BEST OF OLD BLENDS WITH NEW

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

TUCKED away be­hind a clas­sic white picket fence on a 334sq m block, this gor­geous ren­o­vated character cot­tage wel­comes with a warm­ing embrace.

Built in 1945, the res­i­dence has been lov­ingly re­stored to showcase the orig­i­nal jar­rah floors and high or­nate ceil­ings through­out.

“We bought the house four years ago and we’ve up­dated it over the time we lived there,” owner Carly said.

Carly lived in the home with her hus­band Peter and brought up their two-yearold daugh­ter in the house, but the fam­ily has since re­lo­cated to the Kim­ber­ley.

“We spent time a lot of time out the back, but it’s also re­ally nice in the af­ter­noon sit­ting on the front deck,” she said.

“We also used to have a big out­door ta­ble and bar­be­cue in the back yard for par­ties.”

As well as the large out­door en­ter­tain­ing area, the back yard also fea­tures lawn and gar­dens.

A wa­ter fea­ture adds to the peace­ful set­ting and there is a shed.

Inside the house, the open-plan liv­ing space takes cen­tre stage.

Here, the beau­ti­ful kitchen jux­ta­poses mod­ern cab­i­nets and a free­stand­ing gas cooker with the orig­i­nal wood­fire oven still fixed into its right­ful space.

The fam­ily room is di­rectly op­po­site, with a small din­ing area nes­tled be­tween.

All three bed­rooms are large, in­clud­ing the master with built-in robes and re­ver­se­cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing.

The sec­ond largest bed­room is ideal as a guest suite and has a work­ing fire­place, while the third bed­room has a ceil­ing fan.

The light-filled bath­room has a shower, toi­let and cor­ner van­ity.

Just out­side this is the well-equipped laun­dry area that leads out to the back gar­den.

Other fea­tures in­clude se­cu­rity doors, an alarm, gas hot wa­ter, retic­u­la­tion and un­der­ground power.

“When we first bought the place, we both worked in the city and it was easy to get to work,” Carly said.

“Once we had our daugh­ter, it was also good for us to walk to the Aqual­ife Cen­tre and cafes.

“The neigh­bours are all re­ally nice as well and the street isn’t that busy.”

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