Relaxing abode

BUILT in 1940 this Leederville home has all the bells and whistles of the period.

Modest-looking from the outside, inside it boasts decorative ceilings and arches, jarrah floors, jarrah framed-double sash windows, and a fire place or two.

The huge kitchen still has its original metters wood stove – a rare blue enamel model with a white oven door.

The original front verandah has been replaced with new jarrah, creating a pleasant spot to watch passersby on Oxford Street. 

Over the years the kitchen has been modernised with white cupboards and a huge pull-out pantry, and the bathroom has almost floor-to-ceiling white tiles and an attractive red-waratah floral dado. The original sleep-out, with louvre windows, is now the dining room, with a study next door.

New owners will no doubt want to extend, and with 468sqm there’s plenty of scope for a spacious open-plan off the kitchen.

The gardens, front and back, resemble the Gobi Desert.

The backyard has a couple of pink flowering oleanders and some sad citrus trees, but the rest is dust.

On the plus side, new owners will have a blank canvas to create a green oasis and maybe put in a pool. 

Situated on Oxford Street, the property is zoned mixed-residential, so you could turn the bedrooms into offices.

There’s a couple of cafes almost next door, and the heart of Leederville is a seven-minute walk away.

by JENNY D’ANGER

270 Oxford Street, Leederville
$1,100,000
Louise Simonette
0424 205 440
Edison Property
6500 0200

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