Standing the test of time
A stone-built, renovated home from the ’50s has jarrah flooring and some surprises, writes Tom Bowden.
ALARGE family-built home with a stunning kitchen, granny flat and room for a tennis court and pool will be missed by vendor Christine Morris.
The home was built by Ms Morris’s father-in-law 56 years ago from stone he quarried himself.
Ms Morris has renovated the home, laying jarrah flooring throughout and carpet in the three bedrooms.
‘‘We’ve left a lot of it as it was built because it was the art deco era and look so it’s a really nice combination of modern features and the classic style,’’ she says.
‘‘It’s actually got, which was quite forward for the time, recessed lighting in the walls in the lounge room, which for that era is quite amazing.’’
The home has a granny flat, separate shed, carport for six cars, an enclosed double garage and room for a tennis court and pool.
‘‘If people wanted to set it up as a family home, it would be perfect and if people wanted to subdivide the back and still have part of the land themselves that’s another option they could consider,’’ Ms Morris says.
The home has three large bedrooms and a reading room. The lounge features a bay window, which allows plenty of natural light to enter.
The kitchen has been renovated and features ample cupboard and bench space.