WHEN I heard the owner of this Perth home was a well-known antiques dealer, I hoped it was going to be full of individuality and bold twists and turns.
I wasn’t disappointed.
This three bedroom two bathroom abode has the owner’s eclectic fingers all over it, from the Art Nouveau leadlight windows to the moosehead on the stairwell.
The staircase leading to the first floor is stunning – the bars on the wrought-iron balustrade resembles serpentine vines, curling around bannisters and weaving their way upwards.
It’s quite a feat of craftsmanship and I’ve never seen anything like it before.
All this is framed by two beautiful leadlight windows, bathing the rich jarrah stairs in soft light.
At the top of the stairs is the cherry on the top – a beautiful gold-coloured vaulted ceiling.
The owners clearly committed to a style with no half-measures or indecision.
This is illustrated by the black-and-white checkered floor tiles in the kitchen; it’s a daring statement and the kitsch factor is enhanced by the retro advertising signs and blue-framed cupboard doors.
There’s even a set of swing doors with “Public Bar” stencilled into the frosted glass on the window panes. A cute little touch.
Throughout the property there are gorgeous jarrah floors, complemented by vintage fireplaces and cathedral-like ceilings.
The three bedrooms and two bathrooms are spilt over different levels, making the layout flexible and convenient if you have older kids or people coming to stay who want their own “level” and privacy.
All the bedrooms are spacious with the huge main large enough to be split into two.
On the turret top deck there is a relaxing living area and a sunroom with a tiled floor, which is now more of a stylish nook to have coffee during winter.
From up here you have great panoramas of the city and the hills in the distance, making it a great spot for after-dinner drinks or social functions.
Out the back the fairytale continues with a lovely cottage-style garden with brick walls and paving, raised garden beds and and lots of potted plants. It looks pretty, but is low maintenance for those who don’t have green fingers.
This home includes a wine cellar, Juliet balconies and two parking spaces.
Situated on a 298sqm block on Lindsay Street, this home is a short walk from The Brisbane Hotel, The Ellington Jazz Club, HBF park, and all the cafes and restaurants on Beaufort Street and in Northbridge.
This is a one-of-a-kind home in a great locale.
Viewing by appointment
61 Lindsay Street, Perth
Mark Hay Realty 9225 7000
Daniel Porcaro 0437 281 938