Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

CITY glimpses from the front porch turn into full-blown sky­line views from the top level, guar­an­tee­ing the new own­ers breathtaking vis­tas from ev­ery cor­ner of this South Perth res­i­dence.

The con­tem­po­rary dou­ble-storey home is perched on a hill in a sought-after street close to Wes­ley Col­lege and the An­gelo Street cafe precinct.

Own­ers Do­minic and Sonia, who run their own res­i­den­tial build­ing business, have lived in the home for the past seven years.

“I did all the ren­o­va­tions five years ago and have noth­ing to hide – ev­ery­thing is per­fect,” he said. “We re­did all the plumb­ing, elec­tri­cal wiring and in­su­la­tion and there are new tiles, floor­ing and cup­boards.”

The home’s thought­ful trans­for­ma­tion still fea­tures gor­geous character fea­tures through­out, such as lead­light win­dows, raked ceil­ings with ex­posed beams and french doors.

But it also has a mod­ern, prac­ti­cal floor­plan with the main liv­ing and en­ter­tain­ing spa­ces on the ground floor.

Here, there is a spa­cious for­mal lounge and din­ing space with lofty ceil­ings that bathes in warm af­ter­noon sun and over­looks the tree-lined street.

From the din­ing room, step out to the paved, un­der­cover al­fresco din­ing area.

Around the cor­ner is the open-plan fam­ily, meals and kitchen, which has stain­lesssteel ap­pli­ances and plenty of stor­age.

Also tucked away on this level of the house is the main bath­room, the laun­dry and a bed­room that can be con­verted into a home of­fice.

Up­stairs, the master bed­room and sec­ond mi­nor bed­room have views to the Swan River and have built-in robes.

Even the bath­room on this floor has a view to the city.

Out the back, a gor­geous cit­rus scent fills the air thanks to the ma­ture le­mon trees, which com­ple­ment the well­main­tained gar­dens.

The semi-re­tired cou­ple are build­ing a new house in Sal­ter Point, but say they will sorely miss this home’s lo­ca­tion.

“The neigh­bours are all friendly,” Do­minic said. “The area is fan­tas­tic – down the road is the river where you can go for a walk, there’s a cou­ple of restau­rants on the cor­ner and there’s a cof­fee shop op­po­site.”

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