This roomy Californian-style bungalow would make a great family home.
Located in Mount Hawthorn, there’s plenty of living space, a garden with a lawn (which the owner says is unusual for the suburb) and many quaint features from the 1930s.
In between the kitchen/dining area and the third bedroom/living area there is an original servery.
The current owner says his children used to love playing with it when they were younger.
There is an enchanting sailboat motif plastered onto the wall above the fireplace in the living room (currently being used as a third bedroom).
Motifs like this were left by the builders during the era to show buyers it was an original Plunkett home.
The fireplace has the original timber mantle and firebox, and the house has beautifully restored tuckpointing and brickwork, sandstone pillars, original lead-light windows, decorative ceilings and stucco walls. This house is not easily forgotten.
The master bedroom has the most stunning art deco ceiling and light fittings.
With the high skirting boards and wide jarrah floorboards, this room will be worth a tussle to score.
The bathroom has a slate floor but continues the warm woody style of the house with a natural-looking jarrah bathroom sink, and there are plenty of towel rails.
The kitchen and dining area is airy and comfortable, with light streaming through the full-height sash windows.
At the rear there is an 1980s extension that includes a spacious living area, an activity area with slate floors and a laundry that overlooks the garden.
French windows/doors and timber beams on the ceiling in the extension provide continuity with the original section of the house.
The garden has a pergola, and a garage/studio with a roller door providing access to the back lane. The garage/studio is currently being used as a home office.
Situated on Flinders Street, this three-bedroom home is near local primary schools and the Mount Hawthorn cafe/shopping strip.
by ALEX MURFETT
120 Flinders Street,
Offers over $949,000
0424 205 440