Back to the future

THERE aren’t many homes that can boast a fireplace in the bathroom and a library in the attic, but then this beauty in Inglewood isn’t your run-of-the-mill house.

More than 100 years old, it’s a gorgeous time capsule of a bygone era, while still catering for all the needs of a modern family.

In a nod to the days of horse and carts, cobblestone paving leads to a sheltered verandah; all tucked behind a cute white picket fence and rambling rose garden.

Two of the four bedrooms overlook the street and have a fireplace and sash window.

A spacious central bathroom was perhaps a formal lounge in a former life, but now it has a fireplace, with a vanity either side, a deep claw-foot bath, and a separate shower.

This Tenth Avenue home has splendid heritage features throughout, including jarrah floors, deep skirting, ceiling roses, fireplaces and lovely stained glass, in and around the front door.

Even in the huge extension, which is throughly modern, there are surreptitious nods to the 19th century, like the banks of french doors that lead to the garden and pool.

There’s nothing old fashioned about the kitchen, a generous space with a huge stone-topped island breakfast bar, a heap of soft close drawers, walk-in-pantry and an appliance cupboard so big it has bifold doors.

The owner is a landscape architect and the garden is a delight with raised limestone beds, grass, mature trees and sweet smelling frangipanis, along with pleasant nooks for relaxing with a coffee and a book.

The main bedroom is on the second level, where a massive bookshelf takes up the entire wall of a generous sitting room, which includes a ladder to access books at the summit.

Open the shutters on the french doors in the bedroom, with its spacious walk-in-robe and en suite with spa, and you’re looking out across the garden and pool.

A nearby study has a window in the sloping ceiling, and a door leading to storage space under the home’s eaves.

This gorgeous home is close to the Beaufort Street cafe strip, Mt Lawley Senior High School, Edith Cowan University and the prestigious Perth College.

76 Tenth Avenue, Inglewood
Expressions of interest
Natalie Hoye
0405 812 273
Acton Mt Lawley
9272 2488

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