3 November 2023

The picture-perfect castle fit for a family on the hills of Giralang

| James Day
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“It’s a real family home with a bachelor pad twist,” says licensed agent Sebastian Gutierrez. Photo: Ray White.

Perched on a hill in the expanding kingdom of Giralang is this quaint castle for the family. The home at 1 Merfield Place is on the market for the first time and it’s not hard to see how much love went into this home on the edge of Belconnen.

Very little of the whopping 1084 square metres has been left unexploited with its mature gardens, shrub-protected lawn and pool nestled into the back pocket of the block. For licensed agent Sebastian Gutierrez, the home certainly made an impression on him.

“It reminded me of what a true Australian home looks like. It definitely took me back to my childhood when I used to visit my mate’s place and hang out around his pool,” he said.

“The original owners told me they loved how low maintenance the property is, but you can still see the outdoor area was their pride and joy.”

Upon entering the residence, it becomes evident that the house was designed to fit a whole multi-generational family, with its four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The several living areas provide a flexible floorplan with plenty of space for relatives and parties, as well as a study nook where one can be left alone.

Built on the corner of Antares Crescent and Merfield Place, the L-shaped property raised up from the street captures the sun’s rays from dawn to dusk.

This unique hold on the land also gives the home plenty of heat in the winter and much to be gained by its solar panel system. Fortunately, there’s little to sweat about in the summer thanks to its sturdy insulation, and a shady deck next to the chlorine pool helping keep you cool.

The area is known to have a healthy level of turnover, with a fair share of hard-working tradespeople and young families moving in after their first home, according to Sebastian.

“It is the first time it has been offered on the market, but the original owners have kept it in very good condition. Almost like it just came out of the showroom,” he said.

Giralang is soon expected to have its first set of shops, a development almost 15 years in the making. There’s also Durang Primary School not too far away for any families looking to settle in. But if you’re concerned about the daily commute, Belconnen town centre is less than five minutes away and Civic is just under 10.

The original owners would like to say to anyone considering the property: “Our home, our piece of paradise, will always be in our hearts, and we hope the new owners will feel the same.”

To find out more about 1 Merfield Place in Giralang, call Ray White licensed agents Sebastian Gutierrez on 0422 184 992 or Joshua Gutierrez on 0431 674 662, and be sure to check out all the latest listings on Zango.


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