Go west to begin life new, urged the Village People.
“Together we will find a place to settle down,” the lyrics continue.
And what better place for a young couple setting out, or retirees down-sizing, to settle down than this delightful semi-detached 1900s cottage on West Parade in Perth.
This little section of Perth is virtually hidden, a gorgeous pocket of similar cute homes, in a tree-lined street.
From its bull-nosed verandah and stained glass front door, accessed via a timber boardwalk, to rich jarrah floors, ceiling roses and fireplaces this home has appeal in spades.
Sitting on a tiny sliver of land—just 187sqm—there’s a clever use of space inside and out, including a laundry-in-a-cupboard. What looks like cupboards in the hall actually form a deep robe in the main bedroom, although two of the “doors” are actually real hall cupboards.
The two spacious bedrooms are at the front, and down the hall is a cute central mini kitchen.
The rear is a country-cottage living area, with lovely timber walls and ceiling.
Big windows overlook a lovely, private garden, complete with an ancient grapevine and a pond.
Part of the pergola is covered for alfresco dining during inclement weather, and there’s a brick shed at the rear.
There’s off-street parking for one at the front, but with the East Perth station and bus depot right across the road, and the city centre almost on the doorstep new owners can save money and cut down to one car and perhaps reclaim the drive as a sun-drenched vegie patch!
And of course this central, there’s no shortage of cafes, bars and shops nearby.
BY JENNY D’ANGER
33 West Parade, Perth
offers from $679,000
Wayne Heldt | 0433 118 353
Acton Mt Lawley