25 November 2022

Award-winning, architecturally pleasing Ngunnawal home nestled in nature

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Nestled among the trees, you can make yourself at home in this award-winning masterpiece. Photo: Supplied.

Immerse yourself in this Ngunnawal home, which offers luxury living in a green oasis surrounded by extraordinary views of the Brindabellas and a nature reserve.

This multiple award-winning masterpiece, designed by architect Glen Dowse (winner of the House of the Year HIA and MBA 2022), is a five-level, three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence known for its attention to detail. It’s been built using the finest materials, including jarrah, cedar, maple and blackbutt.

Located at 40 Hughes Crescent in Ngunnawal, this home is a one-of-a-kind showstopper.

Morrissey Property real estate agent Trenton Morrissey said 40 Hughes Crescent was a home “completely unique” to the Gungahlin and Canberra property market.

“This home is remarkable and unique. There are robust construction forms used throughout the property, including a suspended slab running through the home,” Trenton said.

“It’s built over five levels, and it’s an award-winning residence designed by a Canberra architect.

“What’s impressive is that the architect, Glen, built the home with his team and then lived in it with his family for 20 years. I think that is a true testament to the great quality of the home.”

Some of the unique features are the double-glazed cedar windows and the beautiful timber used throughout the home.

As you walk up the stunning jarrah and maple staircase, the home opens to five expansive levels with high ceilings.

From here you get 270-degree panoramic views and are immersed in rooms filled with an abundance of natural light.

“The main living area of the home includes a kitchen, meals and family area that opens up onto two glorious terraces that capture beautiful views and are wonderful entertaining spaces,” Trenton said.

“Another case goes up to the laundry and bathroom and up another level again are two bedrooms and a carpeted stunning study area, which is a loft-style design.

“The study at this home is arguably the best work-from-home option at a residential address in Canberra. You get the most stunning views of the Brindabella mountain tops.”

In this home, you’ll also find French doors, double-glazed windows, and a combination of blockwork, brick veneer, suspended slab and Colourbond construction.

Timber brings out the warmth of the stunning kitchen.

Timber brings out the warmth of the stunning kitchen. Photo: Supplied.

The home also features a generous-sized kitchen with a jarrah benchtop.

“The kitchen has hard rock maple features and a stainless steel splashback,” Trenton said.

“Some of the features and appliances include Scholtes gas and electric hotplates, a Smeg oven, a new Airvolution rangehood, a dishwasher and plumbed fridge space.”

As you venture into the sleeping quarters of the home, you will find three bedrooms and a study.

“The master suite is located on the main living area level and features northerly views,” Trenton said.

“It’s sizable with views of Gungahlin and showcases a large walk-in robe.

“Bedrooms two and three also have built-in robes. Every room in the home has a remarkable view.”

The architectural masterpiece also features two bathrooms, including an ensuite.

“They also have brand new timber benchwork throughout,” Trenton said.

“The laundry in this property is also phenomenal, with a brand new blackbutt countertop.”

The home also features a custom-made, spotted gum wine cellar . Photo: Supplied.

Trenton said the Ngunnawal home backs onto a reserve and sits in a commanding and elevated position on a 720 square metre block.

“There are three external terraces. The top terrace captures brilliant views and is a perfect area for entertaining, opening up into established gardens and backing onto open space,” he said.

“The lower terraces off the main living area are perfect for entertaining in style.

“The terraces bring out the entertaining nature of the property.”

This home also features a double garage, a workshop space and rock retaining walls.

“This home is capturing a broad range of prospective purchasers, from families with children to couples who are looking for something special and unique,” Trenton said.

“We’ve even attracted some downsizers and people from interstate who have indicated interest in the property as a base in Canberra, or a weekend up to Canberra just because of its style and its unique features.

“It’s an award-winning home and an inspection is highly recommended to understand why we think this property is such a rare and spectacular offering.”

40 Hughes Street will be open for inspection on Saturday 26 November, from 12 pm to 12:45 pm and go to auction on Sunday 4 December at 12 pm.

To learn more about this Ngunnawal property, contact Trenton Morrissey on 0433 622 600, and check out all the latest listings on Zango.

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