Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

IN the heart of Como on a leafy, fam­ily-friendly street is this char­ac­ter-filled res­i­dence hid­den be­hind a se­cure fence and charm­ing gar­den on 408sq m.

The 1960s brick-and-tile dwelling has all the trap­pings of a clas­sic Aus­tralian home, from high ceil­ings and dec­o­ra­tive cor­nic­ing to solid tim­ber floor­ing and or­nate arches.

The own­ers and their two chil­dren bought the prop­erty five years ago.

“The per­son who owned the house be­fore was an in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor so it has been done up beau­ti­fully, there was noth­ing that we had to do,” the hus­band said.

“But we did add the re­mote-con­trolled gate at the front and have done a few bits and pieces like re­pol­ish the floors a cou­ple of years ago.”

Past the lead­light en­try, the house re­veals a prac­ti­cal floor plan that will work well for fam­i­lies who love to en­ter­tain.

The first liv­ing space is a for­mal lounge with a beau­ti­ful ceil­ing rose, gas fire­place and french doors that open it up to the front gar­den, which has a mul­berry tree.

“This is great for us and the kids be­cause it means we’re all to­gether in the one room,” the hus­band said. “When we open it out to the front ve­randa, it’s so beau­ti­ful in the evenings and we can watch the kids as they kick the footy in the gar­den.”

In­side the house, there is also a light-drenched open-plan meals area with a kitchen tucked away neatly in an al­cove.

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