Renovated weatherboard cottage oozing charm, in popular Duffy St
A classic, white picket fence is the first thing you'll notice as you arrive. After that, perhaps the freshly painted weatherboard exterior & metal roofing. One's pulses may be racing in anticipation by this time. The major expenses have already been spent on this character-filled home, nestled in one of trendy Ainslie's more sought-after streets. All it needs is someone's personal touch to make it their own.
Spacious open plan living is airy & inviting, with French doors opening onto the expansive hardwood deck to its fore. It's a wonderful space in the early mornings with the winter sunlight streaming in, making the cypress pine floors glow. Original double-hung windows & a gas fireplace with bamboo mantlepiece add to its charm.
Complementing the living area is the updated chef's kitchen with its huge bamboo timber-topped island bench taking pride of place. Aesthetically, white polyurethane cabinetry contrasts the wooden elements, as do the black-coloured sinks, tap ware & hexagonal splashback tiles. A state-of-the-art stainless-steel rangehood marries well with the brand name gas hot plates, under bench oven & dishwasher. The piece de resistance is the combined European laundry/butler's pantry.
Oriented to north, the 3 double-size bedrooms all have modern Holland blinds, the secondary ones also including lush grey carpet. The generous main offers an excellent walk-in robe & has windows looking out onto the tranquil, tree-lined street.
The ‘wow factor' bathroom makes quite a statement, taking this vintage cottage into the 21st century. Its free-standing oval bathtub should bring a smile to the lucky new owner's face, as will the roomy shower recess, magnificent floor-to-ceiling tiling, chic lighting & artisan-like vanity unit.
The grounds have much potential – all they need is a green thumb to make them sing again. The basics are already in place with several mature deciduous trees in place, some pittosporum screening & a magnolia hedge lately planted, bordering the picket fence. Ample grassed areas provide space & the enclosed vegetable garden could convert back to the original chook run. The wondrous deck with recessed floor lighting should provide many hours of alfresco fun, & be a huge party hit.
Ainslie, with its lovely wide nature strips, needs no introduction. One of Canberra's first suburbs, it's intrinsically woven into our Capital's history. Its eclectic housing covers eras ranging from the 1920s to the present day. Proximity to the City Centre, Mt Ainslie's bushland, local schools, shops & parkland ensure demand will continue to grow. Updated weatherboard cottages with Number 103's character rarely come onto the market. So, be the first to ask the agent for a contract!
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