#soldbyholly $1 825 000
The ebden.home is thought provoking, it leaves a lasting impression. It nods to the past, present and future, designed for heritage, contemporary living and environmental consciousness. The home challenges you to think, about what can be done and how it can be done for home and garden, how a home can extend beyond the front door and incorporates the wider community. A heritage home with a brand new outlook.
Amanda and Will wanted the grass to be greener and challenged their architect David Hobbes to transform their cottage to incorporate its heritage, while creating a practical, beautiful and sustainable family home. Their much loved traditional Ainslie home has carefully and cleverly undergone a transformation, renovated and extended.
Resulting in a home that is not only aesthetically beautiful and reverent to its heritage, but one that treads lightly on our environment achieving a 5 star EER and adopting solar and water efficiency with a garden that feeds the family all year round.
The deliberately choreographed movement between garden and interiors is guided by glass openings revealing alfresco areas on all sides. Influenced by the impact of sunlight at different times of the year, the home is not only functional but gives you a sensory experience in the organic aesthetic and custom shelving and joinery throughout.
Civic mindedness is what defines the garden design, throwbacks to Ainslie early days where gardens were integral in the urban planning and were supported in the Garden City Movement. Garden, verge and streetscape combine to make an inspiring micro urban realm. Interactions and connection of the front vegetable garden to Ebden Street has become an invaluable part of the day to day enjoyment of the home.
Integral to the home is the designed garden, artistic and environmental considerations, interwoven with family function and lifestyle spaces, to create a sustainable, liveable and edible garden. It’s beautiful, productive.
The ebden.home is truly remarkable as a forward thinking, environmentally aware design within the vibrant community of the Wakefield Gardens Heritage Precinct.
.double brick cottage in the Wakefield Gardens Heritage Precinct with a sympathetic modern extension in 2012 that retains the design integrity of the original architecture of the home
.extension designed and project managed by renowned Canberra heritage architect, David Hobbes of Philip Leeson Architects
.two minute walk to the much-loved Ainslie shops
.highly desirable five bedrooms floorplan with ensuite to main bedroom, and bathroom access from fifth bedroom, perfect for guests
.cosy, formal front lounge celebrates heritage character with connecting hallway flowing to the rest of the house and the rear garden
.window seats in lounge room and master bedroom overlooking the gardens
.large open plan living and dining areas with beautiful coffered ceilings
.expansive family kitchen with Miele appliances, Schweigen exhaust, Abey sinks, walk-in pantry, granite benchtop and soft-close Harn drawers
.high quality fittings in both bathrooms including Astra Walker tapware, Tasmanian oak joinery and underfloor heating
.large main bathroom with freestanding 1800mm bath, vanity with Ceasarstone benchtop and separate concealed shower and toilet
.ensuite bathroom with marble benchtop
.northern orientation, with passive solar designed large double-hung sash windows in the family room providing light in winter and maximising shade in summer
.Niles ceiling speakers installed throughout the lounge, dining and main bedroom and on the northern and western decks
.bespoke Tasmainian oak joinery provides extensive storage throughout the home
.two slow combustion fireplaces, one Chiminee Phillippe and one Stovax
.picture rails throughout the house
.energy efficient LED down lights
.15 solar panels currently linked to the electricity grid
.double glazing throughout, all windows in the house replaced during the 2012 renovation (four heritage compliant windows to the eastern side have insulative film comparable to double glazing)
.electronic sliding front gate enabling fully fenced and gated front garden
.ducted gas heating (6 star) and gas instantaneous hot water (5 star) both installed in 2012
.new ceiling and underfloor installation installed through extended and original parts of the house, installed 2012
.extensive outdoor storage areas ideal for sports equipment plus wood storage and compost areas
.single large carport provides privacy to the northern deck
.extensive outdoor entertaining areas for every season – including covered back verandah with views to Black Mountain, northern deck with plumbed-in gas for BBQ, southern deck and eastern paved entertaining area
.fully landscaped and established gardens designed by Karina Harris of Harris Hobbs Architects with low-maintenance and productive-garden design-brief
.automatic reticulated water system throughout the gardens plus irrigated front vegetable garden in a ‘parterre style’ made from double brick
.established fruit and citrus trees including highly productive espaliered lemon tree, raspberry, rhubarb and asparagus patches
.established roses, maple and ornamental pear trees
.large, level rear lawn for the kids, with red brick path around the circumference of the house perfect for scooter riding!
.handmade stone feature walls in Nimmitabel Blue stone; red brick and porphyry paving
.rainwater harvesting through a slimline Colorbond watertank plumbed to toilets and washing machine; bladder water tank under verandah plumbed to garden irrigation
Total site coverage (excluding outdoor storage): 285m2 (approx.)
Living size: 199 m2 (approx.)
Decked areas: 65m2 (approx.)
Carport: 21m2 (approx.)
Land size: 1017 m2
Land value: $773 000
land rates: $4 808 pa (approx.)
65 Ebden Street