Hughes house combines class and style in quiet cul-de-sac

Class, style and monochrome substance are fluent throughout this designer property in Canberra’s Woden Valley.

Designed by Peter Byfield and constructed by Better Building, this home feels like it was made for classical musicians, great thinkers and those with the finest taste.

“This home offers great design, a quality build, located in a quiet cul-de-sac, awesome attention to detail and flawless presentation,” Berkley Residential agent Bill Lyristakis says.

White walls are stylishly intersected by black window frames, with views of established green hedges, lush lawns or a luxurious lap pool.

The spacious entry sets the tone of this five-bedroom property, with high ceilings and plenty of light. From here, the home owners can discreetly ascend to their private quarters, with a stairway leading to a beautiful gallery above the entrance hall lined with bookshelves for classics tomes and global nick-nacks.

The master suite is surrounded by windows, with treetops views in this established neighbourhood.

The ensuite is a roomy delight; full-sized bathtub, shower and vanity are uncluttered in this beautiful space, with a huge window welcoming in the day.

The master bedroom also has a private balcony overlooking the lap pool and outdoor entertaining areas with a discrete slatted wall providing screening from the neighbours.

The kitchen is a key feature of the home, fitted with marble benchtops, the best appliances and plenty of space to avoid catastrophic collisions.

The kitchen flows on to the dining area, which has sliding doors and windows on either side – one opening on to the courtyard and the adjacent to the outdoor living space. It is just beautiful.

“Homes like this are highly sought after, but so rarely found,” Lyristakis says.

Little more needs to be said about this gorgeous home, other than it is one to be seen, shared and immensely enjoyed.

Expressions of interest close on Tuesday, June 20 at 5pm. Agent: Bill Lyristakis, Berkely Residential, 0418 626 593.

We love: The refined elegance and timeless class of this property.

Need to know: Highest recorded sale in the past 12 months: $1,467,000 for 29 Colvin Street in October. 
Recent sales (five-bedroom properties): $1.33 million for 43 Glasgow Street, in September 2016; $1,085,000 for 33 Wisdom Street, in April, and $845,000 for 152 Kent Street in March.

Surrounding area: Hughes is placed in a prime position, close to many well-regarded schools, Woden Plaza and The Canberra Hospital. The suburb was named in honour of Australian Prime Minister William Hughes, who served 58 years in Parliament and was PM during World War I. Streets are named after WWI armed service personnel and contemporaries of Hughes.  Numerous greenbelts in and around the suburb will keep the naturalist and dog-walker alike happy, while those wanting to refine their chipping, driving and putting talents are welcome at the nearby Federal Golf Club.

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