Situated only a short stroll from the region's iconic Hanging Rock Reserve, and almost as close to the Macedon Regional Park, Inga Linga (meaning echidna in indigenous dialect) accommodation comprises three bedrooms, a study, a wonderful kitchen and meals area with magnificent views all the way to Camel's Hump, two bathrooms and integral double garage with a huge space above (potential fourth bedroom or easy conversion to BnB accommodation stca).
From the mammoth stone kitchen benchtop, 130 cm 'Esse' range oven and magnificent stonemason-crafted sandstone feature wall and double fronted Cheminee Phillippe woodfired heater between north-facing living areas to the bespoke bathroom furniture engineered from chunky recycled timbers and hand-crafted recycled staircase leading up to guest accommodation, the entire house has been expertly shaped with careful thought around quality.
A warm, inviting entertainment area with an imaginatively created stone pizza oven, designer potager garden bed system, two large workshop and storage sheds, 97000L rainwater tank, dam, workshop and garden sheds and a delightful nature-walking trail on the mountain side of the grounds further enhance appeal.
Experience magnificent views of the ever-changing moods of Camel's Hump, Mount Macedon and Hanging Rock from almost every window in the house.
This property is the stuff dreams are made of! Please call Julian from Raine&Horne, Woodend for an inspection and your dream may well become your reality.
Our Vendors' thoughts.."Architecturally designed with passive solar principles, Inga Linga is a quiet, comfortable and cosy house to live in. Large windows face north to allow winter sun to deeply penetrate and warm the house, while thermal mass from travertine floors and thick sandstone internal walls store heat and release it back into the house at night. Wide eaves prevent summer sun from entering, keeping the house naturally cool. Those windows facing East or West to capture views or to allow cross ventilation have been shaded by plantings. Thick strawbale walls provide fantastic insulation from heat, cold and sound, with the result being a comfortable house all year round with little heating or cooling required. On a sunny winters' day, no matter the outside temperature, it is lovely to eat breakfast at the table bathed in warm sunshine. In summer, the house remains at a consistent temperature of 21C with no cooling, although it may be 30C or hotter outside.
Built with natural products and colours chosen from nature, Inga Linga nestles comfortably into the landscape with the solid reassuring presence of Mount Macedon behind. The house has wonderful views of Camels Hump to the south, and of Hanging Rock and The Jim Jim to the north, creating a feeling of always being connected to the surrounding countryside. It is wonderful to watch a wild storm approach and pass by all the while being peacefully and warmly cocooned inside.It is a pleasure to open the blinds each morning and see a seemingly different vista each time. The play of light, shadow, cloud, mist, fog or rain over Camels Hump alone makes for a completely new view depending on the season, weather, or time of day. Sometimes Camels Hump is bright and sparkling and the trees on the mountain are revealed in sunny detail, other times there is a shroud of cloud or a veil of mist draping over the Hump, and occasionally a covering of snow, with the trees dark and the mountain strong. In the evenings, when the sun is setting, the light show is incredible. Hanging Rock and Camels Hump then glow iridescently with warm colours from pinks to oranges. The large black gums near the front gate especially, seem to come alive with a radiant glow - trunks and branches then seem to be illuminated from inside. All this splendor plays out in a seemingly endless combination of natural variations.
Throughout the day wildlife can be observed going about their lives. The antics of birds, in particular, are very entertaining - cheeky rosellas, the occasional pesky cockatoo or galah, cunning currawongs, warbling magpies, clever kookaburras, majestic eagles circling overhead, bumbling plovers and cute wrens to name just a few. Then there are those that visit the dam - waddling ducks with ducklings in tow, tall ibis and cranes, as well as many kinds of frog. Other frequent visitors are kangaroos, possums, lizards and echidnas. The name of the property came about because the first native animal we saw on the land was an echidna who had taken up residence near the shed (Inga Linga means echidna in the Woi wurrung language). All of this can be viewed from the comfort of an armchair; working from home is truly pleasurable when at every upward glance from the desk, all of this is going on just out...