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122 Kingsford Smith Drive MELBA, ACT 2615

Sold - Saturday 10 July 2021 for $1,260,000
Bed Icon6 Bedrooms
Bath Icon2 Bathrooms
Car Icon2 Parking
Unimproved value:A$415,000 (2020)Block size:1254
Bed Icon6 Bedrooms
Bath Icon2 Bathrooms
Car Icon2 Parking

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While few and far between, there are homes whose design, construction, and presence stand the test of time. It requires a special something for this to occur and in this case, it was the design genius and flair of the late John Playoust. He was a member of the Sydney school of architecture and while never flashy, his designs are appealing and more importantly, enduring. A sense of warmth pervades this property.

While his practice was in Sydney, John created the Canberra based Playoust Construction and designed and built homes on spec in the Canberra market in the 70's and 80's. Like all good architects Playoust had definite concepts he believed in, and this large 1,250m2 site allowed him to create one of the best expressions of his design philosophies.

Playoust was a traditionalist in terms of believing in distinct but generously proportioned formal and informal living spaces. He preferred was a formal entry and the complete separation of the sleeping areas from the living areas. As you will see, all these concepts and more are expressed in this residence, which covers a total of 269 m2.

The location of the land on the lower slopes of mount Rogers permitted further enhancement of the design which is over two levels. The double garage is not at the front, but rather hidden away under the living area at the rear of the home. There is spiral internal stairwell from the upstairs entrance hall to the lower level which provides internal access the garage, a formal study, a bedroom, and a larger rumpus/media room.

Given the size of the land it is not surprising that the backyard contains a half tennis court, a cubby house and separate drying courtyard off the laundry. There is so much to take in. If you have been seeking that large family home in the right location, then perhaps you owe it to yourself to inspect this most appealing of family friendly properties.

* Quiet location on a service road
* A total of 5 generous proportioned bedrooms
* Separate lounge
* Separate dinning
* Separate Family room off the large kitchen
* Rear timber balcony accessible from the dining room and family room
* Separate study downstairs.
* Separate Rumpus/Media/ teen space with its own external entrance.
* Ducted gas heating throughout
* Evaporative cooling to the upstairs
* Air conditioning to the family room
* Half Tennis Court
* Cubby House

EER: 2.0

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  • Checkmark IconGarage
  • Checkmark IconBuilt-in Robes
  • Checkmark IconAir Conditioning

Information about this House

  • Listed on
  • Last updated
  • Property typeHouse
  • Block3
  • Section54
  • Block size1254m² (approx)
  • Building size269m² (approx)
  • Land / Dev PurposeSuburban Zone (RZ1)
  • Bedrooms6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Parking spaces2
  • EER2.0
  • Land valueA$415,000 (2020)
  • RatesA$2,837
  • Land taxA$4,135 if rented
* Figures quoted above are approximate values based on available information.

Sales History for 122 Kingsford Smith Drive MELBA, ACT 2615

The House at 122 Kingsford Smith Drive MELBA, ACT 2615 has been sold 1 time before, with the most recent sale being for $646,000 on 6 February 2013.

Sold DatePriceSale Type
A$646,000Full Property Transfer, Land & Improvements
Sold Date
Sale TypeFull Property Transfer, Land & Improvements
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Local Neighbourhood

122 Kingsford Smith Drive MELBA, ACT 2615 has 25 schools within 5 kilometres, with the closest being Mount Rogers Primary School.

0.59 kmMount Rogers Primary SchoolAlfred Hill Drive, Melba Pin Icon
1.06 kmMelba Copland Secondary School - Copland Campus Years 11 - 12Copland Drive, Melba Pin Icon
1.12 kmMelba Copland Secondary SchoolConley Drive, Melba Pin Icon

About Melba

122 Kingsford Smith Drive is located within the suburb of Melba, which has a population of 3,147, a median age of 39 and an average household density of 2.6 people.

  • 3147Population
  • 39Median Age
  • 2.6Avg. Household Size
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