5 November 2021

All things natural are woven into this sprawling Forrest home

| James Coleman
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Forrest home

The five-bedroom home sits on a 1477 square metre prime block in Forrest. Photo: Ray White.

From inside, it’s hard to fathom that you’re in the middle of a capital city.

The home at 17 Talbot Street in Forrest is literally a stone’s throw away from State Circle and Parliament House and surrounded by various embassies, all the while nestled in a lush and established garden.

The massive country-style sold-brick house, with a strong presence of timber and slate, enjoys its own sprawling and private grounds.

Ray White real estate Ben Faulks says it’s a location that serves up the best of both worlds.

“We’re standing here in the middle of town, but we’ve got the birds chirping. It’s a beautiful spot.”

The 1477 square metre landholding with long street frontage, dual driveway access and gently sloping fall of the block will accommodate the grandest of ambitions.

The home is made up of two parts. The original section was built 58 years ago, but a renovation saw this become five bedrooms and a lounge, as well as a dedicated billiard room.

“The pool table is a really striking feature of the whole room. It’s easy to imagine some of the conversations and parties that have gone on in that space. It’s a big space, probably what you’d think of as a rumpus room. There are plenty of options for people who live here.”

The new part is entirely living space, including living, dining and sunroom spaces.

An entry hall connects the two halves, with stairs rising up to another level, adding another living space, kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom.

What’s immediately apparent is how impossible it is to tell them apart. There isn’t a crumby side and a flash side. Both are tied together by a unified cord of beautiful natural materials, including timber and slate. Built-in wooden storage and curtain rails add a pleasant classic touch.

“It’s got that galley style and it’s been nicely updated as well, with a formal dining room and nice living room,” Ben says.

“There are plenty of flexible living options.”

The home is together by a unified cord of beautiful natural materials. Photo: Ray White.

The master bedroom scores a freshly renovated ensuite, glimmeringly tiled from floor to ceiling and fitted out with a spa.

Ben says that people who walk through the doors for the first time will appreciate the work that has gone into it, as well as the countless living options.

“Ultimately, it’s going to be bought by someone who wants to put their own touch on the home.”

It’s close to the shopping centres of Manuka, Kingston and beyond. Factor in the incredible public and private local schools and Ben says, “your family will be proud to call 17 Talbot Street home for generations to come”.

“We’ve had plenty of enquiries and strong interest, with more expected over the next week or two.”

This home will be auctioned online on Wednesday, 24 November, at 3 pm.

To find out more about 17 Talbot Street in Forrest, or arrange an inspection, contact Ben Faulks on 0432 028 645 or Jake Battenally on 0413 313 676, and check out all the other hot listings on Zango.

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