Discover show-stopping impact and enduring design in Cook

Sharon Kelley 12 May 2020
Beautifully light Dexter Street

Beautifully light Dexter Street. Photos: Supplied.

Townhouses are in high demand in Canberra, and those which have been thoroughly updated are an excellent buy, for couples, investors and families.

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom townhouse for sale at 156 Dexter Street in Cook is an utterly delightful find. If you’re in the market for a classic split-level design which has also been thoroughly updated, and is also light, airy and bright, with a colour palette of pale neutrals and bold highlights, stop looking now. You won’t find better.

Eating area

The split level design has been thoroughly updated.

Home.byHolly agent Sally Strang said the design of the home today is as popular as when it was built.

“Just as this style of townhouse proved popular in the 1970s with working people choosing medium-density living over the urban sprawl of quarter-acre blocks, the appeal of these homes is still evident today, confirming that good design is enduring,” she said.

“The showstopper for me is the visual impact of the split-level design creating a feeling of spaciousness and connection throughout the home.”

The updated kitchen

Beautifully updated kitchen is functional and bright.

The kitchen has been fully renovated and updated with stone benchtops, a gas cooktop and a dishwasher, with the tiled splashback extending to the ceiling. The easy-to-clean floorboards extend through this level of the home, providing a sense of continuity as the kitchen opens into the casual dining space. This is the true heart and soul of this home, the kitchen diner where the family gathers at the end of the day. It is a warm and inviting space where memories will be made. It has a deck of its own in a private rear-yard with a shady tree and access to the single-car brick garage.

The kitchen opens to the casual dining area

The kitchen opens onto the casual dining area.

The living room is three or four steps down from the open plan kitchen/diner. It opens onto a leafy green deck which is perfect for catching the sun in winter, and for outdoor dining in summer.

The living room

The living room with access to the deck.

The amount of light flooding into the living room makes the feature wall colour pop, which brings the entire home together as a coordinated whole when viewed from the dining space. The carpets are a neutral grey, and the natural timber highlights on the windows bring the warm colours of the exterior decking inside.

Two bedrooms are upstairs (as is the family bathroom). The bedrooms are bright and look out onto the leafy gardens of the yard and the streetscape. All three bedrooms have built-in robes with a third bedroom, downstairs off the living room, having a handy study nook or home office space before you enter the bedroom, which is ideal for a student or for home-based working.

The family bathroom is also tastefully and fully renovated, and the home has a private and elevated position. The winters will be warm and the summers cool thanks to ducted gas heating, evaporative cooling and extra insulation in the ceiling. It’s a short walk to local primary and secondary schools, and the nearby Jamison Shopping Centre.

156 Dexter Street, Cook

modernist.vibehttps://www.allhomes.com.au/sale/156-dexter-street-cook-canberra-178155430At 156 Dexter Street, the vibe is fresh, light and completely alluring with its dedication to form and functionality wrapped up in beautiful modernist design that will never go out of style. Contemporary updates complement original features with neutral, calming tones, flowing across the split level living spaces. The kitchen is beautiful; the active, social heart of the house, it's fully renovated and opens into the inviting casual dining space. The showstopper for me is the visual impact of the split level design creating a feeling of spaciousness and connection throughout the home. Timber framed floor to ceiling windows provide views of the leafy surrounds in every direction. Clever design delivers incredible privacy with deck and outdoor spaces both front and rear.Just as this style of townhouse proved popular in the 1970s with working people choosing medium density living over the urban sprawl of quarter acre blocks, the appeal of these homes is proving just as relevant today; confirming that good design is enduring.

Posted by Sally Strang – Real Estate Agent on Thursday, 30 April 2020

You can explore this property online, and view other hot property listings on Zango.

If you would like more information, or to book a private inspection of this home, contact Home.byHolly agents Sally Strang on 0410 626 731 or Cris O’Brien on 0409 308 038.

Home.byHolly is committed to providing a safe environment at open house inspections and private viewings, and has developed a policy to ensure all government recommendations are respected, and that agents understand their responsibility to minimise risk to vendors and buyers, customers and the community during the conduct of business.

All inspections of this property will be limited to 10 people only in order to observe COVID-19 social-distancing measures. 


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