The privileged position of backing a nature reserve is a sought-after attribute for any home, in any suburb of Canberra. In fact, too often it’s easy for us Canberrans to take for granted how lucky we are to be nestled in amongst so much national park and bushland.
But when you merge this innate connection to nature with its majestic position and address, minutes from a vibrant community hub, you have here a family home elevated to nothing short of Ainslie royalty.
Many think of Duffy Street when seeking a home backing reserve, 32 Canning Street is one of about ten special homes that also finds its place on the nature reserve in a quiet enclave of beautiful homes and gardens.
Our nation’s capital has a proud, ingrained link with open space. For many of us, this close proximity to the bush is second nature, our immersion in natural surrounds is comforting, desirable. When four-legged friends come to visit over the fence, it feels simply instinctive. Kangaroos feeding at dawn, nature over your back fence, the experience of living in this home is not only the bush but the city within sight from the elevated garden vista.
This particular location isn’t just about the nature reserve and its proximity to the Mount Ainslie precinct. It’s also a promise of things to come. The green belt will soon be connected to the new luxury Foothills Development, and with that will undoubtedly arise a vibrant new precinct that will run from mountain to lake via Ainslie Avenue.
The suburb, as well as the street, are enjoying significant urban renewal. Many homes in this leafy, tightly-held street are being renovated to ensure ongoing returns and a premium offering. This particular privately-built 1960s home offers generous living spaces which extend and open up to offer large family areas.
The bones are strong, the architectural details are unique, the home has a story to tell. It has integrity, the potential for capturing stunning views, and scope for a growing family. It provides a solid foundation, with open-plan family areas, four generous bedrooms, a lush established private garden, ideal for green thumbs, as well as a double lock-up garage and plentiful off-street parking.
Set amongst majestic leafy trees, the light-filled home has room to breathe and grow. The architectural detailing speaks of the era while inviting the lucky new inhabitants to bring their own personality and style into the welcoming space. This very special family home will remind you exactly why Canberra is known as the bush capital.
.family home in an incredible Ainslie position backing Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve
.front porch to formal entry
.designated front lounge room with expansive windows looking out to garden
.separate dining room with parquetry flooring
.semi open kitchen with plenty of bench space, oven, gas cooking, abundant storage
.family/meals area with fireplace and slate tiling
.freshly painted throughout
.polished timber floorboards
.main bedroom with 2x built-in robes private porch
.second bedroom with built-in robes
.third bedroom with built-in robe
.fourth bedroom/study off family room with built-in robes and linen cupboard
.main bathroom with shower, bath, and vanity
.ducted gas heating
.electric heating in living room
.large double lockup garage/work space and plenty of off-street parking
.beautiful established gardens with paved entertaining, mature trees and plantings
.lovely large rear yard with direct access to the Reserve
.large established Inner North block
.proximity to Ainslie shops, IGA, Edgar’s Inn, Mama Dough, Pilot
.within area of excellent local schools, Ainslie Primary and Campbell High, easy access to the ANU
Land size: 826m2 (approx.)
Living size: 148.4m2 (approx.)
Land value: $920,000
Land rates: $5,863.51 pa (approx.)
Year built: 1962 (approx.)
32 Canning Street