40 Cowper Street

  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2
  • Parking2
  • TypeHouse

#soldbyholly $1,320,000

If seeking beautiful heritage elegance, with a modern twist in historic architecture, the cowper.home will be at the top of your list.

The home is quintessentially Ainslie. A heritage worker’s cottage which has been delightfully renewed throughout its life, surrounded by shady street trees and with the mountain as a backdrop.

The home’s true beauty lies in the heritage façade.The character of the 1938 brick 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, antique glass and high battened ceilings.

The original footprint of the home cleverly offers a modern lifestyle through integration of original cottage and recent extension with north facing full length windows and doors to ensure winter warmth is captured while delivering connection to the covered entertaining area. The generous floor plan of three large bedrooms, flexible study/library, two bathrooms, and modern kitchen provide functional spaces for easy living.

The established gardens feature a towering rhododendron covered with large red blooms – reminiscent of early Canberra plantings. The large level allotment is perfectly placed for sun drenched kitchen gardens and chooks! The deep rooted lemon tree loaded with lemons, marks the building line of the extension, a tree too beautiful to lose defining the character of the block.

Cowper Street is possibly in the most central position, easily accessible to Braddon, Dickson shops, Ainslie shops, the Ainslie Football Club and the City – all just moments away. This is inner north living at its best.


.lovely heritage family home in Ainslie
.sympathetically renovated and extended, retaining heritage character
.beautiful open-plan kitchen and dining room
.kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven, gas cooktop, island bench with timber benchtop, plenty of storage space
.light filled dining room with expansive glass windows and sliding door access to deck
.feature pendant lights
.timber flooring throughout
.sitting room with fireplace, sash windows and access to porch
.elegant library/study with timber built-in shelving, sash windows, pendant lights
.large main bedroom with built-in robe, private updated ensuite with shower, toilet and vanity
.bedrooms two and three with built-in robes and sash windows
.updated main bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity
.laundry in hallway
.generous covered deck off dining room
.beautiful gardens with established trees and greenery
.wonderful location in heritage Wakefield Gardens Housing Precinct
.proximity to Ainslie shops, Mount Ainslie, local schools, public transport, city and ANU

EER: 2.0
Land size: 919m2 (approx.)
Living size: 157m2 (approx.)
Land rates: $5,446.45 pa (approx.)
Land value: $850,000
Year built: 1938 (approx.)

40 Cowper Street




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