Are you a fan of character homes? Canberra is teeming with unique properties from bygone eras — some beautifully updated, some ripe for a reno.
Each of these three properties has a healthy dose of retro charm, from mid-century modern design to white-picket fences.
Let’s take a look at what’s on the market right now.
28 Merriman Crescent, Macarthur
Complete with a front porch, bay window and white-picket fencing, this four-bedroom Macarthur home has a country cottage look that appeals from the street.
The refreshed interior is just as charming, featuring a fireplace, crisp white walls and honey-coloured timber flooring.
There’s also DA approval to build a second house at the back of the leafy 893sqm block.
This home is listed for sale by Andrew Curren of LJ Hooker Tuggeranong.
23 Mirning Crescent, Aranda
Auction Saturday 27 July at 11.30am
Beautifully presented with many character features, including a fireplace and extensive timber panelling, this family home in Aranda celebrates its 1960s vintage.
The current owners have lived in the home for 30 years and extended the floor plan to include a fifth bedroom/rumpus room, a study and a third bathroom.
Abundant windows maximise natural light and lovely views of the garden.
This home is listed by Micky Jacobs and Troy Reddick of Ray White Canberra.
100 Mawson Drive, Mawson
Combining character charm with contemporary finishes, this three-bedroom home in Mawson has the best of both worlds.
Entering through hardwood double doors, the elegant interior is immediately on show — featuring Victorian Ash timber floors, vintage-style cabinetry and light fittings, and a striking feature wall in the lounge.
Tasteful renovations and decorative updates have retained this home’s classic appeal and improved its functionality with modern specifications.
This home is listed for sale by Gillian Thorn of Luton Property — Woden.