Chronicle Home of the Week: contemporary home in timeless setting

Nature is on the doorstep of this contemporary home in Forde.

The four-bedroom house sits on one of the Gungahlin suburb’s best streets, close to Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

Behind the eye-catching red door is a single-level, flexible floorplan designed with comfortable, low-maintenance living in mind.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: This stunning house in Forde offers modern conveniences with the ambience of natural surroundings.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: This stunning house in Forde offers modern conveniences with the ambience of natural surroundings.

A striking foyer boasts a vaulted ceiling and chandelier, with a study nook tucked away nearby.

Inside, there’s plenty of room for a family to spread out, including a living room at the front of the house.

The kitchen, equipped with stainless steel appliances, a large island bench and breakfast bar, and walk-in pantry, overlooks open-plan family and dining areas.

OPEN PLAN: The kitchen.

OPEN PLAN: The kitchen.

These spaces flow onto two private alfresco areas overlooking lush, landscaped grounds.

The master suite is segregated at the front of the house. It features a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite encompassing a large, two-head shower, dual vanity units and a separate toilet. 

The remaining three bedrooms are located off the hallway. Two include built-in robes and all three open onto an enclosed courtyard.

They are serviced by a main bathroom complete with a built-in bath, shower and separate toilet and powder room. 

The hallway also features a linen cupboard, while the double car garage has internal access to the laundry. 

More hidden features include ducted and zoned reverse-cycle air conditioning and an alarm system.

Outside, easy-care gardens include an orchard of various fruit trees and four 1000-litre water tanks. 

The 589-square-metre property is within walking distance of an array of green space and not far from the Forde shops. 12 Phyllis Frost Street in Forde will be auctioned on Saturday, August 26 at 10am, on site. Price guide: $700,000+

For more information contact Karen Murphy from Luton Properties Weston Creek and Molonglo Valley on 0406 377 866.

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