2 February 2018

Private Bruce home's location can't be beat for easy family living

| Ian Bushnell
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4 Goldsworthy Place, Bruce goes under the hammer on 24 February. Photos: Ray White Canberra.

Located in one of the best cul-de-sacs in south Bruce, 4 Goldsworthy Place is private and secluded in a beautiful garden setting, yet only minutes from schools, shops and services.

For agent Andrew Lonsdale from Ray White Canberra, the 1000 sq m property going to auction on 24 February is a much loved and cared for classic Canberra family home located in one of the most accessible areas in Canberra.

“One of the reasons we choose to live in Canberra is the lifestyle, you’ve got more time at home with your family because you don’t have far to travel,” he said.

“Bruce, Aranda and Cook are three suburbs in Belconnen that are so central to everything, that people realise they are closer to facilities than just about any other suburb in Canberra.”

Schools such as Radford College are within walking and cycling distance, as is the University of Canberra and the ANU. Hospitals, Belconnen Town Centre, markets and aquatic centres are just some of the facilities close by.

But the beautifully landscaped property home is a world away from the cares of daily life.

“It’s a very, very private cul-de-sac,” Mr Lonsdale said. “You step out the back door and its 100 per cent private, like you are in a resort.

“Its one of the most complete and mature gardens I’ve had the pleasure to enjoy. There are beautiful stone walls, every time you turn a corner there’s a nice little collection of plants.”

With courtyards, pergola and a solar-heated saltwater swimming pool, it is also a perfect entertaining space for family and friends, especially in the summer.

“It’s a great home for any celebration. If you owned a home like this you’d be looking to share it every weekend. And having the pool and the summer heat, there would not be any shortage of friends to come over for a barbecue,” Mr Lonsdale said.

The scope for entertaining extends inside with multiple living and entertainment areas and a gourmet kitchen, all with outlooks to the garden.

The original home has been extended and renovated to now boast 225 sq m of living space with four bedrooms with built-in robes, including a segregated master, two updated en-suites, the gourmet kitchen, large family bathroom, and home office.

The renovation garnered a Master Builders award and Mr Lonsdale said everyone who had looked at the property so far says it has a beautiful feel to it.

“More than being ultra modern it’s more classic beauty,” he said. “It’s one of those homes you walk through and it just feels like a home, not just a magazine that you’re walking through. It’s gorgeous.”

Practicalities aren’t ignored, with a ‘huge’ amount of storage found throughout the home. Ducted gas heating and ducted evaporative air-conditioning stay on top of Canberra’s weather extremes.

There is beautiful Blackbutt flooring throughout, with the bedrooms carpeted.

Mr Lonsdale said the price would be heading north of $1.5 million.

“A property down the road which was unrenovated and on a slightly bigger block sold in the last two months for over $1.5 million, and buyers shopping for properties over $1.4 million will be looking at this,” he said.

For more information call Andrew Lonsdale on 0428 486 692 or go here.

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