Designer Gabrielle Spencer is inspired by texture, balance, and colour. Her uncommon sense of style has resulted in a home that is visually powerful, intellectually elegant, and above all timeless.
Taking inspiration from her passion as a bridal gown designer, the home she has created with her husband Nathan and three young boys speaks to their mutual attention to detail and appreciation of classic sophistication. Staying true to her love of pure fabrics and elegant styling, she has followed her designer instinct to create an absolutely stunning home. There is a lot of beauty here.
Meticulously crafted, the gabrielle house is rich in invention of materials and design. Exotic and finely dressed like the pages of a Vogue magazine, the home is adorned by Louis Poulsen pendants, wallpaper from Cole and Sons London, Catherine Martin fabrics, refined joinery and bespoke hardware: a high spec range of pleasing tactile finishes.
As you approach from the street, the beauty within is concealed by the humble 1960’s front façade. Moss covered terracotta tiles remain a reminder of the transformation of this home into something truly captivating.
The main living area is a glorious space. Like a designer dress, stitched to follow the contours of your body, the flowing interiors are a perfect fit, one of a kind. The luxurious materials and textures wrap around you and speak to a bespoke, crafted design which like a designer piece many will try to replicate. Yet it is the authenticity of Gabrielle’s love for design and all things beautiful that stands the home apart.
This is a light and elegant space, the main open living of the house opens out to an amazing elevated aspect and views across Canberra. The crescendo lays in the cathedral vaulted ceiling, defined by distinct beams contrasted by the parallel vertical lines of the gold embossed wallpaper. Sliding full length sliding glass doors lead to a delightful alfresco terrace overlooking lush green established gardens, lawn, and play space.
Every member of the family has a place in the gabrielle.house, like all good design, this home has been created to be exceptionally beautiful, as well as a functional family home. Flexible studio space, general workshop, and gym areas marry effortlessly with bold colour and polished sophistication.
.beautifully appointed, fully renovated family home on an established 1,103m2 (approx.) Campbell block
.thoughtfully designed and meticulously curated, with 218m2 (approx.) of living and high quality materials & finishes throughout
.elegant formal entry with raised ceiling, antique pendant light, hanging storage space
.open-plan family and dining room with feature pendants, large storage drawer unit, “pop-up” TV unit, ceiling fan and stacker door with retractable fly screen
.lovely sunken lounge room with gas fireplace, feature pendants, wool carpet
.high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams
.stunning gourmet kitchen with high specification features (incl. below), abundant bench and storage space
.40mm smart stone benchtop, 2 Pac paint, soft close
drawers, commercial grade sirrus extraction unit, fireclay Italian sink with handmade rose gold handles and rose gold mixer tap, plumbing point to fridge, LED strip lighting, LED lighting to overhead cupboards, AEG oven, AEG warming tray, AEG inverter microwave/oven, AEG dishwasher
.main bathroom with Japanese plunge bath, toilet, shower and vanity, MEK European tiles, Milli tapware
.master bedroom with built-in robes, plantation shutters, pendant light and ensuite
.private designer ensuite with shower, toilet, vanity, and storage
.bedrooms two and three with built-in robes, plantation shutters, ceiling fans
.bedroom four/nursery with plantation shutters, reverse-cycle air conditioning unit for better temperature control
.multipurpose room with polished concrete flooring, in-slab electric heating, French doors to courtyard, and retractable fly screen – potential as a studio, fifth bedroom, or as a home office
.separate laundry with large linen cupboards, handmade Italian tiled splashback, custom made joinery
.double glazing throughout
.ducted inverter heating and cooling
.fully landscaped rear garden with large deck, paved outdoor entertaining space, fire pit, kids’ playground, chook pen
.gorgeous front garden with winding footpath to entry lined with flower beds
.positioned on gorgeous, tree-lined Gellibrand Street
.fantastic location near local shops and schools, C5 and Hassett park, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra City, ANU, public transport
Living size: 218m2 (approx.)
Land size: 1,103m2 (approx.)
Land value: $950,000
Land rates: $6,042.25pa (approx.)
Year built: 1962 (approx.)
Renovations completed: 2020
30 Gellibrand Street