Do you ever feel like you need to escape the daily grind to somewhere more extraordinary? Then imagine if you could do this daily, without the one-hour commute to the outskirts of the Canberra.
If this sounds alluring, you might want to take a look at a new development by Benchmark Projects.
Aptly titled Escape, it is a boutique complex of just nine townhouses. Not only is it located in one of Canberra’s most enviable enclaves, Denman Prospect, it also promises to be a place to relax and recharge from everyday life.
“It comes down to Escape’s location,” says agent Jamie McDonell of inStyle Estate Agents.
“The homes are all northerly-facing with outlooks over the surrounding bushland. It’s these stunning vistas that give the homes a tranquil, rural feel and hence provide a place for residents to ‘escape’.”
While the nine homes offer individual layouts, each has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a balcony off the main bedroom looking towards the nature reserve.
They also come with an additional living area by way of a rumpus room, sitting room with wraparound balcony or oversized study nook.
“Being based in a beautiful location, the design and layout of the homes bring the outside in, meaning there’s a seamless transition between the two,” says McDonell.
“Seven of the homes have north-facing al fresco areas while the remaining two have enormous north-facing terraces.”
Other features include designer kitchens, energy efficient double-glazed windows and bifold doors, ducted heating and cooling and internal access from the garage to each home.
“But my favourite thing about the homes is their functionality,” McDonell says.
“The bedrooms are all generously sized, and yet they still maintain enough space for open and airy living areas, which is hard to find in a townhouse.
“With this in mind, I think Escape will perfectly suit the executive family through to the downsizer who still wants space for visitors.”
Enviably located in Denman Prospect, Escape allows for a care-free commute to city’s working hubs in the CBD, Woden and Belconnen. It’s also just off the Tuggeranong Parkway, meaning the furthest southern and northern points of Canberra are within easy reach.
But, most importantly, Escape is surrounded by endless outdoor pursuits. Weekends can be spent exploring the many hiking trails in the nearby reserves, mountain-biking on the cross-country trails of Stromlo Forest Park, or heading out to the Cotter River for a summer barbecue (with absolutely no phone reception or Wi-Fi).
Expected completion is December 2019.
Golgerth Street, Denman Prospect
Price guide: $749,950 +
Agent: inStyle Estate Agents, Jamie McDonell 0408 413 405