Char­ac­ter home a hid­den treasure

Mod­ern fea­tures and char­ac­ter com­bine. By NATALIE HORDOV

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Reviews -

HAVE you ever walked along Her­bert Road and won­dered what was hid­ing be­hind the eye­catch­ing red gate?

The an­swer is a 1930s brick and iron home that was ex­tended in the 1990s.

It re­tains some lovely char­ac­ter fea­tures in­clud­ing tim­ber floor­boards, high ceil­ings, tall skirt­ing boards, sash win­dows, and stained glass lead­light in the orig­i­nal front door.

The prop­erty has a re­versed lay­out with the en­try to the back­yard off Her­bert Road.

You will walk past bam­boo, palms, a tim­ber deck with gazebo, bar­be­cue area and pool to­wards the ve­randa.

From there you en­ter a light and airy din­ing/liv­ing area, with steps lead­ing up to the kitchen and through to the for­mal lounge.

The up­dated kitchen has re­con­sti­tuted stone bench­tops and white gloss splash­back tiles, while the lounge room has pe­riod charm with a fire­place, with tim­ber sur­round, and built-in book­shelves.

The home has three gen­er­ously sized bed­rooms and a con­tem­po­rary bath­room.

A sec­ond, cosy ve­randa with white turned posts is at the “front” of the home and over­looks a pri­vate, paved court­yard and raised gar­dens beds filled with roses.

The home is on 505sq m block close to Lake Jual­bup, shops, trans­port and the ameni­ties of Su­bi­aco and Shen­ton Park. ■

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