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
0424 205 440