If Bruce isn’t on your property hit list, you might want to rethink your strategy. The more Canberra has grown, the more I’ve come to appreciate what this suburb has to offer.
Sure, there’s the proximity to a host of brilliant educational institutions, including Radford College, Canberra Institute of Technology and the University of Canberra. Or the fact that Calvary Hospital is quite literally a stroll up the road. But beyond this, Bruce has a certain X-factor that’s hard to find anywhere else in the city.
It could be the roar of the Vikings on Raiders’ game days at GIO Stadium, the buzz after spotting our nation’s greatest Olympic athletes leaving the Australian Institute of Sport, or the twinkle of Lake Ginninderra during a walk along its shores. It’s all there, and it’s all in Bruce, and Ives might just be your gateway into this suburb.
A mix of 32 two, three and four-bedroom townhouses, Ives is stage three of a mixed-use precinct by builders and developers TP Dynamics (stage one being Wish and Stage two being Rise), and the floor plans are nothing short of impressive.
“Ives is somewhat COVID adapted. We’ve really considered what the market is looking for in a home now, especially when it comes to space and access to the outdoors,” says agent Kenneth Kong of TP Dynamics.
“We know people want a study to enable working from home, spaces to hang out in more or the ability to access fresh air easily.
“In general, the homes are three levels with multiple outdoor spaces. Where possible, the bedrooms have been split, allowing some bedrooms direct access to a courtyard or balcony and others direct access to their own private space, which can be used as a retreat or home office.
“Every element of Ives has been conceived with practicality in mind. Ives is designed to inherently improve the lives of those who live here.”
The four-bedroom offerings are abundantly spacious, with upwards of 180 square metres of living space. Each home also comes equipped with solar panels to offset your carbon footprint and a double car garage.
A palette of light and dark choices is on offer, similar to that offered in stage two, which can be viewed at the Rise display suite. It’s refined, natural and organic but functional for the everyday person.
Plans for the precinct include a host of commercial elements like cafes, restaurants and retail offerings, so convenience plays a huge part in the liveability of Ives, which is proving very attractive to buyers.
“We still have expressions of interest open for our commercial offerings, so we’d love to hear from some local businesses looking to be situated in this bustling suburb,” says Kong.
Demolition has commenced, and completion is expected by mid-2023.
Price guide: $669,950-$1.08 million
Agent: TP Dynamics, Kenneth Kong 0411 586 906
Feature we love: There’s more space with larger grid plans, and you can always access the outdoors easily, with multiple balconies and courtyards in each home.