Life and everything else

THE grace and charm of a bygone era can be found in the many rooms of this 1920s Menora home.

It’s packed with beautiful period details including stained glass windows, jarrah floors, gorgeous fireplaces and art nouveau tiles.

A lovely plaster arch sets off the long hall, and the formal lounge is so vast it morphs into a music room with a baby grand piano.

In days gone by men would have no doubt retired to the wrap-around verandah for an after-dinner cigar, perhaps returning to the lounge for a musical soiree.

The huge main bedroom, one of five, is at the front of the home, and a generous walk-in-robe leads to an ensuite so large there’s room for a clawfoot bath, separate shower and double vanities.

The spacious, modern extension blends old and new in perfect harmony.

You’ll find a large open-plan with high ceilings, jarrah floorboards and a bank of white, timber-framed doors that lead to the garden.

The huge kitchen has masses of granite benchtops and a slew of white cupboards and drawers. There’s also a very large pantry and big appliance cupboard.

A cute garage/workshop (made to look like a studio apartment with faux dormer windows) adds to the charming garden and alfresco, ensuring the perfect setting for formal or informal gatherings.

A kids’ wing has its own bathroom with double vanities and puts the final seal on this delightful family home on Rookwood Street.

by JENNY D’ANGER

86 Rookwood Street, Menora
$1.465 million
Toby Baldwin
0418 914 926
Professionals Michael Johnson & Co
9370 7777

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