29 July 2022

A tropical oasis nestled in ferns, camelias and textured gardens in the central suburb of Macquarie

| Evelyn Karatzas
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The lush family oasis is located in the popular suburb of Macquarie. Photo: home.by holly.

You’ll feel like you’re on holiday in this lush home in Macquarie!

On a quiet street, surrounded by tropical and textured gardens with spectacular views of Black Mountain, is 12 Castlereagh Crescent.

Set on 725 square metres, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom-plus study home was built in 1969 and loved by the previous owners for 32 years.

“When you first walk through the entrance, there is a beautiful fernery that leads to the front door. It has an almost tropical vibe,” said home.by holly real estate agent Sally Strang.

“It feels for me like a luxurious holiday. It’s really got some beautiful finishes and it just feels special. The owners have been there for a long time and have really paid attention to detail with all of the updates they’ve made.

“They have added an extension of a beautiful master bedroom with an ensuite, which has its own courtyard garden of the master suite. That’s one of the most beautiful features.”

The family oasis combines freshly sanded ash floorboards, lush charcoal carpeting and neutral colours to enhance the home and its unique features.

“The flowing, light-filled living spaces are also a key feature. The natural light comes through the large windows really nicely,” Sally said.

“The other thing I love is the sun-drenched rear deck. It has heaters underneath, it’s a protected and private place where you can imagine yourself entertaining or sitting quietly with a cup of tea on a cold winter’s day. It’s a beautiful space.”

Sally said the fully renovated galley style kitchen has luxe features, including a 900 mm Smeg combo electric oven, gas cooktop and dishwasher, ample soft-touch cabinetry and a plumbed fridge.

“The adjacent dining space opens via double-glazed glass doors to the expansive deck,” she said.

“This home has got a flowing large living room that connects to the family room and kitchen.

“It’s got a contemporary kitchen with clean lines and high-end finishes in a bright and open space.”

There is also a split-system air conditioner in the lounge and kitchen, quality window fittings, LED lighting and fans throughout the house.

The master bedroom features its own ensuite with underfloor heating, walk-in robe and private garden courtyard. There is also a family bathroom with a separate toilet and sink.

“It was originally a three bedroom home, but then the owners put on an extension to create a fourth bedroom with an ensuite. The fourth bedroom connects with the third bedroom – it’s like a master suite with its own study.”

The master bedroom is big and brightly lit, connecting to the garden and courtyard space.

“It’s lovely to have that connectedness with nature,” Sally said.

“The study is also really generous. You could use it as a child’s play space or even a nursery. It’s a really adaptable space.”

A renovated laundry is also a standout feature providing ample storage and Florentine floor tiling.

Sally said the owners use the bench space in the laundry as an extension of a kitchen, creating a really functional space with lots of storage.

The outdoors is also an inviting space – no matter the weather.

“There’s a spa with its own shade structure, so you could have a hot spa on a winter’s night and be protected underneath this cover and light candles in the evenings,” Sally said.

“The deck and the spa are really like a sanctuary. When you go in there, you feel like you are able to disconnect from the rest of the world.”

Your entertaining options are enhanced by an alfresco area that features a wall-hung television, an outdoor dining table, a vegetable garden and plenty of open space.

The home is within walking distance of Cook shops, Jamison Plaza and the Belconnen district, and is already proving popular with potential buyers.

“We’ve sold loads of properties in this area, and the thing that stands out about Macquarie is the community feel. It’s a really friendly environment and a great place to live,” Sally said.

“This home has only been on the market for a week and we’ve already seen strong interest from families. This home is really an all-rounder. It’s got everything.”

The auction is on Saturday, 30 July at 10 am.

For more information on 12 Castlereagh Crescent in Macquarie, contact Sally Strang on 0410 626 731, and check out all the hottest property listings on Zango.

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