New homes: Southside spotlight
Gillespie Park, Oaks Estate
People who live in Oaks Estate like it so much that many of them have actually bought at Gillespie Park.
“The people that live there love it,” says developer Steve McCloskey, “what we’ve found through our sales to date is a lot of people who live in Oaks Estate are actually purchasing a villa.”
Often overlooked, the Estate sits in a prime location just on the ACT side of the border. The suburb enjoys a balance between an lifestyle and city conveniences, bordered by the Molonglo River but a short walk to the Queanbeyan shops. Canberra is still close to hand, with the city centre just a 20-minute drive away.
“It’s a very prominent location, and its proximity to the airport and the CBD or the city is great,” says McCloskey. “The block that we have on Railway Street is a great location, with some really nice old significant trees around the perimeter.”
Gillespie Park will be one of the first developments in the Oaks Estate in recent years. The design neatly blends with the area’s heritage while setting a standard for the future.
These 29 three and four-bedroom villas enjoy a prime location between Gillespie Park and the original Oaks Estate homestead. Homes are clustered throughout the site, creating an open setting that blends naturally with its surrounds.
Traditional facades open into homes purposely designed to suit a modern lifestyle. Open plan living dining areas offer flexibility, while some homes enjoy a separate living area. Proportions are comfortably generous, with 2.7-metre ceilings and full-height windows bringing light into the home.
Sliding doors to the rear courtyards smooth the transition to outdoors. Courtyards which blend comfort and style, the perfect place to relax on a long summer evening.
With three or four bedrooms, ensuites and double garages, homes at Gillespie Park tick all the boxes. “It’s just the package,” says McCloskey, “the location as well as the fact that we haven’t put as many units on the site as we could have, so we’ve allowed that internal space in the villa site to seem more spacious.”
Nine homes at Gillespie Park are still available for sale, with construction is expected to begin around the new year.
Address: 7 Railway Street
Price range: $399,000-$439,000+
Agent: Adam Jones, McGrath Estate Agents, 0407 777 601
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