It’s not often you’ll find a sub-tropical manicured garden in the heart of Canberra. Thanks to two landscape gardeners, 40 Ngunnawal Drive, Isaacs is an example of gardening not only done right but done beautifully, creating an entertainer’s oasis in the process.
The vendors, a father and son duo (the aforementioned landscape gardeners), have created perfect entertaining areas with an enormous purpose-built shade sail surrounded by green shrubbery – and that’s just one of the locations available for you to be social.
They have carefully and thoughtfully used paths, retaining walls and evergreen shrubs to create separate outdoor rooms: one for entertaining, one for peaceful reflection complete with a Buddha statue, and another with a salt water swimming pool sheltered by carefully placed pathways and plants.
“The salt water pool around the side of the house is ideal for people who value their privacy,” according to Civium agent Margaret Reynolds. “It is also much better than a chlorine pool as it has no chemicals.”
The interior of the house is calming and versatile, and contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a sizeable master suite with ensuite and mirrored built-in robes to enhance the feeling of spaciousness.
White interiors are complemented by hardwood timber floors through plenty of family friendly areas to retreat to or share time with loved ones.
The kitchen and living area have what Margaret terms “a touch of Tuscany” with feature floor tiles and plaster ceiling moulds helping define the separate living zones.
“There’s also a study with its own separate external entrance which would suit a home-based business operator,” Margaret says.
Nestled in a suburb of embassies, the area is a multicultural enclave. It is a five-minute drive to Woden Westfield, within walking distance of Canberra Christian School, Mawson Primary School and Marist College Canberra. At the end of Ngunnawal Street is easy access to the Mount Mugga Mugga Nature Reserve for keen bushwalkers.