Sustainable Springwood house goes to market

Sustainable Springwood house goes to market

ANGELA He can be found pottering around the garden at her Springwood property.

From her backyard, she cultivates anything from corn, snow peas and chillies, to mangoes, guava and lime.

It is her passion for gardening and the enjoyment she gains from living off the land that allows her to be semi-self-sufficient.

“We took all the golden canes and palm trees out of the back garden, put in fruit trees and built a raised vegie garden just near the kitchen,” Ms He said.

“We put in two rainwater tanks, put some solar panels on the roof and built a chook pen.”

The additions have contributed to feeding her family hundreds of meals in the decade she had lived at the 221 Springwood Rd property.

“I just harvested some amazing potatoes and cooked them up for me and my son,” Ms He said.

“Some parts of the year we just go out and we can pick a whole meal in spring or autumn.

“It’s so fulfilling to be able to go out and pick a meal and enjoy.”

However, it wasn’t the gardens Ms He would miss most – she can build them anywhere.

It was the view over suburbia.

“You’re high up on Springwood Ridge and you can see across Springwood,” she said.

“During the day you see the mountains, and at night it is a sea of lights. It’s just amazing.”

The two-level house has impressive living spaces, with an incredible living room just off the entry, which has a two storey void and a 5m floor to ceiling window next to an open fireplace.

All the living spaces are downstairs, with all the bedrooms upstairs.

Ms He also converted a garage into a self-contained granny flat.

“The house would be great for a family with a couple of young kids; they can walk to parks and it is an easy drive to the schools.”

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