Renovator recognised

Stella Cameron has won a heritage award for her renovation of this character home. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d420070
Stella Cameron has won a heritage award for her renovation of this character home. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d420070

The handsome weatherboard home at 24 Gloster Street had been faithfully restored in a two-year project overseen by architect Joe Chindarsi.

The judges described it as a ‘true gem of a conservation project’.

Owners Stella and Stuart Cameron said they had previously lived further up Gloster Street and often admired the facade as they passed by.

‘It had been so neglected for a long time and we would talk about what we could do to it,’ Stella said. ‘We never however imagined we would get the opportunity to fulfil this dream.’

The couple worked with Mr Chindarsi to restore the character features of the 1906 home.

‘It took a great deal of effort and was challenging at times, but it was a lot of fun and well worth the end result,’ Stella said.

The family are now relocating to Mosman Park to be closer to their daughters’ school.

‘We are going to find it hard to leave this beautiful home, which has everything we ever wanted.’

The five-bedroom home has been put on the market through The Property Exchange, with asking price in the mid $2,000,000s.

Selling agent Niki Peinke said there has been a lot of interest from residents who had watched the transformation.

‘The air gets thinner up in the mid to high $2,000,000s and there are not as many buyers, but for some who is in this league, they could not find a better home.’

The inaugural competition, run by the City of Subiaco, also awarded 209 Hamersley Road for its large-scale addition and 103 Coghlan Road in the smaller-scale alteration category.