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With its myriad of engaging spaces, booroondara.home, is exceptional - a protected retreat in a captivating location, with unique history and enduring character.
Framed by a classic, curved entry portico and charming cottage garden, the home occupies a quiet street, sheltered by Spanish Oaks. Built in the 1920's as part of Canberra's first permanent housing, the home and its Reid neighbourhood, is synonymous with village life steeped in the qualities of another era - magical pathways, shared recreational areas, verdant gardens, community and cohesion. Lovingly re-imagined, booroondara.home has been thoughtfully extended and renovated by architect, Trevor Gibson. This four bedroom, two-storey home, offers a beautiful combination of privacy and connection, a hairbreadth from the city centre.
Updated for contemporary living and with original features conserved through-out, booroondara.home, confidently celebrates the old and the new. A generous mix of cedar doors, timber sash and modern bespoke windows, offer a balance of daylight and garden enclosure. While the clever floor-plan, with its private sleeping zones and multiple living spaces, is perfect for family life. Located within the epicentre of Canberra's thriving metropolis, this gorgeous family home also delivers, a seriously, exciting, urban lifestyle.
There is a feeling of peacefulness as you enter through the curves of the portico into the hall - to your immediate right, a formal dining room with views to the leafy frontage. The dining room opens to a sitting/living room, with fireplace for cold winter nights, built-in joinery and floor to ceiling glazings that connect to a private, north-facing courtyard.
Upstairs, there is a family bathroom and three lovely bedrooms, all with original features - high decorative ceilings, picture rails and timber sash windows offering a view of tree tops. Downstairs the sequestered master feels serene and connects to a generous ensuite with spa bath.
To the rear of the house, a large multi-functional space, combining kitchen and second living or meals area, opens dramatically to the outside. Glazings frame the entire north-east wall and flood the room with light. Modern yet simple - stone bench tops, plenty of storage, island bench on castors - the kitchen is a flexible, airy space, perfect for coming together with family and friends to enjoy indoor/outdoor entertaining.
The original laundry has been cleverly converted into a large walk-in pantry and a new European style laundry is discretely tucked into the corner.
The large rear garden is abundant and welcoming. Dine alfresco, beneath the wisteria draped arbors or relax beneath the box elder, in a cathedral of shade. Grow your own herbs and vegetables in the raised boxes. Work or create in one of two outdoor studios -the result of a clever garage conversion - overlooking the rich variety of plantings.
Known for its lush garden feel and ample green spaces, Reid is a coveted, heritage-listed, enclave, a short walking distance to the CBD, Braddon and Campbell precincts. The ever evolving centre of Canberra, offers a profusion of exciting, eating, dining, shopping and entertainment experiences. Handy to schools, colleges, the ANU and CIT, the home is also close to transport including the new metro city station, connecting you to all of Canberra.
.lovingly re-imagined, booroondara.home has been thoughtfully extended and renovated by architect, Trevor Gibson.
.classically beautiful 1920's duplex located on leafy Booroondara St, Reid
.heritage listed four bedroom family home
.freshly updated soft and neutral coloured kitchen with a joining breakfast room, dishwasher and vinyl and tiled flooring
.light filled kitchen and living room with floor to ceiling north-east facing glass windows
.lounge room with timber inbuilt joinery and shelving, and gas ambient fireplace
.spacious master bedroom with built-in wardrobe
.elegant black and white ensuite bathroom with corner spa bath
.three bedrooms upstairs plus additional downstairs office
.separate bathroom with shower and bath tub
.downstairs powder room
.cedar sash windows throughout
.original features including ornate high ceilings and picture rails
.separate laundry, linen cupboard and walk in pantry
.under stair storage
.reverse cycle air conditioning up stairs
.original workshop/garage, potential second car storage
.office off the garage with separate entrance, phoneline, reverse cycle air conditioning and security windows
.roller door on carport, double gates to driveway
.established gardens with mature trees, shaded lawn space and paved alfresco area with wisteria covered pergolas
.enclosed vegetable garden with raised beds
.security crim safe screens
.walking distance to Canberra Centre, Commonwealth Park, Mount Ainslie, Glebe Park and a profusion of exciting, eating, dining, shopping and entertainment experiences
.handy to schools, colleges, the ANU and CIT, the home is also close to transport including the new metro city station, connecting you to all of Canberra.
Land size: 670 m2 (approx.)
Living size: 180m2 (approx.)
Land value: $887,000 (2021, approx.)
Land rates: $5,899 pa (approx.).
Year built: 1929 (approx.).
There is currently no sale history available for 50 Booroondara Street.
50 Booroondara Street REID, ACT 2612 has 30 schools within 5 kilometres, with the closest being Canberra Grammar School - Northside - early childhood campus.
|0.81 km||Canberra Grammar School - Northside - early childhood campus||Blamey Crescent, Campbell|
|0.97 km||Campbell High||Treloar Crescent, Campbell|
|1.07 km||Ainslie School||Donaldson Street, Braddon|
|1.71 km||St Thomas More's Primary||White Crescent, Campbell|
|1.77 km||Campbell Primary||Chauvel Street, Campbell|
|1.87 km||Merici College||Wise Street, Braddon|
|2.33 km||Turner Early Childhood Centre||Condamine Street, Turner|
|2.33 km||Turner School||Condamine Street, Turner|
|2.85 km||St Joseph's Primary||Boronia Drive, O'Connor|
|2.87 km||O'Connor Cooperative School||MacPherson Street, O'Connor|
50 Booroondara Street is located within the suburb of Reid, which has a population of 1,636, a median age of 39 and an average household density of 1.9 people.