Allhomes’ expert guide to the top four properties to see in Canberra this weekend.
Price guide: $1.35 million +
3 bed, 3 bath, 2 car
Attention to detail is second to none at Mercer in Kingston, and it is easy to see why only two apartments remain in this highly sought-after boutique complex.
The three-bedroom homes have a strong focus on style and sophistication, with striking architectural lines, European oak parquetry floors, natural stone Carrera marble, Italian light fittings and antique bronze fixtures.
From the entry, you will be blown away as you make your way into the spacious open-plan living and dining zones with soaring ceilings, a gas-flue fireplace and full-height sliding glass doors that open to the balcony or courtyard.
The functional kitchen is well equipped for all chefs-at-heart with high-end appliances like a Wolf oven and cooktop, a Qasair range hood and fully integrated Miele dishwasher.
Of course, delicious food also requires pairing with a fine drop. Luckily, the lock-up wine cellar with space for 144 bottles will easily take care of this, making the home an entertainer’s dream.
Being spacious, private and peaceful, these dwellings feel more like full-sized homes, yet still uphold the low-maintenance demand of apartment living.
Agent: Luton Properties Woden, Miriana Cavic 0409 366 266
Price guide: $1.5 million
4 bed, 2 bath, 1 car
This property has been well looked after and loved over the years, with it having changed hands only twice since 1972.
The home is situated on a large 989 square metre block with private, well-established gardens and a sunny north-easterly aspect to the rear.
Extended over the years, the home was originally built for the clerk of the senate and is a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of Canberra history.
Crawling vines are a charming feature growing across home’s red brick façade. Inside, a highlight is the cosy formal lounge room with open fireplace.
A relaxing five-min stroll to will find you at the shores of Lake Burley Griffin and the restaurants of Kingston, Manuka, while the Parliamentary precinct is also just moments away.
Auction: 11am, October 27
Agent: Hayman Partners, Shane Killalea, 0412 152 607
14 Donaldson Street(also pictured as featured image)
Price guide: Mid $1 millions
5 bed, 2 bath, 2 car
This 1920s home seamlessly blends the grace of its era with modern comforts and has been extended to create a sun-drenched home, while still retaining its original features.
The floor plan facilitates family-friendly versatile options and good separation of living.
It’s a facade-heritage listed home that has been renovated to include a spacious photographic studio, built fo iconic Canberra photographer Heide Smith; if walls could talk, this home would have lots of stories to tell.
There are many features which enhance charm, and comfort including an original open fireplace in lounge, original timber floorboards, hung casement windows, multiple French doors, decorative ceiling cornices and a watering system for gardens.
Auction: 10am, November 3
Agent: Ray White Canberra, Treston Bamber 0488 488 956
Price guide: $1.15 million +
3 bed, 1 bath, 1 car
Wonderfully located opposite parkland and just a short walk from Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve, this 1940s home features original and exposed timber hardwood flooring, picture rails and wood-fired stove.
The Canberra doublebrick Cottage offers the discerning buyer a piece of Canberra architectural history and was originally built in the 1940s.
Sitting on a 1031 square metre block, the enormous block and practical design of this home lends itself to future renovations should the new owners decide on an extension.
It’s also wonderfully located opposite parkland and just a short walk from Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve and the famous Ainslie Shops.
Auction: 6pm, November 7
Agent: LJ Hooker Dickson, Stephen Bunday 0416 014 431