Property Of The Week: 410 Bugden Avenue, Fadden, ACT
Elevated living south of Canberra.
Elevated living south of Canberra.
Here is an opportunity to secure this contemporary resident in one of the most elevated positions in south Canberra.
The well-proportioned home brings 4-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, 2-car garage with open plan interiors, 3.4-metre high ceilings and large windows to take advantage of the views across the Tuggeranong Valley.
Within the home, the central kitchen is a showpiece in itself, featuring stone surfaces, splashback tiles, large breakfast bar & generous walk-in butlers pantry and Bosch appliances.
Elsewhere the multi-level design sees the lower level house the livings spaces – complete with polished concrete flooring – and three bedrooms, including one with its own ensuite that is ideal for guests. The bedrooms see engineered flooring under foot.
Upstairs, the main bedroom is its own parent’s retreat with large custom wardrobes, designer ensuite and private balcony.
Indoor to outdoor connection is seamless with the private front deck area complete with a saltwater pool and more views over the valley.
The rear terraced backyard is low maintenance and boasts multiple areas for outdoor entertainment.
The home is privy to a secure double garage and additional workshop space.
Conveniently located, the home is nearby to Erindale shopping centre, a network of walking trails at the Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve or short distances to Woden and Tuggeranong town centres.
The home is listed with Andrew Potts, Independent Gungahlin, and is headed to auction. independent.com.au
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