WHEN Willis and Elizabeth Samson first saw this house, they fell in love with the beautiful archways leading to the front garden, the high ornate ceilings, plantation shutters and potbelly fireplace.
“We were looking for a weatherboard house with heritage elements,” they said.
“The house was built in the 1920s as a classic Subiaco cottage. It has since been extended with a modern renovation that highlights the beautiful heritage features.”
The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home oozes character.
There is a lovely white picket fence with low, manicured hedge, veranda, front door with leadlight inserts and polished timber flooring throughout.
Mr and Mrs Samson said the interior was vibrant and fresh, with a warm feel.
A lounge room includes the potbelly stove and has french doors to the garden.
There is also an open-plan living/dining area and kitchen with reconstituted stone benchtops and lacquered cabinetry.
Bi-fold doors open to a deck on one side and a paved courtyard on another.
“We love the open-plan living space,” Mr and Mrs Samson said.
“It’s filled with light during the day and when we open the doors to the courtyard, it becomes a beautiful, private garden room.
“The sunlit deck has a cascading passionfruit vine and is the perfect spot for evening drinks with friends.”
The picturesque gardens are a delight.
They include a water feature, paved areas, hedges, mature trees, and avocado and lemon trees along with the passionfruit vine.
The home is one of a few properties in the catchment area for both Rosalie and Subiaco primary schools.
It is a five minute walk from Lake Jualbup and close to cafes, shops, public transport, hospitals, UWA and Kings Park.
A five-minute drive will see you in the city and it is 15 minutes to Cottesloe Beach.
Mr and Mrs Samson said Subiaco presented the perfect combination of a sophisticated night scene and a gorgeous family-friendly community.
“There are so many fabulous cafes and bars in our neighbourhood and we love catching up with friends at the Farmers Market on Saturdays,” they said.
Their home was a special sanctuary.
“It is a dynamic and welcoming community and we spend much of our time in the neighbourhood, but our placement in a tree-lined cul-de-sac means we can be completely hidden away whenever we like,” they said.
1 Herbert Road
Agency: Space Real Estate
Contact: Suzy Costanzo on 0402 536 411