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Mid-century modern at its finest in iconic O’Connor residence

Wendy Johnson 20 September 2019
15 Cockle Street, O'Connor

15 Cockle Street, O’Connor, is a property that will lift your spirits. Photos: home.byholly.

There’s so much that goes into making a home. Light. Architecture. Flow. Gardens. Location.

15 Cockle Street in O’Connor has all the bases covered. It’s a property that will lift your spirits while making you feel grounded and connected.

This unique property – built from a 1958 Women’s Weekly design and completed in the early 1960s – is fully functional and offers generous spaces with exceptional, easy flow over 228 square metres of relaxed and comfortable living.

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Real estate agent Holly Komorowski, who owns innovative real estate agency home.byholly, says this four-bedroom property pays homage to the original concept, but has been redesigned with an uncomplicated, fresh and modern approach.

“This is an emotive home in every respect,” says Holly. “It’s a home that brings everything together in a clever way. Its inviting feeling isn’t lost on anyone who visits.”

This home draws natural light through large windows and provides beautiful views.

15 Cockle Street draws natural light through large windows, providing beautiful views of the gardens and elevated views that provide a sense of beauty with the passing of each season.

“The house has an amazing elevated position, which is a big selling feature,” says Holly. “It’s perched among treetops, providing maximum privacy and stunning views across the city lights through to Mount Ainslie. It doesn’t get better than that.”

Walking through the front doors immediately sets the scene, with the sun-filled entranceway featuring stunning glass inserts.

The open plan formal lounge and dining room offer a graceful sense of space with their high ceilings and flexible layout.

“Polished timber floors feature throughout, adding further character and warmth,” says Holly. “The designer pendant light in the living room, a Gaetono Sciolari 1960s modernist chandelier made in Italy, is one of dozens of intriguing stylish elements this home offers.”

The kitchen, with satin-finished timber floors, is the heart of the home. It’s in immaculate shape. The modern appliances include a Miele dishwasher, five-burner Smeg gas hob and double Kleenmaid oven. The kitchen connects seamlessly to a meals area where family and friends gather to toast life.

15 Cockle Street offers open plan areas allowing for relaxed, easy living.

The renovated main bathroom, complete with an original cast iron bathtub in excellent condition, has a large, open shower, toilet connected to greywater and a Velux roof window. It’s all the more special with original mid-century lights from the Chapel Street Bazaar and exquisite mini mosaic Japanese tiles.

The split-level master bedroom features high ceilings, calming garden views and views to Mount Ainslie. Features include a massive walk-in robe and adjoining ensuite with double vanity and heated towel rail.

The second and third bedrooms feature corner windows and have built-in robes.

“The fourth bedroom is exceptionally large and can be used in so many ways,” says Holly. “Let your imagination soar. This space could be a fabulous third living area, a private home office or secluded room for guests.”

Bedrooms are large, with large windows and generous robes.

A conveniently located laundry has modern SMEG appliances, both washing machine and dryer, with ample storage and even a walk-in storage room.

15 Cockle Street ensures comfortable living all year round with ducted gas heating and evaporative cooling throughout. Outdoor living is highly accessible with a North-facing, 59 square metre enclosed deck. Family and friends will adore the established gardens, including fruit and flowering trees and plants, the BBQ area and terrace design.

“The kids will spend hours playing in the elevated, custom-made cubby house,” says Holly. “It truly has the best cubby views in Canberra. It’s incredible!

“Other bonuses with this desirable property include a near-new extension which has double glazed windows and insulation in the walls,” says Holly. “The exterior was painted in June and the extra-large 32 square metre single garage has a new door.”

15 Cockle Street, O’Connor. 1.5 EER. Block size 876 square metres. Auction 26 September 2019.

For inspection times, visit: www.homebyholly.com.au or call Holly Komorowski on 0434 973 987.

Light. Architecture. Flow. Gardens. Location. 15 Cockle Street, O’Connor has all the bases covered.


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