1 June 2021

Splendid Lilley Street pad as good as it gets

| Katrina Condie
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8 Lilley St, O'Connor

8 Lilley St in O’Connor ticks all the boxes, with loads of added extras. Photo: LJ Hooker Dickson.

This home is only five years young and it looks as good as it did the day the keys were handed over.

In immaculate condition, 8 Lilley Street in O’Connor is perfect for a small family, busy young professionals or downsizers seeking a contemporary pad on the city fringe.

The smaller block size means less maintenance and more time for travel or enjoying the Canberra lifestyle.

Sales agent Stephen Bunday from LJ Hooker Dickson says the two-story home is ready to walk straight in and start living.

“Literally, you can walk in, hang up your coat and open a bottle of bubbles,” he said.

“There’s nothing to do – it’s perfect.”

Mr Bunday says the property is ideal for those seeking the “lock up and leave” lifestyle, which is becoming more popular.

“Work in Canberra through the week, then lock the door and spend your weekends at the snow or down the coast, with no worries about security or maintenance,” he added.

The home has three bedrooms and a study nook upstairs, including a huge master suite with a walk-in robe and a luxurious ensuite with a double shower.

Downstairs, the living areas can be configured to include living and dining, plus your choice of media room, music room, office space or second loungeroom.

Mr Bunday says the layout could work for a variety of uses, while three courtyards cater for alfresco dining, utilities or just enjoying some peace and quiet with a good book in a secluded sunny corner.

The home has truckloads of added extras, including solar panels on the roof, an auto pergola to allow the sunshine to stream into the courtyard during winter, and block the harsh summer sun.

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The corner block enjoys the benefit of being on a separate title which Mr Bunday says is unusual for this area where many homes and townhouses are strata-titled or dual occupancy and share a driveway.

“This is a private block and is its own entity which is appealing in the inner north,” he said.

He says the home is just a short walk to O’Connor shops with a “great pub” and shops, including an IGA supermarket.

“O’Connor has a real community feel,” Mr Bunday said.

If you were to compile a wish list of everything you would want in a new home, this one would tick every box, including a video intercom and security system, ducted vacuum system, uPVC double glazed windows and doors.

With LED downlights, plantation shutters and high ceilings, the north-facing home is light-filled and airy, while ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling provide year-round comfort.

The kitchen is beautifully appointed with Caesarstone benchtops, mains gas cooktop, electric oven, built-in combi microwave oven with grill, Blanco integrated dishwasher and integrated fridge/freezer.

The double garage has internal access and an automatic roller door, and there is also drive through access to the rear yard and utility area.

To top all of this off, a 5.2 KW solar system ensures that energy bills are kept to an absolute minimum.

If you’re looking to downsize from a larger property, or seeking lux living close to the city, this home is a sure-fire winner.

To book a private inspection of 8 Lilley Street in O’Connor, contact Stephen Bunday on 0416 014 431 or Andrew White on 0406 753 362. Check out all the other hot listings on Zango.

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