Canberra showcases the best of both worlds in terms of new and established housing. If you’re on the quest for stylish spaces built with the latest technology, terrazzo tiling and marble accents, we’ve got you covered. Or on the other hand, if you appreciate the little things in life, we have suburban escapes that look and feel as though they’ve been lifted from the history books – as well as everything in between.
New properties hitting the market this week have fallen distinctly into either bucket and it’s illustrated across the homes we’ve chosen to feature in this week’s top picks.
Wherever you are in your property journey, we hope these top picks sparks some inspiration for your home hunting journey.
If your property search takes you back to the water’s edge at the Kingston Foreshore time and time again, cast tour eyes over this home that’s one of only two apartments with this unique layout.
This “sky home” presents an opportunity for those looking for that rare combination of aspect and sunlight, spectacular views, privacy and enormous outdoor living space.
The two-storey penthouse has an open-plan living area downstairs and three spacious bedrooms with excellent storage, plus two bathrooms upstairs.
Floor-to-ceiling double glazed windows are a feature throughout, ensuring your outlooks and sunlight are amplified to the maximum.
The dining and living area flows out to a massive wraparound deck looking over the harbour across to the distant wetlands and is perfect for entertaining.
Price guide: $1.25 million +
Auction: 9.30am, May 15
Agent: Belle Property Canberra, Louise Harget 0412 997 894
Ever heard the phrase, new is always better? While we can’t say it always rings true, it certainly makes a whole lot of sense when you view the Inner South development that is Estate.
Dressed in European oak flooring, Gaggenau appliances, Italian marble splashbacks, and herringbone marble tiles to the bathrooms, you’re immediately struck by the luxury and opulence a new build affords.
Not to mention the double-glazed windows and doors, east-facing balcony, and two secure car spaces in one of the most in-demand suburbs in Canberra that strike a balance between aesthetics and supreme practicality.
Fancy a bottle of wine but don’t feel like walking the few steps over to Manuka for a tipple? Not to worry, the kitchen has been fitted with temperature-controlled wine storage for up to 60 bottles of your favourite drop.
Each member of the household gets their own en suite for that added sense of lavishness you often don’t find in other apartments, with an additional powder room for guests, of which you’re sure to have many because this apartment begs to be shown off.
Price guide: $1.149 million
Agent: Addval Developments, Charles Crowther 1300 891 369
A warm family home spread across 1274 square metres of land is tucked away in a quiet street of Wanniassa.
Backing parklands and walking trails, the well-established gardens have been cultivated over 20 years and create a sense of absolute privacy with lush garden views from every room.
The open-plan kitchen and dining area are bathed in natural light and flow seamlessly to the covered alfresco, making entertaining family and friends a breeze.
For those working from home, a spacious study nook occupies the entire first floor. It also has its own balcony if ever you need a break away from the screen.
Other features of the home include a security system and a charming veggie patch with timber planter boxes.
Price guide: $950,000-$1 million
Auction: 10am, May 8
Agent: VERV Property, Jason Roses 0431 417 847
This home oozes sophistication and luxury and has been masterfully crafted for modern-day family living.
Soaring ceilings, large windows, Italian marble tiles and a grand entry with two-way staircase make a lasting impression. There’s also a home theatre, games room, wine cellar and pool.
If that wasn’t enough to entice you to book an inspection, the home has a beautifully designed kitchen with Smeg appliances, a spacious quartz stone benchtop and an integrated fridge/freezer.
For visiting relatives or friends, the house also has a guest room fitted with its own kitchen, en suite and walk-in wardrobe. It also has external access to the backyard.
The property is conveniently located only minutes to some of Canberra’s best walking spots including Black Mountain Nature Reserve and Lake Burley Griffin and is in close proximity to O’Connor shops and the Canberra Centre.
Price guide: $3.85 million
Agent: Blackshaw Manuka, Luke Revet 0418 101 213