If you’re on the hunt for homes to check out this Saturday, we’ve prepared a shortlist to set you in the right direction.
Price guide: $950,000
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 car spaces
This home was originally built in 1971 but has since received a tasteful renovation and an architecturally designed, two-storey extension, which was completed in 2009.
Across the three levels, you’ll find two living areas, renovated bathrooms, Grey Gum timber flooring, evaporative cooling, ducted gas heating, solar panels and an abundance of sunshine. In fact, it seems hard to feel sad in this warm and ambient home.
There is also a mezzanine which can easily be converted into a teenagers’ or parents’ retreat, study or hobby space.
Those who love to entertain will be drawn to the gourmet kitchen and thoughtful floor plan. In winter, gatherings can take place in the open plan living and dining area. But it’s in summer when this home really shines, with two timber decks and a formal rear garden.
Auction: 11:30am, 18 May
Agent: Ray White Canberra, Phyllis Tidmarsh 0439 795 369
Price guide: $850,000 +
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 car space
Located one of the most desirable streets in the inner city, this charming home is within short walking distance to buzzing Lonsdale Street and Civic. Canberra’s best coffee, food and shopping are right on your doorstep and Mount Ainslie is just up the road.
The 1927 building sits on the front of a large dual-occupancy block of 910 square metres and features some of the best examples of Canberra heritage architecture including picture rails, timber sash windows, polished Cyprus pine floors, ornate ceilings and a fireplace.
Its double-brick construction will keep you cool in the summer months while the hydronic heating provides a warmth in winter.
The kitchen was renovated in 2007 and enjoys views to the rear garden.
Auction: 10.30am, May 25
Agent: LJ Hooker Dickson, Stephen Bunday 0416 014 431
Price guide: $1.35 million +
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 car spaces
A superb estate set within the township of Hall offers private, peaceful surrounds on a generous 2025-square-metre parcel of land.
An abundance of natural light floods throughout the home’s bright and airy spaces, including the kitchen with its clever use of skylights.
The well-appointed kitchen and generous family/meals area flow out to a brilliant heated pool with travertine paved surrounds, ideal for relaxing and overlooking the kids play in the half-size tennis court.
Generous bedroom accommodation includes a segregated master suite complete with a full sized ensuite, floor-to-ceiling tiling, dual rain water shower, custom joinery and vanities. The remaining bedrooms are all substantial with built in robes.
Auction: 11am, June 1
Agent: Hayman Partners, Rowan Glanville 0431 145 951
Price guide: $580,000 +
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Fully renovated throughout, all the hard work has been done for you in this family-friendly home.
Large windows and sliding doors add to a sense of immense space and create a seamless flow to the outdoor entertaining areas; a huge outdoor deck and fully fenced front yard.
The leafy green, natural screening that surrounds the deck creates a lush feeling of privacy, while the elevated position gives you a stunning vista to watch Black Mountain tower light up as the sun goes down.
The 706-square-metre block has been well utilised with the back yard leveled and grassed, ready for the next soccer match.
Less than 500 metres to Evatt oval, Evatt Primary School and a playground nearby, the kids will love the location.
Auction: 6pm, May 29
Agent: LH Hooker Kippax, Sandra Masters 0416 121 155