You’ve Been Waiting For This One Backing The Reserve !

89 MacKenzie Street, Hackett ACT 2602

Property Details

89 MacKenzie Street, Hackett ACT 2602


You’ve Been Waiting For This One Backing The Reserve !

House Sold - Hackett ACT

AUCTION: Friday 17th July 2020 at 5pm, if not sold beforehand.


During Covid-19, and to ensure we do not contribute to a second wave, we respectively ask that only buyers who are in this window of time to purchase, PHONE FOR A VIEWING TIME. Curiosity viewings are not encouraged, as we must put the health and safety of our owner as a priority.

There are certain locations in Canberra that buyers wait for. Top of this list are always locations that back a reserve. The good news is you need wait no longer ! Number 89 Mackenzie Street is a massive 1189m2 – more than the traditional quarter acre block – backing the Mt Majura Reserve and a brisk walking distance to Mt Ainslie. The opportunity of the north-facing orientation of the existing or future house is brilliant. The home is filled with treasured family memories with all the generations over the last 55 years, and our owner is now ready to pass this magnificent location onto a new family to start to make their own memories.

Are you a renovator who wants to polish the diamond and return the 1960s home to the brilliant mid-century modern style? The gorgeous light shades and sconces in the main living room are original, and the bedrooms are all king-sized. The size of the windows ensures an abundance of natural light throughout the day, streaming in from all angles. The fireplace is ready to be centre stage again in all it’s renovated glory. The 1977 extension is equally blessed with huge rooms and large windows. With some renovation flair, it is very possible no-one will be able to tell where the decades stop and start once you’re finished your renovation. The pink and grey tessellated tiles in the bathroom just reconfirm the more things change, the more they stay the same. The kitchen has had the renovation fairy visit in the 1990s, with a new freestanding stove only 12 months ago, so the chef is able to fully function from day 1 of ownership. An entrant in future HIA Awards is awaiting for that renovator with style!

If renovation isn’t your passion, perhaps you’re searching for that amazing parcel of land, to develop your plans from scratch? Do you want to rent the home for a year or so while you design something incredible with your Architect?

The home has the benefit of being next to a reserve access point not identified on the maps – so only the locals visit. The double garage was the former home of the family’s treasured 1968 MG and their 1963 Austin Healey Sprite and the huge 52m2 carport is where the other family cars were housed. Storage is never a problem with this home, as the attic ladder ensures lots of space in the roofline. While meandering around the garden, you can see the original roses planted in the 1960s, the jonquils already in flower, the orange and lemon trees with an abundance of fruit ready for picking, and the magnificent camelias, rhododendron and magnolias ready to burst with colour. The owners’ ground-work is already there to enhance your garden of the future.

This is simply a Canberra treasure too amazing to ignore. Please contact Christine or Gillian to arrange a viewing time.

Features Include:
– 1965 treasure of 3 bedroom original residence
– 1977 extension
– 5 bedrooms, 2 living areas and 2 bathroom home
– Option for 3 bedroom residence and 2 bedroom residence
– Backing Mt Majura Nature Reserve
– Walking distance to Mt Ainslie
– Northern orientation from main living room
– Huge windows throughout the home
– Fireplace ready for restoration
– Belling freestanding stove
– Retractable rangehood
– 1990s renovated kitchen
– 3 King sized bedrooms
– 2 Queen sized bedrooms
– All bedrooms with built-in robes
– Double brick construction in wet areas
– Original pink and grey bathroom with separate bath and shower
– 1977 bathroom in the extension
– Direct reserve access
– Attic storage ladder
– Double garage
– Huge carport for additional cars
– Established gardens and plantings
– Orange and Lemon trees bursting with fruit

Residence: 202m2
Front Verandah: 13.38m2
Garage: 33.44m2
Carport: 52.98m2

Land Size: 1189m2
Land Value: $832,000 (19/20 FY)
Land Rates: $5,011 pa
Rent Appraisal: $600-$630pw
Land tax: $8,328 pa (only payable if rented)
EER: 1

Note: all measurements and figures are approximate only

Images, photographs, illustrations and floor plans on the website and on company brochures are for presentation purposes only and are intended to be indicative only. Whilst all details have been carefully prepared and are believed to be correct, no warranty can be given either expressly or implied by the vendors or their agents. Floor plans may not be to scale.

Property Features
  • House
  • 5 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 4 Parking Spaces
  • 4 Garage

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