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Unique Architecturally designed home in Canberra’s highest street!

By Ben Faulks

Owners Peter & Maryann Hatcher are sad to see their strikingly different multi-level home, designed bySydneyarchitects Karl Romandi and Helen de Luis (contemporaries of Glenn Murcutt), and located at 1 Bainton Place, Melba hit the market.

Occupying a large corner block in one of the most sought after streets onMountRogers. Its flexible living spaces flow to well-established, low maintenance native gardens and private outdoor entertaining areas.  The home provides a stylish but practical blend of quality design, privacy and outdoor entertaining and recreation space.

The Hatcher’s have spent many happy years at the property, and were immediately drawn to the artisitc elements on display together with the opportunity to create a drought-resistant native garden, inspired by the gaden at National Art Gallery.

The upstairs bedrooms have views over theBelconnenValleytoBlackMountainand extensive built in wardrobes.  The master bedroom has a walk in robe and connects through the en-suite to the fourth bedroom, which can be used as a nursery or dressing room annex to the main bedroom.  The main bathroom and en-suite have recently been stylishly remodelled.

The living room is connected with the top floor bedrooms by an open timber staircase and cedar lined cathedral ceiling that gives the internal space an uplifting and sculptural quality.  The dining, living and family rooms all have French doors opening onto courtyards and entertaining areas.

The study, entrance hall and eat-in kitchen are on one level with under floor heating.  The kitchen connects via a walk through pantry with a utility room and bathroom, which could be used as a teenager’s retreat, and on to the laundry.  The large double garage and secure storeroom connect with the house via an internal door, giving the home all the practical compact advantages of a townhouse.

The property is being marketed by Ray White Belconnen Principal Ben Faulks and is open for inspection by appointment only. Further information on the property is available at:

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