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

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Reviews -

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. ■

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