77 Empire Circuit Forrest, ACT 2603


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Classic Forrest Residence

Located diagonally opposite Canberra Girls Grammar School and surrounded by other homes of the same era, including Diplomatic residences, this home is central to all of Canberra, the Parliamentary Triangle, Diplomatic Precinct, City and Manuka Village shops. Built around 1925, a classic streetscape with dual access driveway leading from Empire Circuit and Melbourne Avenue provides an elegant first impression. The current owners have enhanced and modernised the property over the years and you will be charmed by the original ambience and aesthetic, offering high ceilings, timber doors, original phone and other period aspects, showcasing the character that sets this unique property apart.

Step into the entry foyer featuring timber batons on the ceiling, leading to the classic formal lounge featuring a magnificent marble fireplace (circa 1830) and brass wall brackets, imported from France. It is easy to imagine hosting fabulous cocktail parties, or elegant pre-dinner drinks in such a grand room. In a similar vein, the formal dining room with beautiful antique brass converted former gas light is just stunning. You will be entertaining on a Diplomatic scale.

The superbly appointed kitchen with high end appliances and a large feature double glazed window, looking into the private leafy garden, is a cook's dream. The home provides four bedrooms, main with ensuite and a north-facing sunroom showered in light and the current owner's favourite spot. The back terrace is bathed in morning sun and provides a wonderful alfresco dining area.

The property has been tastefully extended and modernised. The entire roof was replaced after the hailstorm in January with new glazed terra cotta roof tiles, sisalation and new gutter guard. Professionally landscaped gardens featuring magnificent roses, camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, cedillas and hydrangeas. There is an inground watering system and car accommodation includes a double garage/carport, with the original garage providing additional storage.

Secure your own slice of local history, as this heritage listed residence was the former home of former Commonwealth Auditor General Mr James Brophy (1889-1969).

Residence 210m2
Garage 30m2
Block size 1429m2
UCV $1,640,000
EER 2 stars
Ducted Gas heating and air conditioning
Ceasarstone bench tops
Meile dishwasher, oven, warming drawer and induction hotplates.
Electrically operated kitchen drawers
Hot/cold sparkling water tap

Key details

  • Property Type House
  • Block Size 1429 sqm
  • EER 2.0
  • Date Listed 20-08-2020