Jasmine and Alex have discovered Canberra's soul and created a home of joy and light in Hackett.
Moving to Canberra from Tasmania, it took some time for them to find their place in our planned city. Our well laid out streets, suburban landscape and young aesthetic can feel soul-less and disconnected if you don't know where to look.
It is unsurprising that it is in Hackett Jasmine and Alex have found their joyful place and their newfound love of Canberra is infectious and heartfelt.
Their brick house on Mackenzie Street is a joyfully warm and inviting home. Flooded with light through large windows, it exemplifies the hope of the mid-century where design had an uncomplicated fresh aesthetic. Modern style and convenience are characterised by simplicity, democratic design and natural textures. A mesh of eclectic and vintage style celebrates the home's mid-century vibe, the deep orange 1960's bricks, geometric patterned tiles and decorative metal porch railing throwbacks to its origins and the endearing features of its timeless appeal.
Hackett happens here every day. People and dogs and children with bikes all stop to chat for a minute or an hour. The neighbourhood children have built cubbies in the bush and played endless games on the oval. There have been countless cups of tea with so many new friends, in the company of art, music and baking. There have been a thousand cakes cooked! The family has watched the seasons change and their garden grow as fast as the children have. They have picked lemons, figs, apricots, raspberries and walnuts, and have watched the cockatoos take all the almonds for themselves.
Joy exists whenever you are present to experience the true nature of what 'is' in the present moment. It is in these moments at 142 Mackenzie Street Hackett that the soul of Canberra has been discovered and much joy has been found.
Find joy in discovering what makes your soul happy. Aly Aubrey
.features .prestigious and highly sought after street in the community of Hackett .privately built and extended four bedroom family home .beautiful formal living room .updated kitchen with electrolux electric double oven, Bosch dishwasher and range hood, electrolux induction cooktop and adjoining meals area .rumpus room ideal as a playroom, home office or second living area .main bedroom with en suite and built-in robe .en suite with beautiful ripple glass window and mosaic tiles .three additional bedrooms all with mirrored built-in robes .beautiful timber floors, ornate cornice & classical light fittings .devine bespoke wallpaper from Etsy .original main bathroom with stunning pink bathtub and updated separate toilet .seperate laundry off the kitchen with external access to the rear garden .increased energy efficiency updates including double cell honeycomb blinds & R6 insulation batts .ducted Daikin reverse cycle heating & cooling throughout .stunning framed views from the large windows .light and bright sun filled home .large covered double carport with custom made, lockable gates in spotted gum .additional single garage with attached fully lined studio workshop .glorious front and rear gardens brimming with luscious layers of contrasting vegetation .sheltered, north/east facing, fully fenced back yard .delicious fruit and nut trees including an established lemon tree, multiple varieties of herbs and a chicken coop .excellent location only metres to Mount Majura Reserve, schools, sports oval and the local Hackett shops .easy access to public transport including local bus stops and the light rail
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