Fusion of old and new in Canberra’s best location

A lovingly upgraded character home in one of Canberra’s most desirable locations will go under the hammer next weekend.

Blackshaw Real Estate agent Mario Sanfrancesco says the property at 15 Durville Crescent, Griffith, has undergone substantial renovations.

“The house is among the first ones built in this area so the owners undertook a substantial renovation project,” he says.

“They’ve done a magnificent job in creating a seamless transition between old and new and it’s right up there with the best quality builds we see.”

Situated on a 1,071sqm block, the original 1930’s brick cottage has been extended and upgraded with sophisticated care to create a fully refurbished character home. Echoes of the original dwelling have been maintained – like the original wood fireplace in the formal lounge, timber sash windows, and high ceilings.

Handcrafted sandstone walls, mature trees and neatly manicured garden lead up to a four-bedroom residence filled with modern charm amidst the old school elegance.

In the heart of the home, an open kitchen with stone benchtop and walk-in pantry combines with a generously sized family room bathed in sun and light thanks to double sliding doors along one wall. Those doors open out to an inviting outdoor entertaining terrace surrounded by sandstone walls and neatly maintained gardens, and thanks to a motorised vergola you’ll never need to worry about the weather!

“There’s two things about Canberra,” Mario says, “it’s amazing in spring, but in winter its quite chilly, so the northerly aspect to the living room is a vital part of the home.”

“Generally homes like this are quite a project so you don’t often see them for sale, but the current owners had a transfer for business interstate.”

Most of the bedrooms are positioned on the south side of the house, providing plenty of privacy for the master suite on the northern end. There’s more than enough space for a custom walk-in robe, and modern en suite bathroom with stone tops and double basins. 

It’s all just a short walk from some of Manuka’s best cafes, restaurants and boutiques as well as both Grammar schools.

“We’ve got some good interest on it from local families and also good inquiries from interstate,” Mario says.

“It’s one of the most desirable locations within the inner south of canberra, what we call the parliamentary triangle.”

The auction will be held on Saturday, February 27 at 11 am.


15 Durville Crescent, Griffith, ACT 2603

Listing agent:

Mario Sanfrancesco

0412 488 027

Blackshaw Real Estate

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