Walk past the pool and spa, out the back gate of 12 Verco Street in Hackett and see your backyard instantly extended into Mount Majura Nature Reserve.
The five-bedroom family home has a “cracking location” that Ray White Canberra licensed agent Samuel Fitzsimmons says is well worth a look.
“I think people actually overlook Hackett as a suburb, but it’s close to Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie and their walking tracks,” he says.
“The walking track behind the property is about 100 metres up, so it’s still private, but that track takes you all the way up to the War Memorial.
“You’re in the city, but you’ve got the country benefits because of the outlook from the house. You wouldn’t even know you’re in the middle of Canberra.”
The more than 1200 sqm block has been completely remodelled to make the most of its prime position, with the Brindabellas to its front and Mount Majura to its rear.
An open-plan kitchen, living and dining area is the hub of the home, with Tasmanian Oak flooring and lots of light courtesy of its northerly aspect and floor-to-ceiling cedar windows.
Home chefs can also remain in the centre of the action, thanks to an imposing stone-top island bench and breakfast bar directly overlooking the sprawling outdoor entertaining area.
Cook up a storm with stainless steel Miele appliances, double ovens and a built-in fridge, and easily escape the heat of the kitchen in the breezy, adjacent north-west facing terrace.
But it’s the second outdoor entertaining area at the home’s rear that’ll really wow guests with its resort-style in-ground pool and eight-seat spa (solar-heated for year-round enjoyment).
Or relax on the paved undercover patio away from the sun and next to the mature landscaped gardens with a sophisticated rainwater harvesting, storage and automated watering system.
“The owners have told us that it is a very good entertaining and party house,” Samuel says. “They’ve hosted their kids’ graduations out there and it’s worked really well.
“It has a usable, well-thought-out floor plan too. There’s a bathroom that takes you straight out to the pool so you’re not tracking water through the house.”
Next to the poolside bathroom is a rumpus room, the second of three communal living spaces, the last of which adjoins bedroom five at the front of the home.
“It would suit someone with young kids, a family with teenagers or a multi-generational family because it has those multiple spaces,” Samuel explains.
“There’s three or four different ways you could use the home and the floor plan flows really well in that everything is segregated and usable at the same time.”
The master bedroom is separated from the other bedrooms and positioned poolside downstairs. It features an ensuite, walk-in-robe and in-floor heating.
Three of the four remaining bedrooms are upstairs. These bedrooms all feature built-in robes, access to balconies, and a bathroom and study space.
The home also features a 20 kW PV system and 10 kWh battery, a wine cellar and a large double garage with a 25 sqm storage attic.
“It’s the kind of home that you would buy, as the sellers have, and stay there 20 years-plus,” Samuel suggests.
The home at 12 Verco Street in Hackett will go to auction on Saturday, 14 October, from 11:30 am. It is next open for inspection on Wednesday, 27 September, from 5 pm to 5:30 pm. To find out more, call Ray White Canberra licensed agent Samuel Fitzsimmons on 0400 305 041 or sales consultant Jake Battenally on 0413 313 676, and check out all the latest listings on Zango.