Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - RESIDENTIAL -

FROM the street, the quaint face­brick fa­cade, porch para­pet walls and red-tiled roof hint at this home’s long his­tory.

But the in­te­ri­ors will im­press and sur­prise for the best rea­sons thanks to the ef­forts of own­ers Ja­son and Emily, who have breathed new life into the res­i­dence since tak­ing over the keys in 2013.

“It was built in the 1940s, had a ma­jor ex­ten­sion in the ’80s and we thor­oughly ren­o­vated it once we bought it,” Ja­son said.

“We re-did the two bath­rooms, added plan­ta­tion shut­ters, re­painted it inside and out, added the per­gola, re­mote-con­trolled dou­ble gates, a 6m x 3m shed, and new Color­bond fenc­ing all round.

“We also in­stalled new doors to the al­fresco ar­eas and added the pool.”

As part of the ren­o­va­tion, sev­eral en­ergy-ef­fi­cient ex­tras have been added, in­clud­ing a so­lar hot­wa­ter sys­tem, LED light­ing, a heat-pump pool heater and a 5kW so­lar power sys­tem.

The fam­ily home now also has a free-flow­ing floor plan with four bed­rooms and three liv­ing ar­eas, which means there is room for ev­ery­one.

“Our favourite place is the back­yard and the heated, un­der­cover plunge pool which can be en­joyed year-round, even in win­ter,” Emily said.

An­other im­pres­sive spot in the house is the kitchen, which is equipped for ev­ery­day liv­ing as well as en­ter­tain­ing.

It has gran­ite bench­tops, Euro­pean stain­less steel ap­pli­ances, plenty of cupboard space, and over­looks the din­ing and fam­ily room in the main liv­ing area.

On the other side, it has un­ob­structed views of the gar­den so par­ents can keep an eye on the kids while pre­par­ing din­ner.

A sep­a­rate games room and theatre room of­fer other op­tions for fam­ily time.

As an added bonus, the house is smart wired and NBN con­nected.

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