We’re two weeks into spring and the Canberra market is flourishing in what is usually our biggest selling season of the year.
There’s optimism in the air after a challenging start to 2020 when many home owners had put their selling plans on hold, but recent high clearance rates are telling a different tale and we look ahead to a sunnier outlook.
We’ve trawled through the many homes on the market right now and have picked some of the top properties for sale across Canberra.
A 1961 mid-century modern marvel, this privately built home in original condition offers generous proportions and an incredible sense of natural light.
Its superb position in tree-lined Jansz Crescent is highly sought-after, along with its desirable bespoke stone and brickwork. Australian timbers are also celebrated throughout.
A study/library with custom hardwood shelving complements the four big bedrooms, all with oversized picture windows.
The new owner can rebuild their dream home in this blue-chip location or, with some modernisation, can end up with an artful home of timeless style.
The home also backs onto a park and is a short walk to Canberra Grammar School. The 1105-square-metre block features established gardens with specimen trees, thriving fruit trees and berry vines.
Price guide: $1.7 million +
Auction: 10am, September 19
Agent: Belle Property Kingston, Leanne Palmer 0400 545 343
Number 61 Schlich Street is one of the most distinctive homes you’ll ever lay eyes on – one that will have you smiling from your arrival on the front driveway all the way through to the enclosed back garden and feature pond.
There are three living areas, five bedrooms plus a study, and three bathrooms. A large family can spread out comfortably, especially if there’s a teenager or older family member who requires their own space.
Vaulted ceilings, exposed trusses and lavish timber sliding doors evoke feelings of grandeur. Yet there is something utterly homely about this house.
The kitchen isn’t overwhelming and an open fireplace in one of the living areas is a welcome touch.
Towards the back is a sunroom, which comes with the surprising bonus of a 10-metre pool.
Price guide: $1.675 million
Agent: Maureen Dwyer Property Consultant, Maureen Dwyer 0418 226 109
This charming double-brick cottage is in a quiet street with Narrabundah shops just a short stroll away.
The home has been freshly painted, has new carpet throughout and cedar bi-fold doors opening to the entertaining area. A separate studio is at the rear of the block.
With north-facing windows in the living room, the new owners of this home can relax on the couch in the sun’s warmth.
Entertaining is made easy thanks to the spacious backyard, well-established gardens and fruit trees including plum and nectarine trees.
No. 32 Gymea Sreet is positioned only minutes from Telopea Park School and Narrabundah College and is only a short walk from the local shops.
Price guide: $750,000 +
Auction: 9.45am, September 19
Agent: McGrath North Canberra, Maree Van Arkel 0419 624 766
Flexible formal and informal living areas transition to outdoor terraces surrounded by private, landscaped gardens at this contemporary residence.
The recycled Canberra red bricks that feature throughout are a nod to the capital’s history while the covered entrance portico and custom oversized blackbutt front door provide a warm welcome home.
Other features of the home include soaring high ceilings, timber floors throughout the entirety of the home and double-glazed windows.
All four bedrooms are spacious in size and include built-in wardrobes, with an en suite boasting floor to ceiling tiles in the main bedroom.
The property would be perfect for the discerning buyer looking for a high-quality home that needs very little maintenance.
Price guide: $1.475 million
Agent: Luton Properties Manuka, Sophie Luton 0410 750 413