Auction 14/12/19

17 Downes Place,Hughes ACT 2605

Block size: 901 m² approx.House size: 234 m² approx.UV: $965,000 (2019)

An original family home boasting true character and charm backing bushland

For sale for the first time this original home oozes retro charm and is located on a desirable block of over 900sqm backing bushland on the slopes of popular Downes Place. With direct access to the Red Hill Nature Reserve and the Federal Golf Course just moments away, this spacious family home offers care-free living in leafy Hughes.

A generous living room at the front of the home with a gas fireplace and large picture windows offering views to Mt Tennent makes the room perfect for relaxing. Facing the back of the property you'll find a timber panelled sunroom that is bathed in northern light and provides an uninterrupted view into the natural bushland of the Red Hill Nature Reserve. A formal dining room leads off the living room and into a kitchen straight from the 1960s featuring ample storage, a built-in breakfast booth and a leafy outlook to the back garden.

The four bedrooms are located at the western end of the home and are generously proportioned. Three of the four bedrooms have built-in robes and the master bedroom also includes a fully equipped ensuite, while bedroom number four features large corner windows with a peaceful vista to the back garden and bushland beyond.

A well-established garden with deciduous trees and stunning rose bushes flows seamlessly into the adjoining nature reserve. With a timber deck accessed from the sunroom providing a covered outdoor area and plenty of green space for fun and function, this natural oasis is perfect for everyday use and outdoor entertaining. This property also features a timed underground watering system, water tank, and solar panels.

An added bonus to this four bedroom home is the garaging and enclosed downstairs space that is currently being used as a self-contained flat, hobby room and single garage.

Perfect for large families or those looking to put their own stamp on this well-built, original double brick home, don't miss this rare opportunity to secure this gem that is tucked away in this tightly held pocket of Hughes.


Backing bushland
Northerly aspect to the rear
Living room with views to Mt Tennent
North facing sunroom
Formal dining room
Retro kitchen with ample storage and built-in dining booth
Two double bedrooms
Two single bedrooms
Built-in robes to three bedrooms
Separate toilet
Evaporative cooling
Ducted gas heating
Ceiling fans
Gas fireplace to living room
New gas instantaneous hot water system
Back to grid solar panels
Water tank
Timed watering system
Self-contained flat with living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom
Work room
Single garage
Double brick construction
Steel framed windows
Block approximately 901sqm
Upper Floor Residence - 188.5m2
Ground Floor Residence - 46.1m2
Garage - 14.9m2
Work Room - 18.4m2
EER: 2.0
  • Air Conditioning
  • Built-In Wardrobes
  • Close To Schools
  • Close To Shops
  • Close To Transport
  • Garden
Can I afford this property?


Saturday, 14 Dec
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Saturday, 14 Dec
10:00 AM
Auction Location: On site

Key Details

Property Type:House
Block Size:901 (approx)
House Size:234 (approx)
Unimproved Value:$965,000 (2019)
Ray White Canberra
Next Inspection:
Sat 14 Dec,
9:30 AM

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Block 28 Section 3 Hughes
Block size: 901 (approx)
Unimproved value: $965,000 (2019)
Legal description: WODE/HUGH/3/28/
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Hughes Primary SchoolPrimary School
Alfred Deakin High SchoolHigh School
The Canberra HospitalHospital
Woden PlazaMajor Shopping Centre
Australian National UniversityUniversity
Royal College Of NursingCollege
Deakin West Post OfficePost Office

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