If you are on the home hunting circuit this weekend, November 30, these are Allhomes’ top four picks for your perusal in Canberra and the surrounding NSW region.
Price guide: $1.6 million +
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space
Follow the Canberra red brick pathways through established gardens to this enchanting residence.
Heritage features include terracotta roof tiles, high ceilings, picture rails and exposed brick.
A formal entrance way leads to the formal lounge with fireplace that opens into the sunroom, while the northerly sun to the rear ensures all the living areas are filled with light.
The meals and family room adjoin the kitchen and overlook the entertainment deck, while the bedrooms all have leafy outlooks to the garden.
The home sits on a generous block size of more than 1000 square metres and also offers great potential for future enhancements.
Positioned idyllically in Reid, it offers a lifestyle of peace and tranquillity paired with the benefits of being located on the fringe of the Canberra CBD.
Auction: 9am, December 14
Agent: Luton Properties Manuka, Sophie Luton 0410 750 413
Price guide: $1.2 million +
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
An architectural masterpiece designed by award-winning architect Paul Tilse, this residence has light-filled interiors and carefully selected finishes and designer materials, including soft furnishings and a dreamy colour palette.
A striking white marble top is featured in the modern kitchen which is elegant and stylish. This space is the heart of the home and also has built-in joinery, marble splashback, stone benchtops, European stainless-steel appliances and a walk-in pantry.
Entertaining is made easy through sliding doors which flow out to an alfresco paved area surrounded by a low-maintenance garden.
The home is well suited to most families and is quietly positioned towards the rear of the block providing a unique private sanctuary.
Its location is central and attractive given its close proximity to numerous reputable schools, shopping centres and amenities. It also has easy access to the Canberra Hospital and main arterial roads.
Auction: 10am, December 15
Agent: Peter Blackshaw Manuka, Mario Sanfrancesco 0412 488 027
Price guide: $915,000
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
This large modern property is located in an established area close to schools, shops and sporting facilities.
Built with functionality front of mind, this fully landscaped home is ready to move into.
Outside, an entertaining area off the family room leads to a secure garden that requires little maintenance.
While inside, the downstairs area has three large bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes. One of these bedrooms also has its own ensuite, making it ideal for overnight guests.
Upstairs, the grand master suite provides parents with a private area, with a walk-in robe and stylish ensuite. The large area outside the main bedroom provides opportunities to be used in a variety of ways, from a study/office area to a relaxing reading nook.
Agent: Luton Properties Gungahlin, Nick Paine 0421 794 404
Allhomes’ top pick of homes in the surrounding region:
932 Kangaroo Valley Road (also pictured up top)
Price guide: $3 million +
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 6 car spaces
To sum up the home at 932 Kangaroo Valley, one word comes to mind – enchanting.
From the moment you roll through the old front gate, you’ll be blown away by the beauty of this residence, Essington Park. Surrounding the house are hundred-year-old European trees and look a little further beyond and you’ll find magical pockets of rainforest too.
The home itself is just as captivating. Originally built in 1904, it has undergone three extensive renovations since. The main bedroom (with two walk-in wardrobes) is on one side of the house, while the guest suite on the other side currently acts as Airbnb accommodation.
In the summer, enjoy an ice-cold drink on the shaded north-facing terrace. In the winter, the sunny western terrace is the perfect spot to soak in some warmth.
The property worked as a dairy farm up until the early 1960s. There are seemingly endless green paddocks which sometimes play home to Gotland sheep.
Exit the property and go right to head towards the hinterlands or left to the beach. And when you leave, you’ll realise just how magical this home truly is.
Agent: JetRose Property Sydney & Brisbane, Richard Bowen 0401 734 586