Huge private block within walking distance of the City – sensational value!
Do the maths, this home offers the astute buyer a rare opportunity in a unique location. A perfectly positioned property set in lovely Higgins Crescent, within the picturesque Corroboree Park Heritage Precinct. You are just a short stroll from Mt. Ainslie, Haig Park and Corroboree park itself, where you can enjoy picnics amongst heritage Eucalypts, tennis courts, a community centre, and a playground for the kids; it’s an absolute treat.
On the spacious 858 m2 block, a separate studio/guest accommodation offers bathroom and laundry facilities and is a perfect teen retreat or AirB&B income earner. The possibilities and flexibility for renting are superb with a set up designed to suit a range of rental options, you will be pleasantly surprised by the opportunity on offer!
The home itself features timber sash windows, original spotted cypress flooring, high ceilings and abundant light throughout with its character and warmth being immediately evident from the moment you step inside.
Offering flexible living arrangements this home will surprise with its versatile floorplan allowing for a multitude of uses, whether it be for one larger home or as two separate residences, the choice is yours. Previously the property was divided into two separate, independent self-contained residences, with two kitchens and laundries – and this can be easily reinstated. You could rent one out and live in the other or perhaps live next door to family members, depending on your needs.
The two glorious living areas enjoy direct views up to Mount Ainslie, so sit back, relax and revel in the magical outlook on offer. The main kitchen has quality appliances, stone bench tops and Italian glass tiles. There’s plenty of storage space throughout with built in storage in most rooms.
From the kitchen/dining area you step directly out through the cedar French doors to the leafy, private front yard where you can enjoy relaxing with family and friends under the shade of a magnificent deciduous Persian lilac tree.
The huge back yard has chook and bike sheds as well as a fabulous rustic Cedar shed that can be utilised as a hobby room, studio or kids play space. It also offers so much potential for further additions or improvements. The back-yard can be divided, landscaped or utilised to add a new, north-facing living space.
Higgins Crescent is a safe, warm, welcoming community with a growing number of young families. Local children frequently play together in each other’s backyards and neighbours look after your chickens when you’re away.
.Unique three bedroom, 2 bathroom plus ensuite residence with flexible living arrangements
.Solar Hot Water system
.3 x Reverse cycle split system units
.Refreshed with new interior & exterior paint
.Privately set behind the lovely pittosporum hedging
.Beautifully presented and in excellent condition throughout
.Separate studio/accommodation featuring bathroom/laundry facilities plus a reverse cycle split system
.Currently being utilised as one home but can be re-instated as two dwellings with separate kitchen, living and bathroom/laundry facilities – separate electricity meters can be installed with power boards to each area already installed
.Studio is also separately metered
.Options to live in one and rent the other or perhaps share with family members depending on your needs – potential rental income for part of the home of $2000 per month approx.
.Glorious views to Mount Ainslie from the living areas
.Excellent updated main kitchen with quality appliances including an induction cooktop, stone bench tops and abundant storage
.Lovely main bathroom with underfloor heating and a heated towel rail
.Cypress timber flooring throughout the home
.Sash windows, high ceilings and some ornate cornices
.Delightful outdoor sitting areas amongst leafy surrounds with the canopy of a tall deciduous tree making for the perfect setting to relax
.Guttering and downpipes recently replaced
.Terracotta tiled roof
.Set in the sought after and tightly held Corroboree Park Heritage Precinct where the park offers so much enjoyment for all including a play area, community hall and tennis courts
.Brilliant location within walking distance to the City Centre, schools, a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, Braddon Precinct, Ainslie Shops, Mount Ainslie walking trails, the Australian War Memorial and Lake Burley Griffin
A literary pedigree!
. Author Vivienne Rae Ellis lived in the home between 1977 and 1982 when she wrote or published three biographies, Louise Ann Meredith 1979, Truganini 1981, and George Nathaniel Robinson, 1988.
.4 different people have written a PhD thesis here!
.Corroboree Park is shaped liked a semi-circle, and is associated with the Aboriginal use of the area prior to the European settlement in Canberra. The park was created around 1925 around the ‘Corroboree Tree’ located in the park.
Land Size: 858m2 approx. block
Land Value: $981,000
Rates: $6,184.00 per annum
9 Higgins Crescent