2 Madden Place, Watson ACT 2602
(Corner of Madden Pl / Higinbotham St)
Block 2, Section 50
Unimproved land value $474,000
Airy and spacious brick veneer Jennings home, freshly painted inside and out.
3 large bedrooms, all with built-in robes (main bedroom has two very large built-ins). One of the bedrooms has an additional large cupboard behind the bedroom door, as well as shelves built-in under the very large window.
Bathroom with large walk-in shower, completely re-done in 2010, with ceiling fan/light/heater. Separate toilet, new in 2010, with own door into the backyard.
Large eat-in kitchen, double sink underneath a big window which looks out into the back yard, with new stove and new oven. Space for a family dining table in the kitchen, next to large floor to ceiling double glass doors that open out onto the patio in the back yard. Kitchen/laundry area has new vinyl floor covering put down in 2010.
Separate laundry off the kitchen with lots of storage cupboards, double sink, plenty of room for a big washing machine and a dryer without having to hang the dryer on the wall, back door and new lockable fly screen door with dog/cat flap.
Separate L-shaped living/dining room with very large windows and a big built-in wooden bookcase. The original high-quality 1965 venetian blinds on the windows in the living, dining and bedrooms have been professionally cleaned and are in perfect condition.
Front door opens into a separate entrance hallway room. Very large hallway cupboard outside the toilet/bathroom for linens, towels, etc.
The original polished radiata pine floorboards are fully intact underneath the existing carpet.
Large enclosed backyard with large Hills hoist clothes line and patio with wood BBQ, as well as vegetable patch and garden shed.
Backyard and patio/pergola get the morning sun. Front of house gets the afternoon sun, and windows to the front are equipped with canvas roll-down awnings. Evaporative cooling air conditioning installed in 2010.
Separate detached brick veneer lock-up garage for one car but allowing plenty of storage as well both around the sides inside the garage and in the rafters. Built-in workbench at end and tool boards on wall above. Garage has footprint of approx. 22 square meters.
Long driveway off Madden Place allowing parking for two, possibly three cars, and extra parking on block for two more cars next to driveway.
Quiet street of only 6 houses in the cul-de-sac, backing on to a long reserve with a footpath to centre of Watson and a playground area. Short walk to Majura Primary School and the Watson Shops. House faces directly on to Rosary Catholic Primary School playing fields. Watch your children walk to school across the road to Rosary School. The same complex includes the Australian Catholic University, and Dickson College is on the opposite roundabout corner at the intersection of Phillip Avenue and Antill Street, as well as Holy Cross Anglican/Uniting Church. Five minute walk to the Canberra Technology Park (old Watson High School campus on Phillip Avenue).
Close to Dickson Shopping Centre (large Woolies, with new Coles and Aldi to be built soon) and bus services.
Rates: $2424.23 per year
This block is currently zoned RZ1 by the ACT Government, which means that two dwellings are possible on the one title. It is possible that at some point in the future the block could be re-zoned RZ2, which would allow it to be subdivided.
New guttering fitted late 2012 on both the house and the garage. Recent plumbing works to ensure efficient drainage of all storm water.
NB the Jennings Dorset floor plan shown in the pictures varies slightly from the house that was actually built - there is no open fireplace and no hall cupboard taking space from the laundry.
Highlight Feature: balcony/patio/terrace, formal lounge, modern bathroom, renovated, renovated bathroom
Year Built: 1965
Floor Area: 125sqm
Land Area: 1,045 sqm
Parking: 1 car
Energy Efficiency Rating: 0.5
Council Rates: Tax Rates 2424.23 Per Year