfire smoke in the air or a high pollen count, the home can be sealed,” he said.

All those features combined saw the property given an extremely high 8-star energy rating, meaning it exceeds current standards by a long shot, he said.

“I haven’t seen homes with green features like this that also have the design principle at the forefront,” he said.

Rather than tack on some sustainability principles, like extra insulation or a solar panel or two, the latest in eco design was interwoven from the beginning by specialist architects Greenest House.

“This approach starts at the beginning with a design around the needs of being carbon negative and having liveability at the forefront,” he said.

“The design is quite minimalist, so it doesn’t waste space on theatre rooms or other [gimmicks] that are rarely used. Intelligent mapping of home usage has driven this.”

The property was used as a display home until recently by Greenest House and was built by top local builder Gilchirst Homes.

“It’s in a brand-new neighbourhood with a strong sense of community, two private schools and a state primary school, plus good sporting and community facilities,” Mr Boehm said.

“Interest has been good with quite a few enquiries.”

The home will go to auction on March 26 and has a price guide of $750,000 to $800,000.

Read more