TALES OF CHRIST­MAS PAST

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

OWNED by only one owner and orig­i­nally built in 1959, this two­s­torey char­ac­ter home on a 1004sq m block is filled with won­der­ful fam­ily mem­o­ries.

Owner Grenville Court­land bought the prop­erty when he was just 18 and built the home only af­ter mar­ry­ing wife Jill.

The Court­lands have been a promi­nent part of the Red­cliffe com­mu­nity now for well more than five decades and even played a role in nur­tur­ing the lawn on the park op­po­site their home.

“All the close neigh­bours planted the grass on The Cres­cent’s park and then took weekly turns at shift­ing the sprin­klers,” Mr Court­land said.

“Later, the city coun­cil took over.”

The prop­erty has plenty of po­ten­tial, with R20/30 zon­ing for du­plex or even triplex po­ten­tial for up to three 335sq m blocks with 16.5m frontages.

For buy­ers look­ing for a fam­ily home, the house is in fan­tas­tic con­di­tion and has a clas­sic floor plan with a for­mal lounge room, a sunken fam­ily room, and a re­mod­elled kitchen with a large din­ing area.

“Our favourite place in our home would have to be our din­ing room, where all our fam­ily, in­clud­ing great-grand­chil­dren, can en­joy their mothers’ cook­ing and talk and laugh to­gether,” Mr Court­land said.

“Our favourite mem­o­ries have been all the birthdays and the 57 Christ­mases spent here.”

There are also three bed­rooms, a rum­pus room and two bath­rooms.

It has qual­ity fea­tures such as solid tim­ber floors, air­con­di­tion­ing and a dou­ble garage ac­ces­si­ble from Mor­e­ing Street.

At the rear, there is a mas­sive con­crete pool, a pa­tio and man­i­cured, bore-retic­u­lated gar­dens and lawns.

“The neigh­bour­hood has al­ways been a nice place to live and bring up chil­dren,” Mr Court­land said.

“The close prox­im­ity to the city, the air­port, schools and shop­ping cen­tres is also why we are not mov­ing too far away.”

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