OLD-WORLD CHARM ON HUGE BLOCK PERIOD FEATURES, LUSH GARDENS HIGHLIGHTS OF HOME
STYLE, grace and sophistication – these words easily describe this home, on a 981sqm block.
The 1927-built brick-and-tile house is nestled among lush gardens, which ave been lovingly maintained.
The owner, who has lived in the home for the past 28 years, said she hoped to find a buyer who would fall in love with the house as much as she had.
“If I could, I would take the house with me.
“It’s very special and I hope somebody else will come along and enjoy it,” she said.
“And the garden is lovely. It’s quite rambling and it feels like you’re in the country – you have no sense that you’re living relatively close to the highway.
“It also encourages a lot of bird life, which is surprising in the middle of suburbia.”
Enhanced by period features and illuminated by leadlight windows, the home is charming and welcoming.
There are solid jarrah doors and window frames, and 3.65-metre ceilings creating a lovely atmosphere throughout.
All these character details lift the versatile layout inside. The floorplan features a formal lounge room complete with an open fire and french doors that open out to the wide veranda.
Separating the informal and formal living spaces is a large foyer and hallway, softening any noise coming from the family room.
This open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area is set towards the rear of the home, and offers views of the fully established garden and seemingly endless surrounds.
Completing the picture are the bedrooms and renovated bathroom.
The house is close to Wesley and Penrhos colleges and several primary schools.
“It was very handy when the children were growing up,” the owner said.
“We also had easy access to park at the end of Sandgate Street, the library and the highway for public transport.”