Solar passive design


front of property

It’s not often you find a home that’s been revamped and revitalised with a solar passive design and a commitment to a lower carbon footprint, but this home has undergone a transformation to do just that.

Better yet, it’s in one of Canberra’s most popular Northside suburbs, Ainslie, on a quiet loop street amongst other homes that have also undergone extensions and renovations.

“Ainslie is very popular with families and couples attracted by the large leafy blocks, the recreation opportunities on Mt Ainslie, the ever-popular Edgar’s and boutique local shops, proximity to well-regarded primary and secondary schools and, of course, the City,” says McGrath North Canberra partner, Christopher Dixon.

lounge room

He says this special home will appeal to those with an appreciation for its construction, low carbon footprint, solar passive qualities, and families looking to enter the popular suburb.

Extended and renovated in 2008, 83 Hannan Place has double-glazed windows, wall and ceiling insulation, ducted gas heating and a split system in the main bedroom.

“The 6.6kw solar system combined with the LG power wall, double glazing and double brick construction to lower floor will ensure year-round comfort while keeping electricity costs to a minimum,” says Dixon.


Upstairs, you’ll find a parents’ retreat with the large main bedroom, ensuite and living area with round feature window and private balcony. The remaining bedrooms downstairs adjoin the kitchen, living and dining space, which features high ceilings, large windows and a showstopping wrought iron and ash timber stairwell.

Outside, the home sits amongst private gardens which include trees producing apricots, lemons, pomegranates, mandarins, figs and oranges. The low-maintenance gardens can be appreciated from both the covered timber deck and alfresco area.

alfresco area

4 bed | 2 bath | 2 car | 1 study

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