STEP back in time in this stately two-storey home set among majestic gum trees.
Built in 1895 the home is described as American-colonial in style.
The frame is Canadian cedar which was brought to WA as ballast.
Spacious formal rooms recall the grandeur of yesteryear with high ceilings, timber floors, open fireplaces, picture rails and chandeliers.
Large bay windows open to the gardens.
There is a lounge and drawing room, sitting room/home office, formal dining room, kitchen and casual meals area.
The original verandas remain and there is also a shady alfresco area with a fishpond.
Four bedrooms, including the large master bedroom, and two bathrooms are upstairs.
Enjoy the view from the balconies at the front and back of the home.
From the rear balcony, a spiral staircase leads to a veranda and the gardens.
Can you imagine holding a garden party in the extensive grounds, which also include tennis and croquet courts?
This is one of the original landholdings in Peppermint Grove and the home has been a landmark in the area for 121 years.
It has been owned by the same family for half of that time.
The current owner said the house was previously owned by Dr Vincent Cooper, the first general practitioner to have a diploma in obstetrics in WA.
The owner is also an obstetrician and said it provided a uniquely harmonious atmosphere in which to negotiate and facilitate the sale of the property from one party to the other.
Prior to Dr Cooper, the property was owned by Mr Thompson, a manager of Wesfarmers, who established the lush garden that remains today.
The home is on a large, gently elevated 2380sq m block.