Five beautiful Canberra residences?

By 17 December, 2013 30

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Property Observer is taking us through “five of the most gorgeous properties currently listed”.

I don’t think any of them will be troubled by Kevin McCloud.

I mean seriously. O’Malley twice?

They are taking votes but at the moment appear to only have two votes, one of which is mine, and I didn’t like any of them.

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30 Responses to Five beautiful Canberra residences?
#1
HiddenDragon11:15 am, 17 Dec 13

A contemporary version of Dante’s Inferno would have a Circle for those poor souls condemned to produce such puff pieces.

#2
poetix11:43 am, 17 Dec 13

‘The billiard table previously belonged to snooker and billiards champion Eddie Charlton’s GP, and was played on by Charlton himself.’

Wow! I am hoping to purchase a caravan containing a beer fridge that once contained dog food fed to a greyhound owned by David Boon, which, rumour has it, the great man opened himself. I am not sure if that’s the fridge or the can, but still, either is good.

#3
johnboy11:44 am, 17 Dec 13

That billiard table sounds suspiciously like the one the old Civic Workers Club used to have.

#4
zorro2912:03 pm, 17 Dec 13

the indoor swimming pool in #3 is pretty kicking….admit it!

surprised at the lack of quality in the kitchen of the “penthouse” apartment (#5) on london cct….Canberra has a /long/ way to go till it meets the property market standards in other cities…my Sydney apartment knocks any of those outta the park!!

#5
arescarti4212:14 pm, 17 Dec 13

I think the author of that article is confusing expensive with beautiful.

#6
Ben_Dover12:22 pm, 17 Dec 13

‘The billiard table previously belonged to snooker and billiards champion Eddie Charlton’s GP, and was played on by Charlton himself.’

Our “Lame to Fame” winner of the week!!

#7
Pork Hunt12:23 pm, 17 Dec 13

poetix said :

‘The billiard table previously belonged to snooker and billiards champion Eddie Charlton’s GP, and was played on by Charlton himself.’

Wow! I am hoping to purchase a caravan containing a beer fridge that once contained dog food fed to a greyhound owned by David Boon, which, rumour has it, the great man opened himself. I am not sure if that’s the fridge or the can, but still, either is good.

Any beer fridge owned by David Boon would surely have worn out door hinges…

#8
dpm12:38 pm, 17 Dec 13

“The taps are gold plated, the tiles are gold leaf, and the carpet is 100% wool. They’re the first two things that stick out from this listing.”

Two things?

“The cornices are hand painted….”‘

MY cornices are handpainted too! hahaha!

#9
gospeedygo2:00 pm, 17 Dec 13

zorro29 said :

Is this your standard pickup line?

#10
Ben_Dover2:10 pm, 17 Dec 13

dpm said :

“The taps are gold plated, the tiles are gold leaf, and the carpet is 100% wool. They’re the first two things that stick out from this listing.”

Two things?

Nobody expects the Spanish Interior Design Inquisitors!

#11
zorro292:49 pm, 17 Dec 13

gospeedygo said :

zorro29 said :

Is this your standard pickup line?

Well, us ladies don’t get to use pickup lines very often (if ever)……..and spoken for anyway….but, if I did, I more prefer something like “do you believe in love at first sight or do I have to walk by again?”

Swagger.

I am being serious with my point though, if I had to move back to Canberra I’d find it pretty much impossible to find a building with as many amenities/services as where I live in Sydney. Given the market, they should offer more for the $$ people pay (or have places that charge more to give people the option).

#12
HiddenDragon4:44 pm, 17 Dec 13

johnboy said :

That billiard table sounds suspiciously like the one the old Civic Workers Club used to have.

John Brown’s desk will surely be featured in the next breathlessly exciting, envy-inspiring instalment.

#13
schmeah4:56 pm, 17 Dec 13

you could really get your creative juices flowing with all that white and beige. And I just loooooove tiles in the living room, so cozy.

#14
troll-sniffer5:36 pm, 17 Dec 13

The only reason I’d give you more than 5 bob for four of them is to sell as quickly as possible. The Tennyson Ave property though does appear to qualify as a beautiful property. The other four are just ugly monstrosities so typical of a society that has very little real class or culture.

