Auction 29/09/21
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3 Wallace Place, Melba ACT 2615

Block size: 729 m² approx.House size: 209 m² approx.UV: $344,000 (2020)

A pristine oasis with huge 44m2 garden studio

This magnificent contemporary home privately built by AV Jennings is deceptively large for 3 bedrooms at 140m2 and offers a clean and balanced approach to optimising design and space. I mean, what's not to love about an immaculately presented home with meticulous thought and luxe styling cues that you can move straight into and enjoy?

Brand new EVERYTHING in recent years from the roof down to the pavers plus multiple formal and informal living areas including a self-contained garden studio (previous double garage) that's fully insulated and converted ideal for entertaining, hobbies, gym, working from home or teenagers retreat complete with fan, downlights and RC/AC.

Maybe it's also because of the very functional design with open kitchen, separate formal lounge, huge family room space, large bedrooms, feature pendant lights, modern fixtures and fittings, extra storage, landscaped yards . It's ticking every single box you never even knew you needed, but now are madly in love with.

Things the owner enjoys:

"The privacy in the backyard is often sought yet seldom found, you really do feel like you're in a private oasis in the middle of the suburbs. There are many different spots in the backyard to sit with a cuppa at any time of day all year round (northerly aspect, natural shade, pergola etc...). The view to the backyard from the gym/studio and the way it is sunken to the yard is peaceful. The two living spaces inside have the ability to close off from one another, this area and all rooms have a gorgeous garden/leafy aspect from all windows, especially the full garden view from the shower!"

Key figures (approx.):

  • House size: 140m2
  • Studio size: 44m2
  • Pergola size: 25m2
  • Block size: 729m2
  • Rates: $2,623pa
  • Land Tax (if rented): $3,618pa
  • Year of construction: 1972
  • Occupancy: Vacant possession
  • EER: can increase from 1.5 stars to 5 stars with upgraded floor and wall insulation, and heavy drapes/pelmets

Key features inside:

  • Privately built AV Jennings Home
  • A very large original design at 140m2 of living
  • Luxe renovations from top to toe
  • Rangehood, oven and dishwasher (all Bosch) are less than 2 years old.
  • What's been done in the last 12 months: New ducted reverse cycle a/c heating/cooling system, double glazed sliding door and crimsafe security door to meals/pergola access.

Key features outside:

  • Covered entertaining pergola with built in bench seat
  • Garden aspects from all 3 bedroom windows, including excellent natural privacy screening from the street front
  • All ornamental garden items will remain with the property, including the tree surround bench and head statues in the 'secret garden'.
  • Front garden and lawns and the rear 'secret garden have automated watering systems
  • Studio - completed in Dec 2020. Converted from the brick double garage it's fully insulated (walls & ceiling), RC/AC, industrial wall fan, acoustic carpet tiles with underlay, downlighting, 4 power points and an AV outlet (Gym rubber flooring and equipment optional inclusion).
  • What's been done in the last 12 months: upgraded switchboard - including solar ready capacity, full roof restoration, new electrichot water system, new automated sprinkler system in front yard, 50sqm of artificial turf professionally laid, new carport and pergola roofing, garage to gym/studio renovation

Location benefits:

  • 110m to kids playground at the end of Wallace Pl
  • 200m to Melba shops
  • 400m to main route bus stops on Kingsford smith Dr
  • 700m to Copland Secondary School
  • 900m to Mt Rogers Reserve walking tracks
  • 1.2km to Copland College
  • 7min drive to Belconnen Town Centre

*Distances from Google Maps

  • Central Electric Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Backyard
  • Family Room
  • Garden Shed
  • Gym
  • Lounge Room
  • Off-street Parking
  • Outdoor Entertaining Area
  • Pergola
  • Reverse Cycle a/c
  • Rumpus Room
  • Sprinklers


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Key details

Property Type:House
Block Size:729 *
House Size:209 *
Unimproved Value:$344,000 (2020)
Rates (Residential):$2,625*
Rates (Commercial):$15,383*
Rates (Rural):$1,065*
Land Tax (Residential):$3,618*
*These are approximate values based on available information.
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Block size: 729 (approx)
Unimproved value: $344,000 (2020)
Legal description: BELC/MELB/48/20/
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What's nearby

Mt Rogers Primary SchoolPrimary School
Melba Copland High SchoolHigh School
Calvary Private HospitalHospital
Kippax FairMajor Shopping Centre
University Of CanberraUniversity
Melba Copland CollegeCollege
Charnwood Post OfficePost Office
Aust. Defence AcademyTafe

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Property history

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Property History
13 Jan 2020
McGrath Canberra
Contract: 17/10/2019
Transfer: 13/01/2020
Listed: 03/10/2019
Days on market: 14
Block size: 729m²
Transfer type: Full transfer
Purpose: Single residential dwelling
26 Aug 2004
Contract: 02/08/2004
Transfer: 26/08/2004
Listed: 16/06/2004
Days on market: 47
Block size: 729m²
Transfer type: Full transfer
Purpose: Single residential dwelling
10 Apr 1992
Contract: 10/04/1992
Transfer: 10/04/1992
Block size: 729m²
Transfer type: Full transfer
Purpose: Single residential dwelling

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