Buy this home in Spence and never pay for another holiday

Buy this home in Spence and never pay for another holiday

9 Somerville Street, Spence, sits comfortably in a cul-de-sac corner. While the street may be quiet and relatively unassuming, the property itself is anything but.

Loved and lived in by a qualified landscaper with a vested interest in thoughtful design, the four-bedroom home displays a clever mix of modest and grandiose that's rare. Highlighted gently from behind, a lush garden sets a resort-style tone for the entire property.

Timothy Road founders Tim and Annabelle McInnes describe the home as "meticulous".

“You don’t often see entries as striking as this one,” Tim says, referring to the home's statement front door.

“Number nine is definitely an opulent home, but it’s not pretentious. You can see the liveability in every room.


“I was personally drawn to the award-winning kitchen right away. It's sleek and functional, but not so much so that it lacks warmth. The little inclusions are what make it so special. Everything has a personal touch, like the custom handles and hidden wine storage.”

Tucked into the front of the building are the master bedroom and ensuite. Double-glazed windows provide a view of the street, while the front garden’s design keeps things nice and private.


Dining at home is an experience in itself, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ornate back yard. The resort theme follows through to both living areas, which Tim says offer a chance to customise the home further.

“There’s some potential to refresh the design if you wanted to,” he says.

“You could easily convert the rumpus to a guest bedroom or the outdoor gazebo into a destination studio or home office.

“These days we tend to want our home to fit into our lifestyle, not the other way around, so this is a nice touch.”


Outdoor spaces are where the current owner shows off their craft, from the quality of decking and tiling through to luxury inclusions like solar and gas heating for both pool and spa.

“Going outside really is like stepping into a tropical retreat. You can tell the design is someone’s pride and joy,” Annabelle says.

“Obviously the pool and spa are standout features and anyone living in or visiting the property will probably spend a lot of time enjoying them.


“But the entertainment areas speak to me also. I can see myself curling up for some quiet time under the gazebo or proposing a toast up on the deck, surrounded by my friends and family."

For anyone who loves a good pie, Somerville Street is a short walk away from one of Canberra’s most popular bakeries.

Spence Family Bakery has amassed a bit of a cult following in recent years, with loyal customers going out of their way to enjoy its ‘next level’ pies, rolls, cakes and slices.


Whether it’s the size, sophistication or location that grabs your attention, 9 Somerville Street, Spence, is certainly a space to experience first-hand. It goes to auction at 10am on Saturday 9 September 2023.

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Article originally written and published by The Riotact.

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