THIS imposing early art deco home was the first dwelling to be built on Grand Promenade, Bedford, and it remains a landmark today, with its multitude of gorgeous stylistic features.
The original owner was a builder and the towering decorative jarrah arch separating the huge formal lounge from the dining area is a one-off, as are the cute china cabinets that make up the base, and the lovely leadlight fronted book shelves flanking the fireplace (converted to gas for push-button warmth).
In pristine condition, ceiling roses, leadlight and stained glass doors and windows abound in this five-bedroom home.
The long entry hall has both, with double leadlight front doors and gorgeous period jarrah ornament racks lining the walls—the aged jarrah a rich chocolate, in contrast to the red-gold of newer jarrah of stairs leading to a second level addition.
A rear extension is a generous open-plan living/dining/kitchen, a thoroughly modern, family affair with a pristine white kitchen, off-set by black stone bench tops.
An angled red-hued timber door lured me to peek inside, where I discovered a walk-in pantry that seemed to go on forever, getting smaller and smaller as its ceiling followed the line of the stairs above.
The subdivided, 420sqm property has a pleasant, covered alfresco area protected on three sides, and set in a low-maintenance courtyard garden.
Two of the bedrooms are found on the ground floor, along with a lovely federation tiled bathroom. The rest are upstairs, including the main bedroom, which has views sweeping across the city skyline to the hills beyond.
There are no views from a cellar converted into a monster workshop/man cave, but with this much space to work or play you won’t miss a vista.
This lovely home is mere minutes from a swag of shops, including Mt Lawley’s cafe precinct, and is close to parks and schools.
108 Grand Promenade, Bedford
Stuart Irving 0418 920 672
Brad Irving 0422 678 144
Irving & Keenan Real Estate 9272 0566