12 San Jose Ave, Lawson

by Dean Berman

You have to admit when a property like this exudes class like a young Sachin Tendulkar walking out to bat against a fired up Shane Keith Warne.

What is so interesting about this property is simply that it was built in the last 5 years. It looks like it’s been on this land for the last 100 years.

My favourite aspect of the property has to be the bricks. They are recycled bricks laid with natural/grey mortar and cleaned with an acid wash. I also really like the rustic and simple styling throughout.

Views are maximised with the positioning of the property as the back 2/3 of the property has a gradual descent.

This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 parking property, located at 12 San Jose Ave, Lawson in Sydney’s Blue Mountains is a perfect example in my opinion of sheer design elegance set on 2,222m2 of land.

You can’t go wrong when chickens and goats roam the vast land and you can feed yourself with a vegetable patch.

The home also has underfloor heating, solar system, solar hot water, water tank and double glazing.

It was architecturally designed by Jamie Brenan and artist Zoe Smith and marketed by Brenden Purcell and Rowan Stubbs of Purcell.

This property was never about making heaps of dollars. The initial concept was to create a naturally light, eco-friendly home, open plan concept and living that relates to the natural surrounds.

According to council documents the home was estimated to cost approximately $350,000 to build. Records say the original house was purchased for $44,000 in August 2014, but I feel $440,000 was more likely the correct figure.

The property just sold for $990,000.

This is a true example of sustainable design practices incorporated through a wonderfully thought out design.