I’ve been wracking my brain to try and find the words to best describe 40 Crest road and I feel that anything “real-estatey” just doesn’t quite cut it. To call this home unique would be an understatement, to simply talk about its features would be doing it an utter disservice, so in the words of Monty Python, now for something completely different.
This is a home that needs to be experienced. One of the earliest and most solid homes built in Crest Road, it sits proudly atop the street. The lucky buyer will spend sun drenched afternoons gazing across quintessential Queanbeyan rooftops of terracotta and tin, over a tapestry of seasonal colour reaching all the way past Parliament house and Black Mountain’s famous Telstra tower to the far horizon of the Brindabella Ranges.
In this space nearly nothing seems conventional, yet you can so easily visualise a life here in this generous four bedroom home with multiple living areas. Each room has carefully curated gravitas, the entry way connecting to a sun-drenched sitting room and bar, the central lounge anchored by the open fireplace, each bedroom oozing character, one currently configured as a dressing room and the other as a study complete with its own wood heater.
The two beautifully renovated bathrooms, one of which has direct access to the outdoor dreamscape, the other with views across Canberra, will not only elevate your daily self-care routine but make it an unbridled joy.
The kitchen is made for entertaining; functionally zoned to allow your friends and family to access the three sinks, three ovens and an island gas cooktop in the kitchen when you get together, flowing through to one of several outdoor patios, and underpinned by an extensive walk in pantry and laundry, with both areas connecting to the outdoors. And if the house wasn’t awesome enough, the outdoor spaces are exceptional.
The garden feels like a mix of English cottage comfort, Australian vernacular and California dreaming, scattered with installations referring back to the house’s past. No matter what the weather and where the sun or wind is coming from there is a sheltered nook to sit. Tiered across the huge space are mulberries, apples, pears and veggies, water collection, plantings to bring colour and interest through all seasons, and a double garage, all working to a crescendo of the vine covered “acropolis” complete with seating areas, water features and fire pit, and stunning views across the twinkling lights of Canberra city.
Nestled behind the mineral swimspa (yes, swimspa) is the original 1940’s studio with its own kitchenette and bathroom, and the coolest enclosed veranda redolent with quirky south American flair.
This absolute haven epitomises how cool the Queanbeyan region is; eclectic, diverse, urbane and transformative, perfect for those who are a little offbeat, with a calling for the creative, and who want a home that transcends the expected.
.10kw solar system
.10,000 litre water tank
. In-wall sound system wiring and satellite cabling
. Fibre to the premises NBN
.fully landscaped garden with power and light to 3 separate entertainment areas and substantial decking and paving throughout
.Hydrozone Vortex Swim spa
.dual access block with rear access to private council owned park behind
.2 car garage at rear with remote roller door
.parking for two cars in front driveway
.separate 3 room studio/cottage with kitchen and bathroom
.views across Canberra to Parliament House, black mountain tower, Brindabella mountains
.remote exterior blinds on all west facing windows and eastern bathroom window/door to spa
.double glazing throughout house
.hydronic heating in-slab in new extension
.ducted gas heating in original areas of house
.instant hot water
.split system airconditioning
.2 open fireplaces (one coonara wood heater, one 1200mm jetmaster fireplace)
.entertainers kitchen with three sinks, three ovens, warming drawer, and 4.5m island
.expansive pantry and laundry
.renovated bathroom and ensuite, plus bathroom in separate studio
.under house cellar and storage
.15 minutes drive to parliamentary triangle
.10 minutes walk to Queanbeyan cafes
Land Size: 891sqm
GFA Residence: 199.76m2
GFA Total Res + Cottage 232.20m2
Rates: $752pq (approx)
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40 Crest Road