A beacon of light, an ode to space, and a homage to the luscious greenery of Griffith. No.95 La Perouse Street encapsulates all of the above and you don’t have to wait long to find out why.
From the tree-lined street you can spot the staggeringly high windows that almost envelop the entire facade. Not only can you sneak a preview into the grandiose interiors waiting inside but they give you the immediate impression this house is going to be impressive, and it doesn’t disappoint.
“Upon entry, a welcoming timber staircase wrapped with a two-storey wall of glass accentuates the wonderful sense of light and space throughout this home,” Luton Properties Manuka agent Sophie Luton says.
The elegant design is striking in its own right but has the added benefit of bathing multiple living spaces in sunlight year-round.
Built in 2013, this modern marvel has only passed through hands twice, making the next owners lucky number three.
They’ll enjoy a sprawling floor plan that separates every bedroom for a rare sense of privacy in a family home, crisp white interiors to make their own or leave as if for a minimalist palette and more than a few purpose-built entertaining spaces.
“The previous owners loved the open-plan spaces and the ability to entertain effortlessly,” Luton says.
Connected by sliding doors, the rear outdoor entertaining space leaves off where the gourmet kitchen started. An avant-garde-style gazebo made from steel and timber provides the perfect reprieve from the summer sun and the ideal place to sit back with a drink in hand.
Stepping off the timber decking and onto the paved terrace, the solar and gas-heated swimming pool entreats you to stay outdoors a little longer. Each space flowing seamlessly from one to the other.
“You can be cooking in the kitchen and watch the children playing in the pool in the summer months. It’s got a lovely indoor and outdoor flow,” Luton says.
“Plus, there’s a section of green grass out the back of the house on a lower level for a greater connection to nature.”
Picturesque greenery is a well-known identifier of the Inner South yet 95 La Perouse Street takes it one step further.
A thicket of ferns clouds the landscape below as a blend of evergreen and deciduous trees provide cover and privacy from above.
Each window frames a tranquil natural scene, erasing any feeling of city living.
“A favourite spot of mine is the beautiful study, it really takes in all the charm of the evergreen garden,” Luton says.
“Even at the moment, in the middle of winter when a lot of gardens are becoming arid and baron, the thriving plants keep the outlook so lush and vibrant.”
Luton also says the Griffith locale is a huge drawcard for buyers due to its close proximity to Canberra Grammar School, which has recently turned co-ed, and the ideal positioning to Griffith and Manuka shops as well as the Parliamentary Triangle.
To really take in the majesty of this home, you’ve got to witness how it transforms under a twilight sky. The interior lights radiate from inside out as the raindrop chandelier in the almost three-storey stairwell illuminates the true expansiveness of the home. And it just so happens there’s a 4.30pm showing this Monday, June 29.
Price guide: $2 million +
Auction: 10am, July 4
Agents: Luton Properties Manuka, Sophie & Richard Luton 0410 750 413 & 0418 697 844