In hindsight my oohing and aahing over this View Street, North Perth home was probably salt in the wound for the tenants, who no doubt face an uphill battle finding anything as delightful.
But a true Taurean, I went at it like a bull-at-a-gate: “This is gorgeous!” I enthused insensitively yet again as I stepped into the capacious rear extension.
With banks of massive windows (some stained glass) and doors to a lovely garden, jarrah floors and soaring ceilings this space is both vast and cosy, a sense enhanced by the beautifully decorative fireplace in the spacious lounge area.
Attractive golden-timbered doors lead out to a huge, covered, timber deck, big enough for a dining and a chilling space.
“Oh wow, it’s like being in a Bali resort!” I exclaimed, adding insult to injury, as I stepped across the neat paving for a closer look at the covered spa-cabana, lushly surrounded by palm trees.
A quick look at the double-garage (off a rear laneway) before heading back inside, revealed plenty of space for the cars and storage.
Keeping with the vintage credentials of this 1900s home, which sits on 486sqm, there’s a section of corrugated tin wall around the kitchen.
But the guts are pure 21st century, with a drawer-dishwasher, five-burner stove and massive oven, and a scullery, which is also the laundry.
Three of the four bedrooms are at the front of the home, all commodious, all with ceiling roses, and two with fireplaces.
The main bedroom is upstairs, a voluminous space, with a fairy-story peaked roof, and a twee balcony and ensuite.
Book-ended by Charles and Fitzgerald Streets, this home is central to just about everything, with a plethora of cafes, restaurants and shops in any direction and easy access to the freeway, north or south.
by JENNY D’ANGER
56 View Street, North Perth
Greg Balogh | 0409 411 866
Donna Buckovska | 0419 928 467
Beaufort Realty | 9227 0887