If you’ve not taken the scenic route and arrive at this three-by-two home via Canning Highway, turning into Roberts Road instantly points to its potential.
The splash of blue at the bottom of its gentle slope shows how close you are to the Swan River.
Add a second storey to the humble 1950s-style cottage and that view is yours.
But there’s more to this place than just the potential views; polished hardwood floors, and high ceilings throughout captured my attention.
So did the detailed finishing and traditional design, as I ventured into a newly updated kitchen with marble benchtops and a petite, well-suited island bench.
This property is well on its way to modernity, with a substantial addition at the back already.
Maintained well by the vendors, it has a homely feel and fits comfortably in the spacious block.
Views from the wide windows of the addition offer a glimpse of the river, while the sun-soaked pool area and a garden full of fruit trees offer something special up close.
Natural light floods a private north-facing, study room and veranda, which made it an enticing place to consider a bit of telecommuting on a cool but clear winter’s day.
There is a smaller spare room perfect as an additional study or for storage.
Out the front, the modern adaptions are practical and obvious; an electric gate opens to a double spaced, neatly paved parking area.
Only a short walk from schools, with close access to public transport, along with three quaint bedrooms and two bathrooms, this property is ideal for a young family.
The cottage is a reflection of Roberts Rd itself; a clever cluster of houses, both old and new, creating a warm and unique neighbourhood.
Open, uninterrupted views of the river are a certainty for anyone wanting to add that storey, and the steps already taken towards modern design mean any expansion would work effortlessly.
The property is a rare find, well kept and respectful of its traditional style, without compromising the demand of a modern lifestyle.
by ROWENA HAMILTON
11 Roberts Rd, Attadale
Deborah Conroy 0434 274 829
Re/Max Connects 6394 5010