Let’s be honest. With its harsh winters and searing summers, you need to think carefully about climate. Imagine a home so liveable that you can delight in every season, which becomes your haven.
Such a home exists, and it not only boasts a highly sought-after Ainslie address, but also the legacy of renowned Canberra architect Kenneth Oliphant. The historic 1939 residence exudes strength, character, quintessential Canberra heritage and smart design, with clever lifestyle features and meticulous attention to detail.
The pure North-facing rear yard is at the core of the home’s year-round liveability. In cooler months, the sun warms the house through the expansive rear living areas, while in summer, the French doors can be opened for optimal breeze and entertaining on the oversized wrap-around timber deck.
The established gardens, too, are magnificent. Two 40-year-old Golden Ash trees are the centrepiece of the front garden, highlighting the trademark symmetrical design of Oliphant’s façade of central decorative red-brick chimney framed by two window boxes. The rear garden offers a low-maintenance mix of established trees, edible plants, fragrant lavender and native trees which attract birdlife. The size of the yard and high trees ensure plenty of privacy too.
Inside, the three bedrooms offer a flexible approach, ideal for couples or a small family. The master bedroom features modern built-ins, heating and cooling options, and a tranquil front garden outlook. The second bedroom – also with built-ins – has a light, airy feel, and leads onto the rear, shaded deck. The third bedroom features an original working fireplace and can easily be converted into a library, study, or even a formal dining area, flowing on from the front formal living area.
The community spirit in Ainslie makes this one of Canberra’s most desirable suburbs. The area is home to all types of families, professionals, conscious and active residents who care about the world and those in it, creating a welcoming feel for all. Residents from all over Canberra drive to the fantastic collection of Ainslie shops, and yet it’s just a short stroll from this residence. The city, Mount Ainslie, Braddon and all the inner city delights are a walk away.
.Period detailing includes high ceilings, cedar timber sash windows, Art Deco doors, window boxes, Cyprus pine hardwood floorboards
.Two operating fireplaces, one being an original Art Deco design of Oliphant
.Pure North facing rear yard with regular rectangular block
.Recently renovated with quality, function and practicality in mind
.Cozy, formal living area with fireplace and appealing period detailing
.Trademark Red Canberra brick detailing throughout
.Main bathroom with bath and separate shower, ensuite with shower
.Ample built-in storage
.Open, spacious kitchen with Miele and Bosch appliances, St George gas cooktop and Blum pantry, as well as a hidden laundry and storage
.Oversized family / living area with additional option of study corner for the professional couple
.Quality window treatments and lights
.Underfloor insulation and slab heating, hydronic heating to each room
.Solar panels on roof ensure low environmental impact and low electricity cost
.Commercial-quality lights on rear deck to maximise entertaining options
·Double garage with 2 motorised doors and large rear storeroom
Land size: 821m2 (approx.)
Living size: 129m2 (approx.)
Land rates: $4,969.81pa (approx.)
Land value: $770,000
Year built: 1939 (approx.)
13 Cox Street