Take a look inside Ainslie's beautiful little blue house

Take a look inside Ainslie's beautiful little blue house

Be ahead of the rest with My Zango

Sitting right in the Corroboree Park heritage precinct in Ainslie, 58 Paterson Street is renowned by locals as the beautiful blue house behind the hedge.

Brand new to the market, and listed first exclusively on Zango, it’s a home that’s retained its heritage integrity, with the original architecture still intact, blending seamlessly with a beautiful modern design for a contemporary lifestyle.

Designed by renowned Canberra designer Gina Carmody, the spacious home has four bedrooms, a study, three functioning fireplaces, original timber floorboards, and meticulously crafted entertaining areas which make for exceptional family living. The heritage listed, original 1928 Federal Capital Commission timber cottage has been a much-loved family home for more than 20 years.




Central to the home is the expansive family kitchen, with IIve stove, Caesar stone benchtops, Canberra Metters wood fuel stove, and the original pantry. The large living, dining and entertaining areas are made for entertaining, and have comfortably hosted parties for more than 80 people in the past.

A cleverly placed mirrored glass splashback in the kitchen reflects the gardens, connecting the kitchen and living areas to the outdoors. An internal courtyard with a boat-shaped pond also brings the outdoors in, flooding the main living areas with natural light, and providing cross ventilation to some of the bedrooms.

The separate main bedroom suite has an extensive walk-in robe, a window seat, beautiful solid timber floors reclaimed from Brisbane bridge timbers' and French doors which provide direct access to the swimming pool. Its luxurious ensuite includes a triple shower, large arch window from a 1920s home in Manuka, limestone tiling, an oversized bath and underfloor heating to bathroom and laundry.



Bedrooms two and three are also generous in size, each with their own built-in robes. The fourth bedroom offers flexibility and adaptability, including its own separate private entrance.

The formal lounge room/parlour at the front of the house has a fireplace and mantle, and French doors which open onto the front veranda.

Out the back is a swimming pool with beautifully manicured gardens and luxuriant lawn plus generous space for alfresco entertaining shaded by a large pear tree, all behind the privacy of the immaculate hedge.



Surrounded by expanses of green, lush plantings and a mix of character and modern comforts, the enviable location also means residents will get to enjoy easy access to the city, Braddon’s dining strip, the airport, and the Ainslie shops which are just up the road.

Selling Agent Holly Komorowski from Home By Holly says the house is what Ainslie is truly all about.

“What I love about this home is when you arrive, you come up the meandering paths around the formal garden and hedges, and you come up to the front veranda where you can sit and watch the world go by,” she says. “You can see Black Mountain in the distance, the city’s just on the other side of Corroboree Park, you have the Ainslie Tennis Club across the road. It’s just a beautiful place to sit, particularly at the end of the day with a gin and tonic,” she says.

“I also absolutely adore the central courtyard, which was designed so that north sun and solar access could be given to all of the rooms. The courtyard opens up and becomes part of the living area in summer, and you get a beautiful breeze that flows through from one space to another.”


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58 Paterson Street, Ainslie will be auctioned on Thursday 20th of February. For more information click here.

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