THE OWNERS spent seven years returning this Bayswater home to its former glory.
The ceilings were raised to their original 1905 height and they reinstated several heritage features including ceiling roses, an architrave and a decorative arch in the hallway.
“My husband is from the UK and very particular,” the lady of the house says.
The gorgeous old coal fireplace and timber surround in the main bedroom came from Gumtree, she adds. Renovations didn’t stop at the original home, and a huge open plan and a second level with two bedrooms were added.
There’s an alcove for a wood stove in the huge central bathroom, hinting at its former life as a kitchen.
The crisp white walls, timber trims and jarrah floors in the open-plan perfectly complement the original section of the home.
In the huge modern kitchen there’s a pull-out pantry, white stone benches and plenty of cupboards and drawers.
There’s also an island breakfast bar with a jarrah top, and attractive dove-grey tiles on the splash-back.
A bank of french doors open onto an expansive timber deck overlooking the garden and a cute weatherboard shed.
Protected on two sides by the house, the deck has fitted blinds and is a delightful area for entertaining.
There’s also attic storage via a pull-down ladder.
Sitting on 620sqm, the kids have plenty of room to play in the garden and you could probably put in a pool.
This five-bedroom, two-bathroom character home is situated on Railway Parade and within walking distance of Bayswater train station, and there’s shops, cafes and a wine bar just down the road.
150 Railway Parade, Bayswater
offers over $899,000
Carlos Lehn 0416 206 736
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488