2 February 2022

Drive up the hill and discover a secret garden hideaway in Macarthur

| Katrina Condie
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Views over the Brindabellas

The views looking east to the distant hills are nothing short of breathtaking. Photo: McIntyre Property.

Rambling gardens surround this secluded family home on a huge 1400 square metre block, with views from the living areas and deck that go on for miles and miles.

It’s the perfect family home, where everyone can gather on the sprawling elevated deck, and the kids can spend hours exploring the secret gardens.

McIntyre Properties sales agent Maya Rourke says the three-bedroom home at 25 Jackie Howe Crescent in Macarthur is a hidden gem.

“You drive up the hill to the home on a battleaxe block and it immediately feels very private and secluded,” she said.

“It’s surrounded by established gardens and backs onto the Macarthur Hill Reserve, so all you can hear are the sounds of nature.”

The elevated location affords the home sweeping views which are framed perfectly by large picture windows throughout the living areas, kitchen and master bedroom.

“The open plan living areas right across the front of the home take in the views, and expansive glass fills the home with natural light,” Maya said.

The lounge and family rooms have doors opening out onto the timber deck which is ideal for entertaining, while the main bedroom boasts its own Juliet balcony, the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a cuppa in the morning sun.

The three-bedroom country-style home was built in 1983 and retains most of its original features, which are in pristine condition.

“The home has been well maintained and those original features, like the kitchen, give it a unique character and lovely homely feel,” Maya said.

“It’s been freshly painted throughout, with new carpets and is ready for a family or couple to move straight in.”

Underneath the carpet and vinyl flooring is the original cypress pine flooring that could be sanded back and polished, while the painted raked timber ceilings in the living areas add to the country charm.

The large master suite boasts an ensuite and his and hers robes, while the two remaining bedrooms feature built-in robes.

Located between two living areas, the kitchen has a spacious counter area with great storage, an electric stove and a built-in dishwasher, and it captures incredible views. Everyone will be lining up to do the dishes just to take in the distant mountain vistas!

The 1400 square metre block offers space, seclusion and peace but won’t be time-consuming to maintain. Among the tiered landscaping are hidden garden rooms offering a selection of peaceful hideaways to read, draw or even work from home.

“With more people working from home, this is a great property, with so many places inside and out to find privacy and inspiration,” Maya added.

With direct access to the reserve, the kids can ride bikes on the tracks, the family can walk the dog or go for a morning jog before school or work.

It’s a highly sought-after family neighbourhood with great schools and Fadden Pines Park nearby.

Gowrie and Chisholm Shops are within walking distance, and it’s a 10-minute drive to Tuggeranong, Woden and the Canberra Hospital as well.

The home also features new roller blinds, a shower and bath in the main bathroom and ceiling fans. There’s plenty of room for cars, boats and all the toys, with a garage plus carport.

Maya says the home’s “warm, vibrant, and welcoming demeanour will be the first thing to shine through to whoever lays eyes upon it”.

The property will be auctioned on-site at 11 am on Saturday, 12 February.

To arrange a private inspection of 25 Jackie Howe Crescent in Macarthur, contact Maya Rourke at McIntyre Property on 0466 374 993, and check out all the hottest listings at Zango.

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