Enjoy a glass of red at this Red Hill retreat

Canberra’s icy winter is on its way, but a beautiful new home with a gas fireplace will certainly take off the chill. This Red Hill property offers the discerning buyer class and elegance, combined with modern touches for the ultimate in creature comfort.

The entry way flows into a front foyer followed by an elegant lounge complete with open fireplace and timber windows – perfect for that warming glass of winter red with friends or family.

The neutral colour palette and cedar touches make it versatile for any decor, while the heart of the home lies within the open-plan kitchen – Caesarstone benchtops and an innovative design making appliances so discrete it almost seems as though it isn’t a kitchen at all. The island bench offers plenty of preparation space, while a custom-designed wall of sleek cabinets conceals an integrated Liebherr fridge-freezer providing generous food storage.

The spacious dining room adjoins the kitchen, and flows to the lounge area, making it ideal for entertaining.

Large bifold doors see the spacious family room open on to the terrace and sparkling pool. The enclosed pavilion can also be accessed from the terrace or family room, with the roof and ceiling fan providing year-round comfort.

Selling agent Mario Sanfrancesco, of Peter Blackshaw Real Estate, says this four-bedroom, single-storey home is perfect for families who want a touch of resort-style living. “I love the large family room and entertaining area overlooking the in-ground pool and the very private rear garden surrounded by mature trees and lush hedges,” he says.

Number nine sits in a prized location, close to schools, sporting fields and shops as well as the parliamentary triangle, CBD and embassy belt.

“The overall response to this home has been encouraging, which is not a surprise given the lifestyle it offers and proximity to Canberra Grammar School,” Sanfrancesco says.

“This home has been loved by many families over its lifetime and is ready for another to enjoy the peaceful surrounds and resort lifestyle.”

We love: The innovative approach to the kitchen, which sees appliances tucked away and carefully integrated into the overall design of the room bringing discreet to a new level.

Need to know: Highest recorded sale in the past 12 months was $2.97 million for 21 Scarborough Street in November 2016. Recent sales: $1.96 million for 37 Investigator Street in December; $1.55 million for 18 Astrolabe Street in February, and $852,500 for 108 Monaro Crescent in July.

Surrounding area: Red Hill is in the prestigious inner south of Canberra, on the southern side of Lake Burley Griffin. Circling Capital Hill, the location of Parliament House, the leafy suburbs of “Old Canberra” are home to many of the city’s most exclusive residences. The retail areas of Manuka and Kingston provide boutique shopping, quality cafes and fine dining.