‘The Gums’ replicates the allure of a traditional Highlands home

‘The Gums’ replicates the allure of a traditional Highlands home

‘The Gums’ has it all. Set on a tidy acreage in the Southern Highlands, not only are there stunning views all around, but there is no ignoring the charm-oozing design.

This spectacular home at 66A Osborne Road in Burradoo – or as it has come to be known, ‘The Gums’ – is built to replicate the look and feel of an established Highlands home. Set back from the road to ensure privacy, you’ll find every creature comfort taken care of once you reach the house.


The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has been on the market four times since it was built, most recently in 2020. It’s currently on offer for $3,850,000.

Ray White Bowral real estate agent Gene Fairbanks says it has only been on the market for a week but is attracting plenty of interest.

“These big blocks are really resonating on the market at the moment.”

White, bright and fresh, the home combines comfortably with country farmhouse feels, pronounced in the huge wrap-around verandah.


Gene says that was the first thing that stood out to him.

“It has such a country feel to it,” he says.

The verandah keeps the elements away while still allowing plenty of natural sunlight and views to fill the open-plan living room.

The feature piece in the kitchen is an island bench topped with recycled Blackbutt timber. A butler’s pantry leads through to a generous laundry that boasts plenty of space and external access to the backyard.

The main bathroom features underfloor heating and sits adjacent to the bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom also scores its own ensuite. French-style double doors open out onto a private section of the veranda – it’s the perfect place to sit and soak in the sights and sounds of the morning.


The upstairs floorplan consists of an enormous multi-purpose room. It’s the perfect location for your home office or extra bedroom. There’s no shortage of storage either.

Gene says the current owners are a local family who wanted the acreage for keeping horses.

“It’s a family home, and because it backs onto the local pony club, horse-loving families will love it.”

Paddocks around the property are already kitted out with dedicated horse shelters and sheds. They can also double as ideal places to let kids burn off their extra energy or even a site for a potential subdivision (subject to council approval).

Bordering the Pony Club and a three-minute drive to Bowral’s town centre, Gene describes it as a dream come true for a family wanting to experience the highlands life in a highlands home.


“Locals will definitely shop for it, and maybe some from the cities as well.”

To arrange an inspection of ‘The Gums’ at 66A Osborne Road in Burradoo, contact Gene Fairbanks on 0448 613 665 or Jonny Tighe on 0406 991 011.

Article was originally written and published by The RiotAct.

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