Likened to an episode of ‘love it or list it’ the wrench that the current owners feel letting go of such a beautiful home is real. There is so much to love here; the charm of the red brick duplex is captivating, a renovation that is so perfectly executed and a location on one of the most beautiful parades in Australia.
Known to the local community as Reid Tiny Farm, the house and its garden have inspired a burgeoning cottage industry. In 2020, Dimity, started growing seedlings in neat, raised beds, set out on the lawn. Following their dream of a home in the country and to blown away by the level of local interest and support, the family is taking a leap of faith, embracing rural life and the space required to grow their business. It is a real wrench to the heart, Dimity says, this home is so special, it will be hard to leave.
This exquisite home with large north-west facing garden, is nestled in its prime location on Anzac Park, graced by eucalypts and significant monuments. Extended and renovated by Future Building, award winners for innovative design, the home cleverly achieves demarcated, living and sleeping arenas across two levels. Lovingly balanced between historical and modern aesthetics and steeped in the garden city vernacular. The heritage suburb of Reid has easy access to the city, Lake Burley Griffin, Mount Ainslie and the exciting eateries of the Braddon and Campbell precincts.
The façade is significant for its Canberra reds, charming porch and striking modern extension which overhangs the carport and forms part of the homes growing needs. Simple farm fencing frames the front garden, softened by showy perennial grasses and ground covers. The entryway is flanked by couplet of camelias.
A split-level dining and living, with warm timber flooring, is characterised by expanses of glass, optimising views to garden and welcoming a continuity of light. The dining area with feature fireplace, wood panelling and corner seating has a period, elegance. Clever use of the well beneath the stairs has created extra coat storage and a small office nook.
To the right a spacious, galley kitchen, with a large walk-in-pantry, connects to laundry and separate toilet and has direct access to rear deck.
The covered alfresco dining room and garden, a favourite part of the house – think weekend entertaining, the table set for plenty, a riot of kids on the lush, flat lawn. Ornamental pears, crab apples, weeping silver pear and dogwood, privatise and enclose and the whole garden, is drenched in warming sunlight.
Beautifully proportioned bedrooms, the first bedroom notable for its statement windows, embracing views to treetops and visiting parrots. A children’s bedroom positioned near to a beautiful bathroom with claw foot bath and walk-in rain shower. A guest bedroom opens to balcony overlooking garden, rooftops.
.exquisite and modernised, 1950’s red brick, duplex home in an incredible location in Reid
.extensions to the upstairs area to include modern additions such as ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe
.sunlit lounge area with exposed brick wall and sliding doors to alfresco dining area and back garden
.spacious dining room with fireplace, timber flooring and mantle
.modest and practical kitchen with large walk-in pantry, in built shelving, electric cooktop and oven with timber flooring
.north facing, carpeted master bedroom with feature window, built-in reading lights, walk-in wardrobe and additional cupboard and ensuite
.ensuite with rain shower head, mirrored medicine cabinet and additional vanity storage
.second bedroom with sliding doors to balcony, built-in wardrobes and built-in reading lights
.third bedroom with built-in wardrobe and carpeting
.fourth room/study with skylight and carpeting
.main bathroom with checkerboard floor tiling, free standing claw bath tub, mirrored medicine cabinet, separate rain shower and vanity storage
.separate water closet near main bathroom
.laundry with separate water closet and external access
.partial double glazed window fit-out
.level and manicured landscaping with well nourished vegetable gardens
.excellent position near the C5, Campbell
shops and Schools, the City, Lake Burley Griffin
Fine details (all approx.)
Land size: 539m2
Build size: 173m2
Build year: 1954
Rates: $5,858.02 pa
Land tax: $9,453.20 pa
Reid is synonymous with village life steeped in the qualities of another era – magical pathways, shared recreational areas, verdant gardens, community and cohesion. Known for its lush garden feel and ample green spaces, Reid is a coveted, heritage-listed, enclave, a short walking distance to the CBD, Braddon and Campbell precincts. Handy to schools, colleges, the ANU and CIT, the home is also close to transport including the new metro city station, connecting you to all of Canberra.
21 Anzac Park