BUILT in 1937 the circular walls of this Coolbinia home are reminiscent of a ship’s prow—an architectural style from 30s America that’s rare to find in WA.
The owner’s parents built the home, and she was born there, and this is the first time it has been on the market.
Built 80 years ago in Adair Parade, the house has barely been altered, and there are original features like streamlined art deco ceilings, fireplaces, and jarrah floors hidden under carpet for decades.
The four-bedroom abode was clearly designed for entertaining and the ground floor lounge is a massive space, dominated by the curve of the windows.
The adjacent dining room is equally large, with a hatch to the kitchen.
The built-in-sideboard was probably a later addition judging by the sleek retro-60s look.
One of the door panels was hand painted by an Israeli artist, with a depiction of a Tel Aviv street scene.
The kitchen is large, but showing its age and in need of bringing into the 21st century.
Two of the bedrooms, one with its own sitting room are on the ground floor, and the main bedroom is on the second.
Sitting above the lounge room, it too has a sweep of curved windows that make the space appear even larger than it is.
A curved timber bookshelf, a dressing table and wardrobe, with a built-in radio, were created to fit the room and can stay.
I’d be turning the study/nursery next door into an en suite, making this a great parents’ retreat, complete with a spacious terrace balcony.
Sitting on a 910sqm corner block the garden is huge, and like the home, awaiting some TLC to turn it into an oasis.
The original outdoor laundry would make a stylish studio, or perhaps a cabana for a new pool.
This grand old dame is just waiting for new owners to return it to its former glory.
by JENNY D’ANGER
38 Adair Parade, Coolbinia
$1.199 million – $1.299
0413 610 660
0413 610 662