This week’s open homes are all about living the lavish life.
The best homes open for inspection this weekend include a heritage-listed cottage in Ainslie with garden spaces just as beautiful as its interiors and an apartment in Braddon designed and built by award-winning Architect Marcus Graham.
If you’re out and about on the open homes circuit, these are Allhomes’ top four picks for your perusal in Canberra:
Price guide: $1.6 million +
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
Set in a private, tranquil enclave in the very heart of Yarralumla, is this thoughtfully updated 1950s-built home on a large 785-square-metre block.
It offers exactly the right combination of elegance, quality and character with all the modern and high-end inclusions, as well as four generous bedrooms, including a main with en suite.
Informal living areas comprise an airy open-plan kitchen, family room and dining area, and a gracious lounge room complete with an open fireplace that reflects the home’s warmth and charm.
The light-filled aspect of the home offers year-round enjoyment of its lawns and gardens.
There is a generous deck that runs along two sides of the home and leads out to a quaint paved area where you can start the day with your morning cuppa.
Auction: 9.30am, February 22
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Michael Pead 0431 937 684
Price guide: $420,000 +
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 car space
Designed and built by award-winning Architect Marcus Graham, this corner apartment located on the ground floor features a 60-metre-square courtyard that wraps around both sides.
Two Japanese maple trees provide shade in the summer while also providing privacy and a green outlook.
With a glass door in the bedroom that leads to the courtyard, the spacious bedroom is spoiled with a dapple of sunlight to make your morning.
The standout feature of this property is the attention to detail with its black and oak styling across the house that offers a striking contrast.
Only a block away from Canberra’s new Light Rail and a pleasant bike ride through the beautiful established streets of Braddon, this home is never too far from anything.
Agent: Independent inner North & City, Jonny Warren 0431 797 891
Price guide: $1.8 million +
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
This heritage-listed 1928 Federal Capital Commission timber cottage has received a sympathetic extension retaining the design integrity of the original architecture of the home.
The garden is designed in rooms; a generous courtyard shaded by a large pear tree, a pool garden with deck, and luxuriant lawn.
The meticulously crafted family home is drenched in northern sun while outdoor areas are shaded with luscious leaves.
It has an understated elegance that is hard to come by and full of interesting nooks and pleasing surprises.
Located minutes from Canberra city, Ainslie is uniquely placed between the city and bush with an enviable lifestyle and a vibrant community.
Auction: 6pm, February 20
Agent: home.byholly, Holly Komorowski 0434 973 987
Price: $1.55 million +
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces
The original home at 25 Shortland Crescent was a fibro construction and seemed more like a coastal shack than the contemporary dream home it is today.
The new home is visually spectacular and maintains the design and craftsmanship to match.
Black is a theme across the home from the sleek black cabinetry in the kitchen to the black exterior. In contrast, crisp white walls brighten the home’s interior while luxe porcelain herringbone tiles and plush carpets add a sense of luxury and elegance.
The indoor and outdoor areas are cleverly designed to give the feeling of space. Black stacker doors blur the line between the living room and backyard, which is perfect for gatherings.
The backyard includes an outdoor kitchen and firepit and has approved plans for a plunge pool.
Auction: 12.30pm, February 15
Agent: LJ Hooker Dickson, Stephen Bunday 0416 014 431