Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - RESIDENTIAL - Lucy Ruther­ford

A BRIGHT and cheer­ful red front gate and white picket fence wel­come you into this de­light­fully ren­o­vated char­ac­ter home.

Own­ers Au­drey and Daan moved to the 268sq m prop­erty eight years ago and un­der­took an ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tion, from re­plac­ing the roof and bath­room to in­stalling evap­o­ra­tive air­con­di­tion­ing through­out the house.

“We are keen gar­den­ers and we planted many na­tives and fruit trees, in­clud­ing man­darin, el­der­flower, lime, av­o­cado, kaf­fir lime and ap­ple trees around the back, as well as a cou­ple of dwarf fei­joa trees in pots, and this has cre­ated a lush pri­vate court­yard feel,” they said.

“From the front porch, there is a nice green view of the gar­den and the pri­vacy makes it a lovely spot for break­fast or af­ter­noon tea.”

The white of the high ceil­ings, wood panel walls and door frames in the cen­tral hall­way con­trasts with the pol­ished floor­boards and draws the eye to the rear liv­ing and din­ing area.

“The rear lounge room lights up beau­ti­fully in the af­ter­noon and gets lovely and warm in the win­ter, per­fect for quiet read­ing and soak­ing up the sun,” Au­drey and Daan said.

Cook­ing is a joy in the spa­cious kitchen with stylish bench­tops and splash­back tiles, and the orig­i­nal stove and fire­place mak­ing a stun­ning cen­tre­piece.

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