Under Offer 06/12/2023
$1,395,000 +
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25 Mackellar Crescent, Cook ACT 2614

Block size: 905 m² approx.House size: 194 m² approx.UV: $793,000 (2023)
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A nurturing family home, brimming with story and showcasing an enduring love affair with stone, bringing energy and soul into each room. Retro details have an elevated feel as hues of lavender and pink coalesce with richly grained marble and granite, illustrating the owner's famed craftsmanship and illustrious career as a sought after stone mason.

Home to Hartmut and Elizabeth for 55 years, lovingly restored and maintained, the home has an evocative and gentle air. Enveloped in well-tended flowering gardens, sheltered by mature trees and green garden walls, this immaculate five-bedroom home, flows to sheltered alfresco courtyard and has the distinction of a separate garden apartment.

Backing Cook Bushland Reserve and flanked to the west by Mount Painter, whisper close to the Jamison Centre and the thriving Belconnen precinct, the home is connected to a vibrant city buzz, yet steeped in bushland peace. It is an easy stroll to Mackellar Neighbourhood Playground, while to one side of the home, a civic pathway links to meandering bush tracks, the scenic Bicentennial trail.

The skill, craftsmanship and quality are apparent in the design of every room, starting from the beautiful granite lined foyer, to the rare ochre hued marbled bathroom. There is a considered blend of opulence with understated warmth, as timber detailing and bespoke mid-century cabinetry gift clean lines. A favourite peachy pink, imbues the kitchen with a dreamy warmth, marrying perfectly with the original timber cabinetry handles. There is space here for the whole family to gather, as many hands make light work, and laughter and conversation flows.

The adjacent dining space has a wonderful sociability with the open kitchen, ideal for entertaining. Stunning parquetry flooring gleams underfoot and open shelving allows for curation of loved glassware and ceramics. Steps usher to the welcoming sunken living area, with exquisite French marble fireplace, a warm family gathering point on cooler evenings. Open and airy, with a distinct cosy vibe, this elegant room is characterised by exposed timber beams, and glass sliders that open to the sun-drenched, serene courtyard and lush gardens.

With a wall of glazing creating no transition between inside and out, there is the feeling of floating within nature…the separate granny flat graced by light and nature at every turn. Statuary marble has been used extensively within the kitchenette and ensuite lending a gorgeous organic sensuality. This additional space is ultimately flexible, popular as guest accommodation, teen-retreat or inter-generational living.

An array of quiet bedrooms looks after different family combinations, as the front of the home is given over to a further four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The largest of the bedrooms - currently used as a study is nicely placed to the left of the entrance, and has the wonderful potential to flow to the marble bathroom, creating a fabulous master wing. An additional three bedrooms all with built-in-robes centre around the second bathroom in bright white, with iridescent blue-pearl granite. The existing master bedroom houses a serene sitting area and captures views of a magnificent, ancient blue spruce.

Cook enjoys an enviable mix of bohemian cafes, family friendly values and easy proximity to larger metropolitan centres. It is a short stroll to the local shops, home to the popular cafés - Little Oink and To All My Friends. Aranda shops are close by, with the famous, Two Before Ten, coffee shop, a popular gathering spot on Saturday mornings. The home is also close to parklands, backs directly onto reserve and is handy to the Jamison Centre and the bustling Belconnen precinct. Transport, schools, AIS, Bruce Stadium, and the UC are all convenient. It is a mere ten minutes' drive to the CBD and the ANU.

.gorgeous five-bedroom home, backing reserve, in the coveted suburb of Cook
.elevated front veranda overlooking flowering gardens
.exquisite marble foyer
.sunken living area with exposed beams, high ceilings, french marble fireplace, reverse cycle heating and cooling and drift to covered alfresco dining
.open plan kitchen and dining
.central kitchen with ample cabinetry in soft peach with vintage timber handles, spacious galley style with ample workspace, and lovely open shelving, with Westinghouse oven, electric cooktop, copper range-hood and Bosch dishwasher
.elevated dining room with bespoke recessed timber shelving for display and stunning Siberian Cedar panelled ceiling
.parquetry floors
.carpet to bedrooms
.internal storage room with built-in-shelving
.internal laundry with Paradiso granite bench tops and floors
.lightwell in hallway
.family bathroom with rare marble topped vanity and floors, Carrara marble walls, plenty of storage including open shelves
.fourth bedroom or home office with granite topped desk and built-in-cabinetry
.second family bathroom in crisp white with stunning blue pearl granite
.bedroom one with sitting area and built-in-robe
.bedroom two and three with built-in-robes
.separate garden apartment housing fifth bedroom with glass sliders opening to courtyard and garden, kitchenette and ensuite in statuary marble
.central sheltered courtyard for alfresco dining
.large rear garden with mature sheltering trees, and array of flowering exotics, lemon trees and raised vegetable beds and views to open reserve beyond
.sun awnings
.reverse cycle air conditioning and hydronic gas heating
.double tandem garage with two-way access to garden and additional carport
.garden storage shed
.surrounded by green spaces and close to the walking trails of Mt Painter
.close to the Jamison Centre and the Belconnen precinct
.handy to a variety of schools, transport, UC and a mere 10 minutes to the CBD and ANU by car

EER: 1.5
Living area: 194 m2
Land size: 905 m2
Land rates: $ 4,332(approx)
Land value: $793,000
Year built: 1968 (approx)
nbn® Fibre to the Node (FTTN) is available in this property
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Block 2 Section 25 Cook
Block size: 905 (approx)
Unimproved value: $793,000 (2023)
Legal description: BELC/COOK/25/2
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St Vincent's Primary SchoolPrimary School
Canberra High SchoolHigh School
Calvary Private HospitalHospital
Jamison CentreMajor Shopping Centre
University Of CanberraUniversity
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Listing ID: 182053506. This listing has been viewed 5088 times. It was first displayed on 02/11/2023 and last updated on 06/12/2023.
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