Dramatic atrium opens this Nicholls house to new heights
Light, bright and airy, the centrepiece of this Nicholls home is a dramatic atrium that brings an astounding sense of openness and space.
Built in 1998 based on Art Deco inspiration, the architecturally-designed property backs on to parklands and offers striking views across Canberra to the iconic Telstra Tower.
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Selling agent Sally Strang, from home by holly, says the one-off residence is a standout due to its design and elevated position, as well as the neutral interior palette and black trim.
“The atrium really takes your breath away,” Strang says.
“You walk in and it is really enormous. It’s about three levels high, the ceiling is all glass, it’s all white with some black trim, so it feels very art deco – it’s just lovely.
“The whole house has been designed around that atrium.
“The main floorplan of the house is octagonal with a wing out the back, which is more of the family quarters.”
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has several formal and informal living spaces, a secondary kitchenette downstairs and a multipurpose room as well as a games room.
Additional features include a spa, sauna and underfloor heating, as well as an entertaining area with a built-in barbecue, established terrace gardens and stone feature walls.
There is also a ducted vacuum system and a double garage with an automatic door and storage.
Strang says another attractive feature is the location and close-knit neighbourhood.
“The street is beautiful. It’s in an elevated position, so from the front of the house you can see views across Gungahlin, across Canberra to the Telstra Tower,” she says.
“Then, out the back of the house, it backs onto a reserve, so it feels like you’re in the country. There are actually cows in the paddock on top of the hill and there are lots of people who walk at the back of the house.
“This part of Nicholls on Harcourt Hill is the most prestigious part of the suburb. There are so many beautiful houses, so many beautiful residents and they are all very tight.”
The property will go to auction on November 15 at 5pm.