Grand builds, historic homes, quaint cottages and everything in between – what you look for in a home changes like the seasons, but in the nation’s capital, no matter what point in the property journey you’re at or what lifestyle you lead, there’s a home to suit every taste around the corner.
This week’s top picks are a true mixed bag of properties – an accurate reflection of the best of the best of what’s currently on the market. Be sure to add these homes to your inspection planner this weekend.
Down a quiet loop street and in the boutique development of Cottonwood Park, this free-standing, single-level home presents as the perfect stepping stone to first-home ownership.
Not too little and not too big, No. 13 is just right in size with a practical kitchen overlooking the living space and two bedrooms both with built-in wardrobes.
Timber-look flooring throughout makes cleaning so easy and with one less chore to worry about, take in the green views from almost every window thanks to the nearby nature reserve.
A lot of care has gone into the gardens. You’ll notice Australian natives dotted across the front courtyard along with established shrubs, hedges and a staggering gum tree that attracts an array of bird life.
Within the fully enclosed rear courtyard, there’s a paved space for entertaining and outdoor dining next to a neat row of garden beds and a handy garden shed for the green thumb of the family.
Price guide: $425,000 +
Agent: Independent Inner North & City, Mark Larmer 0403 215 246
The charming cottages that reside in unassuming Oaks Estate might just be Canberra’s best-kept secret, and the home at 9 Florence Street is no exception.
Approaching the front porch, the house is reminiscent of a real-life fairy tale with a weatherboard exterior and intricate decorative details – heritage elements that are to be savoured.
Inside features ample natural light, as well as freshly painted white walls and old timber flooring. An underground cellar is a great place for extra storage.
The fairy tale continues out the back where the space is split into two sections. The vegetable plots sit at the front and further back it almost feels like a secret garden, stirring the imagination and providing inspiration on the ways in which it can be used.
There’s also a walking path that takes you down to the Molonglo River. It’s hard to believe you’re just 15 minutes from the city.
Price guide: $550,000 +
Agent: The Real Estate Shop, (02) 6231 3100
High ceilings, large windows, recessed walls and striking polished concrete floors are just some of the highlights of this luxe family home.
The elegantly presented formal lounge features a beautiful chandelier and fireplace, adding warmth and ambience.
The kitchen is the cherry on top with timber and matt black finishes. The striking glass splashback makes for the perfect outdoor view while cooking on the multi-functional Falcon oven.
All the bedrooms are spacious in size, each with a stylish ceiling fan. There’s no doubt the en suite in the main bedroom screams deluxe and the level of detail is carried through to the shared bathroom.
The deck provides the perfect place for a family barbecue.
Price guide: $1.05 million-$1.15 million
Agent: White Rhino Property, Gavin Van Zyl 0429 269 260
This magnificent home comes on the market complete with a self-contained flat plus solar-heated pool. It has been totally and lovingly renovated, built to cater for extended family.
The main bedroom has a built-in king-sized bed with matching bespoke wrought iron bedhead and a fabulous walk-in dressing room leading to the en suite.
The ground floor encompasses a large office, formal lounge and bedroom with en suite. The piece de resistance is the kitchen. It’s truly an entertainers dream and connects to the open plan family and dining area beautifully.
Venture up to the second level via a stairway embraced by a bespoke wrought iron railing and highlighted by an Italian designer chandelier.
Price guide: $1.2 million-$1.5 million
Auction: 11am, October 24
Agent: Luton Properties Tuggeranong, Rex Purcell 0411 781 863