Block size: 1681 m² approx.House size: 200 m² approx.UV: $744,000
Dream BIG and Live LARGE in Pearce : House and Studio on 1681.5m2
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Expression of Interest closing Wednesday 4 July 2018 at 12 noon
Located in an unbeatable Dress Circle position, elevated with a perfect northerly aspect, and sweeping valley views, this property awaits your masterly direction, to transform its huge potential into your dream home and lifestyle. Boasting land size of 1681.5m2, amid other prestige addresses, the property's potential is almost limitless - with capital growth assured. Extend, renovate or rebuild - the choice is yours. This is a Blue Chip investment in your perfect 'Bush Capital' lifestyle.
Formerly inhabited by two of Canberra's most famous cultural identities: internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Rosalie Gascoigne, and her equally esteemed husband, astronomer Ben Gascoigne, the site was hand-picked for its stunning natural attributes. The current original Mid Century Modern residence is unique, and was thoughtfully designed by local Canberra Architect Theo Bischoff, and completed in 1969. It was designed to be solar passive, light filled and spacious, all on one level and features high ceilings, walls of glass, and warm natural finishes of brick and timber throughout. With its timeless and stylish interior, and effortless indoor-outdoor flow, it offers a wonderfully private and peaceful lifestyle, with tremendous potential to adapt further to your own personal specifications.
An impressive formal entry leads along a light filled gallery walk to several living areas, outside to a private walled courtyard, and on to the separate bedroom wing. The main living room is large and light and features a striking, oversized open fireplace and reverse cycle air-conditioning for year round comfort. The adjacent dining room opens to the updated kitchen with stainless steel benches and appliances and walk-in pantry. All living areas are north facing and have stunning views across the valley from the large glass windows and doors.
The bathroom and powder room are contemporary in styling, with neutral colours and quality finishes. The main bedroom is oversized and features a private outlook with beautiful views to Black Mountain and a capacious timber wall of built-in storage. Two other bedrooms nearby, one with built-in wardrobe, offer uses as family or guest accommodation, or perhaps a study (or two).
Separated from the main house, but attached by an undercover walkway, is the large purpose built artist studio. It was a later addition to accommodate the artist and her growing practice, and is a beautiful space which amply complements the original dwelling, and offers scope for multiple living requirements. The studio is highly suitable for adaptation to a work from home office, gym, teenage retreat or additional accommodation purposes. Its close proximity to the main house means that it could be joined to provide an extension of the current living areas and accommodation, and would make a fabulous parent's retreat, or an additional large living room.
Outdoor living options include a north facing covered patio (offering stunning views) and the private internal courtyard (with easy access to the generously sized kitchen and dining areas), which could easily be built in to create a second (or third) large living room in the main house, without disrupting the existing layout and design. The attached single car LUG features the original workbench used by the artist in the creation of her large assemblages, some of which can be seen in Canberra, hanging in the National Gallery of Australia.
Located close to good schools, shopping and dining experiences, and set in the foothills of Mount Taylor Nature Reserve, with its stunning views and walking trails, 3 Anstey Street Pearce offers an unrivalled opportunity to create a suburban Canberra lifestyle like no other.
Create your own history. Don't miss this rare opportunity to secure a premium location in a desirable, tightly held suburb of Australia's 'Bush Capital'.
THE OPPORTUNITY: 1681.5m2 block (2018-19 UV $816 000) Elevated block with perfect North Aspect and Stunning 180 degree Valley Views Dress Circle position in the heights of Pearce amid other prestigious high quality homes Sited opposite parkland ('Rosalie Gascoigne Park' named after the original artist resident) Easy Access to Mount Taylor Nature Reserve and walking trails Close to excellent Private and Public school choices (Sacred Heart Primary, Marist College and Torrens Primary and Melrose High) Close to shopping centres (minutes to Westeld Woden, Southpoint at Tuggeranong and local options at Pearce Shops, Southlands at Mawson and nearby Torrens Shops) Close to popular Dining experiences (walking distance to Deek's Cafe and Rama's at Pearce shops and a short drive to Olive at Mawson) Close to public transport (walk to bus stop) Original Architect Designed Residence plus large purpose built Artist Studio (approx. 45.69m2) RZ1 zoning allows for Dual Occupancy (STCA) All figures are approximate only.