A new family might be hosting backyard barbecues with Scott Morrison, following the sale of a home by the Prime Minister’s Lodge.
Located at 9 Daly Street, Deakin, the five-bedroom home in question sold for $2.95 million following an auction on the weekend.
Blackshaw agent Mario Sanfrancesco says the home went to a young family who will make the most of the 1,645sqm property.
“We had about 80 groups through the property, mainly people looking to live in it,” he says. “It’s a very good spot, and very convenient so there was a good level of inquiry.
“The family who had owned it loved living there, and now it has gone to another family with several small children.”
Set at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the spacious home sits back from the road behind a manicured circular drive. It’s split into two wings, connected by an elegant foyer and a lovely back terrace.
To the east, four bedrooms and a study enjoy the morning sun as it streams in, with the master suite up a flight of stairs, enjoying the floor all to itself.
In the western wing, timeless charm is balanced by a series of modern touches in the lounge and dining rooms and the tastefully renovated kitchen.
The home’s original open fireplace is still in the dining room, and spreads its warmth into the family room through a set of folding concertina doors. Both living rooms are well proportioned and perfectly positioned to catch the afternoon sun, each with its own charming fixtures like parquetry floors and pendant lights.
The modern kitchen has been fully refurbished with marble benchtops, high-end appliances, and a pull-out pantry. Best of all, it overlooks the rear courtyard, which comes with its own wood-fired barbecue, weather protection, and a profusion of flowers.
The home’s position in Canberra’s Embassy Belt puts it central to some of Canberra’s top school and playing fields, plus various nature and walking trails. It’s right by the official Canberra residence of the Prime Minister, so maybe the new owners will even enjoy some street party offerings from Scott Morrison!
9 Daly Street, Deakin, ACT 2600
Mario Sanfrancesco – 0412 488 027