Landscaped parks and avenues of trees merge with private gardens in this beautiful residential environment below the backdrop of Mt Ainslie.Tyson Street marks the border of the Wakefield Gardens Heritage Precinct, which ensures the outlook across to the red brick heritage cottages will be retained as beautiful renewal prevails on the street.
The location and block surpass the humility of the home. The front facade framed by the knee height brick wall, curated front garden and decorative metal gate captures the imagination whilst the texture of the brick home and prominent terracotta roof tiles are charming character details.
The simplicity of the front facade does not deter from the precious yet surprisingly large footprint of original and updated features within; double brick construction, timber kitchen, flexible three large bedrooms with bathroom and ensuite. Behind the original garage is a self contained one bedroom flat, offering a multitude of purposes for family members, blended family structures, or working from home.
Louise has lived here for over 50 years, first moving from Germany in the early 1950s. An early resident on Tyson Street, her extended single level duplex and level north facing kitchen gardens speak to a time when community ties and self sufficiency was part of the early Canberra garden plan. Chicken run, vegetable patches, glass walled garden gazebo and water tanks provide the ideal ingredients for a lifestyle of harmony between the home, garden and surrounds.
Although the landscape has changed dramatically over the years, the community spirit hasn’t. Back to bare bones and ready for the next chapter, Louise’s home is a special opportunity to start your own Ainslie story.
.duplex home with character charm in sought-after Ainslie
.front original lounge room with chimney
.reclaimed bedroom to create additional lounge room with built-in storage
.timber kitchen with marble benchtops, new electric oven
.two bedrooms with built in robes
.third bedroom, walkthrough double-brick extension with ensuite
.sliding glass door to rear from third bedroom, versatility as a home office
.main bathroom with shower bath
.separate toilet off laundry
.timber floors throughout
.terracotta roof tiles
.fully separate (unapproved) one-bedroom flat with reverse-cycle split system
.solar hot water and electricity
.2.2kw solar, 50c per kw
.two 1000L water tanks, one 9000L water tank
.rear garden with veggie patches and northern sunshine
.European front garden with herbs, established plants and bulbs
.original brick garage with storage at rear, extensive off street parking
Land size: 850m2 (approx.)
Living size: 108m2 (approx.)
Land value: $665,000
Land rates: $4,248.47pa (approx.)
Year built:1958 (approx.)
49 Tyson Street