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22 Ruthven Street
Sold: $635,000

Tuggeranong treasure trove

No need to be tentative with this tantalising property, situated in one of this popular suburb's more sought-after streets. Freshly painted throughout, with new carpet & vinyl, the deft design & superb room proportions of this renovated home ensure it will attract keen buyer interest.
A wide gently sloping frontage, with low plantings enables the residence to make a bold statement, showing off the recent roof restoration in all its charcoal-hued glory. See-through mesh awnings allow both privacy & protection from the setting sun, & the sheltering portico is just large enough for an outdoor furniture setting. Fresh mulch means no lawn mowing is necessary, & rock retaining walls lend interest. Ample off-street parking is always a boon.
Inside, ornate cornices & ceiling roses give it a timeless elegance, eclectically contrasting the contemporary palette & its many stylish improvements. A spacious lounge room is reminiscent of more vintage properties, its expansive wall space providing an excellent platform for both artwork & furniture. Double, frosted glass bi-fold doors separate this fine room from the adjacent formal dining room, which could readily seat 8 people.
The sparkling white kitchen should please most budding chefs. Stone bench tops are complemented by plentiful overhead cabinetry, brand-name appliances including an LG dishwasher, deep stainless-steel double sinks, pantry, appliance cabinet, some soft-close drawers, & smart splashback tiling. Morning sunlight & delightful views of the surrounding hills & bushland enhance it even more. The adjoining casual living zone is invitingly roomy & offers the same dynamic outlook & orientation. Updated sliding doors with security screens flow onto a large, covered timber deck - ideal for alfresco entertaining or intimate tête-à-têtes with the significant other.
A short, carpeted hallway houses a deep linen cupboard & is the access point for all 3 double bedrooms, laundry, revamped bathroom & separate WC. The main bedroom, much larger than average, should appeal to most. Substantial built-in robes in two completes the picture.
Additional benefits include ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning, a tastic heater light to the bathroom, & new internal doors. 
Car enthusiasts or hobbyists should delight in the gable-roofed, lock-up metal garage & exceptionally high & wide carport with roller door. Power & natural light to the garage are pleasing extras. There's a dedicated parking space for a trailer or small boat in the backyard, the latter suiting people seeking a more compact rear garden. An original Hills Hoist bestows an Aussie flavour, & eucalyptus green colourbond fencing equals minimal maintenance.
They named Gowrie the suburb after the 1st Earl of Gowrie, Governor-General of Australia from 1936 to 1944. Within the northern end of Tuggeranong bordering Fadden, its popularity is unlikely to wane. Proximity to amenities such as schools, shopping centres, medical facilities, parkland & public transport add to its marketability. Take a trip to this tempting Tuggeranong property & discover what could be your own future treasure trove!

- Dwelling size: 139m² 
- Block size: 696m² 
- Year of construction:1982
- UCV: $305,000
- Rates: $2,377.79 p.a approx.
- Ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning
- Double car accommodation
- Outdoor entertaining areas
- Easy care grounds

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