Here are four must-see homes to inspect this weekend in Canberra and the surrounding region, including a newly renovated family-sized executive apartment in the heart of NewActon and an adorable homestead in Majors Creek that sits on around 2000 square metres of country garden.
Be sure to add these to your inspection planner.
This single-level, three-bedroom plus study home was recently transformed by renowned Canberra architect Tony Trobe, combining original Inner South character with modern casual functionality.
A stylish open floor plan features splendid natural light, high ceilings and an easy indoor/outdoor flow that entices guests to a large courtyard.
The spacious main bedroom is a highlight. It comes complete with an en suite featuring under-floor heating, his-and-hers vanities and a leafy atrium that can be accessed through glass sliding doors.
A large well-equipped kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops and opens to the dining area and family room with the dedicated study tucked away and looking towards the courtyard.
Outdoor entertaining is catered for with ambience provided by a large tranquil water-feature.
Price guide: Circa $1.7 million
Auction: 1pm, August 15
Agent: Blackshaw Manuka, David Stokes 0410 598 463
One of my favourite pastimes is indulging in various country escape television shows. You know, the ones where city slickers pack up their homes in search of a quaint life in the countryside.
Probably because this is an underlying dream of mine, and 27 Hill Street is exactly the kind of home I’d escape to.
This adorable homestead sits on around 2000 square metres of country garden, with bright green lawns, a veggie patch, firepit and a chook pen.
The home itself is actually only nine years young, but it maintains all the character of a traditional cottage.
The facade is a rendered brick veneer with sandstone. Inside features an elegant entrance hall, a sun-drenched lounge room, large colonial-style timber windows with picturesque views, a modern kitchen and a cosy combustion wood fire.
Price guide: $599,000
Agent: Belle Property Braidwood, Kelly Allen 0466 632 696
Built by local builders Sutton and Horsley to showcase distinctive and innovative use of natural building materials, this contemporary home sits beautifully on a northerly oriented block of 450 square metres.
Enjoy the spacious terrace, which in summer is shaded with beautiful ornamental grapevines.
Inside, the ground floor boasts open and spacious living and dining areas, which are perfect for a family of entertainers. The ground floor also has a kids wing with three bedrooms and a study.
Whipping up a home-cooked meal is made easy in the beautiful kitchen and with its colourful splashback, coupled with a marble benchtop.
Parents will be delighted to have their own retreat on the first floor, while also being able to watch over the kids from over the handrails.
Price guide: $965,000
Agent: Metropolis Real Estate, Nick Brearley 0408 972 287
Be inspired by the iconic Nishi building design and its breathtaking views.
Spread across two levels, this family-sized executive apartment has been newly renovated and offers Tasmanian oak flooring, a light colour palette, two separate living spaces, galley-style kitchen and study nook.
The kitchen has been fitted with top-of-the-line Bosch appliances and enough bench space for the grazing board of your dreams.
Out on the balcony, you will have breathtaking views of Canberra including the Parliament House, the National Library of Australia and Lake Burley Griffin.
This property is also conveniently located only a short stroll to the Australian National University and some of the capital’s top-rated restaurants including Parlour Wine Room and Monster Kitchen and Bar.
Price guide: $1.75 million +
Auction: Noon, August 8
Agent: Blackshaw Woden, Weston Creek & Molonglo, Ryan Thomas 0447 366 477