25 January 2024

Luxe makeover enhances seductive 70s style in chic Chapman

| Katrina Condie
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The original features are a stand-out feature of this recently renovated family home. Photo: Ray White Canberra.

Nestled in the foothills of Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve is a 1970s home that has received a magnificent facelift from top to bottom, transforming it into a luxury abode, ideal for a modern family.

Located in Weston Creek’s premier suburb, 84 Doyle Terrace in Chapman retains its original architectural design features, including timber flooring, arched shelving nooks and fabulous French doors opening onto an entertaining deck.

Ray White Canberra sales agent and auctioneer Alec Brown said an “extensive overhaul” carried out over a number of years and completed just last week has created a home that “radiates chic sophistication”.

“The owners have done an impeccable job enhancing what was a fairly traditional property,” he said.

“The very high-end fixtures and fittings, including a stunning Wolf oven, have created a more contemporary home with a timeless style that will definitely appeal to young families.

“The theme that runs throughout the home is gorgeous. They’ve spent a lot of time, expense and energy in finessing a consistent look both inside and out.”

The light and bright four-bedroom home is located in an area that is highly sought-after by families who yearn to be surrounded by nature but also close to great schools and conveniences.

“Being a local to Chapman myself, I can say this is a really family-orientated neighbourhood with an extremely well-regarded public school less than a kilometre away,” Alec said.

“You can walk to Chapman Primary School and Stromlo High School, and the local Chapman Shops, which have a bakery, great café, IGA supermarket and medical facilities. It’s just a short drive to the Cooleman Court Shopping Centre and Westfield Woden.

“You’re at the base of the Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve and it’s an easy 100-metre stroll to the access path which will take you up to the ridge and connects with the Centenary Trail.”

He said the first-class location boasted one of Canberra’s most rewarding play spaces right on the doorstep.

Since hitting the market, Alec said the inspection feedback had been positive. Potential buyers love the flow of the property, the light-filled spaces, the storage and the privacy.

“The kitchen has been universally applauded given the quality of the joinery, the appliances and the amazing stone benches. The butler’s pantry, with a second sink, two wall ovens and wine storage is not just aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also extremely practical,” he said.

The new covered alfresco area has also been highly regarded. It offers a continuation of themes inside, with an integrated outdoor kitchen and barbecue, making it the perfect spot to entertain family and friends. The glass balustrade ensures a clear view over the solar-heated saltwater swimming pool where kids of all ages will enjoy hours of fun.

“Everyone that has inspected so far has loved the kitchen, the private, elevated position in a quiet street, and the idea of being able to entertain year ’round both inside and out,” Alec said.

The sprawling lower-level living areas, with herringbone oak flooring, flow seamlessly onto the deck, with the original French doors a stunning feature. A gorgeous gas log fireplace, wall panelling and built-in arched cabinetry complete the look.

Upstairs, the master suite is bathed in natural light and boasts a newly renovated luxe ensuite and walk-in robe. Three other bedrooms share a renovated bathroom with a free-standing tub and separate toilet. The top floor features gleaming original timber floorboards and takes in views over the surrounding bushland.

The renovation has included the addition of all the mod cons, including solar panels, ducted gas heating and evaporative cooling.

Alec said the fully fenced backyard was “remarkably private and low maintenance”, while the 785 square-metre block provided plenty of room for extra parking. For convenience, the double automatic garage has internal access.

The property will go to auction on Saturday, 3 February, as part of Ray White Canberra’s Summer Showcase Event at the Hyatt Hotel.

If you’re looking for your dream forever home, contact Alec Brown on 0406 866 007 or Kaine Walters on 0450 146 538 to arrange an inspection at 84 Doyle Terrace in Chapman and check out all the hottest listings at Zango.


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