#15
Deref5:43 pm, 17 Dec 13

I didn’t bother to look at all of them, but I see one’s a flat and another’s a mock-Tuscan McMansion.

If they’re “beautiful”, then I’m a supermodel.

#16
maxblues6:40 pm, 17 Dec 13

I have just been over to South Australia staying in Hyde Park. If you don”t know Victoria Avenue, I recommend a streetview search. Pretty much any five houses in this avenue are better than the ones listed in the article.

#17
EvanJames9:14 pm, 17 Dec 13

It seems any view these days has people getting all hot and excited, even if the view is of a bunch of grubby roofs with chimneys and industrial-looking metal stuff.

Domestic house design at present is truly awful.

#18
miz9:50 pm, 17 Dec 13

O’Malley is ugly and hot. Good luck selling those turkeys.

#19
Deref8:04 am, 18 Dec 13

miz said :

O’Malley is ugly and hot. Good luck selling those turkeys.

I often take visitors to O’Malley so that we can laugh at the triumph of money over good taste.

#20
rigseismic679:10 am, 18 Dec 13

O’Malley, Canberra’s answer to good taste- not.
Most houses have a great view of Hindmarsh Drive and the proliferation of solar panels is most amusing, and ugly.

#21
Solidarity9:27 am, 18 Dec 13

How can you own 5 Porsches, and yet not have one of the models that are actually desirable?

#22
curmudgery9:36 am, 18 Dec 13

Don’t care for the properties. Hate the website. Every object on the page is such a distraction that you quickly forget why you were looking at the page.

#23
Holden Caulfield9:54 am, 18 Dec 13

Solidarity said :

How can you own 5 Porsches, and yet not have one of the models that are actually desirable?

Huh?

You’d say no to a new 991 911? I wouldn’t!

I’d be pretty happy with a Boxster too as it happens.

Not many people make a sports coupe as well as Porsche.

#24
Solidarity10:29 am, 18 Dec 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Solidarity said :

How can you own 5 Porsches, and yet not have one of the models that are actually desirable?

Huh?

You’d say no to a new 991 911? I wouldn’t!

I’d be pretty happy with a Boxster too as it happens.

Not many people make a sports coupe as well as Porsche.

For the same cash I’d say no, i’d much rather a solid 356 or 901.

#25
Holden Caulfield11:27 am, 18 Dec 13

Solidarity said :

For the same cash I’d say no, i’d much rather a solid 356 or 901.

Fair enough, I just think calling a 911 (of any vintage) undesirable is poor form, haha.

For early Porsches your choices are good. I’d like a 550 Spyder or a 904 please.

#26
poetix12:26 pm, 18 Dec 13

I love the way this has become an expensive broom-broom thread!

I’d quite like one of the last lot of Kombis being built in Brazil. No doubt they are super safe, too.

#27
Cyph1:40 pm, 18 Dec 13

I see your glossy, wide-angle-lensed, polished real estate photographs and raise you inexplicably bad property photographs:

http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

You’re welcome.

#28
Solidarity2:43 pm, 18 Dec 13

Holden Caulfield said :

Solidarity said :

For the same cash I’d say no, i’d much rather a solid 356 or 901.

Fair enough, I just think calling a 911 (of any vintage) undesirable is poor form, haha.

For early Porsches your choices are good. I’d like a 550 Spyder or a 904 please.

Erm, for $200k? Good luck with that.

Real 911′s are air cooled.

#29
poetix2:52 pm, 18 Dec 13

Cyph said :

I see your glossy, wide-angle-lensed, polished real estate photographs and raise you inexplicably bad property photographs:

http://terriblerealestateagentphotos.com/

You’re welcome.

Fun! I like the blue room best of all.

I would love one for the worst examples of real estatese, also known as sellglish.

#30
Masquara5:55 pm, 18 Dec 13

HiddenDragon said :

A contemporary version of Dante’s Inferno would have a Circle for those poor souls condemned to produce such puff pieces.

I bet “Jennife Duke” is not his/her real name!

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