A tennis court, sparkling pool, unbeatable city views, prime location or award-winning architecture? Whatever you aspire to find in the search for your dream home, it’s not all about the aesthetic appeal.
But a look into Allhomes’ property listing data has revealed which properties were the most popular*, based on those that gained the most clicks in 2017.
At a glance it’s a stunning collection of the most beautiful Canberra homes to have graced the market.
1. 15 Quinane Street, Forde
Taking out the top spot is this five-bedroom property, which sold for a suburb record $2.035 million. Agent Nick Slater made the news with this memorable home by holding a Cirque du Soleil-themed open house in July, which saw crowds flocking to get a slice of the experience. A for creativity!
2. 4 Hotham Crescent, Deakin
This luxury Deakin home broke Canberra’s auction record in November, selling for a cool $5,750,000. It features views of parliament house, a large swimming pool and spa, multiple living areas and top-end appliances and finishings.
3. 12a Cobby Street, Campbell
With an estimated value range between $2.2 million and $2.9 million, this regal property was built in 1996 and is situated on a generous 1184sq m block of land. Floor-to-ceiling french doors are a feature of the home, as well as marble detailing, landscaped gardens, a sparkling pool and modern appliances.
4. 55 Banks Street, Yarralumla
Yarralumla is one of Canberra’s most sought-after addresses, but within this central region there are some residences that truly stand out among its neighbours. Whispered to be the ACT’s record auction price for a residential sale, it is believed that the 1928 Westridge House on nearly two hectares of prime land sold for more than $6 million.
5. 26 Steinwedel Street, Farrer
Sold for $1.25 million in February, this home is the epitome of a summer retreat perfect for the growing family and an entertainer’s dream. It has been cleverly designed to offer modern living spaces with quality finishes and a layout for seamless indoor and outdoor connection.
6. 12 Schomburgk Street, Yarralumla
At $1.65 million, this chic Yarralumla abode exudes strong bones and stylish touches. Talking points include its lush green outlook from multiple spaces within, sky lights that add an abundance of natural light and the raw brick and cement render feature walls – feels just like you are living in a rainforest sanctuary.
7. 50 Schlich Street, Yarralumla
Once upon a time, an old govie sat on this Schlich Street block, just across the road from the vast open spaces of the Yarralumla playing fields. Today, that same block is occupied by a bespoke two-storey home that’s been designed with energy-efficiency in mind. Selling for a sweet $2.4 million in February, this property combines architecture with state-of-the-art comfort.
8. 96 Miller Street, O’Conner
Still on the market for $1,689,000 is this remarkable O’Conner home boasting raw materials and quality modern finishes that speak for themselves. Effortlessly stylish, this four-bedroom property, which spans over two levels, enjoys feature American Oak herringbone floors and contemporary living in the heart of town.
9. 17 McLachlan Crescent, Weetangera
Known by local residents as the largest parcel of land for a single dwelling home in the Belconnen District and arguably one of the finest residential blocks on the north side of Canberra. An indoor pool and tennis court are the highlights of this Weetangera estate, which sold for $1,551,000 in July.
10. 58 Endeavour Street, Red Hill
Rounding out the list is this elegant contemporary two-storey residence designed by Peter Byfield – quality on every level. This five-bedroom, open-plan home is the epitome of luxurious family living and sold for $2.9 million in July.
*List source: Allhomes internal data that looks at the most views per property listing within four weeks of the listing campaign launch.