“There is also a family moving from Sydney and local families from Gungahlin,” Ms Smith said.
No. 22 Paquita Street, Forde is split across two levels and marketed as a family residence that “exudes modern and architecturally impressive aesthetic”. It’s hard to disagree with that.
The five-bedroom, two-bathroom property is situated on a 580sqm block and features an in-ground pool, manicured garden, high-quality design throughout and a large outdoor entertainment area.
Inside, the architecturally-designed features certainly makes the home stand out. Saying the property has high-ceilings is almost an understatement - the high vaulted ceiling and highly placed windows capture a stream of natural light and make the indoor space feel energetic and spacious.
The downstairs floorplan is dedicated to the expansive open-plan living, dining and kitchen zone.
There is timber flooring throughout and direct access to the outdoor entertainment area and pool. There is no doubt that this is where the kids will spend most of their time.
The separate outdoor entertainment area is equipped for all seasons thanks to a cosy fire pit and outdoor seating in amongst the manicured garden.
Ms Smith said the pool is a huge drawcard for interested buyers.
“In the last 12 to 18 months, not a lot of properties in Forde have sold with a pool”, she said.
According to Ms Smith, the interior design is also unique and another key selling feature.
“A lot of big traditional family homes have the family areas downstairs and all the bedrooms upstairs, but here having the master bedroom downstairs means that the parents get this area and the kids get the upstairs area”, she said.
Upstairs, all four bedrooms are carpeted throughout and have views of the natural landscape. All bedrooms have built-in-wardrobes, while one additional bedroom also has a Juliette balcony.
Back downstairs, the kitchen is modern and has a large island bench with plenty of space to cook and eat.
When the kids are not up for a swim in the pool, the downstairs rumpus room is the perfect size and place for a family movie night. From here, there is direct access to the outdoor courtyard that wraps around the side of the property.
Additional features include a garage and ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling.
According to Zango Data, currently 4308 people call Forde home and $807,000 is the 2021 median property price.
By Evangeline Maguire