You only have to take a walk along the mature, tree-lined Longstaff Street to know exactly which part of Canberra you’ve landed in.
The home at 50 Longstaff Street, Lyneham, is a quintessential, cool, Inner North home that’s absolutely bursting with personality and enduring style.
Deep orange bricks and expansive windows pay testament to the history of the area, while the current owners, who are both designers by trade, have carefully curated the home down to the tiniest of details.
home.by holly real estate agent Ash Costello says there is simply so much about this home to love.
“I love the way the owners have stayed true to the original charm and character while bringing in modern tones.
“It’s been tastefully designed and thoughtfully curated. You can really tell that it’s a home that has been loved,” she said.
A highlight for Ash is the open-plan kitchen and lounge room which is north-east facing, and filled with light.
The stunning, moody-toned vintage kitchen is the perfect place to stop and create culinary wonders with your fresh produce – likely collected from local farmers markets.
Distressed, navy blue cupboards pair effortlessly with a dark wooden benchtop and large butler’s sink while a small gold panel is the perfect element to bring it all together.
“I think the mood and character of the home have been really well captured by renowned local photographer Lean Timms,” Ash added.
It’s easy to imagine sitting comfortably in one of your many intimate living spaces, curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee.
In terms of relaxing, you’re spoiled for choice with a large light-filled segregated lounge room, as well as the aforementioned open-plan family room with a stunning, vintage wood burner.
With two fully equipped studios, Ash says there’s no excuse to put off that project you’ve been meaning to start, or you could simply enjoy family time in the mature, large garden. While large, the garden is most definitely low-maintenance, with veggie gardens, a mature olive tree and a greenhouse so you can live out your idyllic, organic dreams.
Each of the three generously sized bedrooms has built-in robes and are equally light and airy, with large windows providing a beautiful glimpse of greenery outdoors.
“It’s not just a standard three-bedroom home; you’ve really got those layers of liveability,” Ash explained.
Another fantastic benefit of this home is that it does provide the possibility of growing or extending if necessary in the future.
The Inner North and Lyneham, in particular, is most definitely the place to be at the moment – with bustling local shops acting as a vibrant hub for locals.
According to Ash, it’s a growing area with lots of young families where you’ll find your community – whether that’s relaxing with a coffee at Tilley’s on a weekend morning before walking the dog along the leafy streets or visiting the Farmers Markets.
Despite its sentimental charm, Lyneham is also up and coming, with the light rail now connecting it to the city and elevating its position. The hassle will well and truly be taken out of your daily commute as the ease of bike, scooter, or light rail access into town is unrivalled.
It’s easy to imagine kids growing up, riding their bikes along the bike lanes to school, walking to friends’ houses in the afternoons, playing at the Magpie Hill Park and swimming at Dickson Pool on hot, lazy summer days.
“We have had quite a lot of interest already, and I’m looking forward to taking it to auction next weekend,” Ash said.