Argyle Square is famous for its upright rows, low roof lines, wrought iron balconies, dormer windows – referencing the Victorian terrace house – and wonderful, linking courtyard gardens. Nestled within the lush, garden suburb of Reid, close to Glebe Park and a steps from Civic, 48/1, strikes a balance between past and present, offering a vibrant urban lifestyle and the time-honoured notion of home oasis.
Solidly constructed and generously proportioned, 48/1, extends a sense of spaciousness and quiet, double brick walls filtering, separating the bustle of the city from the sanctuary of inside. Opening to balconies at each end, to highlight the natural attributes of the quaint street scape of this historic neighbourhood – established street trees, deep verges, heritage cottages – and welcoming the charming, shared gardens to the rear, bathing the home in light. A playful canvas, for chosen art, individual styling, self expression, awash with character, warmth, texture, history, 48/1, is the essential foundation for the next chapter. The inner locale, of this three-bedroom abode, easily delivering a rich tapestry of cultural experiences, right to your doorstep.
Richly tonal, exposed brick walls, contrast with fresh white window pelmets, trim and ceilings. The open living, dining extends to north facing balcony, taking in treetops, sky and plenty of daylight, warming the space and casting dappled shadows as the sun moves through out the day. The romance of the gas fireplace is perfect for gathering, sharing a drink or two, on cool winter evenings and the dining space, connected to the kitchen via servery window is a stage for family meals, dinner parties.
The vintage, galley style kitchen, oozes 70s flare – original counter tops are a wonderful punch of mustard yellow, marrying with the bold, burnt orange ceramic splash back, pine cabinetry with timber handles, and warm floor tiling. The bold will withhold, the modernist will picture their future culinary dream with ease.
The large master bedroom, with walk through robe and ensuite, opens to the rear balcony, with views to garden, contributing to the spatial generosity. Another floor to ceiling, mirrored built-in-robe provides further storage.
Two more bedrooms, both framing leafy outlooks and one opening to balcony, centre around a family bathroom with bathtub, separate toilet and internal laundry.
The shared courtyard gardens are verdant, soft, inviting, allowing you to spill out from the home to a calming reserve. With established trees, decorative lampposts, easy lawns, this is an intimate, romantic arena, for gathering, communing, celebrating – an inviting respite from the built-up environs of the inner city.
The home also offers a single garage with automated roller door.
The apartment is positioned on the cusp of the city, within Reid, alongside Braddon, close to Ainslie, and just a few steps from the Canberra Centre. Reid is known for its history, garden city vernacular, quality heritage homes, delightful pathways connecting green spaces and strong community vibe. This dynamic inner-north locale is synonymous with an array of the finest eating, dining, and entertainment options. The home is across the road from Gorman House Arts centres, close to the Canberra Theatre Centre, the ANU, CIT, Glebe Park and the walking and biking trails within Mt Ainslie reserve – all the best that central Canberra has to offer, is within easy reach. Handy to schools, colleges and with immediate access to transport, including the metro city station, connecting you to the whole of Canberra.
.the perfect and spacious, blank canvas 3 bedroom apartment, in highly sought after Reid in Argyle Square
.two balconies at either end, to enjoy the leafy scenery from both the living and bedroom spaces
.retro, galley style kitchen with electric stove + separate oven, dishwasher, ample storage + servery window to dining room
.very spacious 34 sqm (approx.) living + dining area with ambient fireplace, exposed brick walls + private balcony access
.master bedroom with balcony access, walk in robe, additional mirrored built in wardrobe + ensuite
.two additional bedrooms with built-in robes
.balcony access from bedroom two
.main bathroom separate bathtub + shower
.separate water closet to main bathroom
.split system inverter (living, master bedroom,
.located on the first floor
.single automated roller door garage
.freshly painted and carpeted
.immaculately maintained common grounds
.late 1980’s build
.central and highly desired Reid location close to transport, Glebe park, Civic, Lake Burley Griffin, Mount Ainslie, Lonsdale St Precinct, CIT and ANU.
Living size: 114 m2 (approx.)
Land rates: $2740 pa (approx.)
Strata fees: $1416 pq (approx.)
Year built: 1984 (approx.)
**Strata Fee Detail:
Admin: $977.93 pq
Sinking: $438.75 pq
48/1 Allambee Street