Braddon could be your second home

home.byholly 15 May 2020

Braddon is now the epicentre of our city, according to Holly Komorowski. Photo: Supplied

Have you considered living in Braddon? Holly Komorowski, the director of boutique agency home.byholly describes a life living in the epicentre of Canberra.

I have just finished my run morning run around the lake. It’s 7 km from my home in Braddon, bridge to bridge and back to my front door. A quick coffee stop in Lonsdale Street and I am home getting ready for the day ahead. Each and every time I start the day in this way, I am marvelled by the beauty of our city. Watching the sunrise across the lake, the light illuminating the bright reds and oranges of the changing leaves, awakening mountains in the distance; a garden city full of parks and open spaces, Canberra is captivating.

My house in Braddon is one of the original cottages, built when our city was laying its foundations as a capital. The once sleepy suburb is now in the epicentre of our city, revitalised, surrounded by eclectic mix of medium density development, heritage and residential homes. I love the diversity of homes here, the people, the mixed use developments, it brings life to the streets with a unique vibrant energy.

Choosing a home is as much about the bricks and mortar as it is about the location and lifestyle. For me, the appeal of Braddon as a cosmopolitan suburb shouldering the CBD hard to beat! Actually, as the years go by, Braddon has stopped shouldering the CBD, and has started becoming it.

Canberra isn’t the fast life, it’s the good life – with open spaces and clean living. Photo: Supplied.

Some may talk about living the ‘fast life’ in the metropolis of the city, but let’s be truthful this is Canberra, this isn’t the fast life, this is the good life. The pace is perfect. We are fortunate, we have the luxury of time, open spaces and clean living.

I know that time can be reclaimed as life is easy living local. Although the proximity to the city is obvious with the Canberra Centre and government buildings towering in the distance, the suburb feel is still prevalent with local primary school, tennis courts, community centres and cultural institutions scattered within the tree lined streets.

Living in Braddon I know that Lonsdale and Mort Street will become your second home. 86 will be your kitchen, an obvious choice for dinner especially instead of cooking! LSR7 your barista for your early morning espresso followed by a guilt free breakfast from 80/20. Dress each day to impress with Pink Boutique as your wardrobe, and spend leisurely time in your garden of Haig Park.

Braddon is a vibrant shopping and foodie precinct where you’ll find a mingled assortment of boutiques, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and bars. Home to a wide range of new and old developments, the diversity of accommodation in Braddon is intermingled with heritage precincts, leafy streets, residential pockets and commercial businesses. It’s a rare find to uncover a residential property in Braddon, there are but only a few tucked away on the leafy Braddon back streets. These are covetable homes, offering diverse spaces that appeal to buyers in varying stages of their lives.

It is with personal experience and true conviction when I write the advertising copy for Braddon properties.

15 Farrer Street Braddon is one of those. A home created with a strong sense of nostalgia, the award winning renovation demonstrates the beauty of updating older homes. 15 Farrer Street is a home interwoven with heritage and modern functionality, where the finest of details have been considered and cared for during the meticulous renovations designed by Gina Carmody.

As Braddon and the city continues its exciting renewal and growth, the suburb’s beauty, enduring character and diversity are assured by its unique position and premium location.

Holly Komorowski is the director of boutique agency home.byholly, which focuses on selling houses throughout the established Canberra suburbs. want me To learn more, contact Holly on 0434 973 987.

Holly Komorowski.

Holly Komorowski is the director of home.byholly. Photo: Supplied.

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