65 Leichhardt Street KINGSTON

ACT 2604
Sold on 19th September 2020 Contact Agent
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About this property

Heritage listed Precinct, fully modernised & extended 1930's family home

Buyers guide price - From $1,350,000

A property within the Kingston/Griffith Garden City Heritage Precinct rarely becomes available for sale & now 65 Leichhardt St is on offer for the 1st time in 21 years. This Canberra Federation cottage was designed by the Government Architect in the 1920s. The primarily single level floorplan was extended in 2003 & now offers a generous 209m2 of internal living area. The character of the home was lovingly preserved, & the additional space simply makes it more practical for modern requirements, creating multiple private & communal living spaces for a variety of lifestyle options.

Appreciate the design features such as 3.1m ceilings, concertina doors allowing an easy indoor-outdoor flow, renovated kitchen with separate butlers pantry. Huge bedrooms plus multiple additional living spaces off the main bedroom and bedroom 2 and even a walk-through library/music room connecting the original home with the newer, extended living areas. In addition, the 26m2 garage has been re-purposed and painted internally, lined ceiling, carpet tiles, power & lighting making to be functional as a studio, rumpus room or home office.

Kingstons heritage precinct contains 51 residences set over 3 blocks. Heritage listing means only sensitive extensions & renovations can be completed to bring the homes in line with contemporary lifestyle expectations. An objective of the Heritage citation is to retain the visual characteristics of the original buildings.

SMS "65 Leich" to 0431 228 046 to get a copy of the digital brochure containing the contract & explanation of our Friendly Auction System which buyers are really appreciating.

FEATURES TO LOVE:
- Unique, tightly held & highly sought-after family home on flat, 707m2 corner block
- Part of the Kingston/Griffith Garden City Heritage Precinct comprising just 51 homes of which only 12 are free-standing corner block houses like 65 Leichhardt Street
- Large extension in 2003 created a total of 209m2 of living space - making it one of the biggest homes in the precinct
- Floorplan is primarily single level with 3 internal steps down to the main living room & 2 steps back up to the kitchen
- North facing, open plan living area comprising family, dining & study nook with 3.1m ultra-high ceilings & concertina doors
- Elevated kitchen overlooking living area with stone benchtops, 900mm stainless steel, combined oven & 5 burner gas cooktop with rangehood over
- Butlers pantry with extra bench & cupboard space, dishwasher, 1.5 sink & access to a small private courtyard
- Walk through library/music room with built in cabinetry on each side
- Additional living area adjacent to the second bedroom
- Walk-through dressing/sitting area to the main bedroom, with feature (not operational) original Parliament House themed combustion stove. A rare gem
- Main bedroom has built in robe & opens into an updated ensuite with oversized shower, vanity, separate toilet room & 3 windows for light & ventilation
- Bedroom 2, has its own powder room with toilet & basin, is light & airy with a door opening into the rear yard
- 3rd bedroom with built in brick fireplace creates historic ambiance
- 4th bedroom has walk in robe, windows on 2 sides & built in slow combustion fireplace
- High ceilings, timber sash windows, ornate cornices & ceiling roses throughout - generic of the era of the original part of the home
- Brand new carpets & freshly painted throughout
- Ducted gas heating
- Rinnai infinity gas hot water system
- Double brick construction
- Halogen downlighting throughout main living areas
- Built in fish tank in living room to stay with the sale
- NBN connected
- Flexible settlement timeframes if you have a home you want, or need, to sell

OUTDOOR FEATURES:
- Huge feature Sequoia on the verge directly out the front of the home protected tree
- Traditional terracotta rooftiles on house (including extension) & garage
- 26m2 garage currently set up as a multipurpose room (perfect for a home office separate from the house), carpet tiles, lined ceiling & painted throughout with power connected & additional separate storage room at the rear
- New bitumen, extra-long driveway to fit 4 vehicles off the road
- 24m2 sail-covered & pebble surfaced additional vehicle space outside of the main bedroom
- Side gates installed to separate the front & rear yards
- Beautifully presented rear yard with Astroturf, BBQ area, chicken enclosure, shade sail covered entertaining area, fishpond & raised garden beds

LOCATION:
- Within hundreds of meters of St Edmunds College, Narrabundah College, St Clares College, St Clares Catholic Girls High School & Telopea Park School Kingston Oval, Railway station, Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets, Local Kingston shops
- A few minutes drive to the Kingston Foreshore, Manuka shops, Griffith shops

To help buyers, Independent offers the following as part of our Friendly Auction System:
- Written & verbal buyer price guides, updated throughout the campaign
- Digital brochure with everything to consider a purchase including full contract
- A solicitor who can review the contract prior to auction, for FREE
- A FREE section 17 certificate (waiver of cooling off) if you want to submit a pre-auction offer
- 5% deposit pre-approved, payable via BPay (no lining up for bank cheques)
- Help negotiating terms such as settlement dates or exchange deposits to suit the buyer
- Free valuations on your current property(s) to help you establish your financial position
- Personalised bidding strategy meeting prior to auction to create a game plan & answer questions

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Mark Larmer
Mark Larmer
Principal, Licensed Agent & Auctioneer, Partner
0403 215 246