Finding an apartment that ticks all the boxes, including good light, lots of space, and a bees knees location – it’s a bingo moment. This airy home, extending to courtyard at both ends is elegantly modern, effortlessly bohemian, with seamless flow to outdoors. Positioned in the heart of the coveted suburb of Braddon, you are just a short stroll from the bustle of Lonsdale Street. Renovated by its current owner, 1/56 Ijong, is warm with bright pops of colour and artful touches.
A small development of twenty-one units and townhouses, the Arc has a high percentage owner/occupiers, friendly neighbours and inter-connecting, leafy communal courtyards. A central corridor with an extravagantly vaulted ceiling and skylights provides an architectural entry sequence to this charming ground floor home.
The spacious kitchen, living, dining is characterised by multiple windows and sliding doors that open to front, west facing courtyard. A playful feature wall, of bright teal blue is the perfect vibrant backdrop for chosen artworks. Hybrid timber flooring perfectly complements this sun-drenched arena. At the end of the day, a quick close of the cellular blinds transforms the home into a cosy space to veg out.
Both bedrooms are serene spaces, graced with morning light. The master bedroom has a walk-through robe and modern ensuite with dual hand/rainfall shower heads. The master also opens via glass doors to the immaculate rear courtyard. The second bedroom has a built-in-wardrobe and is aligned with a spacious family bathroom – with shower and separate bathtub.
The rear courtyard has a paved alfresco dining area, easy-care synthetic grass and a garden shed. Spacious and private, it is the perfect space for relaxing, tending your impressive potted garden. A gate provides access to connecting, communal courtyards – think tables under trees, a peaceful, leafy enclave in the heart of the city, summer barbecues, socialising with neighbours.
Ground floor, courtyards on both sides, street facing at the end of a small complex – 1/56 Ijong is a bingo moment for me.
.boutique complex of 21 units and townhouses, located in central Braddon
.two private and paved courtyards facing east and west, maximising sunlight
.open and combined living, dining and kitchen areas facing east
.practical kitchen with Bosch electric cook top, separate raised oven, dishwasher, pantry and wonderful cabinetry
.master bedroom with walk-through robe, ensuite and backyard access
.second bedroom with built-in wardrobe
.main bathroom with separate shower and bath tub
.separate laundry area with tub
.double glazed windows
.hybrid timber flooring in living/dining, bedrooms
.heavy draping and dual sheer/block out cellular blinds
.split system air conditioning
.2 x secure basement parking spaces
Fine details (all approx.):
Build size: 86 m2
Courtyard size: 19m2 and 41m2 (60m2 total)
Build year: 2004
Rates: $1,772.39 pa
Land tax: $2,262.10 pa
Admin fund: $718.45 pq
Sinking fund: $517.50 pq
Braddon is a dynamic, ever-evolving, inner-north destination. The home is just a few steps from Lonsdale Street, famous for its eclectic range of restaurants, cafes, unique boutiques, fantastic coffee, and thriving bars. This dynamic central locale also places you within walking distance to the CBD, ANU, New Acton precinct and Ainslie shops. Throw in ample green spaces, walking and biking trails, established trees and gardens, and you have an enviable city/village mix. The home is also close to transport including the light rail and metro city station, connecting you to the whole of Canberra.
1/56 Ijong Street