22 September 2023

Modernist masterpiece a 'really magical' confluence of timber and glass

| Travis Radford
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Built in the 1960s by a German carpenter, this Campbell home blends timber, raw brick and glass for a striking, modernist flair. Photo: home.byholly.

The moment you walk through the front door of 64 Gellibrand Street in Campbell, you’ll be stunned by – and fall in love with – the modernist details.

This slice of the 1960s has a feeling that can best be described as “really magical”, according to home.byholly licensed agent Holly Komorowski.

“It’s full of cabinetry, timber detailing and real mid-century characteristics. It’s just enthralling. You walk in and there’s a huge window in the living area with built-in cabinetry underneath and it just looks out across the gardens and Campbell,” Holly says.

The living and dining area introduces guests to the home’s clever in-built storage solutions, including wall-hung sideboards, bespoke window seating, a cocktail cabinet and open shelving.

Both rooms feature raw brick feature walls and whole-of-home hardwood flooring, while cedar doors enclose a sunken lounge with bevelled glass and warm timber panelling.

“The attention to detail and integration of timber and glass plays to those modern, mid-century ideals of functionality and connection with the outdoors,” Holly says.

“Those really large expanses of glass enable the outdoors to become part of the day-to-day living because you’re always looking at a garden view.

“There’s a lot of connectivity in the home between the different areas, but they are defined by levels and intricate metal railings.”

Holly says the angled vintage kitchen bench, which overlooks the living area, is a perfect example of a space that draws people in and encourages sociability.

The rest of the kitchen is well-equipped with white cabinetry and integrated modern Smeg and Miele appliances. It also features a tiled splashback and pretty garden views.

A sunroom captures lots of northwestern light through massive windows and features a cosy gas fireplace, also creating a third living space.

The home has three formal bedrooms (and a fourth flexible space), all complete with garden views, full-height original cabinetry and convenient access to the main bathroom.

Holly says this same bathroom became an unexpected highlight at the first open home.

“It faces east and the way the light was coming through into the aqua-teal bathroom with beautiful mosaic tiles on the floor was just gorgeous,” Holly explains.

“Within the glass are some patterns with fish and just all these little touches that are so delightful and give you so much enjoyment.”

The fourth flexible space downstairs has a kitchenette, laundry, bathroom, electric panel heating and a sunny sitting area that flows into the home’s paved outdoor barbecue area.

The garden is enclosed by privacy hedging and richly planted with tree ferns, topiary shrubs, roses, maples, climbing wisteria and fig, veggie gardens, a palm tree and flowering magnolia.

A gate at the back of the garden leads directly to Mt Pleasant Nature Reserve’s walking trails, with Mt Ainslie and dining and shopping at the local shops just a stone’s throw away.

The suburb of Campbell shoulders Anzac Parade, the War Memorial, Defence Academies and Lake Burley Griffin, with Braddon, the CBD, the ANU and public schools also nearby.

“The home is in a really premium, beautiful pocket of Campbell,” Holly explains. “A really healthy lifestyle is on offer in an area where you can use your bike to get around.”

The home at 64 Gellibrand Street in Campbell will go to auction on Saturday, 7 October, from 11 am. It will be open for inspection on Saturday, 23 September, from 9 am to 9:30 am and on Tuesday, 26 September, from 4:30 pm to 5 pm. To find out more, call home.byholly licensed agent Holly Komorowski on 0434 973 987 and check out all the latest listings on Zango.


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