15 June 2020

Family home is a Canberra gardener's dream come true

| Sharon Kelley
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The home at Vest Place is set among lush gardens.

The home at Vest Place is set among lush gardens. Photos: Supplied.

To find a home in Canberra with a garden filled with frost, heat and possum-proof plants is a precious thing. That makes 8 Vest Place in Weetangera a Canberra gardener’s dream come true, while the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is a double-brick beauty.

The cream brick home is built in a classic Canberra style, with a double garage under the living room. The front garden path leads you to the stairs and the front door and entrance hall. The living room is to your right through timber-framed glass doors.

The light filled living room

The light-filled living room at Vest Place.

The light-filled living room faces north, with views over the rooftop of the Weetangera neighbourhood. The large windows letting in streams of light are double glazed, keeping the room comfortable all-year-round.

The kitchen has been updated to make cooking easy and efficient, with gas cooking and plenty of storage and bench space.

Dining room

The dining room with a view.

The kitchen and dining windows look out onto the back garden, which is a triumph of Canberra gardening, beautifully maintained and presented, with paths and paved areas, trees and raised garden beds and plenty of space to retreat with a cup of tea and a good book. The garden is a paradise for birds, with plants that are carefully and lovingly placed and tended, with deciduous trees providing shade in the summer and allowing light through in autumn and winter. The garden has fruit trees, evergreens, a vegetable garden, raised garden beds and a chicken run – it’s a real gardener’s delight.

The back garden

The back garden is a triumph over Canberra conditions.

The master bedroom also takes advantage of the north-facing aspect, with winter sun streaming in to warm the room and fill it with light. The master has an entire wall of built-in robes, and a small but functional ensuite separating the room from the fourth bedroom.

The three other bedrooms are neat, carpeted and clean, with built-in robes. All bedrooms, the family bathroom and toilet are reached by the hallway which continues on from the entrance hall. The family bathroom has been updated with fresh white tiles, and a full-length bath with stainless steel tapware. The toilet is separate, a must-have in a family home.

The laundry sits in between the kitchen and the family bathroom, and provides access to the back yard. At the back of the large double garage is a multi-purpose room with stainless steel bench-tops and plumbing which allows access to under-house storage. Gas wall heating keeps the home warm, while an electric hot water system will fill the tub with relaxing hot water.

The home at Vest Place is a very short walk away from public transport on Coulter Drive, and close to the Mathison Crescent playground. A little further, but still within walking distance, is The Pinnacle Nature Reserve, popular for walking, running, cycling and dog walking, while the Jameson Plaza and Big Splash are a short five-minute drive across Macquarie.

Weetangera is a suburb in demand but also tightly held, as Home.byHolly Agent Cristina O’Brien attests.

“When people move into a home in Weetangera, they rarely leave,” she said.

“This much-loved family home is perfectly oriented and enjoys northern sunshine through the living areas, the perfect place to sit and enjoy the picturesque garden views that surround the home.”

The home at 8 Vest Place is set on a 1353 square metre parcel of land, and will be auctioned at 10:00 am on 20 June at Vest Place, with a guide price of $1 million to $1,050,000.

You can view this double brick Canberra home online at Zango. To book a private inspection of this garden paradise, contact Home.byHollly Agent Cristina O’Brien on 0409 308 038 or Sally Strang on 0410 626 731.

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