1930s elegance in red brick in sought after location in Cox St, Ainslie

Sharon Kelley 6 December 2020
36 Cox Street

The home at 36 Cox Street, Ainslie, is a beautiful example of a 1930s red brick inner north home. Photos: Supplied.

Cox Street in Ainslie is the ideally located street that envelops the Ainslie shops, and the playground and open green space behind them. The homes here have history, and the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at number 36 is no exception. ACT Heritage documents show the home was first rented in 1939, for an annual rent of £4.12s, and was valued at a grand total of £115.

The home is fully renovated and updated inside, but has retained the features which give the home its 1930s characteristics: the cedar-framed sash windows, higher ceilings, decorative cornices and polished wooden floors, and the art deco lines of the stairs.

The home has been opened up through renovations to create an open plan living/dining/kitchen which makes full use of the light streaming in from the windows. The home’s kitchen has two ovens, stainless steel benchtops, a gas cooktop and European appliances (Miele, Ilve, Gaggenau), and connects to the dining area and further beyond the elegant living area.

There is plenty of built-in storage in the home, including along one wall of the dining area, where generous cabinetry includes a closed cupboard and a bookcase. Polished hardwood timber floorboards connect the kitchen, dining and lounge with the home’s hallway, which is tiled and has underfloor heating.

The master bedroom is large, and has a separate study area, ideal for a home office or a parent’s retreat, and has a built-in robe and ensuite. The three other bedrooms are light and have external access through French doors to the neat, landscaped yard.

The bathrooms have been stylishly renovated, and again retain features of the 1930s deco home, with cedar sash windows. They are all updated, with large format marble tiling in the family bathroom and master ensuite.

Home.byHolly principal Holly Komorowski said the home will attract interest from families looking for a premium position on the inner-north property ladder and a beautiful and functional family home.

“This lovely home really is a great example of the red brick cottages that are so sought after in Ainslie,” said Ms Komorowski.

“It has lovely period features but it is thoroughly up to date, and the decor and feature walls really make it feel like both a historic home and an elegant modern residence.

“It’s so convenient to schools, shops and the city and the size of the block is enormous at 1,175 square metres.”

The gardens are well established, and the outdoor area includes an alfresco dining area and a children’s playhouse, heritage hedges and green lawns.

The home has ducted evaporative cooling and gas heating, and underfloor heating in tiled areas. The home has a secure double garage, and two lockable storerooms for garden tools, and a shaded entertaining and seating area with a gas outlet for a barbeque.

The home will go to auction at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 10 December.

You can view this 1930s masterpiece online at 36 Cox Street, Ainslie, and see all the latest hot listings on Zango. If you would like further information or to book a private viewing, contact Home.byHolly Principal Holly Komorowski on 0434 973 987.


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