WALK TO NEW FOOTY STADIUM
IN the popular western end of Lathlain, tucked behind a neat front garden, is this beautifully presented entry into the sought-after suburb.
The 1960s character cottage has been renovated and extended, with thoughtful changes that bring the home in line with today’s trends.
Across 183sq m of space, many of the home’s original features are still intact, including the polished floorboards and decorative ceilings.
The owners, who have lived in the home since 2003, renovated it about six years ago.
“We pulled out the kitchen window to really open up the back area and we ripped up the carpet and lino that was hiding the floorboards,” one said.
“My brother-in-law, who is a builder, also took time to save the original cornicing in the kitchen.”
The floorplan is deceptively spacious and has four bedrooms, one bathroom, a light-filled formal lounge with a fireplace, an openplan kitchen/dining room, and a 32sq m alfresco space.
The kitchen is simply stunning with its stone-look benchtops, glass splashbacks, stainless steel cooking appliances and Miele dishwasher.
The bathroom has also been given a fantastic up- date and now features a double-sized semi-frameless glass shower, a modern vanity unit with generous storage and a toilet.
There is a separate powder room for guests just next to the renovated laundry, which has a fitted dryer.
From the tiled dining room, step outside to the extensive decked outdoor entertaining area, which has a skillion roof, very lowmaintenance garden beds and a patch of lawn for the kids and pets.
“We entertain quite a bit out there; mainly barbecues, and you can see the city from there,” the owner said.
“Because we’re down the hill, we have people round on Australia Day where we can watch the fireworks on the river and then over Crown Perth during Chinese New Year.”
The property has plenty of extras, including ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and the lounge, builtin robes in two bedrooms, security screens on all doors and windows, and an undercroft lock-up garage.
“It’s also close to the river; my partner used to run down to the river all the time, one of the owners said. “And obviously, we’re in walking distance to Crown and the future footy oval.”