BEING able to hear the Foo Fighters live in concert while enjoying a barbecue in your back yard is one of the many pluses of this Grant Street home.
This two-bedroom, semi-detached abode is all about location, the owner says, with NIB stadium almost across the road, city views from the street, and a heap of restaurants, cafes and shops within walking distance.
“And there’s a strong community around here that I love,” she says.
When they bought the home some years ago it was a bit of a wreck, but the owners could see the potential of the 1890s dwelling and lovingly restored it.
Jarrah floors with more than 100 years of dirt and grime were stripped to reveal rich beauty, original doors were brought back to life and the whole place given a refreshing lick of paint.
While high ceilings, deep skirting, dainty ceiling roses and a classic period arch in the hall add to the heritage ambience.
There’s no getting away from the fact this home is cosy, including a dinky family room/kitchen.
Pre-kids the couple had plans drawn up and approved for an extension that they never built, so all the hard yards have already been done for any new owners.
The compact kitchen is well thought out with plenty of jarrah-topped benches and no shortage of cupboards and drawers.
Bench-to-ceiling subway tiles add a clean and modern look, and the sink is white ceramic and deep.
French doors lead to a timber deck, and stairs to a paved alfresco area, shaded by a huge lilac tree next door.
Highgate Primary School is across the road, and Birdwood Square around the corner, as is the Brisbane Hotel.
This is a great home for a professional couple, down-sizers, or a single child family.
by JENNY D’ANGER
10 Grant Street, Perth
offers from $689,000
0419 928 467