Designed by renowned architectural firm Oakley and Parkes, this timeless, heritage home in leafy Forrest perfectly melds the old with the new.
The original handiwork of renowned Melbourne architects Percy Oakley and Stanley Parkes, the home has been modernised through a series of renovation and refurbishment projects that have stayed true to the history of the 1920s gem at 58 Dominion Circuit.
The majestic gardens and impeccable styling was picked up by ‘House & Garden’ magazine, which featured the abode.
Selling agent Mario Sanfrancesco, from Blackshaw Manuka said the property was set in
one of Canberra’s most exclusive heritage precincts and had taken out several awards for its high-calibre renovations.
“It’s done in a very sophisticated and classic style with the best quality materials, while keeping it sympathetic to the architecture of the time,” Mr Sanfrancesco said.
“The end result is a magnificent family home in the inner south of Canberra with all the modern luxuries we like in 2020.”
The five-bedroom property, which includes a separate study and library, has retained its heritage features, including French doors, sash windows, high ceilings and two original fireplaces, while integrating with new technology.
High-end technology includes electronic weather protection outside, hydronic heating to the wall panels and bathroom floors, surround sound, electric blinds, touch lighting and security.
With seamless interaction between indoor and outdoor components, the house offers an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired pizza oven, fireplace, heated swimming pool, outdoor shower, spa, sauna and a series of garden rooms.
Outside, the formal gardens include hedging and avenues of established trees, with crepe myrtle and cascading wisteria among roses and camellias.
The charming property will go to auction on 17 December at 6pm.