A central location, modern design and competitive pricing are attracting buyers to Kushi, the first residential development in the new Molonglo Valley suburb of Coombs. Young buyers in particular are snapping up properties in the complex.

Developed by Pod Property Group, Kushi will consist of 80 apartments and townhouses. Thirty-six have been sold since its release in December. According to Pod Property agent James Smith about 75 per cent of these properties have been bought by first-home buyers.

One of those first-home buyers, Nathan Wagner, bought a three-bedroom townhouse with his fiance, Talia, for $439,950. Mr Wagner said they were impressed with the price and what Kushi had to offer.

”There wasn’t much affordable housing in Canberra,” Mr Wagner said. ”We’re getting married and we want to start a family. We had a look at Kushi and it looked awesome. It’s a really good location and it was a really good deal. It was too good to pass up.”

A variety of home designs are available and include one or two-bedroom apartments and two or three-bedroom townhouses. The one-bedroom apartments come with a large study and the two-bedroom townhouses have two living areas and en suite bathrooms.

All homes include airconditioning, landscaping and stylish kitchens fitted with quality Smeg appliances. Most have lock-up garaging, while the rest offer basement parking.

The townhouses feature plenty of outdoor living space and include two balconies, a courtyard and a terrace. The apartments have a balcony or courtyard. In addition to these private outdoor living spaces, there is a communal open space located at the centre of the development.

Architect Hugh Gordon said this central space, comprising a barbecue area, swimming pool and gym, was one of the standout features of Kushi. ”I think the variety of housing types in a single development and a large communal open space is quite unusual for a development like this,” Mr Gordon said.

Just 10 kilometres from the city, the Molonglo Valley district will eventually be home to several new suburbs.

Pod Property managing director Paul O’Donnell said all blocks at Coombs sold out very quickly.

”Coombs is the second suburb in the Molonglo Valley, it’s where the community hub will be set. All of it is within walking distance from Kushi,” Mr O’Donnell said.

Local amenity will include shops, ovals and parkland, and a primary school is to be built across the road.

Construction at Kushi will begin in July this year with completion expected mid-2015.

There are 44 apartments remaining at Kushi at Coombs. One-bedroom apartments are 52 to 60 square metres ($299,950 to $374,950), two-bedroom apartments are 56 to 72 square metres ($359,950 to $459,950), two-bedroom townhouses are 86 to 87 square metres ($419,950 to $459,950) and three-bedroom townhouses are 85 to 87 square metres (from $424,950). The display home, at John Gorton Drive, Coombs, will be open this Saturday and Sunday between 12.30pm and 2pm. Phone Marcus Allesch on 0424 409 873 or see kushiatcoombs爱杭州同城论坛m.au

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