Modern opulence and tranquilly combine to create the ultimate must-have home in Red Hill and quite possibly within the entire Canberra region.
Inspired by the relaxed yet refined lifestyle on offer in Noosa, the owners sought to bring a slice of serenity back home.
Thoughtfully designed by renown architects, Collins Caddaye, No.16 Beagle Street juxtaposes the traditional tree-lined street with its staggered facade of huge proportions. Inside is no different as the modernist style effortlessly flows throughout the two-storey family home.
The lower floor is dedicated to easy, comfortable living with touches of finer features including smoked American oak flooring and commercial-grade windows which soar up to the ceiling.
The uncompromising quality of materials is on show in the sleek kitchen that boasts a four-metre Caesarstone island bench, two ovens and an induction cooktop.
The elegance continues to the formal living area with a sandstone chimney and Ortal fireplace warming the space in winter – this is a home that was truly built to bask in every season.
“It has that perfect north-east orientation,” says agent Mario Sanfrancesco of Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Manuka.
“It’s glorious on a sunny day as well as a gloomy winter’s day. The lighting is amazing from every room and so subtle in the evening, it looks completely different but no less impressive.”
Natural light pierces every centimetre of the residence as one space blends into the next and carries through to the spectacular rear yard. The functional floor plan encourages cohesive indoor and outdoor living by having wall-length stackable doors which open on to the internal atrium.
Outside, the landscaped lawns cradle the right-hand side of the home. There’s also an eight-person spa with feature water fountain neatly tucked into the side of the heated, 20-metre lap pool with Remco auto controlled pool cover.
Those wishing to remain dry can watch from the built-in benches in the al fresco area with a drink in hand or prepare dinner on the Electrolux barbecue atop the floating polished concrete meals space; there is something unexpected around every corner.
“The property is … let’s just say it’s surprising. You feel like you’ve just walked into a resort and your heart [swells] with the sense of stillness,” Sanfrancesco says.
That feeling of seclusion is ushered in by tall concrete fences coupled with even taller bamboo hedging.
The home is also intelligently designed with integrated smart technology allowing a touch of a fingertip to control lighting and the video security system.
The upper level acts as the designated sleeping quarters housing four of the five bedrooms, each fitted with custom joinery.
Though the true extravagance is felt when entering the master bedroom wing. The large open-plan room resembles more of an executive suite in a five-star hotel. With views over the pool and an en suite featuring a free-standing stone bathtub and marble tiles, there is little fault to find.
“The architecture is out of this world. The quality of the build is sophisticated and the attention to detail is phenomenal,” Sanfrancesco adds.
Two floors below the roof line lies a secret space no one could ever anticipate looking in from the street. A massive 238-square-metre basement and garage encompass the full width of the home on their very own sub level.
“This space can easily accommodate five cars. Plus, there’s a separate games room and gym, ideal for the growing or extended family as well as added space for storage,”Sanfrancesco says.
Sanfrancesco’s career in realty spans across decades and he’s seen the very best and biggest of the prestige market without so much as turning his head, though this house has left him “awe-struck”, he says.
“I’m fortunate to look at some of the best homes in Canberra, but this home – it’s sophisticated, the proportions are outstanding and the interiors are really just … well, they’re comfortable,” he says.
“It’s a been a real labour of love for the owners and it’s evident, they loved living in this house. Any potential buyer won’t be disappointed.”
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 5 car spaces
Auction: noon, March 23
Agent: Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Manuka, Mario Sanfrancesco 0412 488 027