Architects Ring & Associates and interior designers Department of Design have created a boutique set of homes with a thoughtful design.
“It’s more about what we leave behind, the legacy, as opposed to us banking the biggest amount of money and I think people will appreciate that when it’s done,” Jenkins says.
“From the street they don’t look like a unit complex, they actually look like individual houses with units behind.”
The residences have been designed to suit downsizers, with just six townhouses on a space that could hold 12, large living areas and high-end inclusions.
Small touches like a central driveway ensure ease of access while having the main bedroom on the ground floor makes comfort a priority.
“From the outset, that’s what we were trying to achieve, a bigger residence that was easy to negotiate your way about,” Jenkins says.
Inside, homes feature expansive, open-plan living spaces with high ceilings, filled with light from the large windows.
Alfresco dining areas with outdoor kitchens are the perfect place for entertaining.
Often overlooked, Jenkins believes Downer will soon take off.
“It’s a really underrated suburb,” he says.
Downer provides easy access to the light rail and Dickson shops.
The townhouses sit within walking distance of schools and shops, and are just 10 minutes’ drive from Canberra’s centre.
Properties at 36-38 have wool carpets, stone benchtops, ducted reverse-cycle heating and cooling, gas cooking, German appliances and designer tapware.
Homes come in three and four-bedroom designs.
Construction is due to start soon, with completion expected in mid-2018.
ADDRESS: 36-38 Blacket Street, Downer
PRICE RANGE: $800,000+
AGENT: James Carter and Jake Winters, Luton Projects, 0413 974 912 and 0481 188 651
INSPECT: Saturday, 10-11am and Sunday, noon-1pm
FEATURE WE LOVE: Modern facades add a touch of interest to the streetscape, while blending in well with Downer’s established homes.
FROM THE DEVELOPER: “We’ve gone to a lot of trouble to make sure it’s not just a pretty picture, it’s a functional home as well.”
WHO LIVES HERE: The light rail is set to revitalise these inner-north suburbs, which families and downsizers already love for their schools, shops and walkability.