If you are from ‘old Canberra’ Ainslie might have been your first home. It was established for the craftspeople people that built our beautiful Garden city and laid the Canberra red bricks that built the foundations of our capital.
This is Ainslie. A special place within our city that compares to no other, minutes from the city, Parliament House, the airport and Braddon’s restaurants. Ainslie is uniquely placed between the city and bush, with an enviable lifestyle and a vibrant, diverse community.
58 Paterson Street exemplifies the best in Ainslie location, heritage and contemporary lifestyle.
This home is Ainslie. It has a patina and understated elegance you won’t ever find in a new build. Like Ainslie its not pristine, but full of interesting nooks, delightful surprises and colourful history.
58 Paterson Street is one of the tightly held group of timber houses in the Corroboree Park Precinct, recognised for its unique Garden City design by the ACT Heritage Trust.
The ainslie.house is a meticulously crafted family home, a home for a family. A home that connects to garden rooms through every window, is drenched in northern sun while outdoor areas are shaded by cooling plantings.
Its design built on its heritage integrity, giving the family flexibility and adaptability as their needs changed. Designed by Gina Carmody, the floor plan is incredibly functional and adds playful surprises like the internal courtyard, views from every window and cross ventilation throughout the house.
The blue house on the corner is where people come together to celebrate. Thoughtful design provides generous spaces for collaborative cooking and entertaining large numbers that connect seamlessly to the outdoors. Original details are celebrated and restored including the front porch and ‘Canberra’ wood fuel stove.
Four bedrooms, including a sumptuous master suite, offer boundless options for families, home office, au pair accommodation
The ainslie.house is surrounded by expanses of green, lush plantings. The immaculate hedge restores the heritage style of planting. In the front yard the hedge is waist height so you can talk with locals. Extra height gives privacy in the rear yard and the twisted cinnamon coloured stems are exposed to form a living sculpture. The garden is designed in rooms; a generous courtyard shaded by a large pear tree, a pool garden with deck and luxuriant lawn.
The layers of living, sharing and time are beautifully communicated through the detailing and tasteful interiors. The home uses a carefully contained palette to create an ainslie.home and garden in synchrony.
.a Heritage-listed 1928 Federal Capital Commission timber cottage with a sympathetic modern extension retaining the design integrity of the original architecture of the home
.excellent north solar access throughout the home
.all rooms have a garden outlook
.visibility to the pool from the kitchen through french doors to the indoor and outdoor alfresco areas
.four generous bedrooms (three with generous wardrobes), multipurpose room, separate main bedroom suite
.large open plan living and dining area
.formal lounge room/parlour with fireplace and mantle opening through French doors to the front veranda
.expansive family kitchen with IIve stove, Caesar stone benchtops, Canberra Metters wood fuel stove, original pantry
.three functioning original fireplaces
.mirrored glass splashback cleverly reflects the gardens and connects the kitchen and the cook with the living areas
.main bedroom with extensive walk-in robe, window seat, beautiful solid timber floors reclaimed from Brisbane bridge timbers and French doors with a view to the pool
.luxurious ensuite with triple shower, large arch window from a 1920s home in Manuka, limestone tiling, 1700mm bath and underfloor heating to ensuite and laundry
.mud room connects multipurpose room to family room, internal access from double garage and second private entrance suitable for home business
.the multipurpose room offers flexibility and adaptability, well suited as a home office/study, accommodation for guests, au pair or visiting family
.main bathroom with heritage detail
.internal courtyard with boat-shaped pond gives northern sun and cross ventilation to multipurpose and living rooms
.large covered front veranda connects with the gardens and enjoys a direct aspect to Corroboree Park, the Ainslie Tennis Club and Black Mountain
.fully landscaped, established curated gardens with formal hedges and large trees. Weeping cherry and Magnolia trees shade the pool and fill it with fragrance, large pear tree shades the courtyard, front-yard filled with the original Crepe myrtle, Japanese maples, standard cherry trees, magnolias, rose arbours. Plants have been selected so they flower one after another, giving features in the garden year-round.
.garden irrigation system controlled on your phone with a mobile app, enabling remote access.
.iconic Ainslie hedge providing privacy and protection, sculptured as living art to be enjoyed both at day and night
.freshwater ionized swimming pool with self-cleaning system
.outdoor stereo system installed in the roof to entertaining and pool area
.double garage with internal access, automatic doors, attic storage
.ducted gas heating and hot water, evaporative cooling, high quality well-insulated blinds
.Full back to base alarm system.
living size: 229 m2 (approx.)
Land size: 933 m2
Land value $782 000
land rates $4858 pa (approx.)
58 Paterson Street