Huge - Multi-Generational - Flexible Living Options – Centrally Located
40’s character blended with striking contemporary design, now providing over 380 square metres of flexible living options:
• a haven for multi-generational living, metres to ANU! or
• plenty of space for a family, with scope for additional accommodation options, and
• a further option as it is highly suitable for the home office professional, and
• so close to the CBD, a very sound investment.
Architecturally designed extensions by renowned Allan Spira added to this authentic 1941 Canberra red brick home have created a spacious and unique environment. The residence has been updated and now provides three remarkable and separate areas, all surrounded by a private garden setting. The prime central location in a peaceful leafy street, only steps from the ANU and CSIRO, is only a short walk to cafes and restaurants in Braddon and all the attractions of the City centre!
Ground level :
Sensitively restored and updated to offer contemporary comfort, the original home retains all the character of the period and features the original glass front and internal doors, picture rails, sash windows and polished timber floors. High ceilings enhance space and atmosphere and there is a private garden outlook from all rooms. Ducted gas heating, ceiling insulation and the sunny family area, ensure warmth in the cooler months. The extended kitchen provides a family area; with its Western Red Cedar windows crafted to coordinate with the original, it opens onto a huge wrap around deck, adjacent to the garden which is a lovely quiet spot for a morning coffee. The three bedrooms each features original sash windows, and the master a built-in robe. The renovated bathroom has a skylight and includes a w/c, with an adjacent separate powder room. One of the bedrooms also has a skylight. Laundry facilities are tucked away in a dedicated cupboard. A glass door to the rear of the entry opens to the garden, featuring raised veggie beds and the fantastic entertaining deck. The extension to the rear of the original 1941 home, is accessed through the family area. The major extension completed about a decade ago, the split level extension comprises a stunning, upper level living area with three huge bedrooms and bathroom, and a lower level featuring a generous rumpus, three large bedrooms and a bathroom. All windows and doors in the extension are double glazed, with insulation to walls and ceiling, and hydronic underfloor heating. Storage areas abound. A 2000 litre water tank under the rear deck, captures diverted rainwater for garden use. The double glazing, well-insulated external and internal walls, and siting of the extension makes for very peaceful living.
The stunning north facing light-filled open plan living area is a highlight of the design. All rooms have high raked timber-lined ceilings with exposed beams; clerestory windows, which open to maintain summer comfort, bring further light into the family area, kitchen, wide hallway, bathrooms, and even the spacious walk-in wardrobes of two of the three bedrooms. Apart from the tiled bathroom area, polished cypress pine timber flooring is laid throughout the upper level, with stairs of polished hardwood. Under the floor there are gas-fired hydronic heating and rockwool insulation; all internal and external walls and ceilings are fully insulated. Full length windows maximise the north aspect and a glass door opens to an elevated deck, which leads down to the rear garden. The stylish contemporary kitchen showcases a stone island bench with breakfast bar, an electric cooktop, wall oven and grill, a new Tecknika stainless steel dishwasher, walk in pantry, sleek joinery with soft close drawers and a great view to Black Mountain Tower. The master and second bedrooms face north, with built-in or walk-in robes to all three. The modern bathroom has a functional design with external dual basins, a bath, shower and w/c, and additional separate w/c.
This area offers an enormous rumpus with a large area of bench space and modern appliances. Three large bedrooms all feature built-in robes, two opening to the sunny courtyard. The bathroom includes a bath, shower, dual basins and separate w/c. Underfloor hydronic heating and double glazing ensure comfort. A short flight of steps lead to the garden.
Direct external keyed access to the lower level provides the home office professional, the opportunity for clients to visit.
The large double garage has a long workbench and storage, and is installation-ready for a double panel lift door if desired. Two off-street gravelled parking spaces are situated in the front garden; it features mature camellias and crepe myrtle, screened by neat hedging. Three large solar hot water systems provide ample supply, and a laundry with two sinks and space for two washers is accessed from the entry to the extensions. A 1.5 kWh photo-voltaic (PV) system is installed on the upper level roof, currently operating with a grid feed-in tariff.
Few homes could rival the opportunity presented here for families and others to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with enough space for everyone, or even for short term holiday rental, in a premium location, only a short walk to the City centre!
– Prime, peaceful location in leafy street, only steps from ANU, CSIRO and CBD
– Double glazing to all windows and doors in extension, insulation to walls, ceilings and floors, with underfloor hydronic heating
– Three large solar hot water systems and a laundry with two sinks and space for two washers
– New guttering and fascias to original home and Colorbond roof to extension
– Gardens provide neat hedging, mature plantings, shed & raised veggie beds
Rates: $7,217.00 (approximately