22 April 2022

A unique piece of Canberra's history in the heart of Red Hill

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Red Hill home

Brackenreg is located in the heart of Old Red Hill among countless mature trees and plants on over 4000 sqm of land. Photo: LJ Hooker.

Constructed in 1927, Brackenreg is an early masterpiece from renowned Canberra architect Kenneth Oliphant. It combines vibrant landscaped grounds and with a classic wood-accented interior.

Located in the heart of Old Red Hill at 18 Monaro Crescent, Brackenreg is surrounded by luscious greenery on a 4327 square metre block. You won’t find a Canberra home with more character, charm or history than Brackenreg.

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The home is designed with optimal open space in each living area, making it perfect for hosting significant events in one of Canberra’s most unforgettable settings.

It features four generously sized bedrooms, two bathrooms and a three-car garage – and it’s central to almost everywhere in Canberra.

LJ Hooker Manuka real estate agent Stephen Thompson said Brackenreg is enchanting from first glance.

“This property just has something that the brand new, spanking homes just can’t offer,” Stephen said, and even though the property has had high-end renovations, it’s retained its original style.

“It was built in the late 1920s, so the style has been continued and it just feels like a country cottage,” he said, thank in no part to its high ceilings and vast space.

Stephen said the home is really high-end from every angle, and every room has a wonderful garden view.

“The high ceilings and quality hardwood floorboards reflect the typical effects of that era,” as well as features like an open fireplace, ample space and stone benchtops.

“The bedrooms are just exceptional,” Stephen said. “All of the proportions are quite generous and have high ceilings.”

The main bedroom also has large windows that look out to the well-maintained green gardens and tennis court.

Underfloor heating in the family room and main bathroom are also a bonus, as is ducted heating and air conditioning throughout all the bedrooms.

In the 1920s, the property was an orchard, which explains the enormous size of the grounds.

“It’s got a beautiful garden and a full-sized championship tennis court. It’s definitely an entertainer’s dream.”

The property also features multiple alfresco areas and a sun trap outdoor alcove, which according to Stephen, “is perfect for those lovely sunny winter days as it overlooks the garden”.

He said this home is ideal for anyone wanting the benefits of a family home, but with a country feel right in the heart of the South.

“I believe it will appeal to families wanting space and privacy, and people who want a quality home with character.”

To arrange an inspection of 18 Monaro Crescent in Red Hill, contact Stephen Thompson at LJ Hooker Manuka on 0418 626 254, and check out all the latest listings on Zango.

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