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Top 10: Allhomes’ pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra

This home at 22 McLean Street in Googong is open for inspection Saturday, December 23, from 12.45pm-1.30pm.This home at 22 McLean Street in Googong is open for inspection Saturday, December 23, from 12.45pm-1.30pm.

It’s the last weekend before Christmas and home buyers’ last chance to check out what’s on offer to settle on their biggest piece of festive season shopping.

We’re talking Canberra property market and despite holiday mode creeping in, it shows no sign of slowing down with 2018 set to be a bumper year.

The market is ready to ramp up and kick start the new year with Canberra’s rental rates and median house price growth surpassing that of Sydney and Melbourne, and predictions we will grow by up to 9 per cent in 2018 and be one of only two capital cities to have any apartment price growth by 2020.

With this in mind there’s no better time to “treat yo’self” this festive season with a new home to fill with fond memories.

Here’s our top 10 picks of homes open for inspection this week.

HACKETT

79 MACKENZIE STREET

4 bed 2 bath 2 car EER 2.5

Open for inspection: Tuesday, Dec 19, 6pm-6.30pm & Wednesday, Dec 20, 4.30pm-5pm

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

Set in one of Hackett’s most prestigious locations backing onto the foothills of the fabulous Mount Majura nature reserve, this beautifully renovated home with lovely elevation offers a great lifestyle choice and provides you with the finest indoor and outdoor living. From the moment you walk into this impressive four-bedroom en suite residence you will be instantly captivated with its striking street presence and modern exterior. With Mt Majura and its extensive walking and mountain bike trails just outside your back gate, you’ll enjoy the benefits of being at one with nature and could even be forgiven for thinking that you were living in the country rather than the city.

7 CHANT STREET

CHISHOLM​

4 bed 2 bath 2 car EER 4.5

Open for inspection: Tuesday, Dec 19, 10.30am-11am

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

Come home to one of Tuggeranong’s most remarkable and unique properties. Luxurious and spacious, This grand four-bedroom property has sweeping views, multiple oversized living spaces, a formal lounge and even two feature aquariums – definitely not something you’ll find in just any old house. The tidy and modern front of the house belies the impressive interior. When you enter you’ll be struck by the beautiful workmanship, fine details and sense of luxury. You have your choice of three living areas, including a beautiful sunken lounge with high ceilings, down lights and a huge window to take in the view.

12/28 BLACK STREET

YARRALUMLA 

3 bed 2 bath 2 car EER 2

Open for inspection: Tuesday, Dec 19, 5pm-5.30pm

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

Positioned in the sought after and tightly held “Yarralumla Shores” complex is this stunning garden oasis. 12/28 Black Street is located by the lake and backs onto Stirling Park, offering glimpses of water and Black Mountain Tower. The concept of Stirling Park has been ingrained into the complex, with a large variety of established plantings and oak trees throughout. Not only is this home architecturally designed but you can see how this is one of the Inner-South’s hidden gems, it will astonish you delightfully with its high calibre concept, spaciousness and executive style way of living.

11 ISABELLA STREET

QUEANBEYAN​

4 bed 2 bath 4 car

Open for inspection: Tuesday, Dec 19, 5pm-5.30pm

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

In a display of timeless architecture, thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship, this striking and historic home is an oasis of rare tradition. The home is luxurious with generous proportions, several outdoor living areas and set on a generous and established block. A flexible mix of living areas perfectly caters for families and serious entertainers. A sumptuous master suite is complimented by what can only be described as a dressing room, en suite and huge study or nursery area. Highlights include the ornate glass and period features throughout the home, a large secure garden, and a gourmet kitchen at the centre of the home.

83 MATINA STREET

NARRABUNDAH​

3 bed 1 bath 1 car EER 0.5

Open for inspection: Wednesday, Dec 20, 5.30pm-6pm & Thursday, Dec 21, 5.30pm-6pm

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

Set on a 691-square-metre parcel of land in a quiet neighbourhood setting, this home represents a great Narrabundah buying prospect with lots of potential to update, renovate or rebuild and add enormous value down the track. While most of the home is original it has been extended to create a sizeable living room. Should you wish to purchase your green groceries then venture across to the nearby famous Fyshwick Fresh Food markets; or simply enjoy a brunch with friends – the variety is all there. You are perfectly positioned to enjoy the many outstanding facilities available in Manuka and Kingston areas as they are just a short drive away.

77 JAMES HARRISON STREET

DUNLOP ​

1 bed 2 bath 2 car EER 3.5

Open for inspection: Thursday, Dec 21, 5.30-6pm

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

Beyond the breathtaking rural outlook further enhanced by the distant Brindaballa Ranges, this ultra-modern four bedroom en suite, rumpus, executive family home is arguably one of the finest opportunities to hit the market for 2017 in Dunlop. Eye-catching grounds lure you into this highly engaging single-level delight that combines modern-day comfort with an awe-inspiring location. A delightful entrance foyer links with a generous formal lounge and dining area, which is framed by the captivating rural backdrop.

22 MCLEAN STREET

GOOGONG

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Open for inspection: Saturday, Dec 23, 12.45pm-1.30pm

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

This stunning new family home is situated in the popular growing township of Googong. Surrounded by striking mountain views, this recently completed home maximises comfort with top-end inclusions and deluxe interiors. Featuring a beautiful open-plan design with large windows and loads of space for growing families, this is an opportunity not to be missed in an unbeatable location.

16 FARRELLY CLOSE

OXLEY

4 bed 2 bath 2 car EER 2

Open for inspection: Tuesday, Dec 19, 6.30pm-7pm & Thursday, Dec 21, 6.30pm-7pm

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

Step inside and discover an immaculate family home where beautiful natural north-easterly light filters and invites relaxation and enjoyment. The interior has an aura of easy elegance with open creative spaces where entertaining is always a pleasure and perfect for day-to-day activities. Situated in a peaceful court, designed for today’s needs and brilliantly remodelled, discerning buyers will appreciate a special home surrounded in comfort with a functional and practical floor plan.

22 CAROLYN JACKSON DRIVE

JERRABOMBERRA​

4 bed 2 bath 2 car

Open for inspection: Thursday, Dec 21, 5.45pm-6.30pm & Saturday, Dec 23, 11am-12pm

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

This magnificently constructed property maximises space, functionality and style with an abundance of indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. Bordered by lush manicured gardens, the home is wonderfully private with the comforts of an airy, open-plan layout. It rests on a popular street in a great location only moments from nature reserves, Jerrabomberra shops, schools and medical facilities.

51 SLESSOR CRESCENT

MCKELLAR

4 bed 2 bath 2 car EER 1

Open for inspection: Saturday, Dec 23, 5.45pm-6.15pm

Top 10: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this week in Canberra.

Perfectly positioned on a 877-square-metre block bordering reserve in the highly sought after suburb of McKellar is where you will find this hidden gem, ready and waiting for its new chapter to begin. Internally the home offers a functional floor plan with raked ceilings, four generously sized bedrooms including a master with en suite, large main bathroom and an open-plan kitchen and family. The kitchen is well equipped and overlooks the rear garden and outdoor entertaining, which offers the perfect connection for seamless indoor and outdoor living.