Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - RESIDENTIAL -

A CHARM­ING char­ac­ter house has been rein­car­nated into this spa­cious, mod­ern fam­ily home in a trans­for­ma­tion that will no doubt im­press.

The cur­rent own­ers bought the orig­i­nal two-bed­room, onebath­room dwelling four-and-ahalf years ago and have un­der­taken a num­ber of ren­o­va­tions, in­clud­ing adding two bed­rooms, a laun­dry, a large garage, guest toi­let, in­su­la­tion, dou­ble-glazed win­dows and re­verse-cy­cle ducted air­con­di­tion­ing.

“Most im­por­tantly, the kitchen has been up­graded with stone bench­tops, a large is­land bench and we opened it up into the din­ing area,” they said.

“The home was built in the 1940s and we have been able to add to its his­tory, putting in jar­rah french doors to the liv­ing room and jar­rah slid­ing and cup­board doors in the built-in robes of one of the bed­rooms, both more than 100 years old.”

En­ter­tain­ing is made easy with the french doors from the liv­ing room open­ing to the spa­cious decked ve­randa with ceil­ing fan and roller blinds and over­look­ing the en­closed front gar­den.

“The area is also fan­tas­tic; we love go­ing to Fletcher Park, there are great food out­lets on Archer Street and if you are up for a lit­tle bit of ex­er­cise it's a nice 25-minute walk to Al­bany High­way where the choice of food out­lets and lit­tle shops of­fers some­thing for ev­ery­one,” the own­ers said.

“The close­ness to the city is in­cred­i­bly con­ve­nient; go­ing to work usu­ally takes only 15-20 min­utes, ei­ther by pub­lic trans­port or car.

“One thing we re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate about the house and area is the neigh­bours who are all lovely and have been help­ing us out around the house or hous­esit­ting while we were on hol­i­days.

“De­vel­op­ments at Lath­lain Park have been fan­tas­tic and with the Ea­gles mov­ing soon, the area will flour­ish even more.”

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