A modern house with warmth in Denman Prospect

This new designer home in the up-and-coming Molonglo Valley suburb of Denman Prospect is a sun-filled delight. The property has been cleverly designed to make the most of the 600-square-metre block, providing five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a lovely yard.

A beautiful entry way, with high ceilings, instantly provides space to breathe and relax – a feeling that stays with you as you continue through the beautifully finished home. Imported Italian tiles alongside luxurious internal fixtures are seen throughout the property.

The modern kitchen features gorgeous white subway tiles as the splashback, as well as Calacatta stone and waterfall benchtops. Above the splashback and integrated rangehood sits a simply beautiful row of wooden cupboard doors, providing a warm break from the modern white features. An expansive pantry also makes having a plethora of ingredients on hand easy. The kitchen is fitted with premium Bosch appliances, a stylish undermount sink (meaning those ones that sit under the counter top, instead of having a steel lip over the bench) and induction cooking – all the latest and greatest technology and design here.

The open living and meals area provide an inclusive atmosphere, where residents and guests can gather and chat. While it will happily accommodate a group of people, the space will still feel intimate with just a couple.

The main bedroom opens onto a lush patch of lawn, with a large walk-in robe and en suite set in the same tiles and tonal patterns throughout the home. While there are four other bedrooms, the property feels neither oversized nor cramped. The floorplan has created a flow to the home and the high ceilings, windows and north-facing aspects provide much space and light.

Auction: Saturday, June 24, at 10am, onsite. Inspect: Saturday, June 17, 11.45am-12.30pm; Tuesday, June 20, 5pm-5.30pm. Agent: James Carter, Luton Properties Canberra City, 0413 974 912

We love: The wooden accents provide warmth and texture amid a modern setting.

Need to know: Highest recorded sale in the past 12 months was $983,470 for 68 Wyndham Avenue, in April. Recent sales: $874,900 for 12 Heseltine Street, in August; $874,900 for 29 Kondela Way, in September, and $465,000 for 54 Coaldrake Avenue, in April.

Surrounding area: One of Canberra’s newest suburbs in the inner south, Denman Prospect promises designer homes in a “forward thinking, design-led community”. A five-minute drive to Stromolo Forrest Park, a long-time favourite of mountain-bike riders and walkers alike, Charles Weston School and Denman Village shops. It’s around 20 minutes from the CBD, Kingston Foreshore or the airport. Built by the Capital Airport Group (also behind three of Canberra’s Business Parks, the Majura Park Shopping Centre and, of course, the airport), Denman Prospect aims to redefine living in Canberra.