It may have been some time since the Forrest Fire Station answered a call, but there’s a burning opportunity within this historic precinct on Canberra Avenue that has buyers heating up.
The fire station, operational between 1939-83, is now a museum while seven precinct houses have been converted into a variety of office suites.
One of these marvellous two-storey art deco buildings with an adjacent studio (a converted garage) is looking for a new owner and the offer is sweetened by mixed-use zoning.
Potential buyers have the flexibility to, perhaps, convert the bigger building into a residence and use the studio to work from home – or simply create an unusual business location.
James Carter of Carter & Co Agents says he has received inquiries from both home-seekers and business owners intrigued by the potential.
“The property is currently configured as professional suites and includes six separate offices and three bathrooms,” he says.
“There is plenty of car parking, with eight spots out back and two in front, perfect for visitors.”
Total internal size is about 190 square metres. Building 1 is single level and approximately 50 square metres; Building 2 offers some 140 square metres over two levels.
“This is a unique opportunity to buy into one of Canberra’s most sought-after, dress-circle locations,” Carter says.
Price guide: $1.2 million
Agent: Carter & Co Agents, James Carter 0413 974 912