The sawtooth rooflines are a nod to Canberra’s industrial past, but the boutique Industry terraces are a far cry from the factories and flats that once lined the streets of Braddon.
Braddon, Canberra’s first light-industrial area, is undergoing a transformation as young families and young-at-heart downsizers seek a low-maintenance, vibrant lifestyle close to the city.
Independent Property Group sales consultant Chris Uren said there’s high demand for, and an “extreme lack of supply” of, stylish townhouses in buzzing Braddon.
“There’s now an opportunity for people to get in early and buy a new home off the plan,” he said.
“In around 18 months, they can be enjoying a sophisticated, low maintenance inner-city lifestyle with everything at their fingertips,” he said.
Chris is selling 10 three-bedroom terrace-style townhouses located in Lowanna Street, Braddon.
With high-end interiors and a raw mix of metal cladding, concrete and timber exterior finishes, each of the three-story homes is unique in its design.
“This is not your standard cookie-cutter townhouse complex,” Chris said.
“The design team from Judd Studio architects have created a unique and wonderful collective of individual terrace homes, and the end product will be spectacular.”
The spacious townhouses, which will be constructed by Project Builders, are ideal for couples, young families and downsizers, with light-filled open-plan living areas opening onto private, fully landscaped courtyards on the ground floor.
The entire first floor is a sprawling master suite, complete with a huge ensuite with a free-standing tub and walk-in robe, while the top floor is ideal for the kids, with two bedrooms and a family bathroom, plus a sitting area.
Each townhouse also has an oversized double or triple garage with internal access, providing plenty of space for pushbikes, kayaks, surfboards and scooters.
“The townhouses are as large as a regular three-bedroom home, with loads of storage, but don’t come with the maintenance of a big block of land,” Chris said.
“The garages are great. Just because people might be downsizing doesn’t mean they want to give up the activities they love. They still want room for all their toys.”
He said the townhouses had been designed to make the most of the private courtyards that flow out from the living areas.
“And having the kids’ zone upstairs, away from the communal living area, is great because everyone can have their own space,” Chris added.
Meticulously designed with deluxe inclusions and luxury fittings, including engineered timber flooring, kitchen stone benchtops and Bosch appliances, the Industry terraces will deliver functionality and style.
The expansive lounge and kitchen area will be the ideal place to socialise and relax, with expanses of glass windows and doors that invite views and sunlight into the home.
Three townhouses will face a quiet laneway, three will have direct street access to Coolac Place cul-de-sac and four will face Lowanna Street.
The terraces have just hit the market and Chris has been inundated with enquiries, already selling two homes off the plan in the first week.
With a starting price of $1.359 million for a luxury three-bedroom home, he says the townhouses offer fantastic value compared to buying or building a new home on a residential block so close to the city centre.
Getting in early means purchasers can choose from a light or dark colour scheme, allowing them around 18 months to “get their ducks in a row” ahead of settlement.
The homes can be secured now with a 5 per cent deposit or 10 per cent deposit bond.