OLD-WORLD CHARM ON HUGE BLOCK PE­RIOD FEA­TURES, LUSH GAR­DENS HIGH­LIGHTS OF HOME

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential - Arylene West­lake-Jen­nings

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.”

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