Built in the 1960s, this modernised O'Connor home is quintessential Canberra

Built in the 1960s, this modernised O'Connor home is quintessential Canberra

This renovated 1960s home delights with enormous living spaces, romantic period details and a flexible floor plan that creates room for the family to spend time together.

Located in the Canberra's inner north, 82 Dryandra St, O'Connor, is a whisper away from the city and yet feels a million miles from the worries of the world.

Home.byholly real estate agent Ash Costello says the fantastic floor plan is a highlight of the home.

“As you come through the front doors, you walk into an open-plan lounge and dining room that leads through to a beautiful back deck with leafy views,” Ash says.

“The floor plan can change to suit whoever is living here.”


The home is sheltered by established trees and nestled within lush gardens, and features a circular driveway. The blonde double brick and white timber windows, terracotta roof, wide eaves and charming front porch bring old-world charm.

The property's expansive open living, dining, and kitchen flow from the front terrace to the rear elevated deck. The views to the north are breathtaking. Rooms and sight lines connect with the garden, accompanying sweeping views across Canberra, extending the home to multiple outdoor vistas.

This is the perfect spot for gathering – think moving from the renovated kitchen to the deck, long summer afternoons merging into tranquil evenings, the table set for plenty, celebrating family, and connecting with friends.


Each bedroom opens to the world, welcoming light and cross ventilation, blurring the boundaries between outside and in.

Ash says she loves the home’s preserved period features.

“As I walked through the home for the first time, I noticed the beautiful high ceilings and detailing on the cornices. I like that although the home's been renovated, the period features have been brought along, too,” she says.

Additional living space downstairs connects to the laundry and bathroom and could easily be transformed into a home office, guest, multi-generational living, teen retreat or studio.


The upstairs family bathroom has a contemporary edge with a soaking tub and warm underfloor heating. The whole home is kept efficiently cosy with solar heating and the option of ducted gas.

A beautifully planted garden has plenty of nooks and crannies for the kids to explore, and a thriving vegetable garden is perfect for the home chef.

Dryandra Street is right across the road from Black Mountain Reserve and within walking distance of the O’Connor and Lyneham shops.


The central location of this beautiful inner north suburb connects you to a lively mix of independent cafes, restaurants and shops while ample green spaces, shared bike and walking paths, and beautiful street trees create a tranquil village experience just a stone’s throw from the CBD and the Australian National University.

Number 82 Dryandra Street is for sale by negotiation.

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Article originally written and published by The RiotAct.

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