PER­FECT BLEND OF OLD AND NEW

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

OOZ­ING vin­tage character and gor­geously styled to bring out its best fea­tures, this cot­tage will ap­peal to buy­ers who love a bit of old-world charm.

And the his­tory of the home is only com­ple­mented by the prac­ti­cal, mod­ern life­style on of­fer in one of Red­cliffe’s most sought-after ar­eas.

It is in easy ac­cess of Great East­ern High­way and its many shops and restau­rants, bus routes and vir­tu­ally on the doorstep of Perth Air­port.

The owner, who lives in the home with her three-year-old daugh­ter and labrador Chippy, loves the area.

“We’re walk­ing dis­tance to the Swan River, and that’s re­ally where we spend most of our time,” she said.

“It’s fan­tas­tic for my daugh­ter and Chippy, es­pe­cially for the beau­ti­ful views to the city and down to­wards Guild­ford.

“It’s also easy to get to As­cot to ex­plore.”

The lovely home is on a 448sq m block, which means there is plenty of room with­out the fuss of a mas­sive back yard.

Past the decked front ve­randa – the per­fect spot to watch the world go by – the en­try opens up to re­veal the orig­i­nal part of the dwelling.

This has high ceil­ings with or­nate cor­nic­ing and ceil­ing roses as well as newly re­stored jar­rah floor­boards.

The lounge, din­ing and kitchen take up pride of place in this lovely cor­ner of the house, and is a func­tional space for every­day liv­ing.

From here, the new ex­ten­sion seam­lessly blends with the old part of the house, giv­ing the fam­ily ex­tra room to stretch out.

“The ex­ten­sion is just fin­ished and we added an en­suite, laun­dry and liv­ing room,” the owner said.

“Be­cause it’s so new, we haven’t re­ally had the chance to spend as much time en­ter­tain­ing as we’d like.

“But we love the ve­randa – we sit out there quite a bit– and I love the orig­i­nal part a lot be­cause it’s re­ally homely.”

Pol­ished con­crete floors keep things low-main­te­nance in this new sec­tion, while plush car­pet helps keep toes warm in the bed­rooms.

Ex­tras in­clude a lock-up gar­den shed for ex­tras stor­age and re­ver­se­cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing.

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