Rare Curtin property ideal for the family that loves to entertain

Ian Bushnell 11 April 2018

14 Reibey Place, Curtin is a warm family home in a great location. Photos: Peter Blackshaw.

There are not too many of these in Curtin. This renovated family home with multiple entertainment areas at 14 Reibey Place is set on a large 1416 square metre block that abuts a reserve on two sides and has only one neighbour.

Seclusion, privacy, and space go hand in hand with the convenience of living in a prestige South Canberra suburb, close to schools, shops and only a short drive to the city.

Brett Hayman from Peter Blackshaw Woden and Weston Creek said that in the 20 years he had been in the area, he had only seen one or two like it.

“What people love about it is that it’s a very tightly held cul de sac,” he said.

The original home was built in the late 1960s but renovated about 10 years ago, including the addition of a self-cleaning, in-ground pool. The property has again been updated in the past five years with a modern extension at the back, including a new laundry, bathroom, and an eye-catching, massive master suite, which has walk-in robes and an en suite, with tile heating, free standing bath and double basins.

“The thing that really ticks the boxes inside is that master retreat, the extension. They’ve done it so well and it really makes the house,” Mr Hayman said.

The north-facing master looks out on to the pool through large cedar framed windows, has a deck and a private courtyard off the en suite.

Apart from the master, there are three double size bedrooms, two with walk-in robes, plus a large home office with built-in cupboards and shelves.

Other entertainment areas include the front balcony and rear covered al fresco off the kitchen, which were part of the original home.

The modern kitchen connects to sunny family and informal meals areas, and the property is designed for entertaining with internal spaces seamlessly connected to the outside through bi-fold doors and large windows.

Airy and light filled, the home makes best use of its environment with views to Black Mountain and Parliament House.

The lounge and dining areas feature a wrought iron, glass-panelled Cheminees Philippe fireplace that provides warmth and ambience in a Canberra winter, and flows out to a private patio.

“It’s great for those cosy winter days, all north-east facing there,” Mr Hayman said.

The home also has ducted reverse air conditioning for climate control, with the master having its own individual system, as well as double glazing.

Mr Hayman said another distinguishing feature of the property is the internal access from the double garage through a staircase to the hallway that directs you to the kitchen and family room.

The oversize laundry, with a shower and toilet, opens to the backyard and pool area, making it ideal for use after a swim.

Outside, the surrounding gardens have been professionally landscaped with bluestone retaining walls and an irrigation system.

Mr Hayman said there are formal plantings at the front, with the rear kept simple for children’s trampoline or swingset, and vegetable patch, and becoming more park-like near the reserve.

There is also a small studio/shed at the back, and private gate to the ridge line and bike paths.

Warm and homely, the property is the full package, Mr Hayman said.

“It’s the combination of the quiet cul de sac and large block backing on to reserve, and just a good size family home,” he said.

The property goes under the hammer on 28 April.

For more information call Brett Hayman on 0411 414 624, or go here.

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