Top four: Allhomes' pick of open homes to see this weekend in Canberra

55 Banks Street, Yarralumla

Westridge House at 55 Banks Street is a home of distinction and does just that . . . and much, much more.This is more than a residence, it is an estate of a staggering 19,210 square metres - the largest privately owned residential block in the inner south. Nearly five acres of exceptional Yarralumla earth, and offering an array of lifestyle possibilities.An appropriately long, sweeping driveway leads to the front of the home, with steps leading up to the grand entrance foyer exuding old world charm.Inside has a neutral toned palette with a formal lounge, solid timber floors, classic high ceilings and double doors opening onto a sandstone paved terrace.The heart of the home is the central family, living and dining area, with northerly views over magnificent entertaining areas and the breathtaking grounds of the estate.

PRICE GUIDE: Contact agent

EER: 2.5

AGENT: Mario Sanfrancesco, Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Manuka, 0412 488 027

AUCTION: Sunday, November 26, noon

INSPECT: By appointment, Sunday, November 12.

5 bed 3 bath 8 parking

There's a world of difference between a house that's simply been built to be seen and one that has been designed to be lived in.It's the architectural intelligence that has been invested into this delightful, highly private, two-storey Red Hill residence that distinguishes it from lesser homes; it has a certain kind of magic but tangible and a welcoming ambience.The property home has been cleverly planned to maximise family comfort and lifestyle, and to stand easily pass the test of time.This is a truly elegant house home, featuring that features beautiful brushbox timber flooring, coffered ceilings, double glazing throughout and a resort-style in-ground pool.In the cooler months, you can enjoy the open gas fireplace in the "winter room" - a generous and light-filled formal living and dining room.The hub of the home is the designer kitchen with a casual meals and family room that opens onto the pool terrace. While The main master bedroom suite is located upstairs, creating an ideal parents' retreat.

PRICE GUIDE: $1.8 million

EER: 5.5

AGENT: Mario Sanfrancesco, Peter Blackshaw Real Estate Manuka, 0412 488 027

AUCTION: Saturday, November 25, 11am

INSPECT: Saturday, November 11, 1.30pm-2.15pm

4 bed 2 bath 2 parking

Once in almost a lifetime a property on Hargraves Crescent becomes available - with such a tightly-held location, featuring a heritage facade and gorgeous palmy entrance makes you fall in love with this grand Ainslie family home.

PRICE GUIDE: $1.5 million +

EER: 2

AGENT: Miriana Cavic and James Carter, Luton Properties Canberra City, 0409 366 266 and 0413 974 912

AUCTION: Saturday, November 25, 2pm

INSPECT: Saturday, November 11, 12.15pm-12.45pm

4 bed 3 bath 3 parking

Overlooking Glebe Park, this sensational residence, with off-street parking for eight cars, offers a unique lifestyle opportunity with the possibility to run a small business from home and is situated on an allotment of 910m2 square metres within walking distance to the heart of the city.

PRICE GUIDE: $1.7 million +

EER: 3

AGENT: Sophie Luton and Richard Luton, Luton Properties Manuka, 0410 750 413 & 0418 697 844

AUCTION: Saturday, November 25, 3pm

INSPECT: Sunday, November 12, 11am-11.45pm

7 bed 1 bath 8 cars

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