What, Why and How: A Guide on Acreage Living in Australia

What, why and how: A guide on acreage living in Australia

What, Why and How: A Guide on Acreage Living in Australia

Living on acreage properties is a dream for many, offering a lifestyle that blends spacious rural living with modern comforts. As one of the premier home builders in the NSW region, McDonald Jones Homes has been turning this dream into reality for over 30 years. With a focus on delivering homes that stand the test of time while incorporating elements of contemporary living, McDonald Jones Homes offers a range of exquisite acreage home designs that capture the essence of luxurious country living. In this guide, we delve into what acreage living entails, the appeal it holds, showcase some remarkable acreage designs by McDonald Jones Homes and explore the numerous benefits of embracing life on acreage.

What is acreage living?

Acreage living refers to residing on larger plots of land typically measured in acres rather than square metres. These properties offer expansive space and privacy, allowing residents to immerse themselves in the tranquillity of rural surroundings. Acreage living represents a departure from the hustle and bustle of city life, offering a slower pace and a deeper connection with nature. It's about embracing the beauty of wide open spaces, where the horizon stretches out before you and the possibilities are as vast as the landscape.

At McDonald Jones Homes, we understand the allure of luxury acreage homes. Our designs are crafted to complement the natural surroundings, blending seamlessly into the landscape while providing all the comforts of modern living. Let's take a closer look at some of our standout acreage home designs:

Luxury acreage homes


Bronte Acreage Home Design

The Bronte is a light-filled, spacious acreage home designed for wide blocks, offering lavish, single storey country living. Its expansive windows and doors create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for family life and entertaining. The gourmet kitchen, adjacent to the dining area, features ample bench space and a large pantry, with picturesque views from the wide window. The master suite is thoughtfully positioned for privacy, while additional bedrooms and a family bathroom provide ample space for guests. With an activities room for the kids and a private study for adults, the Bronte offers a harmonious blend of comfort and functionality.


Hermitage Acreage House Plan

The Hermitage epitomises family achievement, offering inspiring spaces that elevate everyday living. Its open, free-flowing layout fosters cherished moments and memories, whether it's cosy movie nights in the Home Theatre or hosting gatherings with loved ones. The heart of the home is its airy family/living and dining area, seamlessly connecting to the optional alfresco for indoor/outdoor living. The gourmet kitchen, with ample bench space, encourages conversations and culinary creations. The expansive master suite boasts luxury amenities, while a dedicated wing provides space for children with an activity room and bedrooms. The Hermitage is an acreage property haven where family and friends feel welcome to linger.


Balmoral Modern Acreage Farm House

This modern acreage home epitomises country living at its finest, boasting spaciousness, luxury and timeless architectural appeal. Ideal for narrower blocks under 31m wide, it offers uncompromised open plan living, perfect for modern family dynamics. Throughout the home, cleverly designed spaces invite relaxation and transformation into private sanctuaries. The master suite stands out as a luxurious retreat with ample space, including two walk-in robes and a soothing ensuite with a bath. The central living area serves as the heart of the home, fostering connection and celebration, with a well positioned home theatre, gourmet kitchen and alfresco seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.

Benefits of acreage living

Privacy and space

One of the most significant benefits of acreage living is the space and privacy it affords. With larger homes and acreage, residents can enjoy peace and seclusion, far from the prying eyes and noise of urban life. Whether it's hosting a family gathering or simply enjoying a quiet evening under the stars, acreage homes offer the freedom to spread out and make the most of the great outdoors.

Connection with nature

Acreage living provides ample opportunities to connect with nature. From exploring vast landscapes to spotting native wildlife, there's always something new to discover just beyond your doorstep. Whether it's going for a hike through the bush, fishing in a nearby creek or simply taking in the sights and sounds of the countryside, acreage offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and exploration.

Enhanced quality of life

Studies have shown that living in rural areas can have a positive impact on both physical and mental well being. With cleaner air, less noise pollution and closer community connections, acreage homes promote a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. It's about slowing down, taking time to appreciate the little things and living in harmony with the natural world.

Expert acreage home builders

Acreage Lifestyle

Acreage living offers a unique blend of space, privacy and connection with nature that is hard to find anywhere else. With McDonald Jones Homes' exquisite acreage designs, you can turn your dream of country living into a reality. So why wait? 

Contact us online today to learn more about our acreage homes and start living the life you've always dreamed of.