THIS 1920s Beaconsfield home has oodles and oodles of character.
The pleasantries start in the cute front garden, which is framed by a vintage verandah and gorgeous lead light door.
The owners have employed a green-and-white colour scheme on the steps and supporting pillars, cleverly blending the exterior with the surrounding verdure.
The garden is rounded off with a lovely circular path made from rotary paving.
Inside you’ll find a stunning entrance hallway with ornate architraves and rich jarrah wooden floorboards.
Burnished wood has been employed to great effect on the doors and floors, creating that deep sense of heritage and history. It looks beautiful.
There are loads of original heritage features in this four bedroom two bathroom home, including some gorgeous vintage fireplaces, high ornate ceilings and ceiling medallions.
But don’t worry, the kitchen has been modernised and the bathrooms upgraded to meet the needs of the 21st century family.
The main bathroom is elegance personified and wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of Poirot, featuring a clawfoot bath, black-and-white chequered floor, and brass taps and faucet.
The kitchen has plenty of cupboard space and includes sleek black benchtops, white subway tiles and integrated appliances. It blends in with the rest of the house and isn’t jarring or incongruous.
The family area is especially nice with a wood burner in the corner and lead light windows framing the flora in the garden.
There’s also a throwback to yesteryear with a sunroom and a dedicated dining room.
Call me old-fashioned but I still like a seperate dining room, especially when you have guests around, instead of eating in an open plan area or beside the kitchen. There’s just a lovely feel to this house, which has been well-maintained and decorated with taste. Upstairs is the spacious third bedroom with a large west-facing balcony with views of the surrounding treetops and ocean in the distance.
The fourth bedroom is currently being used as home office, which is becoming a pre-requisite in these strange times.
If you’re a bit handy or arty, you’ll be glad to know there is a large brick workshop/studio in the lush back garden.
Workshop doesn’t really do it justice as it has lovely timber cabinets and exposed beams.
It would make a great spot for home brewing with a bar setup.
The home includes a laundry and double carport.
Situated on a 749sqm block on South Street, this home is close to Beaconsfield Primary School, Freo Farmers Market and all the locals shops and cafes, and it’s only a short walk into the heart of Fremantle.
This is a beautiful character home in a great location.
Home open today (Saturday February 20 11am – 12pm)
91 South Street, Beaconsfield
Mark Brophy Realty 9335 9800
Agent Mark Brophy 0403 382 555