Chronicle Home of the Week: central location but in reach of nature

This environmentally-friendly home is merely metres from Stromlo Forest, yet close enough to all of the capital’s central locations.

The two-level property is cleverly designed to allow for spacious living on a block of 320 square metres.

Upon entry guests are greeted by an inviting hallway accentuated by checkered flooring and a classic palette. The hall spills out to the heart of the home, an open-plan living zone that is bathed in sunlight.

Overlooking an inviting lounge to one side, and a spacious dining area to the other, the kitchen offers ample cupboard space, top appliances and a large island bench with a breakfast bar enveloped by granite benchtops.

CHECK IT OUT: The stunning, modern kitchen overlooking an inviting lounge to one side, and a spacious dining area to the other.

CHECK IT OUT: The stunning, modern kitchen overlooking an inviting lounge to one side, and a spacious dining area to the other.

Beyond the pantry, similar cupboards hide a European-style laundry.

The space opens out to a private courtyard that is surrounded by easy-care yet manicured garden beds.

PRIVATE: The courtyard.

PRIVATE: The courtyard.

SPACIOUS: The dining area, surrounded by glass sliding doors and windows.

SPACIOUS: The dining area, surrounded by glass sliding doors and windows.

Serviced by the main bathroom with a full bathtub, the ground level also hosts two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, one of which could be used as a study space or as an additional living zone.

The upper level plays host to the main sleeping quarters where three bedrooms await. Rather than an en suite for the master, which includes a walk-in robe, a smaller upstairs bathroom services the three rooms. One of these rooms could be used as an upstairs rumpus.

A range of energy-saving capacities are included in this quintessential modern family home, including 12 solar panels, a gas boosted solar-electric water heater, low-energy use electric heating in the bedrooms, and a 2000-litre water tank.

Additionally, ample storage is available in the spacious single garage with internal access. Keep warm in winter and cool in summer with the split-system in the living areas.

The property at 12 Ulysses Circuit in Wright is on the market for offers of $895,000 or more. For more information, contact Scott Crossman from One Agency Scott Crossman on 0417292733.

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