6 March 2023

Stylish new Strathnairn home with a private wing for extended family or guests

| Katrina Condie
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Exterior of house

The home features a huge open-plan living area that flows onto an impressive entertaining space. Photo: Kiernan May.

Designed and constructed with love, this striking dual frontage home is ready and waiting to welcome an ultra-modern family, with a self-contained wing offering a retreat for parents, extended family or pampered guests.

Located at 41 Rachel Makinson Street in Strathnairn, the split-level, four-bedroom home has been built by the kindness of Canberra and will be auctioned on 25 March, with all proceeds going to ACT-based charities.

Lisa Silberberg from Ray White Canberra says the thoughtful collaboration has resulted in a spacious home with a flexible floor plan and stunning bespoke detailing.

Cleverly designed with multigenerational living in mind and to maximise the panoramic views over the Ginninderry Conservation Corridor and wetlands to the mountains beyond, Lisa expects the home to create a lot of interest.

“This is a unique home, and a lot of thought has gone into its design and how it can be enjoyed by a family,” she said.

“I think people are going to absolutely love the versatility of the floorplan which can accommodate a large family of any configuration – whether that’s grandparents, teenagers or older children saving for their own home.

“The separate ground-level wing is ideal for guests or family members who want to live independently, with a large bedroom, ensuite, living area with kitchenette, front entry and garage access.

“Alternatively, it’s a gorgeous parents’ oasis, with that extra living space ideal for hobbies, a second home office or gym. There’s no limit to how this floor plan can be enjoyed.”

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Lisa said while everyone has their own space, the entire family can come together in the main central living area and kitchen, the hub of the home.

A wall of huge glass doors opens up to allow the living area to flow out onto the expansive entertaining space with an outdoor kitchen and electric barbecue framed by an impressive recycled blackbutt pergola.

“When you open the doors, the two spaces become one, creating an indoor-outdoor entertaining area where family and friends can gather at any time of year,” Lisa said.

With light grey stacked bond brickwork and soft white timber panelling, this home has timeless street appeal, nestled within a beautifully landscaped garden featuring Wee Jasper stone retaining walls and a mix of natives and exotic plants.

Entering the home, you’re welcomed into a cathedral-like hall with delicate lighting that acts as a spine connecting the fully self-contained wing to the larger family home. A timber slat feature wall seamlessly integrates additional storage and clerestory windows flood the impressive entryway with daylight.

Lisa says the sleek kitchen with clean lines and integrated appliances, features a huge butler’s pantry and a long stone island bench where adults can prepare dinner while the children complete their homework.

“The kitchen is the heart of this home and a place where families can come together around the island bench at the end of the day,” she said.

“I really love the huge pantry with its custom built-in cabinetry. In fact, all the bespoke cabinetry and storage within the home are just fabulous. The designers have really thought about how a family lives and the storage that’s required for everyone’s belongings.”

With two master bedrooms, both with an ensuite and one with a luscious free-standing tub, a large family bathroom and two additional bedrooms, plus sprawling indoor and outdoor living spaces, the trouble will be deciding where to spend your time.

All three bathrooms have a touch of luxe, with floor-to-ceiling Italian tiling in gentle greys popping against soft oak cabinetry.

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Spread over 330 square metres and sitting on a 736 square metre lot, this home is a benchmark in efficiency, designed specifically for the site and Canberra climate and to harmonise with the natural bush surrounds. Loads of glass fill the home with natural light, and high ceilings ensure good airflow throughout the year.

An impressive 6000-litre underground water tank, heat pump, solar array and inverter, gift a knock-out environmental rating.

Located in a chic growing area, just 10 minutes from Belconnen and 17 minutes drive to the city, Lisa says families will enjoy the nearby Paddy’s Park, Shepherds Lookout and bushwalking trails.

Proceeds from the sale of the house will be donated to Hands Across Canberra for distribution to three local charities, Pegasus Riding for the Disabled, Karinya House and Canberra City Care Charnwood.

“This is your chance to own a high-end home that gives back to so many who need it,” Lisa added.

The Strathnairn Charity House at 41 Rachel Makinson Street will be auctioned on Saturday, 25 March, at 1 pm.

It will be open for inspection on:

  • Saturday, 4 March, 3 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 8 March, 5:30 pm – 6 pm
  • Thursday, 9 March, 5:30 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday, 11 March, 3 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 15 March, 5:30 pm – 6 pm
  • Thursday, 16 March, 5:30 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday, 18 March, 3 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 22 March, 5:30 pm – 6 pm
  • Thursday, 23 March, 5:30 pm – 6 pm.

For more information, visit the Strathnairn Charity House webpage, or contact:

  • Lisa Silberberg at Ray White Canberra on 0416 227 666
  • Cris O’Brien at home.byholly on 0409 308 038
  • Natalie Kokic Schmidt at MARQ Property on 0428 082 885
  • Rachel Anasson at MARQ Property on 0499 333 217, or
  • Sandra Masters at LJ Hooker Kippax on 0416 121 155.

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