Doc­tor pro­vides her home rem­edy

Chance to draw on plans. By NATALIE HORDOV

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Liftout: Reviews -

THIS cute cot­tage on a 377sq m block may have needed a lot of work when Dr Rochelle Mac­don­ald bought it four years ago, but she knew it had po­ten­tial.

“I loved the lo­ca­tion, that it is a free­stand­ing house, had po­ten­tial to ren­o­vate and ex­tend and was ooz­ing with char­ac­ter and charm,” she said.

The home has a sim­ple lay­out with two bed­rooms at the front, a cen­tral hall­way lead­ing to the open-plan din­ing/kitchen/liv­ing area and the third bed­room, and the bath­room/laun­dry at the back.

Dr Mac­don­ald said records sug­gest the home was built in the 1930s and it is lo­cated on the edge of the 'his­toric' tri­an­gle in Su­bi­aco.

It re­tains many orig­i­nal fea­tures in­clud­ing pressed tin ceil­ings, floor­boards, ceil­ing roses and some lights, while a 1980s ex­ten­sion saw the bath­room ren­o­vated in keep­ing with the pe­riod charm of the home.

Dr Mac­don­ald has ren­o­vated the front sec­tion of the home and had plans drawn up to re­move the ex­ten­sion and ex­tend the house, al­low­ing it to ful­fil its po­ten­tial.

She is mov­ing to Queens­land for work so her dream will be un­re­alised, but the plans can be used by the new own­ers.

“I wanted to cre­ate my own piece of par­adise in the sub­urb I wanted to live in,” she said.

“I work long hours and travel a lot, so when I'm at home I want it to be my es­cape.

“The house is a beau­ti­ful cot­tage, with so much char­ac­ter; it is ready for a fam­ily to make it a home.”

Dr Mac­don­ald leaves with fond mem­o­ries.

“It was great to sit on the front porch and see the world go by; there were al­ways a lot of laughs when the footy was play­ing around the cor­ner,” she said.

“One of my favourite mem­o­ries was a party I held for a good friend who now lives in the UK – we had 25 peo­ple for a bar­be­cue in the back­yard – and I held lots of din­ner par­ties, although the kitchen is cur­rently a bit lim­ited.”

The lo­ca­tion will also be missed. “Subi is one of the best places I have ever lived,” Dr Mac­don­ald said.

“I love the at­mos­phere, the restau­rants and Sat­ur­day morn­ing mar­kets, the footy and other events.

“When bands played I could hear it per­fectly from my back­yard – it re­flects off the back fence – but in the front rooms you could hardly hear a thing. ■ 3 1

Price: From $895,000 Agency: Con­tact: 1

Growth Realty Enzo Pag­nozzi on 0411 865 712


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