A Braddon residence by esteemed Canberra architect Kenneth Oliphant offers covetability of home and lifestyle.
Oliphant is a household name in early Canberran architecture. His distinctive style influenced the inner suburbs of Canberra as our first private architect. Homes that are beautifully detailed, crafted and soundly constructed have stood the test of time for nearly 100 years.
Many of these homes can be found scattered around Canberra, many have been renovated, but only a few are presented with the same grace and refined luxury as 15 Farrer Street Braddon.
A home created with a strong sense of nostalgia, the award winning renovation demonstrates the beauty of updating older homes. 15 Farrer Street is a home interwoven with heritage and modern functionality, where the finest of details have been considered and cared for during the meticulous renovations designed by Gina Carmody.
Signature Oliphant elements are found in the fireplaces, timber detailing and integrated joinery, ornate ceilings and cornices. The retained heritage integrated with modern amenity inspires new futures while keeping a history alive.
In the early 1930s when this home was built many of the handmade bricks and roof tiles were brought by horse and cart from Sydney. Rumours have it that when the Queen first came to Canberra in the 1950s she drove down Farrer Street. All of this said while the house has many heritage features and detailing the property is not heritage listed.
The luxury of time is an unexpected delight of the Oliphant.home. Years of love and passion are found in the exquisite gardens, established trees and flowering plants; a very special gift that enhances the experience of the home. Integration of home and garden is enhanced by access to the front garden from the main bedroom, with a covered outdoor entertaining area at the rear. A large bay window in the lounge frames the view to the garden and beyond to the established plane trees enveloping the street.
Time can be reclaimed. Life is easy living local, the highly enviable position on Farrer Street is remarkably close to Braddon and the city. It’s hard to believe such a serene quiet setting is within a short stroll to the vibrant Lonsdale Street and the City Centre. Local tennis courts, Ainslie School and cultural institutions are all on your doorstep.
Braddon becomes your second home, a vibrant shopping and foodie precinct where you’ll find a mingled assortment of boutiques, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and bars. As Braddon and the city continues its exciting renewal and growth, this residential street’s beauty and enduring character are assured by its unique position and premium location; a quiet street tucked within the City edge.
15 Farrer Street is a home that you will love, in the location you desire, with the lifestyle you covet.
.designed by Kenneth Oliphant in1933, extensively modernised in 2002 design by Gina Carmody
.MBA National Award winner for best renovation/extension
.renewed strapped ceiling detail, renovated fireplaces, solid oak windows and picture rails preserved. Oak lined deep-silled windows and bay window.
.beautiful Jarrah kitchen with Meile appliances, integrated fridge, two wall ovens, gas & electric cooktops, microwave and dishwasher.
.Jarrah carried through to floor inlay in the family room
.built in desk in the hearth, linen cupboard, storage cupboard and cloak cupboard
.separate dining room and separate lounge room
.main bedroom with dressing room plus two additional bedrooms
.en suite with heated floor and spa bath
.two bathrooms with skylight windows; and additional powder room
.laundry with washing machine and dryer
.ducted gas heating, evaporative cooling and 2 fireplaces
.9 foot ceilings, matching stained glass windows in foyer and solid timber floors
.alfresco BBQ area and outdoor dining, large storage capacity in double garage, storage cupboard and sealed ceiling of pergola
.plumbing and electrical replaced in 2002
.”Stainmaster” carpet replaced in dressing room, main and second bedrooms in February 2020
.antique lights completely renovated and rewired
.CAT5 cabling and TV wiring throughout
.stunning compact garden with Canberra recycled red brick paving, private driveway access and visitor parking, established plants, artificial lawns, putting green and automatic watering system
.remote operated secure gates and security system
.beautiful tree lined street, close proximity to the city, childcare closeby
Living size: 183 m2 (approx.)
Land size: 657 m2
land rates: $4,600 pa (approx.)
15 Farrer Street