SOLD at Auction $1,450,000
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39 Somerset Street, Duffy ACT 2611

Block size: 1055 m² approx.House size: 258 m² approx.UV: $745,000 (2023)

The Pod House, Spacious Family Retreat

Tucked away on a secluded 1055m2 block, this unique home offers unparalleled privacy and tranquillity, making it an ideal retreat for those seeking solace and relaxation.

Architecturally designed, the home features innovative design elements that maximize natural light and ventilation.

The open plan layout connects the kitchen, dining and living spaces with ease. Featuring rammed earth walls and a wood burner stove which add character, warmth, and ambiance to the home. The large bi-folding doors open to the covered entertaining deck seamlessly merging the interior and exterior creating an expansive area for entertaining and relaxation.

The refurbished all electric kitchen boasts a spacious layout providing plenty of room for multiple cooks. Bifold windows from the benchtop create a sense of connectivity to the outdoor entertaining area. Complimented by a walk-in pantry, Bosch oven, induction cooktop, gorgeous wooden benchtops, and ample storage this kitchen is sure to delight the home chef.

Central to the property is an outdoor fernery or atrium which invokes a true sense of being a part of nature even from within through large glass windows, entry doors and a plethora of natural light.

Wake up to panoramic views over the National Arboretum, Black Mountain, and Canberra City from the parent's retreat. This space features a spacious bedroom, with an adjacent sitting or dressing room, a generous sized walk-in wardrobe, and a sleek, modern spacious ensuite with a new vanity. Step outside onto the private covered terrace and immerse yourself in breathtaking views and fresh air.

Located at the rear of the home two of the bedrooms offer more than just a place to sleep, they are a retreat unto themselves. With the abundance of natural light and private courtyards these bedrooms are encased in their own individual 'pod'. At the front of the home, the fourth bedroom opens to a sunlit deck. There is also a study or second living area next to this room. Opportunities for this space is plentiful including consulting rooms or home office.

The main bathroom – another private 'pod' hosts a unique Japanese style plunge bath with private garden retreat attached.

The oversized double garage with mezzanine storage has the capacity to be converted into a granny flat. There is ample room for a workshop as well. In addition to the garage there is a 1.5 car space carport and there is the potential for a second carport at the top of the driveway.

Well stocked gardens with numerous birch trees, native and exotic species, and trained vines provide a picturesque and cooling backdrop to the home with no lawns to mow.

More than just a home; this property is an experience. With its unique design, unparalleled privacy, and tranquil surroundings, on offer is a truly immersive living experience unlike any other.


• Parent's retreat with bedroom, spacious ensuite, walk in wardrobe, sitting or dressing room and a private covered terrace with panoramic views
• Three more good sized bedrooms all with their own unique outdoor spaces
• Expansive all electric kitchen with bifold windows, Bosch oven, induction cook top, walk in pantry and custom-built wooden benchtops
• Tallow wood timber flooring
• Open plan living with rammed earth walls and wood burner stove
• Second living area, study, or home office space
• Covered outdoor entertaining deck with bi-folding doors
• Main bathroom with unique Japanese style plunge bath
• Ceiling sweep fans in all bedrooms
• Double garage with mezzanine storage
• 1.5 car space carport

Other Specs:

• Three reverse cycle air conditioners
• Solar passive home with rammed earth walls providing thermal mass to the main part of the building
• Electric energy supply with two solar pv systems; 8.5kW and 1.7kW
• 9.6kW home battery
• Solar hot water
• Two x 5,500 litre rainwater tanks
• Low maintenance gardens
• Interior fernery with pond
• Numerous outdoor sitting areas to suit the seasons

What's nearby:

• Narrabundah Hill nature reserve
• Stromlo Forest Park
• Refurbished Duffy shops with mini market, cafe
• Duffy playground

EER: 1.0
Living: 210m2 (approx)
Garage: 48m2 (approx)
Land: 1055m2 (approx)
nbn® Fibre to the Node (FTTN) is available in this property
Max wholesale speed tier available: nbn® Home Fast


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1055 *
House Size:
258 *
Unimproved Value:
$745,000 (2023)

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Blackshaw Weston Creek & Molonglo

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Block 21 Section 2 Duffy
Block size: 1055 (approx)
Unimproved value: $745,000 (2023)
Legal description: WEST/DUFF/2/21
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What's nearby

Duffy PrimaryPrimary School
Stromlo HighHigh School
The Canberra HospitalHospital
Cooleman CourtMajor Shopping Centre
Australian National UniversityUniversity
Canberra CollegeCollege
Cooleman Court Post OfficePost Office
Canberra Institute Of TechnologyTafe

Property history

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Property History
13 Apr 2024
Sold at auction
Blackshaw Weston Creek & Molonglo
Contract: 13/04/2024
Listed: 20/03/2024
Days on market: 24
Block size: 1055m²
Transfer type: Full transfer
11 Dec 2000
Contract: 10/10/2000
Transfer: 11/12/2000
Block size: 1056m²
Transfer type: Full transfer
Purpose: Single residential dwelling

Duffy suburb information

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SummaryMedian salesUnimproved value
Average Age
41 years
Unimproved value for Duffy
Listing ID: 182386515. This listing has been viewed 6377 times. It was first displayed on 20/03/2024 and last updated on 13/04/2024.
Allhomes acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the lands where Allhomes is situated. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of Canberra and the region. We also acknowledge all other First Nations Peoples on whose lands we work.
"With open hearts and minds, together we grow." artwork by David Williams of Gilimbaa.