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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.