Block size: 2179 m² approx.House size: 416 m² approx.UV: $1,999,000 (2019)
A Charming Family Residence in Forrest
It is not very often that a spectacular family home like this comes up for sale.
In one of Forrest's most tranquil enclaves, in amongst a picturesque formal garden setting, is this stunning residence. A home filled with character and personality and treasured for many years.
Elegant and classic in style, this 5-bedroom family residence is oriented north in the living areas and is approached via a circular drive entrance surrounded by private hedging and stunning established gardens with many mature trees. Its well-designed and spacious two-level floor plan, is balanced beautifully with over 416 square metres of living space, and with sun and light flooding through French doors and windows in numerous rooms. A gorgeous Juliet style balcony and French picture window are also charming features. With an emphasis on comfort and family living space, all rooms are of very good proportion and provide beautiful vistas of the established garden greenery and surrounding areas.
Central to the home, is the kitchen and family living room. These feature quality stone benchtops including a large stone island bench, walk-in pantry, Miele appliances and plenty of storage. The large laundry, with an additional bathroom and sauna, are also nearby, with easy access to the rear paved areas and garden. A generous sized separate home office, wing with custom built-in book shelving and separate entry from the front of the home, offers a great opportunity to run a home business.
A regal style formal loungeroom includes an open fireplace, radiating ambience and refinement, and leading to a built-in bar, with a few steps down into an extensive dining room with built-in table seating 16, and tasteful custom joinery ideal for formal or family celebrations.
Accommodation is found on the second level including a spacious rumpus area with kitchenette. The large master bedroom suite to the east of this room enjoys a deluxe feel with tree top views, a large walk-in robe and luxurious ensuite. To the west are 4 bedrooms, 2 with stylish ensuites and the remaining 2 bedrooms sharing a two-way classic bathroom. Thus, the home is easily able to accommodate a large family and guests.
The private rear garden is impressive, and resort-like with a sparkling inground swimming pool, a comfortable pool-side entertaining room with timber flooring, an alfresco covered patio, and also a paved basketball area, creating a range of entertaining spaces and living options for family and friends.
This home is unique and is found amongst other exceptional homes in the vicinity.
Its premium location is especially appealing with close proximity and walking distance to numerous landmarks including Manuka Village, Deakin, Griffith and Kingston shops, as well as some of Canberra's highly-regarded schools and the parliamentary triangle.
Features: • 2150m2 parcel of land - north facing to living areas at the rear • Circular driveway • Double brick home, roof insulation • 5 bedrooms • 3 ensuites and main bathroom • Large open kitchen with premium quality appliances, island bench and walk in pantry • Juliet Balcony, French windows and doors • Built in bar and extensive dining room with custom joinery • Ample storage including small wine cellar • Separate study, with joinery and separate external access. • Solar heated inground swimming pool • Pool entertainment room • Covered outdoor alfresco entertaining deck • Three car garage with automatic doors, additional paved parking areas • Beautifully established gardens, mature trees • Basketball area • Two garden storage sheds • Irrigation system • Alarm to base • Two heating systems - heater and A/C upstairs, heating downstairs • Sauna