Gem from the ‘30s

THIS 1930s North Perth home looks so authentic from the outside you could imagine catching it on an episode of The Sullivans.

With its white picket fence, rose beds and neat front lawn, I could picture Grace Sullivan waving the kids off to school from the wrap-around-verandah, or Dave playing cricket with them on the back lawn.

In the days before TV the Sullivans would no doubt have listened to the radio together in the formal lounge, where the open fire would be roaring in winter.

The three boys would have shared a room in this three-bedroom home, with sister Kitty the only one to get a room of her own, next to mum and dad’s.

For today’s family there’s plenty of scope to go up a storey to create a parent’s retreat and second bathroom, subject to council approval.

But inside, the spacious open-plan wouldn’t be recognised by pre-war families like the Sullivans.

Natural light bounces off crisp, white walls in this spacious area, thanks to banks of windows.

There’s loads of bench space in the generous kitchen, with french doors leading to a pleasant, brick-paved alfresco and terraced lawn.

A large tree casts dappled shade over bereft garden beds, which could do with some green fingers to transform them into a lush showcase.

There’s a choice of schools within walking distance of this 527sqm Knutsford Street property, and Woodville Reserve and a heap of cafes are nearby.

By JENNY D’ANGER

23 Knutsford Street, North Perth
expressions of interest
Nathan Miles 0404 107 638
Bruce Reynolds 0419 965 137
Remax Central 9328 2345

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