13 May 2023

Modern design and contemporary style create the dream entertainer in the heart of Hughes

| Morgan Kenyon
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Nestled in the heart of Hughes, this stylish four-bedroom home spoils you for choice with multiple entertainment spaces to enjoy. Photo: Ray White Canberra.

The perfect blend of old and new lies at 181 Kent Street in Hughes.

Intelligently laid out on a 640 sqm block, this sizable family home combines mid-60s architecture and contemporary design to expertly deliver a comfortable indoor-outdoor lifestyle, centrally located in an attractive suburb.

With four spacious bedrooms, two thoughtfully designed bathrooms, convenient workspaces and entertainment opportunities to boot, this is a property not to be missed by the discerning entertainer or outdoor-loving family.

Intricate and intentional details that are rarely found in the modern build are complemented by substantial living areas that complete the need for space and practicality.

Ray White Agent Lisa Silberberg says intuitive flow and unique design elements are made clear the moment visitors step inside.

“This home draws you in instantly. Indoor spaces centre around the expansive main living area and open-concept kitchen, ensuring that entertaining and family time is embraced and encouraged,” she says.

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Said kitchen boasts no less than 5.6 metres of island bench space, complete with under-bench draws, a walk-in pantry and utility corner.

“The original build was developed by a group of architects and the current build is owned by a family of the same – they have retained the heritage of the home in a beautiful way while incorporating contemporary aspects.

“Bespoke features throughout, such as original Canberra red bricks and a custom penny-round bathroom splashback, add compelling visual elements unique to each space,” Lisa says.

“The master bedroom features a complete walk-in dressing room and custom-built wardrobes. Inside the ensuite, there is an abundance of natural light, with the added benefit of heated towel rails and in-floor heating for the Canberra winter.”

A traditional breezeway links the front of the property with the rumpus and additional bedrooms, providing a separate wing for the kids or visiting guests.

Outdoors, the garden is sectioned into spaces suited to outdoor activity, entertainment, gardening and functionality.

“Toward the back of the property, you will find the vegetable gardens, water tanks and irrigation system, which flow into space for clothes drying etc,” Lisa says.

“The backyard and covered patio are an entertainer’s dream. An expansive lawn offers plenty of open space for kids, pets and partygoers, all of whom will enjoy the pizza oven and fire pit.

“For those looking to get away from the world, a secure, leafy front courtyard provides the perfect escape.”

An ever-popular area of Woden Valley, Hughes offers great access to main arterial roads for convenient travel across the capital and is within catchments for some of the best local schools.

“Hughes Primary School, Alfred Deakin High, Canberra College, and Saints Peter and Paul Primary School are all close by, as are plenty of dining and shopping opportunities,” Lisa says.

“Anybody who values an aesthetically pleasing, multifunctional home with plenty of space to grow should look no further.”

This beautiful home at 181 Kent Street in Hughes will be open for inspection on Saturday, 13 May, at 12 pm, and on Wednesday, 17 May, at 6 pm. The auction will take place onsite on 3 June. For more information, contact Lisa Silberberg on 0416 227 666 and check out all the latest listings on Zango.

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