Tradition and charm


The owners of this home with tradition and charm in the Inner South suburb of Griffith have “never had any desire to move elsewhere in Canberra”.

Lorraine and Ian say they have had “35 wonderful years” living at 42 Barrallier Street, a home with “classic charm and surroundings”.

“Our home is a classic red double brick house that has been tastefully renovated and extended, influenced by the insights and design quality of a renowned Canberra architect, Bill Douglas.

“The house has large rooms that flow, are light and bring the outside and the garden in. It has retained tradition and charm.”

Set amongst a well-established garden, the home boasts three bedrooms plus a study or a fourth bedroom, separate living, family and dining areas, and enviable indoor-outdoor flow.

“Importantly, the house blends into a quiet, private and peaceful garden, which has mature trees that attract many beautiful birds,” say Lorraine and Ian.

“Each bedroom enjoys a different garden aspect, so do the separate living, family and dining areas.”

Further features in the character-filled home include wine cellar, security system, fireplace and ducted gas heating, as well as a pergola and barbecue area for the entertainers.

The current owners say it would be perfect for those who fall in love with the charm of the building, as well as “buyers who enjoy a sense of space and being outside in a superb garden setting”.

“42 Barrallier Street is a large corner block that is central and close to shopping centres, schools, restaurants and sporting facilities, with easy access to the Parliamentary Triangle, the markets and airport,” they say.

“Do you like walking? There are many choices like an easy walk to Manuka Village, the Griffith Shops or old Kingston. A further challenge is walking to Kingston Foreshore to get an even greater appreciation of the neighbourhood and good coffee.”


4 bed | 2 bath | 3 car


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