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.
15 Carstensz Street (also pictured above)
Price guide: $3.5 million
6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
While it was only constructed last year, somehow this home maintains the charm and character one usually finds in a much older residence (without the need for any repairs or facelifts).
When you drive through the impressively large security gate, you catch what you think is a significant glimpse of the remarkable design. But it isn’t until you walk through the front door that you understand how truly extraordinary the home is.
As you make your way inside, you are greeted by tall ceilings, a luxe kitchen, Italian tiles and seemingly endless amounts of space. An entire wall of bi-fold doors opens out to the stunning outdoor entertainment and pool area.
Strong clean lines, neutral colours and building materials including wood, glass, stone and metal louvres work in harmony with each other to create a very aesthetically pleasing finish.
Unseen elements such as thermally broken, double-glazed windows and in-slab hydronic heating demonstrate that no stone has been left unturned in the creation of this family residence. Even the pool contains a hidden automatic cover and automated chemical dosing.
Agent: Berkely Residential, Bill Lyristakis 0418 626 593
Price guide: $1.7 million +
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space
This character home started out as a classic red brick 1940s cottage. Following extensive and carefully designed renovations in 2005 and again in 2015, the property presents as new.
It sits on a private 921-square-metre parcel of land and features generous interiors that capture both morning and afternoon light.
The single-level home is perched on a private 921-square metre parcel of land in an extremely quiet pocket in Turner within walking distance to shops, ANU, the CBD and CSIRO.
It’s a very light and airy home with high-quality fixtures and custom fittings throughout. The living room is a highlight with the leafy aspect of the garden.
Perfect for families or executives, this near new home is an excellent opportunity to secure a large quality home in a sought after position with a tranquil setting.
Agent: McGrath Estate Agents Dickson, Maree van Arkel 0419 624 766
Price guide: $1.4 million +
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car space
This precious heritage home is surrounded by the original residences of the first garden precinct in Canberra. Now it finds its place in a rejuvenated and redeveloped pocket of the city.
Built in 1926 and on the market for the first time in 23 years, the home is beautifully presented inside and out with modern updates sympathetic to its history.
There is a formal living room and adjoining dining room with marble fire hearth, while the kitchen features a gorgeous window seat, dishwasher and gas hob.
The light-filled family room has soaring timber panelled ceilings, and Tasmanian oak floors and double-glazed French doors on both sides connecting with alfresco balcony and terrace.
Outside is a welcoming picket fence, veggie patch, established gardens and screening plants.
Auction: 5.30pm, April 17
Agent: home.byholly, Holly Komorowski 0434 973 987
Price guide: $890,000-$950,000
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
A hidden gem in a classic rural setting, this cottage-style home is positioned in the heart of peaceful Collector village.
It is a rare opportunity to acquire a family residence with the option to secure a further one or two blocks on either side.
The house offers pure elegance, from its spectacular three-metre ceilings to its formal lounge and music room. There’s also an impressive contemporary-country kitchen and outdoor entertaining areas adorned with sandstone walls and professionally landscaped gardens.
Architect-designed and built in 2006 with meticulous attention to detail, you are a short 35-minute drive from Canberra, and just 45 minutes to the airport.
Agent: McGrath Estate Agents Dickson, Christopher Dixon 0414 819 377