PERFECT BLEND OF OLD AND NEW
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.