21 July 2023

'Green thumb's heaven': three-bedroom McKellar home on picture-perfect block

| Travis Radford
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Front of house and pergola.

The home’s front-yard features a long verandah and extended sun deck with views and access to a vine-wrapped pergola. Photo: Luton Kippax.

The landscaped gardens at number four, complete with a picture-perfect vine-wrapped pergola, are not a well-kept secret on Sinnett Place in McKellar.

Luton Kippax sales consultant Ben Oostermeyer remembers them being the very first thing to catch his eye when he visited the three-bedroom house.

“The entrance to the home is peaceful and inviting,” he says. “You can bask on the private sun deck, which connects the home to the garden beautifully.

“The deck allows you to use that space privately and then just enjoy so much more of the block, which is about 820 square metres in total.”

The sun deck extends from a covered verandah, which runs along the full length of the home’s facade, with lots of room for seating, pot plants and other decorative additions.

But the established back garden is where green thumbs will truly shine, with a rose garden, active bulbs and fruit trees ensuring something is always happening.

The terraced design also offers lots of little spaces to explore or entertain guests, all of which are completely private thanks to wrap-around privacy screening.

“You could go up the back where there is a reasonable outlook over McKellar and set up a cosy little entertaining space with a fire pit,” Ben suggests.

However, if you’re hosting a larger group of friends or family, Ben says the extensive paved entertaining space at the base of the backyard is the best place.

On wintry Canberra days when you retreat inside to the comfort of the ducted gas-heated (and freshly painted) interior, Ben says you won’t be sacrificing garden views.

“The house really does have that front-to-back connection to nature,” he says. “You can enjoy both the front and back parts of the block, but also enjoy it from inside.”

Ben says “extremely well kept” is the best way to sum up the inside of the home, which features two separate living spaces with views of both the front and back gardens.

At the front of the home, a spacious living and dining area features full-height windows with expansive views of the front yard, including its fairytale vine-wrapped pergola.

Meanwhile, at the rear of the home, the family room sits adjacent to the terraced back garden and kitchen and captures lots of natural light courtesy of its sunny, northerly aspect.

The home’s three bedrooms also all feature garden views and are conveniently clustered around the main bathroom. Plus, two of the three bedrooms include built-in robes.

Ben says young families inspecting the home have been impressed by the size of the block and its location in the Central Belconnen district suburb of McKellar, just a short walk from a number of natural attractions, including Croke Place Wetlands, William Palmer Park and Dulwa Beach.

“The whole suburb has elevation, so almost anywhere you go, you’ve got a view,” he said.

The residential block is also RZ2 zoned, meaning there is the potential to redevelop the site or for a family to settle into the move-in-ready home now and extend it down the track.

The home at 4 Sinnett Place in McKellar will go to auction on Saturday 5 August at 12 pm. It is open for inspection on Wednesday 19 July from 5 pm to 5:30 pm.

Call Luton Kippax sales consultants Ben Oostermeyer on 0417 975 375 or Tracey Oostermeyer on 0408 374 360 to find out more, and check out the latest listings on Zango.


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