Character cottage with a touch of luxury
It was love at first sight for the owners of this 1920s worker’s cottage with some special features. By NATALIE HORDOV
THE owners said this home, built in the 1920s as a worker’s cottage, must have been quite luxurious at that time.
“It has some rare features, such as a fireplace in each of the four original rooms, which is unusual and would have set it apart from the average worker’s cottage,” they said.
“It also has a double-hung, stained glass sash window at the entrance and I’ve been told it is quite rare to have stained glass in both panes of a double-hung window.”
The owners bought the home 20 years ago.
“I fell in love with the house on first inspection,” they said.
“It has so much charm and character and it is also in an ideal location – walking distance to the cafe strip, a minute walk to the free-transit bus zone to the city and a similar walk to the train station.”
The home has a beautiful interior, with jarrah floorboards, sash windows, high ceilings with original cornices and ceiling roses, and large rooms including formal lounge and dining rooms, and an open-plan meals area and kitchen.
The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a picture window overlooking the garden and a European laundry.
The garden is the owner’s pride and joy and has been improved over the years.
“The large back garden is very pretty and has a canopy provided by a couple of huge trees full of bird life,” they said.
“It is very private and you get a feeling you’re in an enchanted garden, not downtown Subiaco.”
The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is on a 374sq m block.
An extra feature is a huge, carpeted and lined attic, perfect for extra storage. ■