Chronicle Home of the Week: retro touches with modern twist

This home in Swinger Hill, a leafy suburb designed in the 1970s, reflects the cool of the groovy area with a modern twist.

Sitting on a block of 136 square metres, the 105-square-metre floorplan has been cleverly thought out over two levels.

Fully renovated, the light-filled residence is enhanced by architectural features of the time, such as floor-to-ceiling windows and gleaming timber floors.

GLASS HOUSE: Floor to ceiling windows are a feature of this house, which retains touches of its 1970s heritage while being fully renovated.

GLASS HOUSE: Floor to ceiling windows are a feature of this house, which retains touches of its 1970s heritage while being fully renovated.

LEAFY: The courtyard.

LEAFY: The courtyard.

The open-plan yet distinct lounge and meals area is overlooked by a chic kitchen with a light colour palette. It looks out to a private paved courtyard. 

The kitchen offers ample storage space, new stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar enveloped by stone benchtops.

WOW FACTOR: The fully renovated kitchen.

WOW FACTOR: The fully renovated kitchen.

Additionally, the ground level hosts a powder room and laundry, with access to a front courtyard. 

Once upstairs, the family has a choice of three spacious bedrooms with exposed timber floors, two of which include built-in wardrobes. 

On top of that, an upstairs balcony overlooking the rear courtyard can be accessed through two of the bedrooms.

Mirroring a chic contemporary edge, the bathroom offers a separate full-sized bath, dual shower and generous in-built cabinetry.

There are a variety of options for adding to the garden beds, set to the edges of the courtyards. These outdoor areas are perfect spaces to entertain guests.

Other features include a double carport with extra storage, no body corporate fees thanks to separate title, and reverse-cycle airconditioning.

Just minutes to the Canberra Hospital, Woden Town Centre and bus interchange, Swinger Hill is an architect-designed and planned precinct comprising a small amount of residents, allowing for a community feel. 

The property at 13 Barnet Close in Swinder Close is for sale via negotiation. Price guide: mid-$500,000s.

For more information, contact Sally Strang from Luton Properties in Kippax on 0410 626 731.

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