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This truly stunning home in Canberra’s premier suburb of Ainslie perfectly blends modern elegance with classic charm.

“It is one of the very first houses built in Canberra,” says LJ Hooker Dickson franchise owner, licensed agent and auctioneer, Stephen Bunday.

“It was built in the early 1920s when the suburb of Ainslie encompassed both Reid and Braddon, so it is very similar in style to many Reid houses built at a similar time.

“It’s been sympathetically renovated and extended and has enormous character.”

The home’s character-filled features include 9ft-high battened ceilings, hung timber sash windows, picture rails and two original fireplaces, as well as modern inclusions such as cypress and jarrah flooring, ducted gas heating, security system with CCTV and a renovated kitchen with Caesarstone benches.

The master bedroom, at the front of the home, includes a fireplace, ensuite and built-in robe. Bedrooms two and three also boast built-in robes and share access to a sunroom or study, while the fourth bedroom off the family room is the perfect guest retreat.

Outside, there is space in spades for entertaining friends and family; a pergola out the back ensures a covered area for year-round alfresco dining.

Bunday says this home could suit a range of buyers, namely “professional couples who love to eat out and like the idea of Braddon as their playground,” and families who can make use of the 235sqm of living space and the large block.

Bunday says homes in this highly sought-after area of Ainslie are a very rare find, indeed.

“The home is set in a small quiet enclave off Limestone Avenue at the City end of Ainslie,” he says.

“The street has been extremely tightly held and it’s literally across the road from the buzzing, hip Braddon precinct.”

 

 

4 bed | 2 bath | 1 car    

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