BEST OF OLD BLENDS WITH NEW
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.”