OPEN DOOR TO SUR­PRISE PACK­AGE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

EV­ERY so of­ten an un­usual prop­erty such as this goes on the mar­ket, of­fer­ing buy­ers with a pen­chant for his­tor­i­cal res­i­dences the chance to seize a rare op­por­tu­nity.

The shopfront, which was built in 1956, started out as a newsagent and was sub­se­quently run as a del­i­catessen un­til the late ’90s when the cur­rent owner pur­chased it.

Though the prop­erty can to­day only be used for res­i­den­tial pur­poses, the store­front pro­vides a quaint fa­cade.

“We bought it be­cause we were keen to run our an­tiques shop from home,” owner Leon said.

“After we bought it in 1997, we started ren­o­vat­ing it, and went from there.”

The re­fur­bished character res­i­dence on a 688sqm R20/40-zoned block of­fers a win­ning com­bi­na­tion of style and func­tion.

Beyond the 9mx5m front room are won­der­ful pe­riod fea­tures such as lead­light win­dows, pol­ished jar­rah floor­boards and high ceil­ings with or­nate roses.

There is a lovely coun­try-style kitchen with gor­geous tim­ber cabi­netry, tiled floors, a stand-alone cooker and a break­fast bar.

Next to this is a cosy lounge area with tim­ber floors and a din­ing space that forms a large open-plan liv­ing area.

But it is the back yard that has real wow fac­tor, with well-main­tained gar­dens sur­round­ing the al­fresco area and a huge swimming pool form­ing a re­sort-style back­drop. The master bed­room over­looks the pool.

Off to the side through the pool fenc­ing is also a bore-retic­u­lated grassed area.

A park and shops are nearby.

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