Heart and soul are what come to mind this week in our top picks. On the market are some oh-so-cosy homes to welcome buyers into spring – warm timber tones, mustard motifs and wondrous raked ceilings, which all sing the praises of the architecture of bygone eras.
For vendors, as your gardens come back to life and the season ushers in a new sense of energy and optimism. The warmer weather of this week has brought with it a fresh change that is sure to inspire sellers into action.
If you’re heading out to open homes this weekend, make sure to add these homes to your inspection planner. You’ll have to ensure you spare a little extra time to see a semi-rural country escape in Carwoola.
Price guide: $700,000 +
4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space
Located in a quiet street in the centre of a friendly community-spirited neighbourhood is this well-loved family home of 45 years.
The character-filled ’70s house has a lovely retro feel to it and is in excellent condition for its age. It has had some recent updates such as a fresh lick of paint, new carpet throughout and new lino in the kitchen.
Sliding glass doors in the living area open onto the front porch, while the large kitchen has pretty views over the backyard. The large block, beautiful established gardens and low-maintenance backyard provide an ideal space for kids to run, play and explore. Just a short walk to public transport routes and the ever-popular Cook shops, this home is perfectly suited to families and first-home buyers.
Auction: 9.30am, September 21
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Amy Wilson 0405 130 332
Price guide: $700,000 +
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space
This extended cottage is blessed by location and lifestyle.
Not only is it located in one of Canberra’s most convenient suburbs, but it’s also set on a tree-lined and quiet, loop street, and is privately screened from the road.
The spacious living room is blessed with charm, exemplified by the feature timber panelling and the cathedral style ceiling.
Beautiful stained glass panels adorn bedrooms doors, with timber accents on the windows adding to the character.
There’s plenty of space for entertaining with a huge wraparound deck of the living area and a front courtyard.
Auction: 5pm, September 18
Agent: home.byholly, Holly Komorowski 0434 973 987
17 Clydesdale Road (also pictured above)
Price guide: $1.4 million-$1.54 million
7 bed, 3 bath, 12 car
Offering privacy and seclusion, yet only moments away from the heart of Queanbeyan and Canberra, you’ll find this stunning 5.26-hectare property with sweeping views across the valley to the distant hills.
Designed to accommodate dual families, the property consists of two residences and a large workshop.
The main residence has modern design, with four-bedrooms. Highlights include a cathedral ceiling, woodfire and feature stone wall.
A mezzanine rumpus room makes for a great play space for the kids.
The second dwelling, a three-bedroom cottage, is great for when the family visits or could potentially be set up as a second income stream.
Auction: 6pm, September 11
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Ryan Broadhurst 0417 513 896