Many homes are renovated, some homes are extended, but very few are remodeled with the care and attention to detail as this one. Beginning its life as a typical suburban cottage, 5 Cotter Place has been transformed into a family home of unrivalled quality; a labour of love from a family who have treasured every moment living here. After 15 special years, it's time for a new chapter in the story of this property - a new family to call it home.
A simple first impression of this property will tell you much of its history - a sleek rendered finish makes for a striking faade, set amongst landscaped gardens and a broad circular driveway, with high quality stonework to the garden beds and retaining walls.
Despite undergoing full renovation and extension, great care has been taken in maintaining the architectural features which give this home its character. A central corridor connects the entry to a wing of bedrooms on one side and the living areas on the other, the latter being sunken below a split level design. Beautiful raked ceilings in the living room make for a warm and inviting space, taking advantage of views of the reserve opposite. This window, like all others in the house, was replaced with double glazing during the renovations. Double sliding doors can be opened up to connect the two living areas, or kept closed to retain the separation of spaces. The heart of this home is undoubtedly the open plan kitchen and living area, the scale of which must be seen to be believed. The sprawling kitchen is adorned with stunning stone benchtops and glossy cabinetry, with quality Miele appliances and more storage space than you could ever need. The vast island bench is practical and stylish in equal measure, and is the perfect meeting place for a busy family.
The main living area is sufficiently spacious to accommodate a variety of configurations; at present it sees a glorious family dining setting nearby the kitchen, with a seating area overlooking the back yard. Stylish Italian porcelain tiling runs throughout this part of the home, chosen for durability. Controlling the climate is no problem at Cotter Place - thanks to the partnership of a 4.5 star energy rating and ducted heating and evaporative cooling, this home can be as cool or as toasty as you like, all year round. Paired nicely with a 3.5 kw rooftop solar system, you need not worry about soaring power bills. The current solar contract offers 50+ cents p/kwh and is fully transferable (standard tariffs in the ACT roughly 11c p/kwh).
As a general rule, Canberra bedrooms are criminally undersized, as any home buyer will surely have noticed. For the owners of this home, this was one of the key reasons behind extending rather than buying elsewhere. Thanks to the newly extended layout, the guest bedrooms at this home are genuinely oversized and can easily accommodate a bed, dresser and study desk.
Separate from the remaining bedrooms, the master has been extended beyond its original footprint to create a true master suite. A generous walk-in wardrobe offers practicality for the everyday, as does the stylish en suite, which boasts instantaneous gas hot water.
The main bathroom has been fully replaced, with separate toilet, quality bathware and a stylish neutral palette. A stunning skylight draws natural light from above, making for a warm and comfortable space. The deluxe spa bath is fantastic for large families, and can be programmed to fill up to just the right temperature and water level - just set and forget.
You'll be hard pressed to find a better garage than this on your property search - spanning 64 m2 with a double width roller door and internal access, storage will never present a problem. You'll have ample room for tools, hobbies or a workshop, without sacrificing car accommodation.
The back yard is private and secure, with stonewall landscaping and colorbond fencing. 5000 litre rainwater storage makes garden maintenance a breeze, whilst a quality outdoor entertaining area provides a lovely connection between inside and out and a great spot for relaxing with family and friends.
PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY WILL GO TO AUCTION ONSITE AT 10
Summary of features:
- 220 m2 of internal living space
- 64 m2 garage with internal access
- 4.5 star energy rating
- Double glazing throughout
- Quiet cul de sac location with reserve opposite
- Cement rendered exterior
- Circular driveway, additional off-street parking
- Split level design
- Raked ceilings
- Two separate living areas
- Stunning open plan kitchen, family room
- LED downlights
- Stone benchtops
- Quality Miele kitchen appliances
- Miles of storage throughout
- Oversized bedrooms
- Fully renovated main bathroom with instant gas hot water and spa bath
- Veggie garden