Designed by award winning architect, Alex Popov, the Capital Hill complex is a wonderful contribution to flat design, with long balconies, clean modernist lines and terrace gardens creating tiers of green. Wooden floors and a neutral palette add to the elegant experience.
Ideally located, a short stroll to Parliament House and the Manuka and Kingston Precincts, this gorgeous, one-bedroom apartment is arranged in an open plan that flows toward a private balcony with a luscious green outlook.
Designed in response to the radius around Parliament house, the plan focused on the idea of radial lines extending from the top of State Circle. Star jasmine cascades from the terraces and lush lawns flank the front and rear, with gardens festooned with flowering crab apples. The indoor/outdoor design vernacular of Capital Hill is a direct response to Walter Burley Griffin’s garden city design – anchoring the modern urban dweller immediately within the story of Canberra’s glorious light and surrounding bush.
Timeless and streamlined, number .17, is exemplary of the quality that hallmarks this iconic complex. A short entry foyer with additional storage leads to the open kitchen, dining, living space. Ceilings throughout have subtle recessed edges adding visual depth and elegance. Large windows and sliding doors beckon warming sunlight, expanding the living area by direct access to the generous private terrace with views to a grand oak tree and cherry blossom, giving an ever-changing outlook throughout the seasons.
The kitchen with large stone topped, island bench, has ample soft touch storage, sleek stainless-steel appliances and integrated dishwasher. A delight to cook in – think, wowing family and friends with your culinary skills, joyous dinner parties, champagne on the terrace as the light fades.
The calming, minimalist tones, of white on white, are continued through to the generously proportioned and luxuriously appointed, bathroom with a bevy of storage and walk-in-shower.
A large, carpeted bedroom, with built-in-robe, opens directly to a balcony surrounded by greenery, creating an ideal retreat for morning coffee, enveloped by the sounds of birdlife.
.located in the “Capital Hill” complex in the sought after suburb of Forrest
.open, timber floored living/dining area with nature views via large windows/sliding door
.expansive tiled balcony with access from both living and bedroom
.modern galley kitchen with stone benchtops, central double sink and wonderful cabinetry (with microwave nook)
.four burner Miele gas stove top and separate Miele electric oven and dishwasher
.light-filled carpeted bedroom with built-in wardrobe and balcony access
.bathroom with floor to ceiling tiling, walk-in shower with rain showerhead, floating vanity with storage and mirrored medicine cabinet
.separate laundry and linen room with tub and dryer
.abundance of storage throughout
.powerpoint and tap on balcony
.ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling (Daikin)
.secure underground parking
.swipe card access and video intercom
.spacious 10m2 storage cage
.access to common facilities including visitor parking, herb garden and a car washing bay
.solar panels to power common areas reducing the environmental footprint of the building
Fine details (all approx.):
Living size: 63 m2
Balcony size: 18 m2
Storage cage: 10m2
Rates: $2,263.97 pa
Body corporate : $5545.36 pa
Forrest is a picturesque suburb, with quiet dappled streets, shaded by mature maples, ornamental pears, wide verges, lush parks, blooming gardens and established homes. It is an easy meandering stroll to a plethora of dining and shopping experiences with local Manuka favourites including – Kopi Tiam for Chinese, Malaysian cuisine, ONA for great coffee and Paperchain independent bookshop.
Manuka pool is divine for early morning lap swimming or cooling off on hot summer days. Parliament House features walking trails along formal gardens as well as nine hectares of native gardens, including many plants indigenous to Canberra. Red Hill nature reserve offers biking and walking trails and elevated views over Canberra. Kingston Foreshore and Lake Burley Griffin are not far, and it is a lovely stroll to the historic Hyatt Hotel for croquet or cocktails overlooking the gardens. The home is also close to Deakin, Yarralumla, Barton and the National Gallery and Library. It is just a few minutes from Parliament House and a mere 7 minutes to the CBD.
104/17 State Circle