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7 properties with a Canberra icon in the backyard

Posted by Bree Element on May 29, 2019
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If you’re as passionate about living in the capital as we are, you’re going to love the listings below.

All seven properties share something truly special and something very very Canberra. Each one features a stunning view of one of the city’s most famous landmarks. The kind of views that remind you that you live in one the nation’s most beautiful – and powerful – cities.

1. 4 Bailey Place, Yarralumla

This gorgeous four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Bailey Place has the most incredible rumpus room that opens directly onto the backyard for indoor/outdoor play. And it’s a good thing – the backyard offers what could be Canberra’s best views of Telstra Tower. Talk about iconic.

View the listing here.

2. 48/44 Macquarie Street, Barton

The sales pitch for this two-bed, two-bath apartment could easily be ‘Feel the Power’. Perfect for a Parliament House staffer or a Canberran in a senior public service role, the lounge room offers this inspiring view of our famous parliamentary flagpole. You’ll truly feel like a character in Secret City.

The apartment is available for rent from Monday 24 June. Click here to see more.

3. 53/28 Mort Street, Braddon

Could there be a better view for drinks on a Friday night? Sip on a mint-packed G&T or an aperol spritz on the balcony of this Mort Street apartment, overlooking gorgeous Mount Majura. Outdoor heater mandatory at this time of year, of course.

Check out the apartment here.

4. 8/317 Goyder Street, Narrabundah

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It’s a different style of landmark but still one of the most recognisable.buildings on the south Canberra skyline. The Macedonian Orthodox Community Church in Narrabundah, dedicated to St Kliment of Ohrid and opened in 1988, was designed by Macedonian Australian, Vlase Nikoleski.

Check out our listing on Goyder Street, Narrabundah – the same street as the church.

5. 125/5 Burnie Street, Lyons

While they’re named after Tasmania’s most prominent places, the steep streets of Lyons provide some of the best views of Canberra. Especially our much-loved and recognised tower. If you’re after an apartment with an iconic view and enough bedrooms for the kids, this could be the one.

View the three-bedroom apartment on Burnie Street here.

6. 405/165 Northbourne Avenue, Turner

That’s the beauty of Canberra – simultaneously living in the heart of the city and staring out at beautiful native bushland. This three-bedroom apartment on Northbourne Avenue – located at the popular Space2 residences – looks directly across at Mount Ainslie but from not one but three private balconies. Bliss.

View the listing here.

7. 15 Young Street, Barton

Located in the very heart of Barton, there aren’t many Canberra landmarks this five-bedroom home isn’t close to. It’s minutes from Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin and the Kingston Foreshore, but there’s one iconic building located quite literally in the backyard.

The Brassey Hotel, completed in 1927 by the Federal Capital Commission in an ‘American Colonial Revival’ style, borders this listing, offering an historic and rare view out the back window every day.

The 75-room Brassey Hotel received a $6 million facelift, complete with an international standard day spa and gymnasium, in 2016 by new owners Doma Group.

To live close to the Brassey, head to our Young Street listing here.

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