Block size: 864 m² approx.House size: 251 m² approx.UV: $1,143,000 (2018)
A lived in and loved in family home, substantially extended and updated, with still abundant potential, in a prized diplomatic precinct.
Number 22 commands the crest of Hampton Circuit and apart from a view to the Brindabella Ranges the elevated position and perfect north east orientation also ensures winter sunshine and cooling summer breezes. Embassies and diplomatic residences, grand and inscrutable, stand closely by serving as a reminder of Yarralumla's international connections and this particular locale's additional desirability.
Ready access to dog friendly cafes, pharmacies, convenience stores at either Yarralumla or Deakin as well as quick drop off and pick up times to and from the surrounding schools all add to the ease of daily living and supreme convenience on offer.
As well as the substantial amenity this home provides it enjoys an ethereal element probably attributable to it having been a gathering place for family over many years. The energy of laughing children seems to linger in its atmosphere providing a sense that it has been truly lived in and loved in, during its own continuing lifetime.
To the practical, the residence has benefitted from major extension as well as several updates and improvements with each complimenting the other and resulting in a solidly built and very comfortable family home. Particularly attractive is the separation of living areas and resulting flexibility in how the house might be occupied, for instance one where multigenerational accomodation or a home office is required.
Already of substantial proportions, and sited toward the street on the 865 square metre block, there may also be the opportunity to extend the structure of the home, potentially upward and subject of course to the required approvals. Most would agree on the difficulty of over capitalising in this location and the option to further extend the home stands to make even more of the superior position and orientation of the site.
A 'summer house' style gazebo dominates the large yard itself being hemmed by mature fruit trees and shrubs irrigated by rainwater pumped from an onsite tank. A fully lined, large garage workshop combination sits adjacent adding even more usable amenity to the property.
Not so apparent but vitally important items have also been addressed with under floor heating and reverse cycle air conditioning servicing key areas. Extensive joinery in the way of cupboards, wardrobes and shelving provides ample storage and the opportunity to feature treasured items. Some longer term maintenance items have also been attended to ahead of time. Internal electrical cabling has been tested and replaced where required with the house having also been recently re-painted both internally and externally.