From busy streets, cosmopolitan city lights, to the surrounds of nature, the places we live shape our feelings, the decisions we make and the way we feel.
The light, aesthetic, natural surrounds and the things that are special to us are interwoven into the fabric of our homes and our lives. A home can influence the way you feel.
The cockle.home is an emotive home, like no other you’ve seen before. Immersed in light and nature, one’s emotional response is immediate. You will feel yourself lift as you admire the space, the flow and the beautiful connectedness with the outdoors.
Light affects the way you feel, it can make you feel happy and warm. The interchangeable view across the elevated inner north position offers a spectacular vista for all seasons. The play on colour as the sun crosses the sky and the patchwork of organic tones are uplifting and revitalising.
Every aspect of the home greets you with a picture view through large windows. Light streams in from east north facing open plan living and kitchen areas, glass doors open to alfresco decking that wraps around the home taking in the elevated aspect to the city and mountains beyond.
A Women’s Weekly design from the 1960s, the understated modernist facade reveals a clever reinvention of a home that conjures a feeling of functionality and offers generous space to live and enjoy. Design with an uncomplicated and a fresh aesthetic, the layers of living, sharing and time are beautifully communicated through the detailing and sophisticated interiors.
Light exposure is essential for the most rewarding perception of almost all art, and architecture is no exception. The cockle.home will influence the way you feel about your life.
.originally built from a 1958 Women’s Weekly Home Planning Centre design and completed by 1963.
.life changing, the home that inspired the creation of ‘Sold On Styling’, a game changing business that altered the Canberra property styling scene
.captivating location at the most elevated position in Cockle street, set amongst the treetops allowing for complete privacy from the street
.picturesque views across the city lights through to Mount Ainslie
.immaculate presentation inside and out
.sun filled entry with beautiful glass insets
.open plan formal lounge and dining room with soaring high ceilings, beautifully connected to the leafy surrounds
.polished timber floors throughout – the living area once operated as a dance studio in a former life
.statement pendant light in the dining room – Gaetano Sciolari 1960s modernist chandelier, made in Italy.
.meticulously maintained large kitchen and meals area, beautiful satin finished timber floors, five burner Smeg gas hob, double Kleenmaid oven and Miele dishwasher
.split level main bedroom extension, garden views, huge walk-in robe and high ceilings
.adjoining ensuite with walk in shower, double vanity, heated towel rail with views to Mount Ainslie
.extended, extra-large second and third bedrooms with corner windows and built-in robes
.multi-purpose large fourth bedroom set at the front of the home, ideal as a third living room, home office or guest room
.renovated main bathroom, featuring mini mosaic Japanese tiles, original cast iron bathtub, open shower, Velux roof window, toilet connected to grey water, original midcentury lights from the Chapel Street Bazaar.
.laundry with near new SMEG washing machine and dryer
.an abundance of storage including a huge walk-in storage room
.ducted gas heating and evaporative cooling throughout, alarm system
.near new extension offers double glazed windows and wall insulation
.freshly painted exterior, June 2019
.new roof and guttering, September 2013
.north facing enclosed deck, perfect for young children
.fully enclosed, private rear garden, thoughtful terrace design creates intimate spaces for relaxing and playing
.established landscaping including a variety of fruit trees; olives, espaliered apricot and peach, pear, apple and lemon
.flowering azaleas, rhododendrons and daphne plus grassed play spaces
.extensive stone retaining walls
.BBQ area with gas bayonet, 10,000L tank, irrigation system
.elevated cubby house – custom made with cantilevered balcony offering the best cubby views in Canberra!
.extra-large single garage with new garage door, enormous under house storage space
.living 228 m2 (approx.)
.Garage 32 m2 (approx.)
.Deck 59m2 (approx.)
.Block size 876m2 (approx.)
.land rates $4561 pa (approx.)
.UV $756,000 (approx.)
.Built 1963 (approx.)
15 Cockle Street