25 March 2024

Willemsen design in distinguished location a short stroll from Lake Burley Griffin

| Dione David
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Back patio of 2/72 Novar Street in Yarralumla

Great emphasis has been placed on the indoor-outdoor relationship of this Yarralumla townhouse. Photo: home.byholly.

The owners of 2/72 Novar Street in Yarralumla would often stroll with their kayak to Lake Burley Griffin for a paddle, or wander to the nearby shops, cafes and restaurants of their coveted inner-south location.

“It’s a cliche, but when you’re after a certain lifestyle, it’s all about location, location, location,” home.byholly agent Rick Meir says.

And locations don’t get much more desirable than this.

“This is the first time this home has been offered for sale since our clients purchased it brand new in 1995, and that speaks volumes. They have loved living there and entertaining family and the grandkids.

“Now they’re downsizing, leaving this lovely low-maintenance lifestyle opportunity to the market.”

Tucked discreetly away from the street with all the enviable conveniences of Yarralumla a short walk away, this low-maintenance, north-facing abode presents a rare opportunity in a townhouse.

Ensuite bathroom with standalone bath tub at 2/72 Novar Street in Yarralumla

The ensuite boasts a bath, double vanity, skylight, a heated towel rail and luxurious underfloor heating. Photo: home.byholly.

An internal void and soaring ceilings enhance the spacious floorplan, while separate living spaces provide privacy and versatility.

While the townhouse has two floors, its floorplan draws serious interest from downsizers looking for single-level living in the blue-chip suburb.

This is because only bedrooms two and three and a family room are upstairs. The main bedroom, with its walk-through wardrobe and tastefully renovated ensuite bathroom, sits on the ground floor along with the kitchen, living and dining rooms. The ensuite boasts a bath, double vanity, skylight, a heated towel rail and luxurious underfloor heating.

“Having the master bedroom downstairs along with a generous-sized study, great storage and a double lock-up garage with internal access makes the design very appealing,” Rick says.

“The owners can – and have been – living in it as though it were a single-level dwelling.”

Stairwell with high ceilings at 2/72 Novar Street in Yarralumla

The kitchen has Bosch and Smeg appliances. Photo: home.byholly

The kitchen at the heart of the home is fitted and positioned for entertaining. With top-of-the-line Bosch and Smeg appliances, a pull-out pantry and ample storage, it offers access to the living areas, which in turn seamlessly flows to the near-new pergola and outdoor spaces.

Great emphasis has been placed on the indoor-outdoor relationship. From the light and bright living room with its beautiful northerly aspect, double sliding doors lead out to a beautiful courtyard. This sits in a cherished garden with a well-maintained lawn and veggie and herb planters.

“The owners are downsizers but also passionate gardeners, and you can see that they had just enough garden to enjoy it, but not so much that it became a chore,” Rick says.

The home has always boasted light-filled interiors, excellent proportions and the thoughtful ‘Willemsen’ characteristics for which its designer is renowned. However, the owners have also kept the aesthetic fresh with tasteful updates, including luxurious wool carpets, skylights and plantation shutters.

“People like being able to just back up the truck, move in and enjoy their new home without engaging in renovations. That’s what you get here,” Rick says.

Other functional features include ceiling fans and split-system air conditioning for comfort, a separate ground-floor powder room and garden irrigation.

Facade of 2/72 Novar Street in Yarralumla

This home is within walking distance of Lake Burley Griffin and Yarralumla’s vibrant shops and eateries. Photo: home.byholly.

There’s also a double garage with internal access, which Rick says cars will rarely need to leave.

“You can leave the car at home because everything is a stroll away through the lovely, tree-lined streets. Aside from the lake, vibrant shops and eateries, there’s parkland, the yacht club, a dog park and a golf course,” he says.

“There’s a reason Yarralumla has so long been a very sought-after suburb.”

The incredible townhouse at 2/72 Novar Street, Yarralumla, is guided for offers over $1.6 million and will be auctioned on Thursday, 28 March, at 6 pm. For more information, contact Rick and Tina Meir from home.byholly on 0408 588 770.


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