This large family home in Lyons has been completely rebuilt by the current owner, a quality Canberra builder, who went to great lengths to update his family home to the highest level. This update includes a brand-new roof including trusses, all wiring, & sheeting to the interior walls. With the update & extension completed in 2014, this feels like a brand-new home inside an established façade.
As you enter 13 Longford St in Lyons, you are greeted by the stunning water feature built into the front entry. The formal living spaces are located off this space to the right, with well-proportioned living & dining rooms segregated from the informal living spaces to the rear of the home.
Venture left at the water feature, down the hallway, & you have 3 bedrooms built to a size that is rarely found in new homes today. Each has ample room for a queen size bed or 2 single beds, plus a desk or bedside tables.
The bathroom servicing this area has been well thought out for a young family, with the shower & bath area quite open, yet fully screened to allow for the splashing of young children. There is also a large separate toilet next to the bathroom.
Moving through to the back of the house is the informal living space with modern kitchen overlooking the meals & living areas. This is without doubt the family hub with plenty of room at the island bench doubling as a breakfast bar or a great spot for the kids to be doing their homework while you prepare the evening meal. This room is well serviced by 3 large skylights, 1 over the kitchen & 2 over the living space - providing lovely natural light throughout the day.
The covered outdoor entertaining area opening off the living room only adds to the feeling of space. Offering a built-in bench & sink, as well as a range hood for the BBQ, even with these thoughtful additions there is still room for both an outdoor dining table & lounge.
With its own large sliding door to the covered outdoor space, the parents retreat is well segregated from the other 3 bedrooms. The bedroom itself is generously sized & has enough space to easily accommodate the largest king size suite as well as a lounge for private parent relaxation. The ensuite & walk-in wardrobe continue the emphasis on size & are built to complement a room of this magnitude.
The backyard is fully fenced & set up for low maintenance living with lovely plantings while still providing a nice grassed area for the trampoline. The front yard is styled as an Aussie bush setting with a dry creek bed running through for effect. Conveniently situated directly opposite a reserve with playground, there is plenty of play space for adventurous children.
The trails of both Oakey Hill & Curtin Park are within an easy walk & the local Lyons shops, with a Welcome grocer & the popular Stand By Me café, are also an easy stroll. Public transport is well catered for with a bus stop on the other side of the park, or an express bus to Civic within walking distance. With the Woden town centre – including a large Westfield shopping centre - within a 3-minute drive, there are plenty of amenities at your doorstep.