This home would have a colourful story to tell, having seen Canberra grow from sheep paddocks to the thriving metropolis it is today.
Designed in 1926 the home was originally advertised by Federal Capital Commission as the FCC Type 2. Advertised in the General Notes for Information of Public Servants April 1926, it was designed to entice public servants to move to Canberra. The price back then was £1,250 which included a fuel store, tool house and gravel footpaths.
Located in the prestigious, Alt Crescent Heritage Precinct, the original 3-bedroom cottage was renovated and extended in the mid-1970s to update the kitchen and living spaces, include an additional bedroom and convert the third bedroom into a small flat with ensuite.
The first resident of the home in 1927 was renowned modernist architect, Malcolm Moir. He set up his studio in the garage and worked on designs for many early Canberra buildings from the property during the late 1920s.
Since the 1950s, the house has been owned by the Leonard family. The last resident, Bronwyn, was well known in Ainslie, having taught several generations of children in the local area. She was equally renowned for her well-loved garden, regularly taking part in Open Garden events, showing off the sprawling 1508m² grounds and encouraging anyone who showed an interest to take a cutting or two to propagate their own gardens.
Now changing hands for the first time in over 70 years, 54 Limestone Avenue is ready to turn a page and start its next chapter.
This home has many endearing qualities and features including: • 3 bedrooms • Ensuite • Main Bathroom with separate shower & bath • Large Family meals area • Formal lounge with Gas Fireplace and wooden beam ceiling. • Ducted reverse-cycle air conditioning • Secure garage with remote • 12 solar panels • Established private gardens • Part of Alt Cres Heritage Precinct • Short walk to Canberra CBD • Short walk to local primary school • Close to the Australian National University
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Enrolment areas for ACT public schools.
Ainslie Primary SchoolPrimary School
Campbell High SchoolHigh School
Calvary Private HospitalHospital
Canberra CentreMajor Shopping Centre
Australian National UniversityUniversity
Braddon Newsagency & Post OfficePost Office
Aust. Defence AcademyTafe
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26 Feb 2021
Block size: 1508m²
Transfer type: Full transfer
Purpose: Single residential dwelling
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