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This handsome five-bedroom, mid-century house has been lovingly refurbished, deftly weaving old and new, creating a series of beautiful linking spaces that unfold over two levels. Sun-drenched and inviting, the home effortlessly harmonises with its sweeping bush surrounds and conjures visons of joyful family life, heart-felt celebrations.
A new extension sees a broad elevated terrace gifting astonishing views across treetops, taking in the distant Belco cityscape and Brindabella mountains beyond. Think gathering with family and friends, relaxing as the sun creeps westward, painting the sky in bursts of reds, orange, pinks.
Looking at home within its leafy context and employing rustic elements from the get-go - garden sleeper walls, roughly hewn timber mailbox -the frontage is populated by sheltering eucalypts, delicate grove of Japanese maples, sweet smelling lavender hedge, rosemary and oregano. There is plenty of off-street parking including twin garages with internal access, and a side carport.
The original bagged brick walls entice with artisanal markings, while inside etched glass, timber joinery, high ceilings and ornate cornices have been lovingly preserved. The raw tumbled brick walls and golden timber lend a timelessness and warming textural materiality. As you enter the foyer, delicately patterned glass sliders glow in the afternoon light, providing hints of the sunlit living area beyond.
A lovely ingress of northern light envelopes the living space and recycled blackbutt hardwood floors flow honey underfoot. All the windows have been recently replaced with double glazing framed in handsome charcoal that pops against crisp white walls. Panoramic views of the Brindabellas draw the eye skyward and there is an ideal merge to dining room and adjacent kitchen. Beyond the dining room a good-sized office takes care of working from home.
Recycled Tasmanian blackwood caps a lovely seating nook and serves as a warm focal point, while all around banks of white cabinetry, stone benchtops create a minimal appeal. The kitchen exudes an easy grace with its central island, efficient spatial arrangement, sleek stainless-steel appliances, easy drift to landscape. Think, forever memories….a gathering of plenty, dining deck side, kids splashing in the swimming pool…gazes drawn to the striking silhouette of Mt Painter
The master bedroom houses a gorgeous ensuite with striking terrazzo floors. Three warm and welcoming bedrooms are ideally centred around a large modern family bathroom - caste iron tub, floor to ceiling large format tiling and separate toilet. All bedrooms frame wonderful views of the treetops that surround the house.
The lower level is accessed via a classic 70s timber staircase posed against a raw brick wall. Below a warm and serene fifth bedroom sits adjacent to a fun rumpus room. There is a contemporary bathroom and large well organised laundry. Secluded and versatile, ideal for intergenerational living, teen-retreat, guest accommodation, this self-contained abode peacefully opens to emerald front lawn.
Sparkling pool, basketball court, broad flat span for family cricket or football, dedicated play space makes for a family friendly haven, within the fenced back garden. A lemon tree raised vegetable beds, and a passionfruit entwined chook yard provide kitchen bounties. A gate opens to the myriad of bush paths including the Bicentennial National Trail, with its gorgeous views from the summit across Canberra.
.beautifully renovated five-bedroom family home occupying an elevated position on a quiet leafy street in the coveted suburb of Cook
.perfect combination of mid-century period details and modern luxury
.stunning bush surrounds and backing nature reserve
.large private back garden with inground saltwater pool and covered timber deck
.private gated access to the walking and biking trails of Mt Painter nature reserve
.easy walk to Cook shops and handy to the Jamison Centre and the bustling Belconnen precinct
.three bathrooms and separate office
.dual side access to backyard
.elevated broad, front patio with northern views to Belconnen and Brindabellas
.recycled blackbutt hardwood timber flooring from Thor's Hammer
.exposed brick feature walls, decorative cornices, high ceilings, timber staircase and railing
.sunny northern facing living area with panoramic views to mountains
.kitchen and dining space flowing to garden, deck, and swimming pool
.dedicated office adjacent to dining room
.stunning modern kitchen with stone benchtops, subway tiling and central island topped with recycled Tasmanian blackwood timber. Ample storage including full height pantry, coffee station, soft touch drawers including large pull-out bin array with secret drawer
.Fisher & Paykel gas cooktop and two-drawer dishwasher
.Electrolux dual combi oven
.master bedroom with built-in-robe, ensuite and laundry chute
.bedroom two, three and four with built in storage
.fully renovated family bathroom and separate toilet
.fifth bedroom downstairs, built-in-modular-cabinetry, adjacent to modern bathroom and separate toilet
.large rumpus room downstairs that flows to front garden
.ceiling fans to all bedrooms and living area
.large linen cupboard
.under stair storage cupboard
.large modern internal laundry with ample cabinetry and sorting trays with direct access to outside
.double-glazed windows throughout
.3 split cycle electric heating and cooling units
.double layer insulation and underfloor insulation
.two car garage, carport, and ample off-street parking
.low maintenance gardens
.ample under house storage
.large storage/work shed
.additional undercover storage space
.fully fenced backyard, pet friendly and with plenty of room for the kids to play
.raised vegetable beds, established trees and chook yard and stone retaining walls
Living size: 235m2
Land size: 1408m2
Land value: $1,067,000
The House at 56 Skinner Street COOK, ACT 2614 has been sold 1 time before, with the most recent sale being for $850,000 on 8 May 2013.
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56 Skinner Street COOK, ACT 2614 has 17 schools within 5 kilometres, with the closest being Macquarie Primary.
|Bennelong Crescent, Macquarie
|St Vincent's Primary
|Bindel Street, Aranda
|Bindubi Street, Macquarie
|Banambila Crescent, Aranda
|Southwell Street, Weetangera
|Murranji Street, Hawker
|Erldunda Cicuit, Hawker
|University of Canberra - Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra
|Emu Bank, Belconnen
|St Matthew's Primary
|Stutchbury Street, Page
|Murranji Street, Hawker
56 Skinner Street is located within the suburb of Cook, which has a population of 2,805, a median age of 42 and an average household density of 2.3 people.