A unique sanctuary


front of unique sanctuary

This private, mid-century modern home is surrounded by lush gardens making it a true sanctuary in the Inner North suburb of Watson.

Known as the ‘Kangaroo House’ due to the patterned stone decal at the entrance, current owners Joan and Hal say 41 Piddington Street is a well-known local landmark with appealing design elements like the slate feature walls, timber floors, pressed metal surfaces and the use of colour.

“The spacious home has been host to many parties and community events in recent years and never fails to delight visitors with its special character and warmth.”


The home’s versatile floor plan has been designed with different zones for relaxation, work and play. It includes a private bedroom, study and ensuite with private entrance from the deck – making it suitable for a range of uses.

“The open plan living area with inviting open fireplace flows onto a massive north-facing deck with large covered entertaining area.”

The lush surrounds are home to extensive vegetable gardens, a chicken run and plenty of space for entertaining. The gardens yield produce like olives, apples, pears and plums and have been landscaped to keep the home cool in summer and let in the sun during winter, based on sustainable permaculture design principles. Tucked away amongst the trees is a self-contained one-bedroom studio.


“To complete the package there’s 4 kilowatts of solar panels eliminating electricity bills.”

Joan and Hal say the home is the perfect fit for those who value nature, space and privacy, and are looking for a tranquil escape on the doorstep of the City. The home is also close to Dickson, EPIC for the farmer’s markets and the light rail.

“This beautiful property is on one of Watson’s prettiest streets, lined with Chinese elms and backing reserve, with many native birds regularly frequenting the extensive gardens.

“It is a short walk to the popular Knox Cafe and Watson Shops for all your daily needs.”

They say Watson has a “fabulous community feel”, having been actively engaged with the local community association.

living room

4 bed | 3 bath | 1 car     

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