THIS inner-city home is full of surprises.
The facade is pleasant enough, but inside is where the magic begins and you quickly realise there’s a lot more to this Brisbane Street home than meets the eye.
Designed by architect Paul Hofman – who believed every house should enhance the quality of life of those who live in it – the house is flooded with natural light and has glorious high ceilings.
It was originally an Edwardian-era abode that has been extended into a contemporary three bedroom one bathroom home.
The open plan kitchen/lounge is particularly impressive with glass concertina doors and ginormous windows.
The stylish wall of glass perfectly complements the wood-panelled ceiling, creating a natural space with views of Perth’s majestic blue skies.
The kitchen has a decent island bench for preparing food and natural wood cupboards, reinforcing the feeling of being in an organic space.
I’m a bit old fashioned and like a seperate eating area, so was pleased to see there was a gorgeous dining room with wooden floors and a beautiful vintage fireplace in the corner.
It’s cosy without feeling cramped and I can imagine tucking into a nice Sunday roast with the family.
There’s some lovely period touches in this house like old style metal door knobs with ornate plates above them, architraves and the glass inset in the front door.
After dinner, pull back the concertina doors and walk down the wide steps to the sheltered courtyard, dotted with trees, shrubs and potted plants.
It’s a lovely spot to relax and the wide steps give it a slightly theatrical air.
If you like your vino you will pleased to know this house has a custom-built cellar accessed from the living area.
All the bedrooms are spacious and bright with dark, rich floorboards that add a touch of class.
There’s also an elegant study/home office (invaluable in these times) which is spacious and has three glass doors offering relaxing views of the garden.
If you’re into fixing or restoring classic cars, this home even has a two-car garage with a mechanic’s pit.
The home includes solar hot water heating, insulation, underfloor and ceiling heating, and a pizza oven.
Situated on a 364sqm lot at the Hyde Park-end of Brisbane Street, this home is close to parklands, tennis courts and all the cafes, restaurants and nightlife you could ever want.
There’s plenty of room for a second bathroom if needed.
This is a beautiful house that’s had the same owner for the past 20 years.
You can feel the love that’s gone into this inner-city gem.
Home open today (Saturday November 7) 11am – 11:45am
225 Brisbane Street, Perth
Offers over $1,299,000
Harcourts City Central – Perth 1300 149 116
Agents Craig and Penny Brosnan 0417 937 938