21 October 2022

Beautiful views, fantastic gardens and plenty of space all in the heart of Canberra

| Aiden Rothnie
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82 Dryandra is just minutes from the city, but you would never know it. Photos: Home.byHolly.

This renovated 1960s home delights with enormous living spaces, romantic period details and a flexible floor plan that creates the possibility of extra family space.

Resting in O’Connor opposite a reserve and seeded within the dynamic inner-north, 82 Dryandra St is a whisper away from the city and yet feels a million miles from the worries of the world.

Home.byHolly real estate agent Ash Costello said the fantastic floor plan is a highlight of the home.

“As you come through the front doors, you walk into an open-plan lounge and dining room that leads through to a beautiful back deck with leafy views,” she said.

“The floor plan is really flexible and can be made to suit whoever is living here.”

The home is sheltered by established trees and nestled within the lush garden with the ease of a circular driveway. The blonde double brick and white timber windows, terracotta roof, wide eaves and charming front porch bring old-world charm.

The expansive open living, dining, and kitchen flow from the front terrace to the rear elevated deck. The views to the north are breathtaking. Rooms and sight lines connect with the garden, accompanying sweeping views across Canberra, extending the home to multiple outdoor vistas.

This is the perfect spot for gathering – think moving from the renovated kitchen to the deck, long summer afternoons merging into tranquil evenings, the table set for plenty, celebrating family and connecting with friends.

Each bedroom opens to the world, welcoming light and cross ventilation, blurring the boundaries from outside to in.

Preserved vintage features include ribbon glass doors, decorative cornices and high ceilings, creating a welcoming feeling.

Ash said she loved the home’s preserved period features.

“As I walked through for the first time, I noticed the beautiful high ceilings and detailing on the cornices. I like that although the home has been renovated, the period features have been brought along, too,” she said.

Additional living space downstairs connects to the laundry and bathroom and could easily be transformed into a home office, guest, multi-generational living, teen retreat or studio.

The upstairs family bathroom has a contemporary edge with a soaking tub and warm underfloor heating. The whole home is kept efficiently cosy with solar heating and the option of ducted gas.

A beautifully planted garden has plenty of nooks and crannies for the kids to explore, and a thriving vegetable garden is perfect for the home chef.

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Dryandra St is right across the road from Black Mountain reserve and within walking distance of the O’Connor and Lyneham shops.

The central location of this beautiful inner north suburb connects you to a lively mix of independent cafes, restaurants and shops while ample green spaces, shared bike and walking paths, and beautiful street trees create a tranquil village experience just a stone’s throw from the CBD and ANU.

The home will be open for inspection this Saturday (22 October) from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

To learn more about 82 Dryandra St in O’Connor, contact Ash on 0402 718 359 and check out all the latest listings on Zango.

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