A leafy Forde home with a garden described as “one of the most beautiful in 15 years of Canberra real estate” will go to auction this month.
Multi-award-winning Adam Hobill Design is responsible for 8 Huddy Street‘s well-manicured gardens.
Feature plants and hedging include Japanese maples, Japanese box hedges, climbing figs and jasmine.
Verv Property licensed agent Jason Roses says buyers are blown away by the outdoor space.
“The owner’s effort in the gardens is something really spectacular,” he says.
“It’d be one of the most beautiful back gardens that I’ve ever come across in 15 years.”
Licensed agent Alysia Walsh says the gardens transport the owner from Canberra’s north.
“You feel as though you are in the Inner South, like Yarralumla or Griffith,” she says.
Outdoor living features include a large pool, two covered entertainment areas, a fire pit, a bar fridge, an inbuilt barbecue and a pizza oven.
The gazebo is finished with original timber posts from the old Sydney Harbour Wharf precinct’s historic bond stores.
Alysia says the house’s 2.7 metre floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows allow the owner to experience the gardens all year round.
“The house really captures outdoor-indoor living. It feels like you’re outside, even when you’re inside,” she said.
“And the sellers said one of the best aspects of the home is sitting in the back living area, even in the wintertime.”
The home is also equipped for the cooler months with two gas fireplaces and ducted heating and cooling, zoned to each room.
Mulligans Flat Reserve is within walking distance of the property, with views of the reserve and Black Mountain.
“The sellers have mentioned there’s a number of beautiful walking trails and paths they enjoy on the weekend,” says Jason.
“A home of this quality with a sizeable 942 m2 parcel of land on one of Forde’s premier streets is rare to come by.”
The local Forde shops are also within walking distance and Gungahlin town centre is a short drive away.
But Jason says the charm of the four-bedroom, two-bathroom, triple-garage house doesn’t end with the landscaping and location.
“There’s a number of living areas, so it’s very functional for larger families,” he says.
The house has three indoor living spaces, including a theatre with in-built speakers and a rumpus that can be closed off from the main residence.
“You could use the rumpus as a play area, or if you’ve got a family with older teens, it can be converted into a games room,” Alysia says.
The kitchen features a large island bench top, glass splash back, feature drinks cabinet and hot and cold filtered tap water.
It also comes fully equipped with Bosch appliances, including a cooktop, oven, dishwasher and integrated microwave.
The master suite has a walk-in-robe and twin vanity ensuite and is separated from two of the three other bedrooms.
Two bedrooms at the back of the home have built-in robes and access to the main bathroom.
Jason says the family selling the home is very emotional about giving it up for a tree change.
“So much time has gone into bringing this home to what it is today,” he says.
The property at 8 Huddy Street goes to auction on 30 March at 6 pm. Call Jason Roses on 0431 419 847 or Alysia Walsh on 0400 880 915 to find out more, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.