#soldbyholly $1 335 000
Over many years I have often walked down the laneway to the park, the preschool and tennis courts, and would pass 2 Dirrawan Gardens in Reid. I always admired its simplicity, its modest footprint and envious position in the suburb. It is one of those homes that imprints itself on your memory. The red brick plinth contrasting with white rendered facade is distinctive and beautiful.
Contemporary heritage is a new way of viewing Reid’s place in our city in 2019. Surrounded by the rejuvenation of the city centre, high-density precincts and beautiful parks, the location and the ability to live well in a protected garden precinct is the new story of Reid.
Reid is recognised by the National Heritage Register, though I feel heritage is so much more than a classification or standard. It conjures an emotional connection to history and landscape. We are drawn to a home, wanting to know who lived there, what has been their story, how has Canberra grown as a city around them.
Penny is a good example of this. She has lived a fortunate and interesting life. Dirrawan Gardens, has been her home for 44 years after living in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America and Papua New Guinea. She and her husband raised two sons who enjoyed a happy childhood at this house as well as playing with other children in the park, they also walked to Ainslie School and Campbell High School and cycled to Daramalan and Dickson colleges.
.arguably best position in Reid
.located in tightly held Dirrawan Gardens
.opposite quiet leafy park
.large, level garden block 1008m2 (approx.)with sunny aspect to rear gardens, perfect orientation for future extension
.original single brick garage
.double brick plus brick veneer extension
.flexible floor plan, four bedroom two bathroom home with formal lounge and family area
.large family kitchen with electric stove
.front lounge with Conara wood burner and mantle
.character-detailing throughout original part of house, high ceilings, ornate cornices and picture rails, original hard wood timber floors and doors, cedar window frames, terra-cotta roof tiles
.ducted gas heating and ducted evaporative cooling
.brilliant location within footsteps to parks and gardens, a wide selection of cafes, shops, the Australian War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin, the city centre and the exciting Braddon precinct. 1000m to Ainslie school
.7 minutes’ walk to the city via the beautiful glebe park
Land Size 1008m2
Living Size 152m2
Land Value $1,074,000
Land Rates $6172 (approx.)
2 Dirrawan Gardens