A palatial home in a sought-after Karabar location will go under the hammer next weekend.
It’s been the perfect family home and entertainer for John and Pauline Verrell, who are moving on after 18 years in the suburb.
“It just ticked every box,” Pauline Verrell says.
A flexible floorplan with an array of living areas offered plenty of room for the couple and their three children who have all flown the nest.
Over the years the Verrells have put their own mark on the property with a number of renovations. The sunroom is one of Verrell’s favourite inclusions. With heating and garden views it has added another sunny space for year-round entertaining.
The tiered garden was well established when the Verrells moved in and the addition of a charming alfresco courtyard has taken it to the next level.
“We’ve done a lot of work on it,” Verrell says. “We’ve included a fish pond with a waterfall feature and a beautiful grassed area.”
A wraparound verandah extends from the formal lounge and dining rooms and looks out towards the mountains.
The downstairs rumpus room with a bar and en suite provides an additional entertaining area. Alternatively it could be converted into a separately accessed unit.
Set in a friendly neighbourhood, the home is just a five-minute drive to the Queanbeyan CBD, while the Manuka shopping precinct is just 15 minutes away.
The semi-retired couple will miss their Karabar home but they are looking forward to a life on the coast.
No. 67 Candlebark Road, Karabar, will be auctioned on July 18 through Luton Properties Manuka agent Rhys Summergreene. Price guide: $700,000+ Inspect: Saturday, 9.30-10.15am.
Weetalabah Estate on offer
A rural escape on the ACT’s fringe has hit the market in Carwoola. Native trees and wildlife surround Weetalabah Estate, providing a tranquil escape within an easy commute to the city.
Terry Green and his family have enjoyed their life at the acreage for the past 12 years.
“We love the area,” he says. “It’s got all the city services but you’re a little bit remote.”
The north-facing home is set on a 8378-square-metre block and includes light-filled living areas. A lovely conservatory is one of the highlights and is perfectly positioned to capture bushland views from all angles.
Other features include double-glazed windows, downlights, decorative wall fittings and in-slab heating throughout.