WALK to the Leisurelife Centre, shops at The Park Centre or food outlets along Albany Highway, including local favourites Good Fortune Roast Duck and Pancho’s Mexican, from this well-preserved 1920s home.
“We were first attracted to the character home because of its local history, proximity to the cafe strip, green spaces, which our maltese/shih tzu loves, and public transport,” the owner said.
“The house has given us a great ease of lifestyle, with only one car required for many years because we are so close to all facilities.”
Step inside and be captivated by the thoughtful renovation that seamlessly blends the original jarrah floors, timber architraves, high ceilings, leadlight windows and picture rails with modern updates, including a family-sized backyard pool.
“The property was originally bought in 1928 by Fred Bantock, who was a local printer, and then transferred to builders Arthur Thorogood and Edgar Smith the following year,” the owner said.
“We have lived in the house for 13 years and fully renovated and extended the house in 2004.”
There are two living spaces – a rarity in homes of this vintage – with a formal lounge room for more intimate gatherings and an open-plan kitchen/dining/family room with french doors that lead out to the alfresco entertaining space.
Out here is the pool surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, timber decking and glass fencing.
It also has provisions for heating, a solar blanket and an outdoor shower.
There are also three large bedrooms with built-in robes, including the master with ensuite, and there is a charming clawfoot bath in the family bathroom.
Other features include NBN and Foxtel connections, five split-system reverse-cycle airconditioning units, and a monitored security alarm.
“It’s a very vibrant neighbourhood in a very connected community with lots of dog walkers and interesting residents. We have loved living in this house and neighbourhood but new horizons beckon,” the owner said.
EAST VICTORIA PARK
29 Ashburton Street
Agency: Park Property
Contact: Jimmie Mok on 0411 498 181