This is the one you've been waiting for....the one with gracious high-ceiling rooms and unspoiled historic charm of a traditional early-twentieth century home on a generous 981sqm of land. The one that you can turn into your forever home.
Space and serenity are rare urban luxuries, and this wonderful property has all that in abundance: extensive established gardens, pool, the very large original rooms typical of the era and a wide return verandah offering an idyllic place to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Past the flowering gums on the verge and beyond the limestone wall, the expansive front garden is a delight, with citrus and fruit trees, lawn and a circular stone centerpiece with a fountain.
Set back from the street, the wide jarrah verandah and original leadlight entry open to a very wide hallway with traditional ceiling roses, archway, high skirtings and the wide jarrah boards found throughout. Two enormous rooms, one with fireplace, both feature lovely tall original windows overlooking the front garden. Another generous room with fireplace is an ideal lounge room, and the side sleepout could be a playspace, office or teen retreat, with independent entry from the verandah and leading through to another bedroom. The two-roomed kitchen/dining has an original Metters stove, an additional rear space has a wall of storage and there's a sunroom with a lovely outlook through the jacaranda to the back garden.
There is so much space here with a great sense of openness as well as seclusion: full of birdsong by day and very pretty under the big night sky. Sweeping lawns bordered by stone garden beds lead down the pool, surrounded by limestone paving and a wonderful array of fruit trees. This is a real urban orchard, with plum, apricot, nectarine, apple, peach, pomegranate, pear and banana. There's a large garden shed or workshop, and the original outdoor toilet is in working order, with an outdoor shower attached.
The single garage flows through to an additional space for boat or caravan, with access through to the back yard and additional off-street parking out front. The home also features reverse cycle air-conditioning and monitored alarm security.
Presenting with its original features still intact, this home offers an unrivalled opportunity to purchase a gracious residence, set in a streetscape of beautiful homes, to renovate and extend it to create your forever home.
With very few owners since it was built in 1925, this is a rare opportunity to create new family stories here, and enjoy the big-hearted spaces and generous landholding of this much-loved home full of atmosphere.
- Grand tuckpointed early 20th century home on large 981sqm block
- Beautiful, expansive gardens and pool
- Very large gracious rooms, lofty ceilings
- Wide return verandah
- Jarrah floors, working fireplaces, wide arched hallway
- Additional sleepout and sunroom
- Leafy street, lots of birdsong
- Wonderful sense of space and restful atmosphere
- Delicious array of fruit trees
- Big garden shed or workshop
- Reverse-cycle air-conditioning
- Monitored alarm security
- Concept drawings for extension available
- Excellent schools: Richmond, East Fremantle Primary, John Curtin
Auction: On site, Saturday 4th November at 9:30am
Deposit: $75,000 at the fall of the hammer
Settlement: 30/60/75 days