Townhouse developments are not new in Canberra, but are popular among buyers who are looking for their first family home.
Local property developer JWLand and Independent have put together The Ridge, a townhouse development that offers the possibility of a first family home within a reasonable price bracket.
Located in Watson, residents at The Ridge are less than 15 minutes from the city centre, close to the airport and have plenty of walking trails to explore around Mt Majura.
The townhouses offer open-plan living with sensible climate-controlling features such as double glazing to windows and reverse-cycle air conditioning, providing residents with year-round comfort.
The homes have an emphasis on the seamless transition from inside to outside for indoor-outdoor living. The Ridge was designed around four green spaces ranging from smaller landscaped areas to a barbeque area with ample entertaining spaces and seating.
Independent sales agent Daniel Beames said the townhouses have been popular for a variety of reasons, including the views, and the easy access to walking trails, and major arterial roads.
“We only have 10 townhouses left,” said Mr Beames. “Nine three-bedroom homes and one four-bedroom. All the three-bedroom homes have separate dining and living areas.”
The kitchens have island benches, SMEG appliances, externally ducted range hoods, and have reconstituted stone benchtops. Bathrooms feature floor-to-ceiling large format tiles, and have modern fittings and tapware.
There are nine three-bedroom homes, and one four-bedroom home for sale, all with courtyard gardens and a double garage.
“The quality and price point is ideal for an inner north suburb,” said Mr Beames.
“Watson is a desirable suburb to live in, not as expensive as the suburbs closer to the city, and the price point is affordable for the space and quality home buyers are looking for,” he said.
“The people who already own townhouses at The Ridge are mostly live-in owners, which is good to know if you’re buying into a townhouse project.
“There’s a real mix of first-home buyers, downsizers and people relocating from interstate that have taken the opportunity to buy a home here,” he said.
The display unit for The Ridge is currently open, at 50/67 Negus Crescent, Watson.