For Sale

41 Investigator Street
Red Hill

  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Parking1
  • TypeHouse
  • Next Open House Saturday 23 November 12.15pm

Built with love, affection and attention to detail by a German builder in the mid 60’s as a gift for his wife, 41 Investigator Street reflects the heritage of its current owners and their love of art and design.

Double brick and stone construction, terracotta roof tiles, wide timber eaves, Cyprus pine flooring and trademark scratch rendering, give this home its strength and solid feel.

Wanting his wife to feel at home in Australia, the builder incorporated high ceilings, timber features, built-in cabinets, extra deep built-in wardrobes and library shelves.

Enamoured by the home’s original features and charm, the current owners have added thoughtful renovations and more European elements.

French doors and glass panelling both internal and external allow the natural light to flood the rooms.

A butlers’ sink from Paris, bespoke kitchen cabinetry, an Italian chef stove with ducted exhaust, make this kitchen ideal for entertaining. The tiles that cover most of the walls were hand painted in the Dutch delft style by the owner, who as an artist has added creative elements to other rooms including Trompe l’oeil cupboards, walls and ceilings.

Outside, the heavy steel gate, designed by the artist was made locally.

Sumptuous design elements scattered artfully around the house give it a sort of storybook quality. Perhaps the most notable of these elements is the breathtaking renovated bathroom which features a cast-iron slipper bath and ornate pressed metal ceiling. The pedestal basins, toilets and bidet are from Italy.

The shelving in the walk-in wardrobe, off the main bedroom, was built from mountain ash, the design allows for extra hanging space leaving plenty of room to dress.

In keeping with the house an art studio was added. The original stone was sourced along with the roof tiles, cyprus pine flooring and the wide overhanging eves. There is a full bathroom and kitchenette. The studio is light and airy with raked ceilings and double French doors that open onto a paved courtyard under the grape vines. The pavers are a mix of Commonwealth and Canberra red bricks, they also hold a history.

The terrace with views across the valley was originally a grassy area, similar to many patio gardens found in European homes, however, it was converted to become a delightful, fully tiled entertaining space. A suspended concrete slab allowed the area beneath to be converted into a wine cellar featuring an incredible bespoke timber door.

Grapevines hang over the pergola, creating a shady spot with a romantic feel. Along one side of the house there is a raised bed vegetable garden. The front garden is host to a myriad of fruit trees, including, apple, pomegranate, cherry, peach, pear, nectarine, lemon and orange, all provide shade and lots of fruit.

Positioned on a North- East ridge in one of Canberra’s original suburbs, history is woven into this home and into the residential fabric of the Inner South. An aspirational location that is surrounded by reinvigorated shopping precincts, unexpected and quality restaurants, local supermarkets, boutique shops and cafes, plus it boasts proximity to some of Canberra’s best schools.

Beautiful, character-filled double brick home with a European influence.
Three spacious bedrooms with built-in robes.
Study with views through double French doors.
Master bedroom with generous walk in dressing room.
Spacious, light-filled living room with views
European style loose kitchen with butler’s sink, raised Carrara marble benchtops, generous pantry, gas cooktop (5 burners) + electric double oven, ducted rangehood with twin motored exhaust fans.
Ornate, French-style main bathroom with gold detail, bidet, dual sinks
Polished cypress pine flooring in studio and parts of the main home
Cellar underneath the suspended slab, bespoke solid timber door
Coonara wood heater with fan
Evaporative cooling
Ducted gas heating
Studio cottage, one bed, bathroom and kitchenette. Electricity and water separately metered. Raked pine ceiling. Reverse Cycle (heating and cooling)
Established garden with fruit trees and roses
Yellow rose tree (over 30 years old)
Glass green house in vegetable garden.
Pergola with established grapevine.
Garden shed at rear
Alarm system
Prestige and peaceful location at top of Red Hill with views across the valley
Proximity to Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill Primary, St Bede’s Catholic School, Narrabundah College

.year of construction 1964
.living area 170m2 (approx) main house
.EER 0.0
.land size 819m2
.land value: $852,000
.rates: $5,015 per annum

41 Investigator Street
Red Hill


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