Pass the hors d’oeuvres and stir the martinis, this four-bedroom pad in one of Belconnen’s hottest suburbs is just waiting to host a swanky cocktail party.
A sympathetic makeover will return this property to its former glory – a time when glitzy afternoon soirees were held on the huge balcony, and when sipping a Long Island iced tea by the pool was the ideal way to cool down on a hot summer’s day in the nation’s capital.
Located at the base of Black Mountain Tower, 105 Bandjalong Crescent in Aranda is an impressive mansion on a huge 966 square metre block and is attracting interest from buyers seeking something unique with a bit of grandeur.
Whether you’re looking to restore this cool home, complete with high ceilings, expansive glass and many original features, or transform it into an ultra-modern family home, as soon as you walk through the front doors, the creative juices will start to flow.
Experience classic, old-world charm in sought-after Aranda in the heart of Belconnen. The spacious 105 Bandjalong Cres is a renovator's dream just waiting for the right touch. It's up for auction February 2 by LJ Hooker Kaleen but see it now at Zango.
Posted by The Riotact on Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Will you keep the eye-catching bar complete with mirrored tiles? And will the shagadelic bed head in the master suite get your motor running? This home has some seriously unique and quirky features that a clever renovator could have a lot of fun with.
LJ Hooker Kaleen sales agent Lukas Cole says the home is in great condition and a buyer could move straight in and enjoy it “as is”.
“As soon as you walk in you can feel the character of this home – it’s an amazing property,” he said.
“It’s so different and unique and is a real renovators’ delight, with a huge amount of potential to bring it back to its glory days.
“The home is in great condition and you could move right in and live in it, but it’s a blank canvas if someone wanted to put in a bit of work here and there.”
Lukas says when the mansion was built, it would have been one of the best homes in the district, boasting a premium elevated position with incredible views.
“You can see it was an entertainers’ home with the elegant bar area, the cool rumpus room and the big covered balcony,” he said.
He says those who have inspected the solid, double brick property have been amazed by the quality and in awe of its opulence.
The home comprises a spacious lounge room flowing to the dining room and kitchen to the left of the entry, while to the right, you will find a big study, four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The spacious master features a walk-in robe and ensuite with a private balcony taking in elevated views.
“The standout feature of the living room is the window doors that fully open up to show off that beautiful balcony and views, where you can unwind with a glass of red on a nice afternoon,” Lukas said.
Additional features include a double carport plus a four-car lock-up garage with workshop, cellar under the house as well as a large rumpus room with parquetry flooring and built-in timber features.
The rumpus room is ideal for a family get together, to turn into a pool room or, with a toilet and laundry, could easily be converted into a self-contained flat or guest room. The house also has loads of storage throughout both levels.
Outside, the grounds feature lush established gardens, numerous entertaining spaces and an elevated covered barbecue area overlooking the pool.
Lukas says the home has to be seen in person to fully appreciate its uniqueness and potential.
Located in a quiet, family-friendly area, the home is within walking distance of Aranda primary school, playgrounds, bushland walking tracks, restaurants and a bus stop connecting you to Belconnen and the CBD. Also close by is Canberra High and Jamison Plaza, with the Belconnen town centre a further few minutes drive or bike ride away.
The home will go to auction on Wednesday 2 February.