Oopen your mind

THIS inner-city home may look like your typical 1900s semi-detached, but it isn’t.

The huge timber front door, with its metal studs and massive iron knocker, wouldn’t look out of place in Game of Thrones, giving an inkling of what’s to come inside.

The original section of this Bulwer Street house is typical of its period, with high ceilings and fireplaces.

But things start to get interesting in the central lounge, which has a  vaulted ceiling and a concreted chimney.

From here its goodbye 20th century and hello industrial chic, as you step into a huge open-plan area.

Owner Aaron Teo, a furniture designer who runs the funky Oopenspace in Subiaco, has infused this home with his trademark Scandinavian style.

Polished concrete floors and white concrete walls create a warehouse ambience that extends to the courtyard alfresco.

A huge skylight in the soaring ceiling of the open-plan floods the galley-style kitchen with light, and there’s a walk-in-pantry and a sweep of benchtops.

Bifold doors provide access to a sheltered courtyard with high rendered walls, giving the tall frangipani in the small garden a sculptural look.

It’s so private there’s no chance of being seen if you want to open the massive window above the bath, or you can get even closer to nature in the outdoor shower in the courtyard

The main bedroom is on the second level; a huge space with room for a couch, and a cute balcony with views of the trees at Hyde Park, which is only a couple of streets away.

This amazing home offers an inner-city lifestyle with a swag of shops, bars and cafes nearby.

by JENNY D’ANGER

224 Bulwer Street, Perth
EOI from $699,000
Donna Buckovska 0419 928 467
The Agency

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