Dreamy Ngunnawal mansion began as magazine clippings in a teen couple’s scrapbook

James Coleman 29 October 2021 35
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The home was massively renovated eight years ago. Photo: McGrath Canberra.

You wouldn’t know it to see it today, but 19 Tanderra Crescent in Ngunnawal comes from humble origins, starting as a random collection of magazine clippings in a scrapbook.

For the current owners, it was a high-school love story.

“We met in Year 7 and our relationship started,” one of them says.

“Come Year 10, we started planning our dream home. I remember going through old magazines and cutting out little bits of home inspiration for myself, fantasising about what our future home might look like.”

Fast forward some years, and the now-married couple had finally put enough pennies away to buy their first block together. That block was 19 Tanderra Crescent in Ngunnawal.

The scrapbook then came out again and thanks largely to the husband’s construction company, they set about putting the pieces together and making their dream home a reality.

The result boasts five bedrooms, three bathrooms and six parking spaces and was built in 1999 before the couple heavily renovated it again eight years ago.

After 25 years, they say it’s time for new beginnings and a change to a rural lifestyle near Murrumbateman.

“There are so many things we love about it, but our favourites would have to be the open-plan living, the parents retreat, the kitchen/alfresco space and the views,” one of them says.

“From watching the sunrise to the reflections of the sun setting and then the moon rising, the outdoor entertaining space is at the heart of our home.”

The details are exquisite, with everything from recycled Tharwa Bridge timber to a slate floor, a luxurious jacuzzi to a quaint fish pond woven into the property’s design.

The master suite. Photo: McGrath Canberra.

The crescendo is found upstairs in the master suite, with its vaulted ceilings, wide-open windows, timber floors, and free-standing bath. An ensuite and walk-in wardrobe are both attached and equally expansive and crisply designed, all serving as the ideal parents’ retreat.

McGrath Canberra real estate agent Kris Hellier says he’s never been in another house with such an endless list of highlights.

“Anytime you do buy off a builder, you know you’re going to get top quality. Every little detail is just spot on.”

Kris says his favourite part has to be the sprawling outdoor entertainment area with its own rotating built-in barbecue, as well as the property’s proximity to the Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club.

“I’m just gobsmacked. The space, the location, the segregated living but also integrated to be open so everyone can come together, and the view. It doesn’t matter who you are – golfers will love it, tradies will love it. It’s a real paradise feel.”

This home will be auctioned onsite at 12 pm on Saturday, 20 November.

To find out more about 19 Tanderra Crescent in Ngunnawal or arrange an inspection, contact Kris Hellier on 0413 799 700 and check out all the other hot listings on Zango.

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35 Responses to Dreamy Ngunnawal mansion began as magazine clippings in a teen couple’s scrapbook
Chloe Farrow Chloe Farrow 10:58 pm 31 Oct 21

Kye Campbell cannot wait 🥺

Julianna Bella Julianna Bella 3:04 pm 31 Oct 21

Haylee Matheson wanna go dream in person 🥺🥺

    Haylee Matheson Haylee Matheson 3:50 pm 31 Oct 21

    Julianna Bella yes I do 🥺 let’s go!!

Cameron Haines Cameron Haines 11:29 am 31 Oct 21

Allana Haines check out the bath in the bedroom

Amanda Wodzislawski Amanda Wodzislawski 10:56 pm 30 Oct 21

Gary Dunn is this one I have made you drive past?

Lesley Berryman Lesley Berryman 9:21 pm 30 Oct 21

Love the slate floor

Carly Maree Paine Carly Maree Paine 5:14 pm 30 Oct 21

Our scrapbook Hailey Carmody ?

    Carly Maree Paine Carly Maree Paine 5:23 pm 30 Oct 21

    Hailey Carmody yeah I’m shocked their dream home was in gunners! One day Hails… 🥺

Fifth Ave Property Styling Fifth Ave Property Styling 4:34 pm 30 Oct 21

Best property we have styled!! 😍😍😍😍😍

Gorgeous home and lovely family

Kat Saldevar Singh Kat Saldevar Singh 10:32 am 30 Oct 21

1.8M easy. We continue dreaming😄

Jakki Crawford Jakki Crawford 9:06 am 30 Oct 21

Nick Crawford what a beauty

Emily Hills Emily Hills 8:42 am 30 Oct 21

Ellie & Latoya. Found your new home 😁

    Latoya Marks Latoya Marks 8:49 am 30 Oct 21

    Emily Hills imagine how many more kids I could convince to move in if we lived there 🙄🙄🙄

Marnie Roberts Marnie Roberts 8:38 am 30 Oct 21

This is goals af Ruby Gurling

Ash Wettern Ash Wettern 7:50 am 30 Oct 21

Jenny Andrews the article says they own a construction company lol

Katerina Piskuloska Katerina Piskuloska 7:24 am 30 Oct 21

Marinella Borg sooo nice

    Marinella Borg Marinella Borg 8:15 am 30 Oct 21

    Katerina Piskuloska so nice but too far 😞

Emma Tremethick Emma Tremethick 7:07 am 30 Oct 21

Jonathan Tremethick I do want to stay in Ngunnawal…

Jenny Andrews Jenny Andrews 7:06 am 30 Oct 21

More impressed about the fact that they were looking at house pictures in their teens, i was too busy being obsessed with tv hits, dolly etc

Lisa Syrek Lisa Syrek 6:48 am 30 Oct 21

An amazingly beautiful home, good luck with the sale 🥰

Laura PPfitzner north side and everything you need 😂

    Laura PPfitzner Laura PPfitzner 8:35 am 30 Oct 21

    Lisa Syrek except the couple mill I need to pay for it 😂🤣

    Lisa Syrek Lisa Syrek 8:38 am 30 Oct 21

    Laura PPfitzner worth every penny 😀

Brad Roughton Brad Roughton 5:55 am 30 Oct 21

Maddie GreenwoodJorja GreenwoodKylieAdam Greenwood not a bad ranch 😍

Sarah Welsford Sarah Welsford 5:20 am 30 Oct 21

Nope too much for suburbia

Concetta Ziccardi Concetta Ziccardi 12:05 am 30 Oct 21

Federica Celli Henrique Dalglasius ????? Hahaha

Taryn Bell-Towers Taryn Bell-Towers 10:37 pm 29 Oct 21

Bianca Jade look at this!!

    Bianca Jade Bianca Jade 10:39 pm 29 Oct 21

    Taryn Bell-Towers I’m so in love, THE BED ROOM 😍😍

    Taryn Bell-Towers Taryn Bell-Towers 10:40 pm 29 Oct 21

    Bianca Jade I know! What about the outdoor area 😍😍😍😍😍

    Taryn Bell-Towers Taryn Bell-Towers 10:41 pm 29 Oct 21

    Let’s win lotto 🤣

    Bianca Jade Bianca Jade 10:41 pm 29 Oct 21

    Taryn Bell-Towers We could get that in QLD for nothing tho 🤦‍♀️

    Taryn Bell-Towers Taryn Bell-Towers 10:42 pm 29 Oct 21

    Bianca Jade yes we will see 🤣

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