Forget your power bill in designer Duffy residence with low-carbon footprint

Wendy Johnson 12 September 2018

5 Avon Place, Duffy is a contemporary, energy-efficient home close to the City and Woden. It is set to be auctioned on 15 September at 10 am on-site. Photos: Supplied.

This stunning contemporary residence has absolutely everything going for it, from impressive street appeal to superior construction and design and impressive architectural elements.

5 Avon Place features more than 358-square-metres of versatile and easy living, with a designer kitchen taking pride of place in the centre of the home, two large living areas, four spacious segregated bedrooms, three designer bathrooms, a private parents’ retreat, study and more.

“This home offers exceptional versatility,” says agent Christopher Dixon of McGrath. “It’s perfect for an owner who wants the convenience of established inner city living married with the benefits of a newer property.”

One of this home’s most commanding features is its commercial-grade build, with exceptional solar passive construction and state-of-the-art solar power system.

It takes less electricity than a one-person household to keep this expansive property comfortable throughout all four seasons, minimising the impact on both the environment and the hip pocket. Although it’s hard to believe, the July 2018 electricity bill was just $106.

The renovated custom-built kitchen features a large walk-in pantry, warm wooden features, a six-burner gas cooktop, top-quality stainless steel appliances, double sink and more.

The massive pantry includes additional counter space, drawers and plenty of shelving for all your storage needs. The kitchen’s contemporary finishes are noteworthy. Dine outside through double glass doors leading from the kitchen on to a deck.

All bedrooms are spacious with large windows. Bathrooms feature large walk-in showers. You could even indulge a little in an elevated spa bath.

All rooms are spacious for relaxed, care-free living. For some fun and action, head downstairs to the theatre room and activities room.

“Re-built in 2005 following Canberra’s fires, this unique residence enjoys sweeping views from its private, elevated cul-de-sac location, across Weston Creek and northwards towards Black Mountain,’ says Mr Dixon.

“Entertaining is easy on the expansive wooden decking strategically placed for soaking in the scenery.”

Location is everything with 5 Avon Place. This property is extremely convenient, with the City only 20 minutes by car and Woden Town Centre only 13 minutes. Duffy Primary school is nearby, and Stromlo High in Waramanga and Canberra College in Phillip are only a short distance away.

“For outdoor enthusiasts, Narrabundah Hill Nature Reserve is a short stroll away and Stromlo Forest Park is just down the road for walking, biking and horse-riding,’ says Mr Dixon.

Facing north, natural light floods through the large double-glazed windows that are a prominent feature of every room in this home. This is no doubt one of the ACT’s most energy efficient ‘smart’ properties, thanks to the TESLA Powerwall and Gateway (switches between on and off-grid), the 11kw solar system (comprising three solar systems), superb thermal mass elements (double brick/block walls), on-ground slab plus suspended concrete slab construction.

The front door is a major statement, featuring frosted glass panels and wooden frames. The property is a gardener’s delight. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and take care of themselves with a reticulated irrigation system.

The property has a large dual driveway with plenty of off-street parking and a double-car garage.

“This is a rare opportunity to live in a truly unique residence in the established inner suburbs of Canberra,” says Mr Dixon. “It’s an even rarer opportunity to own a low-carbon footprint home.”

5 Avon Place will go under the hammer on Saturday, 15 September at 10 am, on-site. Inspections can be arranged between 9:30 – 10 am on Saturday by contacting Christopher Dixon of McGrath on 0414 819 377, or by clicking here.

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