Family homes need more than boundless space. They should be centrally located, close to nature and schools, and public transport should be at your doorstep. And in an ideal world, they should have some character.
Welcome to 10 Gidabal Street in Aranda.
Ray White Canberra Licensed Real Estate Agent Phyllis Tidmarsh has been selling homes in the 2614 postcode for 15 years and says this four-bedroom ensuite family home, privately built in 1968 on a leafy 724 sqm block, is something special.
“With the home nestled on the high side of the street, it features views towards the Brindabella Ranges and Gossan Hill Nature Reserve with sunsets that are just magnificent,” she says.
“There’s a difference between contemporary style homes built 12 months ago and what’s on offer with this substantial home.
“The residence offers real character, with its rustic solid oak timber floors and retro twist timber-panelled walls and glass doors.”
The home offers a unique design and versatile floor plan that unfolds over two levels.
The upper level includes a living room, open-plan kitchen and dining room, three bedrooms and a main bathroom.
The lower level is ideal as a parents’ or teenager’s retreat featuring the fourth bedroom, ensuite and rumpus room with internal access from the main home.
The separate entry is a real bonus, making it perfect for running an Airbnb.
There’s also a den that’s itching to be transformed into a wine cellar, storage room, or just another place to relax.
Step outside and your family and friends will be envious of the two expansive outdoor entertaining areas.
“One of them is covered with a gable roof – which is great for working around Canberra’s weather,” Phyllis says.
But the outdoors come that little bit closer in the established green spaces on the property.
“Of course, it would be impossible not to mention the lovely gardens and abundance of productive fruit trees that surround the backyard, including Ballerina apple, peach, bay, cherry, fig, olives, apricot, mandarin, raspberries, grapefruit, chestnuts and almonds,” Phyllis says.
“To step out into your own garden and pick some fresh fruit and veggies to pop into lunch boxes for school is quite rare,” she says.
Phyllis explains Aranda’s appeal in three simple words: location, location, location.
“The popularity of the suburb just continues to grow, not only due to its leafy surroundings but also due to the convenience of having so many of North Canberra’s major facilities right on your doorstep,” Phyllis says.
“A 10-minute drive either by car or bus takes you to the city centre, or utilise the great cycle paths and you’ll be in the city in no time.
“Finally, you can’t forget the buzzing Aranda shops, where an easy stroll from 10 Gidabal Street takes you to Two Before Ten cafe for a morning coffee, and Ten Yards Wine Bar & Tap House for a beer, wine and dinner before retiring for the evening.”
Phyllis says the quality education nearby is set to draw in families.
“Local families will confess they are definitely attracted to the suburb due to the excellent public and private schools nearby,” she says.
“Parents will be comforted knowing the kids don’t have to cross any main roads to get to either the Aranda or St Vincent primary schools, and Radford College and Canberra High School are also close by.”
To learn more about 10 Gidabal Street in Aranda, call Ray White Canberra agent Phyllis Tidmarsh on 0439 795 369 or Ray White Canberra sales associate Eva Bustamante Gonzalez on 0403 699 613, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.