PERFECT BLEND OF OLD AND NEW
TRUE classic Federation homes are alway inspiring, be it for their characteristic elements or their cosy layouts.
And this 1930s house is certainly no exception, but also surprises with its clever blend of a modern extension with many original features.
From the street and past the secure boundary walls, the red-brick pathway and cottage gardens frame the lovely facade and its bullnose veranda with turned posts.
The timber entry, with leadlight side lights and transom, swings open to reveal all the hallmarks of the classical style, including stunning jarrah floorboards, ornate ceilings with roses, moulded architraves and detailed skirtings.
To the left of the entrance hallway are a small bedroom and a formal sitting room with beautiful coffered ceilings and a timber fireplace mantle.
Opposite this, there is another bed- room with direct access to the veranda – perfect as a guest suite – and the study.
Further inside, the floor plan stretches into the newer part of the house, marrying traditional form with modern function.
The kitchen, with stone benchtops and top-of-the-range appliances, is nestled into the corner of the room, looking across the meals area and lounge with fireplace.
The main bathroom is discreetly tucked away to the side.
Round the corner from the kitchen, a short flight of steps leads up to the carpeted formal dining room, which then flows through to the master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, the laundry and a toilet.
The unusual layout means the alfresco area forms an atrium-like space between the lounge and master bedroom, letting in plenty of natural light to the main living spaces.
This sheltered outdoor entertaining area extends out from the lounge through french doors, creating a seamless indoor/outdoor living area that is perfect for Perth’s weather.
From here, the property flows across manicured gardens to a protected spa room with bi-fold doors as well as an all-purpose accommodation with a storeroom and bathroom.