CUTE doesn’t come close to describing this cottage in May Street, Bayswater.
Built in 1916, it’s one of the oldest houses in the area, and has oodles of charm, including a classic white-picket fence, jarrah floors and a series of french doors.
A wrap-around verandah is a great spot to people watch, but in such a quiet street I doubt there’s much to see, apart from the occasional dog walker going to one of the local parks.
As you pass through the cottage hallway make sure to look up, because you’ll find something as rare as hen’s teeth – a pressed-tin ceiling rose.
The three bedrooms have gorgeous pressed-tin ceilings, matching tin and timber walls, rich chocolate jarrah floors and fireplaces.
One bedroom has its own external door, making it perfect for a home office.
The recently renovated extension conjures dreams of a holiday home in the country, and has three sets of french doors.
Jarrah floors contrast with the crisp white in the spacious open plan, including the sparkling new kitchen, which has heaps of drawers and a double pantry.
The north-facing open plan is a great area for a sunny repose on cold days.
Sitting on 319sqm, the manicured garden has aged brick paving and a couple of mature trees for shade in the summer.
There’s raised garden beds, full of veggies, and a hot and cold shower to wash the dog.
The Beaufort Street and Eighth Avenue cafe strips are a five-minute drive away, and if you feel like popping into the city for a night out, it’s a short walk to the train station.
by JENNY D’ANGER
28 May Street, Bayswater
Carlos Lehn 0478 927 017
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488