4 August 2023

Which of these 'distinctly different' twin inner north townhouses would you call home?

| Travis Radford
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10A and 10B Hoddle Gardens.

The townhouses may have different personalities but they both have 11.8 kWh solar systems, 13 kWh batteries, double glazing and an impressive 6-star EER rating. Photos: home.byholly.

Don’t let the ‘twin’ in twin townhouses fool you. The selling agent says the impressive homes at 10A and 10B Hoddle Gardens in Ainslie have “distinctly different” styles.

Designed by Gina Carmody and built by Gumley Building, home.byholly licensed agent Holly Komorowski explains two unique personalities lie beneath their striking facade.

“Quite often when you see townhouses built, they mirror each other, whereas these ones are quite distinctly different, but also sit beautifully together in the landscape,” she says.

“Both have different features that people find lovely and attractive. One’s a bit darker and moodier (10B) and the other one’s lighter (10A), but they complement each other really well.”

The two townhouses are currently owned by a multi-generational family, with a couple and their two young children living in three-bedroom 10A while their parents downsized next door to two-bedroom 10B. Notably, 10B is designed to accommodate ageing in place with a disability-accessible design featuring a glass lift, wide doorways, grab rails and a ramp to the master bedroom.

The hub of both homes is an expansive open-plan kitchen, dining and living area positioned on the upper level of the townhouses to capture the northern sun and scenic parkland views.

Behind each kitchen, complete with modern island benches, luxe appliances and soft-touch cabinetry, are studies with views to Mount Ainslie, perfect for working from home.

These entertaining meccas are filled with northerly light courtesy of vaulted windows and glass sliding doors extending onto balconies overlooking olive, maple and vintage plum trees.

This leafy community parkland is the centrepiece of Hoddle Gardens’ circular loop street layout, which is historically significant as part of Walter Burley Griffin’s original garden city design.

“I really appreciate that view out to the park and being able to connect with it, but both of the townhouses also have lovely gardens, which are really well established and thought out. They use a lot of greenery inside as well,” Holly explains. She says these landscaped gardens fit perfectly with the character of old Ainslie, with each home gifted its own secluded slice of the garden suburb.

The garden in 10A includes a Japanese-style courtyard with river pebbles and a fire pit adjacent to the paved alfresco dining area, mature magnolias, lush lawns and downstairs rumpus.

Next door, 10B features a downstairs rumpus and dining alfresco but the flagship feature is a heated in-ground pool, separated from a romantic master wing by a wall of glass.

Behind a secret door in the master suite’s feature wall panelling are a custom walk-in-robe with teak cabinetry and a large ensuite with a walk-in rain shower.

“It’s a really secluded and tranquil space. It’s lovely the way it connects with the garden and out to the swimming pool,” Holly says.

The second bedroom in 10B, complete with a built-in robe, is privately positioned at the opposite end of the ground floor, close to the main bathroom.

Meanwhile, 10A’s three bedrooms are also on the ground floor, with the master bedroom privately positioned on the opposite end to the other bedrooms and family bathroom.

The master suite features custom walnut cabinetry, a built-in window seat framing Japanese maples and an ensuite with a Tasmanian oak vanity, freestanding tub and walk-in rain shower.

What’s more, the homes are on a quiet street within walking distance of Ainslie shops and only a stone’s throw from Canberra’s top schools, Civic and Mount Ainslie Reserve.

“It’s a suburb that can really suit a broad demographic. You could be downsizing and wanting an inner city lifestyle with the convenience to walk everywhere,” Holly says.

“Or if you’ve got a young family, there’s lots of schools and a beautiful park across the road where you can kick the football and ride bikes in a safe setting.”

The homes at 10A and 10B Hoddle Gardens in Ainslie will go to auction on Saturday 12 August at 10 am.

Call home.byholly licensed agent Holly Komorowski on 0434 973 987 or sales associate Tenille Paul on 0472 612 844 to find out more, and check out the latest listings on Zango.


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