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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by JENNY D’ANGER
17 Seldon Street, North Perth
from $1.15 million
0419 915 125