High Performance Eco Home

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7b Shilling Lane, Prebbleton, Selwyn


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This high performance four-bedroom, two-bathroom, separate office eco home is an intelligent intersection of nature, architecture, and technology; showcasing all the mod con’s it also cleverly references the classic tramper’s hut beloved by our vendors and reflected in the gabled roof form, timber weatherboards and timber flooring.

Built to passive house principles within a well-honed 229sqm footprint, this well-insulated home with sealed double cavity thermal envelope, timber framed argon filled double glazing and mechanical ventilation provides a cost-effective, healthy, quiet and incredibly efficient home. It has also been pre-wired for solar panels and heat pumps guaranteeing future versatility.

The house is surrounded by birdsong and borders a 2.6 hectare nature reserve – your new backyard! The 844sqm section has been sympathetically planted out in natives and incredibly productive fruit and vegetable gardens for self-sufficiency.

A limited palette of materials was selected for their timelessness and affinity with the environment, including locally sourced Macrocarpa cladding, European double glazed timber joinery, and bespoke oak cabinetry throughout.

Along with a series of imaginatively repurposed and reclaimed elements, the deliberately understated single-level dwelling is supported by naturally inspired flooring and furnishings which glow under a brilliantly orchestrated contemporary lighting scheme.

The open plan family room performs effortlessly beneath a striking cathedral ceiling, the strong horizontal lines echo mid-century influences and encompass strategic and significant storage in the magnificent kitchen, with a woodfire appropriately anchoring the opposite end. A separate lounge and dedicated office allow household separation and concentration.

A large timber slider reveals vast mahogany decking which bookends the front and rear of the home, extending to the woodfired hot tub where stargazing is the main attraction on winter nights.

With its combination of urban-adjacent practicality and earth-friendly attitude, this spectacular home represents a thoughtful expression of principled design which will turn your head and capture your heart. Eco homes are hard to find and don’t come to the market often. This house will save you money and give you an incredibly healthy environment to live in. You will need to be very quick for this one!


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844 sqm


  • Address 7b Shilling Lane, Prebbleton
  • Zip/Postal Code 7604
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