It’s easy to see why. For buyers that like having everything Canberra offers at their fingertips – parks, cafes, restaurants, a close neighbourhood, and a short commute into Civic – 10 Colton Place is a rare opportunity.
Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac with a large, bright kitchen and a warm two-room studio in the backyard, this property is perfectly situated in a suburb well known for its leafy streets and tight-knit community.
Ms McReynolds described the home as “really beautiful” and “the best positioned home in the cul-de-sac”.
“One of the best things about the house is that every angle looks out to the garden,” she said.
“At every time of the day there is always somewhere to sit and enjoy the sun. You don’t get that very often.”
The property sits on an 837sqm block and has a two-room studio separated from the main house and just a few steps from the back door.
Ms McReynolds described the studio as unique for houses in Downer.
“I have been doing this job for a long time now and you don’t get many houses with studios like this,” she said.
“Instead of having a studio just plonked into the middle of a backyard, this studio blends itself into the whole environment and gives off a really rustic feel,” she said.
The studio has two large rooms that offer a home office, teen retreat or a place for guests to stay. The space looks out across the gardens, which includes a lily pond and deciduous trees that burst bright colours throughout the year.
Inside the main residence, an updated kitchen is the backdrop to the open-plan living and dining room. The kitchen is warm, spacious and includes a new ILVE 5 burner cooker, integrated Smeg dishwasher and plenty of bench space.
Off the kitchen is the main living and dining area with timber bookshelves attached to the walls. This creative interior feature provides the home was a sense of warmth and an opportunity for new buyers with an eye for creativity to go wild.
The main bedroom is removed from the communal living areas and is the perfect spot to retreat for some quiet time. There are the added bonuses of an ensuite bathroom, walk in wardrobe, and external access to the garden.
The remaining double-size bedrooms have ample natural light streaming through at all hours of the day and bamboo flooring throughout. There is also a modern renovated main bathroom.
“The property’s got that really great feel about it, both inside and out,” said Ms McReynolds.
Additional features of the property include an attic above the studio, laundry room, single garage with automatic door, crimsafe screen doors, ducted gas heating, two reverse cycle split systems, and double-glazed doors throughout.
Reflecting on the interest she has received so far, Ms McReynolds said Canberra has become a “destination spot” for young families.
“There are lots of couples wanting to get into the area and start a family here,” she said.
“The schools are so good around here…it’s just a whole different vibe now.”
According to Zango data, Downer has a current median sale price of $890,000, up from $760,000 just a year ago.
By Evangeline Maguire