If you are on the home hunting circuit this weekend, November 16, these are Allhomes’ top four picks for your perusal.
17 Baudin Street (also pictured above)
Price guide: $3 million +
6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
This original 1920s house was sensitively extended in the ’60s to accommodate the needs of the growing family.
Mid-century craftsmanship is evident in the fine joinery throughout the house, which is on a block exceeding 3000 square metres with elevation and a northerly aspect.
The ground floor comprises a large lounge and dining rooms, sunny kitchen, guest bedroom and bathroom. Walking through the entrance hall, a smaller sitting room leads to the north-facing terrace overlooking the lawns and tennis court.
Upstairs there are five large bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large games room. All bedrooms feature Nordic-style wardrobes, drawers, dressing tables and desks.
The once highly productive garden contains many old varieties of roses and fruit trees, and with a little TLC, it can flourish back to its former glory.
The property presents an outstanding potential for refurbishment or redevelopment and is offered for the first time in more than 60 years.
Auction: noon, November 23
Agent: Peter Blackshaw Manuka, Andrew Chamberlain 0412 411 422
Price guide: $2 million +
4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 car spaces
Upon entering this charming home it is immediately obvious that the present owners have meticulously renovated it to maintain and enhance the old world charm of a bygone era.
Originally built in the late 1920s, this home retains plenty of heritage and oozes cosy features and creature comforts.
It’s quietly located just one block from Royal Canberra Golf Course and is a short stroll to Lake Burley Griffin, Yarralumla shops and the tennis club.
The 818-square-metre block is landscaped and low maintenance, and the garden has many nooks and crannies waiting to be explored. Roses and shady trees create a beautiful private haven perfect for any gardener or nature lover.
The home enjoys light-filled living areas, French oak timber floors, new carpets, LED lighting and two fireplaces.
The flexible floor plan also offers a generous study rom that could be turned into a library or an additional living area.
Agent: Whitcombe Property, Derek Whitcombe 0418 623 290
Price guide: $1.2 million +
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
Original Canberra red brick is a statement contrast to the modern finishes throughout this brand-new residence that’s set back from the street behind manicured gardens.
Grand 5.5-metre-high ceilings in the light-filled main living and dining areas create a sense of space, while oak timber flooring with ash highlights add a sense of warmth.
Elegance and quality underpin the finishes of the home. This can be seen as you walk through the shared areas which are connected outside by large floor-to-ceiling double glazed windows that extend on the soaring heights inside.
Chifley benefits from its close proximity to the re-developed Woden Town Centre, Canberra Hospital and is a short 15-minute commute to the city centre.
Auction: 3pm, November 23
Agent: HIVE Property, Josh Morrissey 0437 799 234
Price guide: Circa $1.8 million +
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 car space
Hidden in a secluded, leafy enclave and decorated with dappled sunlight, No.9 Hackett Gardens was built in 1941.
An original Canberra red brick home, it’s been affectionately named Plum Tree Cottage.
With an extensive renovation under its terracotta roof, Plum Tree blends modernity with an eclectic ’40s style. High ceilings, decorative cornices, rose gum flooring and three fireplaces are enough to make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
But features like leadlight triple-glazed doors, a renovated kitchen, sound system-equipped bathroom and two electronic Velux skylights with rain sensors and adjustable blinds provide the comfort and technology of a modern home.
Outside, enjoy a quiet cuppa on the Italian limestone tiles of the front portico. Or meander the red brick paths, through the landscaped gardens to the back, for homemade lunch with friends under the wisteria.
The separate studio brings even more wow factor.
Auction: 10.30am, November 30
Agent: Christine Shaw Properties, Christine Shaw 0405 135 009