The traditional three-bedroom family home with a big backyard used to be the bread and butter of the Canberra property market, but it seems to have fallen by the wayside as apartments and courtyards have taken over.
However, this means that when one comes along, it’s bound to be snatched up fast.
The freshly updated property at 27 Bullock Circuit in Kambah is new to the market and offers an opportunity to snag a first home on a prime piece of land.
Most of the hard work has been done, with an updated kitchen and bathroom, plus timber floors, ceiling fans, and a fresh coat of paint throughout.
McIntyre Property real estate agent Terry Cooper says the current owners bought it five years ago as their first home and have since raised two children to preschool age under its roof.
“They love the location and the big backyard,” he says.
Kambah is one of the ACT’s largest suburbs, sitting in the sweet spot between the southern town centres of Tuggeranong, Erindale, Woden and Weston Creek.
This particular property is within a short driving distance of many schools including Taylor Primary School, Namadgi School and Lake Tuggeranong College.
On walking in for the first time, Terry says the sprawling back deck is what drew his eye, overlooking a massive backyard that could double as a cricket pitch.
“It’s a great starter home in a great location,” he says.
Other eyes will no doubt alight on the burnt orange feature wall in the living area. The bedrooms don’t miss out either, with patterned wallpaper clearly setting two of them aside for children, and the other, larger one as a classy master suite.
The kitchen is fitted out with white cabinetry, black tile splashback, and a Laminex benchtop, and features a dishwasher and a 900 mm Ilve freestanding range.
Comfort throughout the house is assured with ducted gas heating and evaporative cooling, while outside gets its own inbuilt irrigation system. Large and picturesque trees are the attractions of the front yard and offer additional levels of shade and privacy in what is already a quiet street.
There’s plenty of off-street parking, complemented by a large metal double garage with an automatic door.
Terry says to top it all off, all approvals are already in place for a swimming pool to be added.
So far, 14 groups have inspected the property, with the location and the big backyard being major drawcards.
This home will go to auction on Saturday, 5 February, at 10 am.