Character home a hidden treasure
Modern features and character combine. By NATALIE HORDOV
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. ■