2 December 2022

Live among the trees in split-level architect-designed stunner in Cook

| Evelyn Karatzas
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85 Wybalena Close, Cook

Live in your own treehouse at 85 Wybalena Close, Cook. Photo: Home.byHolly.

Have you ever wanted to make your childhood dreams a reality and live in a treehouse? In Cook, you can.

Come and explore 85 Wybalena Grove – a tri-level, open-plan living, three-bedroom, two-bathroom villa with incredible natural light and garden views from every room.

Designed by renowned architect Michael Dysart, this home is nestled on the slopes of Black Mountain and features its original bathrooms, rich ceramic and timber flooring, a dark-tiled roof and indoor-outdoor spaces throughout.

Home.byHolly real estate agent Cris O’Brien said the home on a 239 square metre block was an example of the 20th century Sydney regional style that was designed to combine privacy with easy access to communal spaces including a tennis court, pizza oven, community garden and children’s playgrounds.

“Michael Dysart is known for developing these medium density properties back in the 70s, and Wybalena Grove is one of them,” she said.

“The home has open-plan living with a feature fireplace in the main living area with cedar doors that allow you to spill out onto the balcony that overlooks surrounding bushland, which is really beautiful too.”

As you enter the three-level home you will see the spacious multiple open-plan living areas, the Home.byHolly real estate agent said.

“They are all north-facing,” Cris said.

“Beautiful architectural lines and high-vaulted ceilings are seen throughout the home.

“There’s also an additional mezzanine area which could be used by kids to bring their pillows to relax and read their books or to play.”

In the modernised kitchen, you’re greeted with an open-plan living and dining area.

“The white-on-white kitchen features timber benchtops, matching cabinet handles, electric cooking appliances, ample storage and a stunning, angled window feature,” the real estate agent said.

“The design of the kitchen follows the palette of the rest of the property and ties in really nicely with the cedar window frames.

“When it comes to the dining area, it consists of raked ceilings, an open Malm fireplace, honeycomb blinds and cedar doors.”

Cris said the home features three standard-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms.

“The master bedroom features a large walk-in robe and an ensuite bathroom with an outlook to the front courtyard,” she said

“One of the bedrooms features a built-in robe and cedar sliding door to the rear yard, and the other is a loft-style in-built bunk bed with shelving.

“The main bathroom also has a laundry fitted into it.”

As the home is oriented to maximise the northerly sun, Cris said both living areas and one of the bedrooms provided views to the beautiful, established gardens.

The Cook home also features a double carport, a beautifully maintained community garden, a tennis court, a pizza oven and playgrounds.

“It’s got two outdoor living spaces,” Cris said.

“A beautiful quite sizable deck from the main living area which overlooks the treetops and garden.

“Then downstairs, you’ve got a second living space, that connects beautifully out onto a deck that wraps around the home.”

The Home.byHolly agent said the location of the home appealed to buyers.

“It is only a few minutes walk to Jamison Plaza, a five-minute drive to Belconnen, and only 10-minutes to the City and Woden,” Cris said.

“The Cook local shops are excellent, with Little Oink Café, To All My Friends bar and restaurant and the Cook Grocer providing specialty foods and all your grocery needs.

“In terms of proximity to schools, it is next to great local schools in Macquarie and Aranda, close to Canberra High School and Radford College and within five to 10 minutes to the University of Canberra and the Australian National University.”

85 Wybalena Grove will be auctioned on Saturday 3 December at 11 am.

To learn more about this Cook property, contact Cris O’Brien on 0409 308 038, and check out all the latest listings on Zango.


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