23 Florey Drive
Beautiful fully renovated family home in the heart of BelconnenThis property is open to pre-auction offers.
This beautifully presented four bedroom family home has almost got it all, the only thing missing is a new family. Dearly loved for the last 22 years it has been fully renovated inside & out. The location is perfect, across the road from a reserve, a major Belconnen shopping centre just a quick walk up the street & Ginninderra Creek right on your doorstep, offering plenty of outdoor family activities or just a really nice walk with the dog. If you want to set your family up in a home that will outlast their childhood then don't miss this one.
Set on a 785 m2 block this home really welcomes you in. Set back from the road with a large front verge, there is plenty of off-road parking for visitors. The established garden beds & elevated front porch frames the double oak front door with it's beautiful stain glass inserts. Once inside, you are greeted with bamboo floorboards & high ceilings, giving you a sense of light & space. The renovated kitchen & second living area is located on this level & looks out over the beautiful green back garden.
The kitchen has two custom made skylights that welcomes in the sunlight throughout the day. Stone benchtops, plenty of storage, a walk-in pantry & a built-in office workstation allows you have everything at your fingertips. From here you can multi-task & manage work emails while you help the kids with their homework & prepare meals. Sliding doors from here will take you out to the undercover entertaining area. With a mixture of slate & wood flooring, it's perfect for weekends of summer entertaining. At night, it is transformed into a delightfully cosy area with festoon lights laced across the alfresco area & a designated area for a firepit.
The lounge room & main bedroom (with ensuite) are located upstairs & have raked ceilings. The lounge is spacious with double doors leading out onto the deck that runs the entire length of the house. In winter, warm up by the cosy fireplace or switch on the ducted gas heating. In summer, use the newly installed air conditioner & chill out.
The main bedroom is adjacent to the lounge room & also has access to the deck. Segregated from the other 3 bedrooms, it is generous in size with enough room for a king bed. The ensuite, stylishly renovated 3 years ago, is full of light throughout the day.
The remaining three bedrooms are located downstairs, away from the living areas. Two of the bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows (with honeycomb blinds) plus built-in wardrobes & look out onto the beautiful established gardens. The third has timber blinds & external access to the side of the house that could be used as an entry point for a home office.
The very private fully landscaped back garden is quiet & calm. In the centre of the garden is a large oak tree that provides a beautiful leafy canopy. The covered entertaining area is surrounded by mature trees, established garden beds, fruit trees, veggie patches & a chook pen. Use the garden to enhance your cooking with mint, thyme & other herbs. A firm favourite is fresh leaves from the Bay tree, to add a little bit extra to that curry or stew.
Surrounding the area:
The surrounding area has so much to offer.
Kippax shopping centre is a short 5min walk. Offering two supermarkets, doctor, physio, pathology and a multitude of restaurants, cafes & take-aways. In addition, there is the Lucky Shot coffee shop (best coffee in Belconnen according to our owners) & the Kebab shop which has a reputation for amazingly delicious kebabs. There is a library, bank, gym, hairdressers (and barbershop) & beauty salon too. Plans have been approved for Westfield to extend the shopping centre with features such as a cinema, bowling alley & lots more.
Getting around is easy with many local & express buses servicing the area.
There are also plans for the light rail to stop at Kippax in the future.
Ginninderra Creek is 200 meters away & is great for a walk, run or ride. The 1.5 km round trip takes about 20mins depending on how long you stop & talk to all the friendly people that live around the creek area. Extend your walk & follow it to Dunlop Ponds, or head up Goodwin Hill for a good workout with an amazing view!
Directly across the road is Umbagong District Park. This park offers an adventure wonderland for the kids and will never be built on due to historical Aboriginal artefacts discovered there. This area also has extensive bike paths that lead to Flynn, Dunlop, Florey and Belconnen.
•Move-in with nothing more to do
•Chefs kitchen with five burner gas cooktop and stone benchtops
•Renovated kitchen, bathrooms and laundry
•Flexible floor plan with option to convert 4th bedroom to an office
•Fresh paint inside and out
•Raked ceilings to main living areas and master bedroom
•Double glazed NW facing windows
•Slow Combustion fireplace, ducted gas heating and reverse cycle airconditioning
•Private and quiet backyard
•Large outdoor entertaining area including a covered pergola, two decks and fire pit
•Low maintenance garden with the watering system able to connect to both mains water and 2700L water tank
•Apricot, Cherry, Loquat, Apple and Fig fruits trees, Bay tree and herb garden
•Extra area for allocated trailer
•Opposite Umbagong District Park
•200m to Ginninderra Creek
•5 min walk to Kippax Shopping Centre
•Walking distance to local schools
•Direct access to bike paths leading to surrounding suburbs and the Belconnen Town Centre
•Living area: 146 m2
•Block size: 785m2
•Balcony size: 10m2
•Rates: $2,511 p.a (approx.)
•Land tax (investors only): $3,299 p.a (approx.)
•Expected Rental return: $650 - $690 p/w