THIS three-bedroom home sits in Maylands’ character precinct, and with bucket loads of its own character you can see why.
It’s homes like this that led to the creation of the precinct; cute is written large from the minute you step through the vintage metal gate, and that’s something worthy of preservation.
The original front verandah has been incorporated into a brick-paved courtyard, a very pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by.
Amber glass flanks the solid, old timber door, which opens onto a long hall leading to a central lounge.
Jarrah floors, deep skirting and high ceilings along with an early art deco fireplace give this room a genteel air.
The kitchen/dining room is right next door, a generous area with plenty of old world appeal, including an Meters wood stove.
Original timber cupboards have been freshened up with a new coat of cream paint, which contrast beautifully with the soft-blue paint on the benchtops.
But as funky as this space is new owners will no doubt want an upgrade.
Along the way I’d be ripping out the wall between the kitchen and dining room to create a seamless open area.
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead out to a generous, elevated rear verandah/deck, which looks serenely out over the expansive garden.
Dominated by a massive old jacaranda tree and a swathe of lawn the garden is in need of a little green-thumb TLC, but with sitting on 491sqm there’s plenty of scope for a garden that’s the envy of the neighbourhood.
George Street is a hop, skip and a jump from the Eighth Avenue and Whately Crescent strip with its mouth-watering choices of cafes, bars and boutique shopping.
Or wander down to the Maylands train station and you’re in the CBD in minutes.
by JENNY D’ANGER
1 George Street, Maylands
auction September 10, 11am
Pam Herron 0413 610 660
Jen Jones 0415 662 622
Jon Adams 0413 610 662