Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - RESIDENTIAL -

BUILT in 1936, this iconic South Perth home is be­ing of­fered for the first time in 79 years.

The res­i­dence has been in the owner’s fam­ily since 1938 and sev­eral gen­er­a­tions have lived there.

“I grew up here with my par­ents and brothers and I also brought my son up in the home,” she said.

The prop­erty has be­come fa­mous for its roses, with many prize-winning va­ri­eties still in the gar­den.

“Over the years I have planted more than 70 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties of roses and have been a part of the Rose and Camel­lia So­ci­ety,” the owner said.

The Cal­i­for­nian bun­ga­low re­tains all the char­ac­ter of a by­gone era, in­clud­ing tim­ber floors, zin­clight win­dows and doors, high or­nate ceil­ings with roses, fret­work and jar­rah trims such as plate rails.

The home has a front for­mal lounge room, a sep­a­rate kitchen, a din­ing room, two be­d­rooms, a bath­room, garage, big front ve­randa, rear fam­ily room ex­ten­sion added in 1988 and a paved pa­tio.

The R15-zoned 1171sq m block in­cludes 27.4m frontage, of­fer­ing end­less op­tions for ren­o­va­tions or a new build.

This fan­tas­tic, de­sir­able lo­ca­tion pro­vides a re­laxed and fam­ily-friendly life­style, with nearby schools in­clud­ing Wes­ley Col­lege, Pen­rhos Col­lege and Col­lier Pri­mary School.

On week­ends, stroll down the An­gelo Street shop­ping strip and en­joy the many restau­rants and cafes, catch a film at the Cygnet Cinema or head down to the river for a pic­nic.

The bus stop just down the road takes you straight into the CBD, or hop on the ferry to El­iz­a­beth Quay for a scenic com­mute.

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