McIntyre Property’s listing at 23 Dartnell Street, Gowrie, to be auctioned on 9 November, is a rare opportunity to enter the tightly-held Gowrie market, which blends spectacular views of the Brindabella Mountains to great restaurants and an abundance of excellent public and private schools.
McIntyre Property principal and listing agent Col McIntyre says most buyers in Gowrie arrive having sold their first home and are looking for their second one.
“They are generally Tuggeranong families improving their location further north for the schooling,” Col says. “Gowrie leads you into Trinity School which is K-to-12 in Wanniassa, and the north and south campuses of MacKillop College, and it’s close to Gowrie, Fadden and Holy Family primary schools. It puts you in a really good triangle for schooling and for the future schooling, both private and public,” Col says.
Col has known the vendors of 23 Dartnell Street, Gowrie, for some years.
“Our children went to school together at Holy Family, so I know the location is brilliant for kids to walk to school,” he says.
On the northern side of Isabella Drive, Gowrie is generally tightly held. “People pull up for a while, decide to raise their families when it’s their second home they have usually had a smaller home a little bit further south, and decide, ‘ok this is where we are going to be for the next 15 to 20 years’”.
In the Dartnell Street home’s welcoming lounge room big windows present the sometimes dramatic, deep blue mountain vista framed by an exposed brick fireplace and pitched ceiling of exposed timber. Gas wall heaters warm the lounge and family room. The family room also has reverse cycle heating and cooling system.
The split-level home has two separate living areas. The second opens to the well-appointed kitchen in which the sink area overlooks the dining area and beyond to the backyard. The kitchen has generous storage and preparation space, soft close drawers, a double electric oven and induction cooktop.
Col says new flooring has been installed as part of the overall updating. “The money has been spent there on improvements which houses at that age do need.”
Four spacious bedrooms include built-in robes. The segregated main bedroom features a walk-through robe with upgraded powder room and a large modern ensuite. There is a second, separate toilet and large bathroom.
Outside, the backyard has been levelled. A lawn area offers an inviting area for the kids, surrounded by stonewall.
“They have cut into the hill quite nicely, so you have the best of both worlds there: the views and use of the garden for the kids,” Col says. An irrigation system and paved sections provide easy maintenance on the 764-metre block.
Nearby Erindale Shopping Centre has a strip full of restaurants including Thai, Chinese, Italian, Turkish, Malaysian, Indian restaurants.
Listed with Col McIntyre and Kieran Jackson of McIntyre Property, 23 Dartnell Street, Gowrie, will be auctioned at 10:00 am on Saturday, 9 November.
Contact Col on 0417 263 678 for more information, or visit McIntyre Property.