Scandi cool


This picture-perfect home on Piper Street in Ainslie is the epitome of minimalist-chic.

This weatherboard cottage-cum-Scandi sanctuary was built in the 1950s and has undergone a transformation into a modern and chic family home.

LJ Hooker Dickson licensed agent and auctioneer, Stephen Bunday, says the home sits on a “low-maintenance block in a quiet street”, and has been transformed with a “super contemporary renovation and extension”.

Outside, the home pays homage to its weatherboard cottage roots, while the interiors are sleek and modern. “The house has super clean lines and a Scandinavian feel,” Bunday says.

“It’s filled with natural light and double glazing throughout will help keep energy bills down.

“Although it is compact, there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas and a superb indoor-outdoor flow.”

Luxurious fixtures, fittings and inclusions are part and parcel of a home of this calibre; 11 Piper Street boasts floating oak flooring and enviable outdoor entertaining zones in the landscaped, low-maintenance back garden which boasts a gorgeous feature tree.

The kitchen is a light-filled haven, with skylight and splashback window, as well as a custom concrete island bench, Carrara marble splashback, gas cooktop, electric oven and dishwasher.

The modern bathrooms feature full-height tiling and wall-hung vanities, with a free-standing bath in the main. The main bedroom is home to the ensuite as well as a walk-in robe.  

Bunday says this home would be the perfect place for a small family or young professionals.

“It’s a quiet part of Ainslie, not far from Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve but also reasonably close to the Dickson Wetlands,” he says.

“The Ainslie shops are the best shops in Canberra and there’s a choice of several good schools nearby.”

4 bed | 2 bath | 1 car     

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