Durack Street takes you back. If you grew up in suburban Canberra this is a place where you’ll feel immediately at home. You can’t help but be reminded of your childhood, where your neighbours looked out for one another, summer backyard barbeques and riding bikes on the street till dusk.
13 Durack Street has been a home to this couple for 14 years, the place where they raised their family. Renovated and extended over time, the home is functional and practical, while also aesthetically beautiful blending modern interiors with the original charm and character.
The gourmet kitchen connects seamlessly to the living and dining area, making it the heart of the home. Cooking, chatting and homework can all happen in the same space, making sure the family chef stays connected. The expansive glass windows offer a garden aspect and allow home to be filled with natural light.
Three generous bedrooms are positioned at the front of the home, each with built in robes and beautiful main bathroom that you will find in a home built for a large family. The segregated master bedroom features a walk-in robe, ensuite and access to the rear deck. The fifth bedroom is perfect for a nursery or home office.
The front and backyard has been designed by Cedric Bryant to create a low maintenance garden that requires minimal water and has texture and colour all year round. The irrigation system looks after the raised vegetable patches and mature fruit trees for you. A large grass strip and merbau deck with colorbond roof is perfect for the kids to play and you can entertain guests all year round.
13 Durack Street will remind you of days gone by and will inspire you to rediscover, recreate and share these times with a new generation.
.752m2 flat block on Downers most popular street, famous for the Oak Trees
.renovated and extended 209m2 family home
.formal lounge room with gas fireplace and corner window
.gourmet kitchen with SMEG 6 burner gas stove with 900mm electric fan-forced oven, SMEG external ducted range hood, Caesar stone benches with vinyl wrap cupboards in kitchen and extensive storage and pantry space
.spacious meals and family room connect to the backyard through sliding glass doors
.master bedroom with walk-in robe, ensuite with granite bench tops and access to rear deck
.bedroom two, three and four generous in size with built-in robe
.bedroom five, perfect for a home office or nursery with built-in robe
.granite benchtops and floor to ceiling storage in main bathroom
.tastics with exhaust fans in ensuite, bathroom and laundry
. Cedric Bryant designed garden – briefed to design for low water needs and easy care, textures and colours from leaves when no flowers and flowers as much of the year as practical
. in ground drip irrigation front and back. In ground lawn irrigation at back
.raised veggie patches (irrigated) crab apple trees, quince tree, grape vine – good crops, star jasmine, herb garden, crepe myrtles, tea tree, bottlebrushes along fence create green merging with neighbouring trees visually enlarging the garden. Large oak trees lining the street enhancing the street scape and cooling the suburb in summer and providing wind protection
.plenty of room for outdoor garden settings, swing sets, sandpits and dogs and cats.
.large merbau deck, oiled annually with Cabot deck oil. Colourbond roof
.ducted evaporative cooling and gas heating – with single thermostat and control
.wall and double ceiling insulation including thermal insulated sarking under the roof. Under floor insulation in the extension
.two outside gas continuous hot water heaters near each bathroom
.1.8m colorbond fencing
.house rewired during renovations in 2008/2009. All house has LED downlights. Halogen flood lights all around the house and shed veranda
. house replumbed (including new stormwater drains and sewers) during renovations in 2008/2009
.NBN connected and patch panel in study for the CAT 5 UTP Ethernet cabled to all the
.security system and wired smoke alarms with battery backup. Fitted for back to base – owner to activate
.external weatherproof power points on each side of the house, external TV antenna with outlets in lounge, family room, study and MBR (installed by Palmers).
.extensive storage in each bedroom, kitchen, laundry and garden
.crimSafe screen doors on all external doors.
.colorbond roof, gutters, downpipes, fascia making it low maintenance
.extra large gutters and multiple downpipes storm-proof the house. No problems in the Feb 18 storm that flooded Dickson and Norhtbourne Ave or any storms or high winds. Flat well-drained block
.large brick post box designed to take large documents and magazines and A4 envelopes without folding
.external taps front, back and south side of house
.large lockable colorbond shed/workshop with power.
.large lockable storage under the carport.
.one block from Downer oval and shops – GANG GANG café, vet, bottle shop, her. wellbeing studio, community halls, scout hall and playground. 10’walk to Dickson ovals, wetlands, and dog park
.near primary and secondary schools (under 10 minute walk). Bus stops in Melba St, Tram stop at Swinden Street
.10 minute walk to Dickson Aquatic Centre, Dickson shops with medical centres, physiotherapists, dentist, optometrists pathology, pharmacies, Woolworths, newsagents, butchers, grocers, bakeries, many cafes, many Chinese and Japanese restaurants, Dickson Tradies Club, petrol stations, bus interchange, BWS and Dan Murphy’s. Coles coming near Woolworths
.5’drive or 20’walk, or 10’tram ride to Braddon and Civic, close to Belconnen mall and CIT in Reid or Belconnen. Close to ANU, and UC by bike or direct bus or tram
Living size: 209m2
Land size: 752m2
Land rates: $1,397
Land value: $579,000
13 Durack Street