Like all special homes, this one has a story. The story goes that a young couple, in the 70s, built and began to create this attractive home and garden. The family shared a deep love of horticulture, natural history and all things outdoors. Like the Vireya Rhododendrons that have been cultivated here over the years, this home has been nurtured from the ground up and has flourished into something unique and beautiful. It is a home that blends into the natural environment with views from every room.
Capturing the essence of family, welcoming light fills the central kitchen hub and is surrounded by generous flowing living spaces, offering numerous places to sit and contemplate. Fall in love with the character, natural textures and classic features: polished Karri timber flooring, timber panelling, exposed brick, custom built carpentry and a slow combustion stove which adds to the feeling of warmth.
The relationship with the outdoors is uninterrupted, with views to the Brindabellas from the front, and the private picturesque garden at the rear. Glass doors open onto the north and north-west-facing timber deck, shaded by ornamental grapevines, overlooking a paved eating area and garden. The landscaped garden is designed to capitalise on the changing seasons of Canberra with fruit trees, berries, fertile veggie beds and selected ornamental plants. Additionally there is a large ventilated glasshouse with controllable light and plentiful storage suitable for horticultural pursuits.
An excellent example of Canberran suburban design ,Melba was planned to connect residents with community, facilities and nature. The green belt at the end of the Close is a treasured recreational asset, running from the local primary school to the steps of Mt Rogers. The Mt Rogers Reserve and loop walking track are draw-cards for locals enjoying exercise, dog walking and natural history. And the community on Saville Close speaks for itself, with many residents remaining in the street since they built together in the 70s.
.brilliantly located on a quiet Close
.elevated with wide views to the Brindabellas
.functional central family kitchen with meals area, Bosch appliances, gas cooking, dishwasher and plenty of bench space and kitchen storage
.separate lounge and dining room plus large sunny family room with captivating garden views
.four generous bedrooms with built-in robes
.large main bathroom with gorgeous blue tiles and Western Red cedar lining. Separate toilet.
.second bathroom and toilet downstairs
.downstairs storage room (wine storage and dark-room potential)
.under-house storage accessed from garage
.ducted gas heating
.reverse cycle system in family room
.evacuated glass tube solar hot water system
.slow combustion heater in living space
.fully landscaped garden, established trees and plantings, rear with sunny north aspect
.dripper irrigation front and rear
.generous timber deck at rear
.double garage with one automatic and one manual door and internal access
.large glasshouse (approx 8 x 5 m) built along traditional lines to CSIRO design, aluminium frame, horticultural glass, masonry base
.close to Mt Rogers Primary School, Melba Copland Secondary Schools, St Francis Xavier
.bus routes within easy walking distance
.easy access to Belconnen Town Centre and Barton Highway
.block 995m sq (approx.)
.land value $370,000 (approx.)
.land rates $2415 (approx.)
26 Saville Close