Story-book appeal

HANSEL and Gretel’s gingerbread house came to mind as I trod the winding brick path to this North Perth home.

Mellow aged brick in tones of red/brown, parts in a herringbone pattern, cute peaked roof lines, white shutters and a wrap around verandah give the three-bedroom home a story-book appeal.

There’s even a cute matching brick garage, fronted by a complementing car port set behind high, automatic gates.

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Sitting on 774sqm this early 1900s classic has all the features you’d expect including rich, chocolatey jarrah floors, ceiling roses, and high ceilings.

The street facing formal lounge is a stately space with an aged brick fireplace and a sweeping, decorative arched entry to a formal dining area.

Sash windows

Leadlight sash windows in the lounge and generous main bedroom add to the home’s art deco pedigree.

But head through to the open-plan extension and you’ll find a throughly modern light filled space.

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The spacious kitchen has rich golden timber cupboards, and an interesting splash-back of tiny light and dark brown and white tiles, and Smeg appliances.

Light floods in through banks of windows and french doors to bounce off the soft-golden yellow of the timber floors.

The verandah looks out over a lush garden with soaring trees, a sandpit and elevated cubby house and there’s plenty of lawn for the kids to kick a ball.

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There’s a pleasant brick-paved alfresco area off the informal dining are for outdoor entertainment, or simple family meals sheltered by the bank of greenery.

This lovely home is a short drive away from a swag of shops and cafes,  Mt Lawley Senior High School and Edith Cowan University.

And there’s no shortage of parks and sports fields close by.

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by JENNY D’ANGER

17 Seldon Street, North Perth
from $1.15 million
Steve Voros
0419 915 125
Abel McGrath
9208 1999

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