The auction circuit is a little quiet come Labour Day long weekend but open homes are heating up. With daylight savings providing an extra hour of sunlight, there’s no better excuse than to hit the pavement and embark on the hunt for your perfect home.
This week we showcase a Deakin beauty which features a library fit for the biggest of book worms, a multi-level home in the Tuggeranong region that oozes retro charm and a modern north-side home backing park land – just to name a few!
Here are Allhomes’ top picks of open homes to see this Saturday, October 5.
$2.395 million-$2.595 million
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 car spaces
Old-fashioned charm meets modern luxury is how you would describe the home at 1 Normanby Crescent in Deakin.
The opulent experience starts before you set foot through the front door – or even the driveway – as the street welcomes you with an array of luscious green deciduous trees.
Take a walk through the home’s gardens and you’ll find quaint pathways that lead you to peaceful green corners and plenty of landscaped patios. The courtyard includes a pond which will provide a dreamy backdrop to entertaining throughout summer.
Stroll inside via the french doors to find expansive living spaces, endless nods to the art deco era and luxurious parquetry flooring.
The bathrooms are both modern and timeless, with floor-to-ceiling tiling. The en suite in the main bedroom boasts the most tranquil outlook into the pond from the free-standing bath.
But the best part of this 82-year-old home might just be the library that comes equipped with an open gas fireplace – a delightful space to cosy up with a good book and a glass of red when winter comes around again.
Agent: LJ Hooker Manuka, Stephen Thompson 0418 626 254
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
Here’s a mid-century, multi-level home that has charm, character and class in every corner.
From the moment you walk into the home, a well-appointed kitchen flooded in natural light greets you. It’s also perfectly positioned to appreciate the view of your picturesque backyard while keeping an eye on the children.
From here, there’s a natural flow through to the dining space and outdoor entertaining area, all located on the entry level of the home.
The main living area of the home is sunken, has a wood fireplace and opens out to a serene private courtyard.
The 975-square-metre block offers an abundance of space for children to play and their imaginations to run wild in a garden that features paved areas and green pockets to relax in.
Auction: 10.30am, October 12
Agent: LJ Hooker Dickson. Ryan Hedley 0458 440 375
$1.1 million +
5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
This renovated five-bedroom home in Nicholls is set on a north-facing 1150-square-metre block and is a dream for those who love to entertain.
The outdoor area provides a fantastic space to celebrate any occasion, while the rumpus room is an added bonus.
The home is equipped with LED lighting throughout, and individual heating/cooling systems in four of the five bedrooms which means no more arguing over the thermostat!
There’s also a large lounge and separate dining area, making this the perfect home for the whole family to enjoy.
Auction: 2pm, October 14
Agent: Harcourts Belconnen, Kostya Logvinov 0421 485 758
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
Framed by established gardens, this home offers privacy afforded by its low-set position and northern aspect to the rear.
The home is described as an urban oasis and a highlight is the indoor/outdoor flow thanks to a screened al fresco area, accessed through cedar french doors.
The kitchen is renovated and has stunning black granite countertops, ample storage and access to the back deck and barbecue zone with views towards the Queanbeyan hills.
For those who work from home, a completely insulated rear garden studio is the perfect option. It can also be used as an artist’s studio, teenager’s retreat or to bunk in extra family members.
Auction: 6pm, October 9
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Louise Harget 0412 997 894