Modern Farmhouse In Valle Del Eden

  • 317000.00 £
  • Published date: May 25, 2024
    • Street, Somerset, United Kingdom

Modern Farmhouse In Valle Del Eden


⭕ Finca Acadia is a modern 190m² (2,034ft²) year-round farmhouse surrounded by 4 hectares (9.85 acres) of land with fruit orchard and organic kitchen gardens. Exceptional views from every room. Located less than a mile from quiet Pueblo Edén, Maldonado; 30 minutes from the beaches of Solanas, 45 minutes from Punta del Este, and 90 minutes from the Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo.

Farmhouse Description:
Recently constructed farmhouse of passive solar energy design. Orientation, site, and local weather patterns passively create a comfortable internal environment that benefits from changing seasons. Built with latest generation standards. The structure of the house is of steel beams and highly insulated materials. This type of construction, the orientation and location, and the double-glazed windows with mosquito nettings make it much more efficient than a traditional house providing comfortable year round country leaving the smallest possible footprint.

There are 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, one en-suite. The bedroom floors are wood, the rest of the floors are of sealed polished concrete. Both bedrooms have Daikin inverters. The en-suite bedroom has a queen size bed and two Danish side tables, a separate walk-in dressing room with hanging space, drawers and shelves up to the ceiling and access to one of the three storage spaces. The second bedroom/office has a queen size sofa bed with a base that conceals a storage drawer and accesses the second of the three storage spaces.

Luminous open floor plan hosts the living room, dining room and ample kitchen with granite countertops and wooden drawers and doors. A large kitchen island with wood countertop adds storage and counter space. Appliances include refrigerator/ freezer, microwave, stove with 5 gas burners and double amplitude electric convection oven, high performance range hood, double depth stainless steel sink and single handle pull-out sprayer faucet. There are connections for a dishwasher next to the kitchen sink as well as for a 3rd inverter.

Separate pantry room with wooden shelves. Another separate room has laundry appliances, granite countertops, large wash basin and a full bathroom.

Outside the laundry room is one of the 1100-liter water tanks and Grundfos German propulsion pump, the clothes lines, and a large covered firewood shed. Another medium-sized firewood storage area is next to the sliding window that leads to the living room.

Double garage with sliding iron doors allows ample parking for two cars and the third and largest of the storage areas. There are two wooden shelf cases and a double coat rack. Note that both in the garage and in the laundry room construction standards are the same as in the main farmhouse - highly insulated walls and double glass windows with mosquito netting in the event one wanted additional living space for a bedroom, playroom, office, gym, workshop, etc.

Two exterior wood sheds: One open space of 21 m² (226 ft²), and another 9 m² (97 ft²) shed which hosts the second 1100 liter water tank and a 1Hp Italian Pedrollo pump capable of irrigating the whole upper sector, and garden and orchard tools. The drip irrigation system is completely automatic and has sensor which pauses the irrigation schedule in case of rain.

The land:
Large 100% organic/permaculture kitchen gardens of 120 m² (1300 ft²). A 65 m² (700 ft²) section is dedicated to the summer kitchen garden and covered with hail protection mesh and bordered with chicken mesh to exclude birds and rodents. To attract beneficial insects that keep both kitchen gardens and orchards healthy flowers surround the orchard, and there is a pergola with three varieties of jasmine, also bignonia, campsis, honeysuckle, and white mandevillas. There are 3 composting wood bins.

The orchard:
Organic orchard of 20+ fruit trees. Types include peach, apricot, cherry, plum, clementine, orange, lemon, apple, quince, pear, olive, raspberry and blueberry. All trees were purchased with the required certification at the El Campo Scholderle nursery.

The land is cleared of invasive weeds and is internally divided in three sections, one includes the original sheep corrals. The northern section is now a permaculture field that aims to provide shelter to local fauna and create a natural forest. It has a small tajamar (pond), and recently planted 200 new trees including aromo, black acacia, acacia baileyana rubra, grevillea, linden, pyramidal poplar, white poplar, aspen, ash, eucalyptus globulus, silver eucalyptus, anacahuita, maple, weeping willow, willow tree, oak, ginkgo, espino, ombu, catalpa, casuarina, paraíso, coronilla, melaleuca alternifolia, melaleuca rhopalophylla Schauer, dodonaea viscosa, dodonaea verde. The property also has 15 of the protected Coronillas tree, some over 70 years old.

Energy efficiency first:
*Passive solar design refers to the use of the suns energy for the heating and cooling of living spaces. In this approach, the building itself or some element of it takes advantage of natural energy characteristics in materials and air created by exposure to the sun. Passive systems are simple, have few moving parts, and require minimal maintenance. Passive design is practiced throughout the world and has been shown to produce buildings with low energy costs, reduced maintenance, and superior comfort. Key aspects of passive design include appropriate solar orientation, site, climate, building materials, and appropriate ventilation and window placement. A passive solar home first reduces heating and cooling loads through energy-efficiency strategies and then meets those reduced loads in whole or part with solar energy. Remember that the energy efficiency of a home is the most cost-effective strategy for reducing heating and cooling bills. (Source: https://energy.gov/energysaver/passive-solar-home-design.

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Listing of fruit trees and varieties:
Peach: bonanza and early big
Apricot: Damascus bulia
cherries: Napoleon cherry and burlat
Plum: obilnaja, pavia muscatel and sanguinea
Clementine
Orange: salustiana, navelina and midnight
Lemon: criollo and verna
Apples: Scarlet spur, granny smith and fuji red delicious
Quince
Pear: Williams
Olives: Picual and arbequina
Native cherry: Pitanga
Black and red raspberries thornless or red thornless
Blueberries

Listing of planted trees throughout the Campo:
Aromo, black acacia, acacia baileyana rubra, grevillea, hovenia, linden, pyramidal poplar, white poplar, aspen, ash, eucalyptus globulus, silver eucalyptus, anacahuita, maple, weeping willow, willow tree, oak palustre, oak, ginkgo, espino, ombu, catalpa, casuarina, paraiso, coronilla, melaleuca alternifolia, melaleuca rhopalophylla Schauer, dodonaea viscosa, dodonaea verde.

Price:USD395,000.
Land: 4 hectares.
Text or WhatsApp +598-9261-1162for more photos or information.

Phone number ✆ 07763 680519
Street, Somerset




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