Clas­sic find close to city and uni

En­ter­tain­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. By NATALIE HORDOV

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Liftout -

AN ex­ten­sive search of hun­dreds of homes cul­mi­nated in the own­ers’ pur­chase of this ex­tended clas­sic Ned­lands bun­ga­low in 2004.

“We needed some­thing close to UWA and the city,” they said.

“The house had a good feel to it and was solidly built.

“The fact that it has the new with the old com­bined was a bonus and gave us a large house with good sep­a­ra­tion, which suited us per­fectly.”

The older part of the home was built in the late 1930s and in­cludes the master bed­room, for­mal lounge room and a fifth bed­room or large study.

Lovely char­ac­ter fea­tures have been re­tained, in­clud­ing high or­nate ceil­ings, pol­ished jar­rah floor­ing and a fire­place in the lounge room.

There is a cen­tral din­ing room and mod­ern kitchen with gran­ite bench­tops, break­fast bar, walk-in pantry and in­te­grated fridge and a large liv­ing area that opens to the cov­ered al­fresco area.

The ex­ten­sion in­cludes three more bed­rooms, a bath­room and an­other liv­ing space, also with ac­cess to the al­fresco area.

The lay­out of­fers a lovely view from the front door look­ing down the pas­sage to the al­fresco area and gar­den.

The own­ers are keen gar­den­ers and over­hauled the gar­dens when they moved in.

They also cov­ered the al­fresco area to cre­ate an ad­di­tional in­te­grated outdoor liv­ing space.

“We like the large al­fresco area and the way the in­te­rior links to the gar­dens,” they said.

“It has opened the house to many great en­ter­tain­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and big fam­ily cel­e­bra­tions.”

The home is on a 787sq m block on a tree-lined street, con­ve­niently close to shops, cafes, res­tau­rants and schools.

The lo­ca­tion is set to ben­e­fit from un­der­ground power, which the own­ers said would greatly en­hance the streetscape.

“We have com­mit­ted to pay for this up­grade, so there will be no con­ver­sion cost for a fu­ture owner,” they said.

The home is for sale by open ne­go­ti­a­tion, clos­ing June 7. ■

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