A New York-style loft penthouse on Braddon’s Lonsdale Street has sold in just weeks after enticing a local downsizer to a new lifestyle in the vibrant precinct.
The buyer from Narrabundah in Canberra’s inner south had been seeking to downscale into a property closer to the action, says selling agent Gavin van Zyl, director of White Rhino Property.
The chic split-level apartment, complete with two expansive terraces and panoramic views, inspired her to “move down the hill” into hip inner-city hub, Braddon.
“There’s some really good cafes and restaurants in that area; probably some of the best in Canberra,” van Zyl says.
“We had multiple offers on the property – we had offers from the first home open but waited until we got the right one. It sold within four weeks of coming onto market.”
In Canberra’s apartment-saturated market, this property was a well-presented prospect with both location and amenity in its favour.
The double-level floor plan includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study, open-plan living area and a large terrace on each level.
Its lock-and-leave lifestyle is improved by the functionality of its fittings and features, particularly the open-style kitchen with a large island bench, stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances, dishwasher and ample storage.
Floorboards, a floating staircase, high ceilings and a neutral colour scheme contribute to the overall contemporary-yet-classic look.
This apartment was listed with a price guide of $859,000-$959,000.