For nearly 50 years there have been two pockets of Canberra that have been safeguarded by the love and enthusiasm of not only architecture enthusiasts, but by the care and respect paid by their residents.
In the early 1970’s Michael Dysart set to change the way we saw medium density housing in Canberra. He wanted to create communities surrounded by verdant bushland, where homes functioned alongside their surroundings, rather than ones that cleared space for as many residences as possible.
The now highly sought-after Urambi Village is nestled in the foothills of the Brindabella’s to the west of Kambah, which now holds a place on the Australian Institute of Architects’ Register of Nationally Significant 20th Century Architecture. Ever since its completion, residents have tightly held their homes, often on-selling to other members of the village when that particular residence no longer worked for the owner, and as such, residences like unit 50 don’t come to market very often.
Nestled towards the southeast of the village, benefitting from close proximity to its garage and only a short stroll down the windy path to the front door, is this beautiful near original 4 bedroom home. Striking high ceilings welcome you through the entry and the light draws you up to the main living area. This space is unique in that it’s been extended to the north to allow for extra living, while still having the signature elevated sitting space often found in Dysart’s homes.
The entire living area has vast raked ceilings, skylights, and floor to ceiling glazing. The kitchen has had new bench-tops installed with the same large format square edge as seen in the original homes, while the meals space seamlessly transitions to the tiled balcony space overlooking the private back garden.
Each of the four bedrooms have ultimate privacy from not only the gardens but each of the other bedrooms as they span across the two lower floors. The master is complete with en-suite and views into the front courtyard.
Unit 50 feels like a sanctuary, a haven surrounded by native gardens, so much so that it’s easy to forget that you’re in a townhouse. The unit is even hidden from passers-by as they meander down the spine pathway through the centre of the village, an activity in itself that feels as if you’re a thousand miles away from the nearest city.
This special and dearly loved home is being brought to the market via private negotiation.
.iconic home in Michael Dysart’s Urambi Village
.generous four-bedroom courtyard townhouse
.kitchen with Tasmanian Cherrywood cabinetry plus meals area
.extended living area and loft space
.garden views from all rooms
.master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe
.bedrooms two and three with built-in robes
.all bedrooms with pure high-quality wool carpets
.new high quality wool carpet in lounge and on staircase
.main bathroom with bathtub, shower, toilet and vanity
.central office/library space
.large, full-established rear garden
.generous private outdoor entertaining spaces
.single carspace, additional car spaces may be rented for a nominal fee
.reverse cycle air conditioning
.solar panels for reduced electricity bills
.solar hot water
.additional ceiling insulation and underfloor insulation on middle level
.registered on the Australian Institute of Architects’ register of Nationally Significant 20th Century Architecture
Living size: 166m2 (approx.)
Land rates: $2,742.49pa (approx)
Body corporate: $4,709.8 pa (approx.)
Year built: 1976
To learn more about Urambi and its significance visit https://www.urambivillage.com/.
50/85 Crozier Circuit