THERE’S a real sense of history to this federation home in North Perth.
There’s no ostentatious chandeliers or in-your-face architecture, but a number of under-stated period touches create lots of character and charm.
Combine that with all the mod cons and you have a superb 21st century home.
The facade of this three bedroom one bathroom abode has tuck-pointed brickwork and vines coiling around the beams of a white verandah.
It’s a charming entry statement and a sign of things to come inside.
On opening the front door you are greeted with a narrow hallway, with polished jarrah floorboards, and two archways that funnel your vision towards a sitting room.
It’s a perspective you’d expect to see in a great painting or a scene directed by Orson Welles, and this vista differentiates it from the open plan clones on the market.
The original fireplace in the lounge is a stunner, and the owners have used the contrasting light and dark colour scheme to great effect, emphasising the columns in the fireplace.
A high ceiling and dainty ceiling rose round things off nicely in this room.
The kitchen is a cute old school number; it’s the not biggest but it has bags of charm and the white subway tiles are a stylish touch.
Out the back is a decent-sized courtyard fringed with lots of small trees; creating a shady oasis in the harsh WA summer.
But don’t worry the gardens are reticulated, so it will be low maintenance.
At the end of the courtyard is a charming gazebo with an outdoor setting.
There’s some creepers and another tree here, and it’s a delightful spot to entertain family and friends.
The bathroom is crisp and modern with grey floor tiles and white gleaming surfaces.
All three bedrooms are a good size, and the main is semi-ensuite with plenty of cupboard space.
This property has reverse cycle ducted air-conditioning, a double carport and an alarm system.
Situated on a 369sqm block on Fitzgerald Street, this home is right beside all the cafes and restaurants on Angove Street, and a short bus ride from the city.
There’s also several sporting clubs and good schools nearby.
This home will appeal to a couple who appreciate elegance and style, and want to be close to the city.
493 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
Crush Realty 9328 2345
Agents: Nathan Miles 0404 107 638 Bruce Reynolds 0419 965 137