29 September 2021

Reclaim a balanced lifestyle in this fully renovated Cook home

| James Coleman
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Lounge room in house at 69 Dugdale Street in Cook

The renovated house at 69 Dugdale Street in Cook has been brightened up with fresh neutral paint and Tasmanian oak flooring. Photo: home.byHolly.

It’s the best of Canberra in a home. Proximity to conveniences and coffee shops, a pleasant outlook into a private garden, a short hike from the bush, and all surrounded by a community that’s just the right size.

69 Dugdale Street in Cook offers a realistic, sustainable and balanced approach to life with home and location in sync.

The two-bedroom courtyard townhouse is fully renovated throughout, providing an emotional lift through warmth in winter and coolness in summer, along with a connection to the outdoors.

home.byHolly real estate agent Ash Costello says people are happiest when life is balanced in all areas: work, play, friends, family and home.

Her home.byHolly colleague Sally Strang agrees, having formerly lived in Cook.

“I absolutely loved my time living in Cook, and anyone else who has lived in Cook will attest to the fact it’s got the best local community feeling,” says Sally. “What I also loved was not only how close it is to the city, but also the proximity to the bush. It’s really nice to have that balance.”

For Sally, the highlight is the general aesthetic of the property.

“The home feels really beautiful,” she says. “And then when you go out to the courtyard, there’s an incredible chicken coop – a mansion for chickens. The yard space is really private and enclosed.”

The current owners are a young couple who moved from Newcastle to Canberra for study and have spent the past couple of years updating the property. Sally says they’ve done absolutely everything to it, inside and out – kitchen, bathroom, painting and landscaping.

Renovated throughout and featuring gorgeous polished Tasmanian oak floors, the open-plan design living embraces functionality and flexibility, catering perfectly for the contemporary urban dweller. Neutral tones are complemented by a leafy outlook from every window.

The efficient footprint of the home cleverly offers an ecofriendly, modern lifestyle through integration of home and garden.

Optimising solar access, the floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows – with Solar Gard Ecolux low-emissivity insulation film and block-out curtains – ensure winter warmth is captured, and delivers connection to the fully landscaped surrounds.

The yard is on two levels and very low maintenance.

“We’re surround by big and beautiful bush trees,” says Sally. “We all live busy lives so it’s nice to have a little sanctuary to return home to.”

The listing has just gone live on the Zango website and Sally says that even in these early days there’s been “a load of enquiries” flooding in.

“It’s been incredible, actually, so we’ll be booking inspections for this Saturday and Sunday.”

Sally says not only is the townhouse well positioned and beautifully finished, it’s part of the incredible Cook community.

“The community really is everything in that area,” she says. “The local shops are equipped with an IGA [supermarket] that prides itself on local produce, and there’s the Little Oink cafe which is really big on the local scene.”

This home will be auctioned onsite at 10 am on Sunday, 10 October, 2021.

To learn more about the property at 69 Dugdale Street in Cook, or to arrange an inspection, contact Sally Strang on 0410 626 731, or Ash Costello on 0402 718 359. You can check out all the hottest listings at Zango.

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