#soldbyholly $1 630 000
Sometimes something perfect comes along. A home that is perfectly placed, perfectly restored and a perfect fit.
17 Higgins Crescent is beautiful, perfectly beautiful. Classic heritage, leafy surrounds and bespoke interiors frame this desirable residence in a tightly held location. Delivering an impressive blend of period elegance, contemporary style and family flexibility, the home embodies grace and style with gorgeous gardens to match.
The character of the 1927 heritage timber house is retained and interwoven into the fabric of the new and the old. Extended and refurbished, the home features modern open plan living that retains character details of timber detailing, fireplace mantles, terracotta tiles and high battened ceilings.
The gardens are stunning, filled with flowering and deciduous trees. Looking from the kitchen and decking captures the serene aspect of lush green lawn, established trees and kitchen gardens. An extensive level garden provides the perfect setting for an urban oasis on the city’s doorstep. With an emphasis on sustainability, thoughtful and functional garden design offers privacy, alfresco areas to enjoy, planned garden rooms, productive kitchen plantings, a large chicken coop, cubby house and vegetables. Every room in this gorgeous home affords a garden aspect viewed through beautiful timber sash windows and French doors which seamlessly integrate the indoor living spaces to the leafy outdoors.
There is something very special about this home with its foundations reaching right back to Canberra’s earliest days.
Griffin’s 1916 plan for Canberra aimed to create healthy working and living environments for urban residents based on the international Garden City movement. Protected with a heritage listed overlay, this wonderful home fulfils to this day his vision of a ‘Garden City’ plan. The Corroboree Park precinct is an exceptional example of the Garden City plan with central park, tennis courts and community hall.
Higgins Crescent is a safe, warm, welcoming community with a growing number of young families. Local children frequently play together in each others backyards and back decks while the adults get to know each other over a cup of tea or glass of wine. Its the kind of street where the neighbours throw you a welcome party when you move in and look after your chickens when youre away. Where someone will put out your bins if you forget its bin day, and you can easily knock on a neighbours door if you need a helping hand.
Brilliantly placed for a vibrant and community-oriented lifestyle, Corroboree Park is a coveted position and an easy place to live. Its a short walk to local daycare centres and preschools, Mount Ainslie bushwalking and bike tracks, Ainslie public school, Ainslie shops and Braddon. Slightly further afield, you can easily bike to Civic, Dickson pool and shops, Bluegum school and Canberra Grammars Northside campus.
Spend your weekends playing tennis in Corroboree Park, hosting friends with a BBQ on the back deck, gazing at the gum tree from the deep, generous bathtub or reading a book in front of the crackling log fire in the front room. This is a home where happy memories are made.
-brilliantly located close to the City and Braddon
-huge, private 995 m? (approx.), established leafy garden block
-200 m? living area (approx.), heritage listed FCC type 26 T3
-extension and design by award-winning architect Gina Carmody
-separate generous front lounge with high battened ceilings and working open fireplace, recently refurbished with custom curtains and light fittings
-spacious modern kitchen with dishwasher and gas cooking, walk in pantry and views over the garden and back deck
-large separate laundry
-flexible floor plan allowing for three double sized bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes and one with fireplace plus a smaller study/fourth bedroom
-generous storage throughout including two linen cupboards, entry cupboard and double built in robes
-central courtyard, French doors connecting living to outdoor areas
-original timber details including mantles, sash windows and picture rails
-polished timber floors
-new custom made curtains and insulating luxaflex honeycomb blinds throughout
-ducted gas heating, evaporative cooling plus air conditioning in bedroom and studio
-garden design provides for established plantings, alfresco paved terrace and covered front and back decks with gas BBQ bayonet
-kitchen gardens with vegetable plot and chickens, automatic watering system
-new solar system installed December 2018: Seraphim 6.3 kW Tier One solar panels plus LG Chem 9.2kWh of battery storage with ten-year warranty
-original single timber garage has been recently converted to a fully lined, insulated studio with reverse cycle air-conditioning perfect for home office or hobby room
– Whole house fully networked with the latest Cat6E cable
-Ainslie School and ovals located at the end of the street, Corroboree Park at other end of the street
– New lockable powder-coated aluminium security gates on each side of the house mean backyard is fully enclosed for small children or pets
-brilliant location within walking distance to a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, Braddon Precinct, Ainslie Shops, C5 Precinct, the Australian War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin and the City Centre
Advisory Service: Free heritage and architectural advice is available for heritage owners and purchasers. The Heritage Advisory Service provides guidance on renovating or extending a heritage home. The service is provided by Philip Leeson Architects Pty Ltd. Call Philip Leeson or David Hobbes on (02) 6295 3311 for one free appointment. This is an independent service supported by the ACT Government. http://www.environment.act.gov.au/heritage/
Land Size 995
Living Size 197m2
Land Value $851,000
Land Rates $4942 (approx.)
17 Higgins Crescent