This surprising and unexpected family home truly offers the best of both worlds. Anyone who has looked down from the Inn at Edgar’s has appreciated the aspect of the low line, single-story rooflines across the heritage precinct with 100-year-old plantings and established gardens. Striking sunsets and an interchangeable view across the elevated inner north position offer a spectacular vista for all seasons. The play on colour as the sun crosses the sky and the patchwork of organic tones are uplifting and revitalising.
This is 94 Wakefield Gardens, Ainslie.
While its heart is anchored around the prestigious and heritage-rich Wakefield Gardens precinct, just moments from the Ainslie shopping hub, the property offers a true, unexpected sanctuary with complete privacy and seclusion. This rare find allows you to design a life that is connected to a vibrant community, while still allowing your home to be your escape.
The residence beautifully encapsulates the notions of community, friends, family, connection. It offers a strong sense of place, being so close to the local Ainslie shops, which of course includes Canberra’s best cheese counter inside the IGA. Edgar’s, one of this city’s great pubs, and Pilot, a sparkling fine dining restaurant, are just across the road, as are all the necessary amenities. The prime location simply can’t be bettered. There is a reason, in fact many reasons, why the current owners have enjoyed living here for over 30 years.
Behind the lush, established hedge is the semi-detached architecturally-extended heritage home. The strong connection to nature continues throughout the outdoor living spaces, with old and established plantings, two statuesque olive trees, the noble fruit, and lovingly-maintained gardens. The wisteria-covered pergola simply invites long lunches in summer. It all feels a world away from anywhere while being part of the heartbeat of Ainslie.
The inside living spaces offer versatility and a flexible lifestyle. The recent renovations have brought in a portal-like corridor to connect the original period home to a new wing. The open plan kitchen and living areas are perfect for entertaining, the accommodation wing features four bedrooms, while an additional rumpus / living space can also be used as a fifth bedroom space. In addition, the backyard office / studio is an ideal retreat or home office, and can easily be converted into a self-contained flat.
.beautiful semi-detached heritage home
.wonderful, absolutely premium Wakefield Gardens location
.such close proximity to Ainslie shops while being completely secluded and private behind an established hedge
.home with original front lounge, fireplace and timber mantle
.solid timber flooring throughout
.character details retained, picture rails, Canberra wood fuel stove
.modern white plantation shutters
.architecturally designed extension allowing open plan kitchen and living area
.emotive French doors leading to picture perfect verandah
.summer alfresco entertaining with pergola covered in beautiful wysteria and ornamental vines
.accomodation wing with four bedrooms
.large flexible rumpus/second living/fifth bedroom space
.bathroom with shower/bath, toilet and double vanity
.underfloor heating in both bathrooms
.beautiful vaulted sky windows filling the living spaces with light
.established gardens with noble olive trees, veggie patches, three apple trees, cherry tree
.Canberra red brick paving
.original garage converted to studio with bathroom and ample storage, potential to put in a kitchenette and create a fully self-contained living space
.carport with auto tilt door to provide ample off street secure parking
.deluxe hydronic gas heating
.wonderful location in Ainslie, Wakefield gardens Heritage Precinct, with proximity to Ainslie Shops and restaurants, excellent local schools and direct access to the city
Land size: 806m2 (approx.)
Living size: 211m2 (approx.)
Land value: $714,000
Land rates: $4,637.96 pa (approx.)
Year built: 1936 (approx.)
Renovated: 1996 (approx.)
94 Wakefield Gardens