Our house is a 3BR + Study, with 1 main bathroom and an ensuite. The former was renovated recently and the latter, updated fairly recently. My husband and I have both lived in Canberra since we were 5 years old and just love living here. We have been in this house since 2002 and one significant feature of the house that we immediately fell in love with is its north-facing aspect (the equivalent of south-facing in the northern hemisphere) with windows down the full length of the house. All the living areas and kitchen are consequently very well lit during the day - and beautifully sunny in winter time. We have a good size bathroom, recently renovated, with a decent bath and an excellent shower head over the bath. The main bedroom has a queen bed and ensuite, the 2nd bedroom has a bunk bed (two single beds), the 3rd bedroom has a fold-out queen double mattress/futon. We also have a fold-out single bed which could fit in the study, if required.We have a large flat-screen TV, DVD-player, stereo, PVR, Xbox-360, PCs/computers, WIFI, broadband internet.
Our recently-updated & well-equipped kitchen is galley style with a generous amount of bench space and a lovely view of our low-care but green and leafy garden. Canberra is one of the sunniest of Australia's cities and we have solar hot water and solar panels for electricity (when we have sunshine). We also have a large "hill's hoist" which is excellent for drying washing naturally all year round.
If you are travelling with children or having grandchildren to stay we have a great range of toys and books and a number of games for kids and for adults; there is a large trampoline outside in our large garden. We also have a reasonable collection of fiction and non-fiction books in our library (including a large theology and spirituality collection) in our library. Being amateur musicians we have a good quality Yamaha CLP-150 full-range electric piano and a reasonable range of sheet music.
Almost all the rooms are hard wood polished floors (with rugs as necessary). We currently have a small balcony with a medium-sized table and chairs, but intend to have it extended down the full length of the house within the next 12 months. This will add greatly to our entertaining area. Our backyard is large with many lovely places to sit in the Winter-Spring time to quietly soak up the sunshine. For Winter, we have a large gas heater which serves the lounge-dining-library area and oil-filled heaters for the bedrooms. However, the house is also very well insulated.