We’ve carried some good news from the recent easing of open home and on-site auction bans into this week with the ACT government announcing physical distancing is planned to be further relaxed from May 30, as part of stage two of the COVID-safe restrictions.
So, what does it mean for buyers and sellers?
The number of people allowed to attend open homes and on-site auctions is currently capped at 10, excluding staff.
If Canberrans continue to stay well behaved and on the current path to suppressing new cases over the coming days, stage two will see that number double to 20.
Our open homes circuit is back and gearing up to be bigger than before – there’s a fresh sense of confidence as more groups pass through inspections and the electricity in the air at on-site auctions is returning.
This week we bring you the best of what’s on offer in Canberra and the surrounding region: a rural escape in Kalaru and an old-world charmer in Griffith, just to name a few.
Superbly located in one of the city’s most revered suburbs, this immaculate old Canberra charmer is beautifully positioned on a 1073-square-metre block.
A sweeping circular drive, flanked with red brick pavers, is complemented by established gardens, which provide splashes of colour year-round.
Inside, clever architecture touches shine throughout with flawless integration of the kitchen to the family rooms via a timber-lined reveal which also acts as a unique entertainment unit.
Playing host is a delight with generous indoor spaces flowing seamlessly to the backyard, featuring lush and mature gardens, box hedges and a huge paved entertaining area perfect for an afternoon barbecue.
Only a short walking distance to Manuka Village and nearby schools, this home is fitting for a growing family.
Price guide: Circa $2 million
Online auction: 10am, June 13
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Dan McAlpine 0401 005 282
A magnificent family entertainer, this home has a versatile indoor/outdoor layout, generous proportions and fabulous al fresco space.
Set on more than 1500 square metres, the light-filled residence features four bedrooms, including a large main with en suite, walk-in wardrobe and french doors leading to the park-like gardens.
Enormous open-plan family, designer kitchen and dining spaces open out to the covered entertainment deck overlooking the in-ground solar-heated pool.
This area is sure to be a hit with the entire family and is very private thanks to mature hedging and the bountiful soaring trees.
To complete the residence, there is also a rumpus room with plenty of storage, four-car garage, hardwood floors, water tanks and a semi-circular driveway.
Price guide: $1.3 million +
Online auction: 11am, June 6
Agent: Luton Properties Manuka, Sophie Luton 0410 750 413
E&L Projects and Easy Living Carpentry have together created a striking family residence that adds a new dimension to the character of Higgins.
Positioned in a quiet loop street, the contemporary build offers an incredible sense of light and space with uncompromised levels of privacy.
The sleek modern kitchen is fitted with high-quality Bosch appliances, ample storage and a graciously-sized island, making home-cooked meals a breeze.
The open plan living area spills effortlessly to the al fresco space and backyard, which features easy-care landscaped gardens.
Other inclusions which make the home all the more comfortable is ducted reverse-cycle heating and cooling, double-glazed windows, led lighting, designer tapware and tiles, and a solar heat pump hot water system.
Price guide: $700,000 +
Agent: Ray White Canberra, Alec Brown 0406 866 007
They say perfection is unattainable, but the home at 17 Jellat Way puts up a very strong argument against this statement. It’s simply flawless.
To soak in the full experience, one must first take a moment outside to view the house in its entirety.
A slated roof, textured walls and an artistic front door are indications that this home has been expertly crafted.
A generous entertaining deck makes the most of the north-facing aspect and is a podium from which to enjoy the phenomenal Jellat views.
Inside the home is a sensory feast. Cool rammed-earth feature walls are balanced by warm timber floors and ample sunlight. Live here and you’re destined for a slower, tranquil life.
Price guide: $809,000
Agent: Tathra Beach Real Estate, Natalie Scott 0419 417 807