7 August 2019

Experience unique architectural flair and warmth in Holder

| Pete McPhillips
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1/17 Coane St Holder

Live in this Marcus Graham designed home in Holder. Photos: Supplied.

If you’ve been in the market for a brand new home and at the same time wanted a certain architectural je ne sais quoi with your purchase, these townhouses – specifically 1/17 Coane St Holder, are the answer to your prayers.

The brand new development features homes designed by renowned architect Marcus Graham, and number 1 on the block is an exceptional example of a unique vision come to life.

Duncan Macdonald from Belle Property Kingston emphasises that the architectural style and quality building finish are what makes the residence a rare opportunity for potential buyers. “For the area, the property is definitely unique for its architectural style and detailed finish, as opposed to a run-of-the-mill ‘spec’ build you might find.

“A lot of the homes in Weston Creek are cookie-cutter, but this is a well thought-out and considered development,” he says.

Sleek, modern and high quality finishes.

If the aforementioned Marcus Graham rings a bell, you might have heard his name attached to a few high-profile Canberran designs, notably Hotel Realm and Burbury Hotel precinct, which makes his influence on these residences all the more special.

Marcus details the design and finishes in the home, “The architectural form is unique – the white patterned brickwork with external timber screens not only shade the interiors in summer, but compliment the beautiful snow gums that line the site.

“The brickwork and timber extend inside to provide warm and inviting internal spaces which include custom blackbutt stairs and handcrafted timber light fittings and door hardware,” he says.

Deliberately designed features warm each room.

Not bound only to aesthetics, however, the two-storey home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a master bedroom and ensuite on the lower level.

Duncan Macdonald notes that the home was built by Creative Building Services with positioning and practicality being significant influences on the build. “My favourite feature of these places is probably how comfortable they are – they’re all north facing so capture winter sun through the windows,” he says.

“It’s worth noting too especially at this time of year how, with such cold nights, you step into a house and still feel comfortable without any heating. They’re sun-drenched and comfortable homes and all very private too – you’ve got your own defined space without any intrusions.”

Sun-drenched, neat, clean and appealing inside and out.

The second floor offers fantastic views of Holder and Black Mountain and inside, double-height ceilings and a mezzanine that opens up the property.

It’s these features that suit the home to several buyer-types, according to Duncan. “We initially marketed specifically to professional couples and young families. We’ve found though, that there are a number of people who are downsizing and are interested – especially with the master bedroom on the ground floor,” he says.

The architect actually designed the home with families in mind too, “It has four bedrooms, so will definitely suit a family – the mezzanine study is set in the sun, and is a perfect place to relax and read”, Marcus says.

Attention to detail seamlessly flows inside to out.

The complex is already attracting significant attention too. “We’ve had really strong interest so far with consistent numbers coming through open homes, usually 10 to 20 groups in a session,” Duncan says.

1/17 Coane Street Holder is being sold through Belle Property Kingston, with offers over $800,000 being considered. To arrange an inspection, call Duncan Macdonald (0402 337 287) or Michael Pead (0431 937 684) or click here.

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