Located on an elevated block in arguably Macgregor’s finest enclave is a duplex worth talking about.
20 Ballow Street will soon be home to two thoughtfully designed, double-storey, four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes.
The generous floor plans offer about 195 square metres of living space, well-sized bedrooms, a laundry room and plenty of storage.
There’s also a dedicated study and a separate lounge which can be used as a rumpus room or theatre room. Throw in a pool table and you have an epic games room. Install a projector and some lounges and you’ll take movie nights at home to a whole new level.
“The kitchen is very grand, not only in its proportions but also in its design,” says agent Grant Loiterton of Ray White Canberra.
“It features thick 40-millimetre stone benches, an island bench with breakfast bar overhang, walk-in-pantry, oversized 90-centimetre cookware, dishwasher, soft-close cabinetry, herringbone tiled splashback and timber feature overhead joinery.”
The living zones are extended outside to the under-roofline al fresco area – an essential element for any new Canberra home, particularly those with great backyard views. It’s an idyllic place to entertain family and friends during the warmer months.
Other notable elements include ducted reverse-cycle heating and cooling, LED lights, roller blinds through the living areas and dual blinds in the bedrooms, and striking ceiling-height tiling in the bathrooms.
“The interior finishes and decor of the home are yet to be determined and that’s a process we really want the buyers to be involved in,” Loiterton says.
“If a buyer purchases soon, their input will remain welcomed for paint, floor finishes, tiles, blinds and landscaping.”
20 Ballow Crescent occupies prime north-side territory. It’s opposite Goodwin Hill – zoned “urban open space” – and is within walking distance to the local Kippax Fair shopping centre and numerous primary and high schools.
According to Loiterton, the best part of the homes is their elevation and outlook.
“It’s what separates them from the rest for me – the adjacent parkland outlook from the front makes you feel like you’re on a rural retreat. Then there are stunning views across Canberra’s hillsides from the elevated rear,” he says.
He also expects the duplex will appeal to a broad market of potential buyers.
“The master bedroom suites are on the ground floor, with only secondary bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, which I’d say is suitable for the retired demographic,” he says.
“But the rear yards compared to other duplexes are very large and pet-friendly. Couple that with separate living spaces inside the homes and they’re also suitable for families.”
Expected completion is November this year.
“That leaves just enough time to sell your current home, minimise or remove bridging finance stress and move into in your brand-new home in time for summer,” adds Loiterton.
Price guide: $690,000 +
Agent: Ray White Canberra, Grant Loiterton 0419 715 736