A red-brick ex-government house built in 1955 has just hit the Canberra property market and already been inundated with enquiries from potential buyers.
The home sits on a 423sqm corner block with views of tree-lined Stuart Street and Strzelecki Crescent.
Once a large estate, the property has been split into two duplex’s and is newly renovated to present a stunning blend of old charm and modern living.
Step inside the front door and you will still get a sense of the property’s historic roots – the high ceilings, exposed wooden floors, original fireplace, switches and windows are all in keeping with its 1950s era.
The traditional characteristics of the property’s history have been perfectly blended in with modernist style.
The open-planned downstairs and dining room is full of natural light and space. Just off here is the renovated kitchen, laundry and bathroom. The kitchen has been modernised with stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop and rangehood.
The three-bedrooms are privately located upstairs, along with a bathroom, separate toilet and linen cupboard.
“The renovation work is of really high quality and is not the standard run-of-the-mill renovation”, said Mr Purnell.
“The property captures the eastern light coming in through front, the northern light through side and the afternoon sun in the outdoor entertainment area.”
It is clear the history of the property has been admired by many. Mr Purnell said the old images of the house have been displayed in the home and passed down between owners.
Meanwhile, the outdoor entertainment area is where most of your time will be spent. A brick pizza oven is situated just off the outdoor deck and in amongst the manicured hedges. With plenty of grass space, the property is perfectly suited for someone looking for a family home in a tight-knit Canberran community.
According to Zango data, the property was last on the market in 2014 when it sold for $605,000.
Extras include a carport with storage and an extra toilet, double glazed windows and an electronic driveway.
The property goes to auction on Saturday 3 July at noon.
By Evangeline Maguire