65 Dominion Circuit Forrest, ACT 2603



Sold at: 19-05-2021

Prestigious address and an exceptional blue-ribbon home

Set amidst manicured gardens and surrounded by double hedges on an elevated corner block, 65 Dominion Circuit is a private residence in the heart of Canberra's most prestigious suburb. This rare two-storey home is a superb blend of modern living with refined 1920s elegance.

Designed by architects Oakley and Parkes - who also designed the Prime Minister's nearby residence - this home showcases symmetry and classic detail. It once served as the Lady Hopetoun Club, providing a meeting place for women working in the burgeoning Australian capital.

Held by the same family since the early 1960s, sympathetic extensions have been brought to the original house, although scope remains for you to make your mark with further extensions if desired.

Inside the home, the beautifully proportioned 'front' rooms include an entry, dining room, and two formal living rooms, all linked by French doors and featuring Tasmanian ash flooring and open fireplaces. Original features abound, including, sash windows, panelled ceilings, and brass fixtures.

The fully renovated contemporary kitchen seamlessly combines with the home's period elements and also capitalises on views of the mature garden and the adjacent walled winter terrace.

Outside, the 1549m2 landscaped block includes a solar-heated pool with covered pergola, expansive lawns, paved pathways, and a large formal courtyard off the original colonial-style front veranda.

With easy access to Red Hill's walking and cycling trails, some of Canberra's best schools, shopping districts, and the Parliamentary Triangle, this exceptional home offers privacy, a prime location and level of quality seldom seen on the market.

+ Four-bedroom + study double-brick rare two-storey extended Oakley and Parkes home with views of Black Mountain and Parliament House
+ High ceilings throughout
+ Many original period features including sash windows, panelled ceilings, fireplaces, and brass fittings
+ Formal living rooms with open fireplaces and views over large formal front courtyard
+ Large family room featuring imported Spanish floor tiles and French doors leading onto the pool area
+ 5-year-old designer kitchen with imported high-end fixtures, and adjacent private walled kitchen terrace that captures winter sun
+ Formal dining room with fireplace
+ Large master bedroom with dressing room, built in robes, and large loft
+ Three additional large bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes
+ Large dedicated study (or fifth bedroom), with bespoke built-in oak shelving and cupboards
+ Large dedicated laundry
+ Extensive storage including a large attic
+ Dry cellar under-house storage
+ Ducted gas heating and separate zoned gas heater for the southern wing plus two reverse-cycle air conditioners for optional additional heating
+ Tasmanian ash floors in most rooms
+ Thai silk curtains in formal living areas
+ Highly insulating French curtains in main bedroom and study
+ Security alarm
+ Ring security doorbell and outdoor lights
+ Re-bedded and re-pointed roof (2021)
+ Rewired for electricity, Wifi and TV (2017)
+ Pergola as well as sheltered raised lawn adjacent to saltwater pool, with solar pool heating added in 2020
+ Original 1926 Bega wood stove serves as the outdoor barbecue
+ Automated watering system
+ 10,000L water tank with electric pump providing additional servicing to boundary hedges
+ Private mature gardens with established hedging including double hedging on outside boundaries, large established trees with successor trees planted, box-lined front courtyard off a colonial-style veranda for formal outdoor entertaining
+ Large secluded utility area
+ Large compost area for the keen gardener
+ Original garage plus carport + two sheds

Key details

  • Property Type House
  • Block Size 1549 sqm
  • Tax Rates Approx 10269 Per Year
  • EER 2.0
  • Date Listed 28-04-2021