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.”