It’s an opportunity of a lifetime. The opportunity to build a dual occupancy on a much sought-after block in the prime location of Deakin is now available, with plans already approved by the ACT Planning Authority.
The former Mr Fluffy house, at 13 Norman Street, was demolished through the ACT Government’s Asbestos Task Force and the lot is now ready to be sold to a new owner.
Nalin Ratnaike, Principal and CEO of Canberra’s Red Brick Properties, says the possibilities are endless for the site.
“An astute investor can build and rent both properties, a purchaser can live in one villa and rent the other out, or downsizers who love living in the area may want to seize the opportunity,” says Nalin.
The site is close to John James Hospital and a perfect spot for doctors or specialists working in the area. “The reality is that these types of sites don’t come up often in the inner south, especially in Deakin,” says Nalin.
The 811 m² block is in an enviable location, only a five-minute walk from the Equinox Business Park and a short drive to the thriving Deakin Shops. Nalin says the site will no doubt attract builders, developers, investors and even self-managed super funds.
The two-storey villas share a common wall but are large enough for easy living, with both facing north and attracting natural sunlight.
One of the villas features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a porch, courtyard, alfresco entertainment area and two garages. The home offers 183.46 m² of space.
The other villa features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a porch, courtyard, a garage and a car space. The home offers 201.77 m² of space.
Award-winning Ministry of Design is the architect behind the modern-looking exterior and interior layouts. On the exterior, the villas are divided by an attractive San Salmo brick feature wall. The exterior design is a combination of cladding and natural render finishes.
“With the layout already completed we are selling the opportunity,” says Nalin. “All that is needed is final building approval. Buyers can then put their personal touch on each residence, selecting their own colour schemes, tiles, appliances and other inclusions.”
The location, for those who love the inner South and being close to a wide range of amenities, cannot be beaten. The vibrant Deakin shops are packed with cafes, bars, a pharmacy, grocery store, post office and more. The property is also close to bustling Manuka and only minutes from Woden and the City. It’s also in close proximity to Canberra Girls’ Grammar and Canberra Grammar Schools.
13 Norman Street, Deakin. Price: $1,380,000+.