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Went to have a look yesterday at some real estate property for sale (pic heavy).

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TraamisVOS, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    It was a breathtaking ~100 acre property. I don't actually know where the boundaries of the property are, but my best guess is that I walked through only about 1/3 or 1/4 of it. One side of the property is just under 1 kilometre long (or 0.62 miles).

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    The entrance to the property:
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    Breathtaking views:
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    Forested areas:
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    A small portion of the property looked like it was used as a vineyard/winery perhaps, or some other kind of crop:
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    There's a pond or dam a bit further down:
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    There was some kind of a 'treehouse':
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    Here is a photo of the treehouse taken from the top of one of the ridges visible from the treehouse window. My car is visible on top of the ridge to the right of the treehouse:
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If you buy it, can I come stay in the treehouse?
     
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  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    wow, that's a spectacular piece of land! really beautiful! are you considering buying it?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Also, ask if they throw in the clouds with your offer.
     
  5. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    With the weather around these parts lately, they'll throw in clouds and a whole lot of rain too! It was a rare beautiful sunny day yesterday, hence the impromptu trip to have a look at the property.

    I'm toying with the idea of buying it but I'd have to have a very, very long think about it financially and whether it's viable as an investment.
     
  6. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    The treehouse looked a bit rickety Luke, it'd be too cold in winter and hot in summer, that's if you don't fall through the floor.
     
  7. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    OK, forget the tree house - can I camp by the pond, please?
     
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  8. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    I have a tent too. And that looks heavenly.
     
  9. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    It does look like a small piece of heaven...

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  10. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    pictogramax - that pond and the trees around it looks very campable. I saw little clearings amongst the trees which would make great secluded camping spots too.

    Heaven indeed. I could finally learn to play the bagpipes and there wouldn't be anyone within a long earshot to complain at the racket!
     
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  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Looks wonderful, James. If I had the wherewithal, I wouldn't hesitate. I need the aussie bush to regenerate, don't you?
     
  12. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
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  13. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I like the sound of that :)
     
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  14. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Also, yes you may. As long as you don't have a daily morning ritual of bathing nekkid in the frigid pond waters.
     
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  15. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Thanks a lot! And don't worry, I'm not into braving cold waters:) More into photographing the mist upon them:
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  16. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    i call dibs on a hammock hanging under the tree house(i dont wanna be rained on... lol)
     
  17. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia SC Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Absolutely breathtaking views. They should hire you to do the listing photos... ;)

    I would like to share the treehouse with Luke.
     
  18. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    That's an awesome photo, pictogramax!

    You be careful Gubrz, Luke might crash through the floor of the treehouse and you'll find you'll both be sharing the hammock.

    madmaxmedia, would love to do a bit of that kind of photography on the side!
     
  19. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    Julie-Anne
    That looks like a perfect piece of country James. Would you have much of a commute? We moved out of the city (Brisbane) onto a property and it's the best thing we ever did. No regrets. Yes, there's some commuting to be done, but it pales next to the bliss of having acres and acres of land that's all yours to enjoy.
     
  20. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Would you believe it's only a 15-20 min drive to the centre of an upper middle class suburb with shops and restaurants and metro train station.

    How much work do you have to do to maintain your land? I'd have to have cows and sheep to keep the grass under control I think.