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53 Glasgow Street, Hughes ACT 2605

Block size: 1058 m² approx.UV: $1,400,000 (2023)

simply the best

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This quintessential, five-bedroom family home has a welcoming and confident presence, as sturdy double brick is softened by pink flowering oleanders and neatly clipped topiary shrubs. We love the slate paved stairs that usher to elegant veranda with classic 60s iron geometric railing. Think, evenings, epic sunsets, perhaps a drink in hand, and a stunning ever-changing light show over the mountains.

Endless panoramic views capture the heart as multiple spaces, both indoor and out, joyfully embody the best of family living and entertaining.

The home rises confidently from the high side of a much coveted street and opens directly onto peaceful bush reserve. The fabulous locale places you moments from the buzzing restaurants and cafés of the Woden precinct and the boutique offerings of Manuka and Kingston.

Within it is all sunlight and love as banks of windows capture the poetic surrounds at every turn. White walls combine with lush grey carpets to create an enveloping, tranquil feel. From the front living area and adjoining formal dining you can see the twinkling lights of Woden and the soft presence of the mountains. Adults can sojourn for drinks within this elegant front arena, watch a movie or celebrate with a wild dinner party.

The kitchen and combined family room, glows in the sunlight as glass sliders give way to a vast paved alfresco arena. Banks of white cabinetry including twin full-height pantries meet white worktops and splash back, to create a minimal Scandi-vibe.

Organic slate flooring flows underfoot and a long peninsula creates a spot for everyone to gather as you cook up a storm. Kids and guests can lounge on the adjacent sofa, while in the summer months, everyone can spill outside to dine in the sunshine.

The children's wing houses four welcoming bedrooms, each with built-in-robes and large windows that speak to nature. There is a family bathroom in neat monochromatic black and white and the convenience of a separate toilet.

Soft sheers billow romantically as glass sliders float the botanical oasis within…the master suite a haven of privacy, ideally sequestered on the northern side of the home. There is a sleek ensuite bathroom and walk-thru-robe for effortless storage.

Highly considered layered spaces allow for both connection and garden repose, within the large back garden, with its outlook to endless reserve. Green hedged walls screen a private circle of soft lawn, bordered and shaded by mature plantings. There is direct gate access to the walking and biking trails that wend past Federal Golf Course, all the way to Red Hill Lookout.

Hughes is a quiet, hidden pocket, ideally positioned close to the bustling Woden precinct, minutes from Canberra hospital and Deakin. Surrounded by green spaces including the nearby Red Hill Nature Reserve and with excellent access to transport and a variety of schools, the home also gifts easy access to all the wonderful restaurants and shops within the boutique suburbs of the inner south.

.stunning five-bedroom family home situated on an elevated block backing reserve
.multiple living areas and formal dining
.light filled and airy with excellent spatial arrangement
.beautifully renovated and maintained with a wonderful combo of old and new
.elevated position on a highly prized street
.elegant veranda with iron railing overlooking Woden and the Brindabellas
.backing directly onto reserve
.rising from well-tended landscaped gardens
.generous welcoming foyer
.front living area with stunning views to the west
.adjacent formal dining
.open plan kitchen and family room, flowing to garden and paved alfresco dining
.modern kitchen in all scandi-white, with banks of storage including twin full-height pantries, Westinghouse wall oven, Fisher & Paykel electric cooktop and two drawer dishwasher
.adjacent large laundry opening directly to garden
.separate children's wing housing four peaceful bedrooms, each with built-in-robes
.family bathroom with tub and separate toilet
.sequestered master suite with northern flow to garden, ensuite and walk-thru-robe
.downstairs gym or rumpus room
.slate flooring to kitchen and family room and soft carpet to bedrooms, front living and dining room
.linen closet
.double garage with internal access
.under house storage
.evaporative cooling and ducted gas heating
.sandstone retaining walls, myriad of established plantings including shady trees, formal hedging and soft lawns within the layered and private gardens
.gated access to reserve
.moments from the buzzing Woden Precinct and Canberra Hospital
.handy to the boutique cafés and shops of Deakin and Curtin
.minutes from the exciting offerings of Manuka and Kingston
.11 mins to the CBD by car

EER: 2
Land size: 1058m2 (approx)
UV: $1,400,000
Rates: $7,176 (approx)
Living area: 204m2(approx)
Year built -1965 (approx)

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Block 19 Section 3 Hughes
Block size: 1058 (approx)
Unimproved value: $1,400,000 (2023)
Legal description: WODE/HUGH/3/19
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What's nearby

Hughes Primary SchoolPrimary School
Alfred Deakin High SchoolHigh School
The Canberra HospitalHospital
Woden PlazaMajor Shopping Centre
Australian National UniversityUniversity
Royal College Of NursingCollege
Deakin West Post OfficePost Office
Canberra Institute Of TechnologyTafe

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Property History
02 Mar 2024
Sold at auction
Contract: 02/03/2024
Listed: 08/02/2024
Days on market: 23
Transfer type: Full transfer

Hughes suburb information

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Average Age
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Unimproved value for Hughes
Listing ID: 182281583. This listing has been viewed 4178 times. It was first displayed on 08/02/2024 and last updated on 04/03/2024.
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