Life at 70 Britten-Jones Drive, Holt, presents like scenes from a wholesome neighbourhood in a classic family film, according to agent Hannah Green of LJ Hooker Kippax.
“It feels like one of those streets you see in a movie where all the neighbours are friends and all the kids play together,” she says.
“There’s a sense of belonging and a sense that your kids will be safe and happy.”
It’s with reluctance the current owners are putting this much-loved, thoughtfully renovated family home on the market.
“It’s only because they’re relocating to the coast. They have loved every minute of the four and a half years they lived in this home and raising their family in such a wonderful environment.”
It doesn’t take more than a glance to see that “family” has been central to the design and layout of this home.
Fully renovated to open up the floor plan and make the most of the full-length, full-height windows overlooking the infinity entertaining deck, the current owners have spent a great deal of time entertaining, while still being able to keep an eye on the little ones in the secure yard.
“If you asked them, they would say this was one of their favourite features,” Hannah says.
“It’s clear it was important to them that their home was not only comfortable but also a fun and easy place to raise their kids.”
These large windows capture the northern sun, filling the home with natural light and affording a tranquil, leafy outlook.
The floorplan offers convenient segregation of the bedrooms with the kids’ wing at the opposite end of the home. Both this wing and the main bedroom have a bathroom each and the main bedroom has a generous walk-in robe.
“The family can be together when they want, and everyone can also enjoy a bit of privacy when needed,” Hannah says.
In-slab heating set up on five individual controls affords warmth as needed, and a large reverse-cycle air conditioner takes care of the occupants on warmer days.
“The heating in particular has been another favourite feature of the current owners, they loved turning the heated floors on as the weather got colder and enjoyed a steady warmth throughout winter,” Hannah says.
The modest yet practical yard capitalises on the space with established fruit trees for the kids to enjoy fresh fruit and summer shade, sand pits and garden sheds.
The front has been levelled to provide additional play space, with room for a trampoline, while being planted out for privacy.
It’s one of many spaces catering for kids.
“During COVID lockdown, the owners converted the garage to this really cool playroom that the kids have loved, too. This could very easily be converted back into a double garage with internal access,” Hannah says.
“I could also envision the new owners sipping a cool drink on a hot summer’s day while enjoying a bit of shade in the front yard and still being able to watch older kids play at that playground right across the road.”
Small details add to the comfort and convenience throughout the home, such as a noise dial on the kitchen exhaust fan to minimise the white noise and a large chalkboard in the kitchen to keep track of shopping lists and messages.
Hannah says the culture of the neighbourhood and the people in it warrants a special mention, too.
“All the neighbours are so lovely. The current owners say they’d go on regular evening walks to the golf course together, and there’s a real community bond here that’s so rare to find,” she says.
“And if you do want to go out for a night, the Burns Club is just at the end of the street. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset over the Brindabellas while you enjoy happy hour and an easy stroll home.”
The location in the sought-after suburb of Holt also offers proximity to the early learning school and all the conveniences of the Kippax Fair shopping centre.
“For the current owners, it was particularly convenient because work was five minutes away, and the kids went to school in Holt,” Hannah says.
“There’s something truly special about this home. And while one family is sad to say goodbye, they are excited to see another family or downsizer start their new chapter here.”
Number 70 Britten-Jones Drive, Holt goes to auction on Wednesday 2 August at 6 pm. The bidding guide is $739,000+. For more information or to arrange an inspection, phone Hannah Green on 0422 381 055 and check out the latest listings on Zango.