We explore Canberra’s south side and venture across the border to Queanbeyan in this week’s selection of the best open homes to inspect in Canberra and surrounds this weekend.
Set on a treelined street among some of the most prestigious houses in the city, this home appeals from the moment you set foot on its polished concrete floors.
A grand steel staircase commands the entrance and leads you up to the bedrooms – each of which has an en suite.
The master bedroom sits on the ground floor, equipped with an enormous walk-in robe, fireplace and a private courtyard that draws in natural light. This en suite is the grandest of all, featuring an indulgent sunken Turkish-style bath to seep in at the end of a hard day’s work.
The lengthy open kitchen is well appointed for entertaining, with Wolf and Miele appliances, a hidden butler’s pantry and imported marble benchtop.
In a time where travelling is near impossible, the Mediterranean-style alfresco area is especially appealing. It’s also hard to ignore the allure of the crystal blue pool and covered cabana.
It’s no wonder this home is a 2019 MBA award winner.
Price guide: $3.5 million
Agent: HIVE Property, Matt Shipard 0408 218 179
Governor Place is a residential complex that achieves new standards in luxury and location. This fourth-floor apartment is the perfect example of that with stunning views of Parliament House, Red Hill and beyond.
Highlights include floor-to-ceiling windows and an open-plan living area soaked in natural light.
The kitchen is equipped with AEG appliances, ample storage, stone benchtops and sleek finishes, and overlooks the dining area that opens to the oversized balcony.
While the second bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, the main takes it one step further with a walk-in wardrobe and designer en suite.
Set in the tree-lined streets of Barton, it offers a secure, relaxed lifestyle close to restaurants and Lake Burley Griffin, while some Canberra’s most iconic landmarks are within easy walking distance.
Price guide: $750,000-$770,000
Auction: 5.30pm, October 1
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Linda Lockwood 0411 244 874
In a tightly held, quiet cul-de-sac with prestige homes, this grand property set on a 1078-square-metre block backs onto a reserve and has a private in-ground swimming pool.
As you enter through the extra-wide doorway, solid timber flooring will guide you into the formal lounge and dining rooms.
Stepping into the sunken open plan kitchen with custom joinery and the family and meals area, you will take in the view of the lush private garden outside.
Running off the family room is a large rumpus/media room with glass doors leading out to the covered entertaining area. At the other end of the home, you will find a second rumpus room/media room that could be very easily converted to a fifth bedroom if required.
The oversized double garage offers workshop space and loft storage for all the extras. The home has excellent additional off-street parking as well.
Price guide: $1.55 million-$1.62 million
Agent: Blewitt Properties, Brenden Blewitt 0419 289 574
A wonderfully well-maintained residence with an outstanding view to Mount Taylor, this home is ideal for those in search of space, convenience and an easy-care lifestyle.
The light-filled north facing lounge and dining areas have large windows and glass sliding doors, which complement an airy and open floor plan with a private patio and deck at the rear.
Moving through the property, you will find the gourmet kitchen equipped with Caesarstone benchtops and quality appliances.
Accommodation is provided by three generously sized bedrooms, with bedrooms two and three fitted with built-in wardrobes and complemented by the main bathroom with a spa bath.
Additionally, you will find a study with floor-to-ceiling built-in shelves, ideal for book lovers or aspiring collectors with plenty of space to display your books and knick-knacks, and flexible enough to transform into a fourth bedroom.
Price guide: $900,000
Auction: 2pm, September 26
Agent: Luton Properties Weston Creek & Molonglo Valley, Tim and Justine Burke 0411 878 587