11 Shortland Crescent, Ainslie ACT 2602
  • 3 Bed
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  • 1 Bath
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  • 1 Car
  • Sold

    Atmosphere and calm of earlier times in this urban oasis on approx. 721 m2 close to the City!

    Located within a comfortable stroll of the City centre, this charming, mid-century home preserves all the character of the era in a tasteful update. Built and owned by a German Jennings builder, it exemplifies the quality of construction for which they became renowned. It offers an ideal north aspect to the rear, on a block of approximately 721 m2. Mature trees provide a shady canopy in this quiet street, reminiscent of the period, although this is a suburb with much renewal underway.

    A white picket fence and landscaped gardens complement the undeniable street appeal. The front door opens to reveal the high ceilings and ambience of another time, while the welcoming entry leads to two spacious bedrooms on the right, featuring wide sash windows, built in robes, polished Cyprus pine flooring and 9′ ceilings. The second bedroom has a reverse cycle air conditioner installed for additional comfort.
    In the elegant lounge, a bay window, furnished with quality drapes adds to the charm. The brick structure of the original fireplace is currently occupied by an electric heater, but offers the possibility of restoration, or installation of a modern slow combustion stove for winter atmosphere.

    A reverse cycle air conditioner mounted in the bright dining/kitchen maintains comfort in living areas. The updated kitchen features an island bench, new Westinghouse stainless steel oven, Omega glass cooktop, Bosch dishwasher and a huge pantry. Opening off the dining is a third bedroom or study, with sash windows on two sides, furnished with timber blinds. From the dining area, sliding doors open to a covered rear porch, which provides access to the laundry. The fresh bathroom offers a deep bath, shower and a separate, updated w/c.

    Attractively landscaped gardens enclose a large expanse of paved outdoor entertaining, a private peaceful haven, with a garage and tool shed on one side. This fabulous location in a delightful neighbourhood, amidst lovely streetscapes, is just a short walk to North Ainslie primary, close to the Dickson hub and just a few minutes’ walk into the City! Walking and biking trails can be enjoyed on nearby Mt. Ainslie. This much loved home has been held in the family since it was built in 1957 and presents a rare opportunity to own one of Canberra’s soundly constructed and beautifully presented, earlier homes!

    Feature Points:
    – Soundly built German Jennings home constructed in 1957, featuring 9’ceilings & Cyprus pine floors
    – Central location, in a shaded quiet street, only a short walk from the City centre
    – Well sited on a generous block of approximately 721 m2, with a north aspect to the rear
    – Well presented and tastefully updated, while retaining character of the period
    – Spacious bedrooms offer wide sash windows, built-in robes, high ceilings & polished flooring
    – Lounge features a charming bay window & brick fireplace which currently houses an electric heater
    – Bright updated kitchen offers a s/steel Westinghouse oven, Omega cook top & Bosch dishwasher
    – Reverse cycle air conditioner in kitchen/dining area and second bedroom
    – Bathroom presented in excellent condition and offers a deep bath, shower & separate updated w/c
    – Dining area opens to a covered rear porch which provides access to laundry
    – Attractively landscaped, north facing rear garden encloses extensive, paved entertaining area
    – Short walk to North Ainslie primary school, Ainslie shops, Dickson centre & Canberra city centre

    EER: 0
    Land rates: $3,690.97 per annum (approx.)
    Unimproved land value: $581,000

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