History maker

THIS home is a little slice of Perth history.

Situated on Musbury Terrace, it was built in 1897 as part of a row of terraced homes and is one of the few surviving examples of the Federation Italianate style.

This heritage-listed gem has a gorgeous facade with a bull-nosed verandah, decorated parapet and rooftop pilasters.

Inside you’ll find all the heritage bells and whistles including high ceilings, ornate wooden skirting boards, architraves and ceiling roses and cornices.

But it doesn’t look tired and the owners have done a wonderful job of blending the past with the 21st century.

This is really evident in the sleek, modern kitchen which has stone benchtops and a 900mm six-burner gas cooktop and stylish splashback.

There’s a large island bench to enjoy breakfast, and you would never expect such a big kitchen when looking at the property from the outside.

The house has a pleasant neutral colour scheme, enhancing the sense of space, and both bedrooms are spacious.

The main bedroom at the front has garden views and includes an ornate mantlepiece and double built-in robes.

Out the back the owners have transformed a small courtyard with additional parking into a swish entertaining area.

There’s a nice alfresco deck shaded by cedar trees, and even a traditional bathtub that has been converted into a kitsch spa.

After a hard day’s work, I could imagine relaxing in the tub and gazing up at the stars with a glass of vino.

You could reconvert this into additional parking accessed via the rear laneway, but the property comes with three free on-street parking permits, so you should be fine.

The home includes reverse cycle air con, and a cosy wood fire heater if you want a little taste of the past during winter.

Situated in a highly desirable character precinct on Ruth Street, this 93sqm home is a short walk from the Perth CBD and a stone’s throw from the vibrant cafe scene in Northbridge.

And when you feel like some relaxation at the weekend, Hyde Park and Robertson Park are not far away.

This property represents the chance to own an inner-city heritage gem.

Get in there quick.

Home open tomorrow
(Sunday January 10) 1.15pm – 2pm
17 Ruth Street, Perth
Expressions of interest
Mark Hay Realty 9225 7000
Agent Daniel Porcaro 0437 281 938

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