15 September 2023

High-end but homely Red Hill retreat has panoramic views and stunning elegance

| Travis Radford
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High-end details are complemented by expansive views outdoors through large windows. Photo: Luton Manuka.

This opulent Red Hill home will make its new owners feel like they’re in sunny California on the set of a real estate reality series.

“Being on the home’s top balcony at dusk is just beautiful,” Luton Manuka sales consultant Sharon Peart says about the five-bedroom home at 49 Investigator Street.

“You have more than 180-degree views from Parliament House to Mt Ainslie and then across to Hume and around to Red Hill Nature Reserve.

“There are views from most of the windows in the house, so even as you walk through, you keep getting glimpses from all the living areas.”

front of house

The imposing street presence is your first indication this home is something special.

The hub of the home is a sprawling open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with a sunny, northeasterly aspect. The hero of the space is a central four-metre white marble island bench and adjoined timber breakfast bar.

“It’s all white and light, and the marble is beautiful,” Sharon says. The kitchen also features quality gas appliances, a walk-in pantry and marble splashback.

The adjacent classic formal lounge is perfect for entertaining, with decedent touches like Jarrah timber flooring, a fireplace and overhanging chandeliers.

“The Jarrah floors feel very homely, even though they’re high-end, whereas the kitchen area is very modern, but it feels homely too,” Sharon explains.

Walk down the home’s statement winding staircase and you’ll find yourself in the formal entranceway with five-metre ceilings and a chandelier.

Also on this level is the addition of a self-contained studio complete with private external access and its own bathroom and kitchenette.

“It’s a multigenerational home,” Sharon says. “The studio could cater to a family member, but also working from home.”

Three of the home’s four remaining bedrooms are on the top level, while the fourth bedroom (or home office) is on the first floor.

The top-floor master wing is the highlight with a walk-in robe, ensuite, seated bay window, Tasmanian Oak flooring and covered direct access to the top balcony.

Two more well-sized bedrooms are located on the top floor, with Tasmanian Oak flooring, built-in robes, and close access to the main bathroom and spa bath.

Guests and residents alike will be kept comfortable and safe year-round thanks to Pilkington glass for better insulation, reverse-cycle heating and cooling and a back-to-base security system.

Downstairs, the home features a double garage with lots of storage, easy care private garden and a paved patio barbecue area (and Sharon suggests there’s room even for a small pool).

Courtesy of its central Inner South location, the home is just moments away from the Red Hill Shops, Manuka Village and some of Canberra’s best schools.

Sharon says it’s a home that strikes the right balance.

“It’s not overwhelming or too big,” she says. “It’s got a feeling of grandeur, but it also feels like a family home.”

The home at 49 Investigator Street in Red Hill is advertised for $2,850,000. It will be open for inspection on Saturday, 16 September, from 10 am to 10:30 am. To find out more, call Luton Manuka sales consultant Sharon Peart on 0422 237 246 and check out all the latest listings on Zango.


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