THIS timeless character residence has a range of modern additions, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Owners Peter and Nada Martin were impressed by the facade and street appeal when they bought the home, and you will be too.
Picture yourself walking up the driveway, past manicured gardens to the wrap-around veranda.
Step into the formal entry hall with leadlight windows and decorative ceiling and you could be in another era, perhaps 1934 when the original home was built.
Marvel at the beauty of the grand living room, with an open fireplace and french doors opening to the veranda – enjoy morning tea in the shade while watching the world go by.
On the other side of the hallway, the formal dining room also opens to the veranda.
Imagine hosting a dinner where the party spills out to the veranda on a balmy summer’s evening.
At the back you will find a huge open-plan family/ kitchen/meals area with a sandstone-clad feature fireplace.
Mr and Mrs Martin said this area was the heart of the home. It is light and bright with french doors and windows overlooking the tranquil back garden.
They renovated the kitchen in 2012-13 and it has a French provincial theme with Miele appliances, granite benchtops and plenty of storage.
Outside, a gas-heated pool will provide year-round enjoyment for your family and you can entertain in style in the large alfresco area complete with a built-in sink, cupboards, granite benchtops and barbecue.
A second storey was added in 1998 and a traditional jarrah staircase takes you to four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The master bedroom has a large walk-in robe, ensuite and opens to a balcony overlooking the front gardens.
A fifth bedroom, complete with walk-in robe and ensuite with claw-foot bath, is downstairs and can be used as a guest suite or home office.
Mr and Mrs Martin have lived in the home for 17 years and their two children have grown up there. n