YOU would think this home’s charming character features would have been a key selling point when the owner bought it 30 years ago, but it was the location that initially won them over.
“I was first attracted to the house because of its central location and pretty streetscape and neighbourhood,” they said.
“I’ve really enjoyed walking into Subiaco.”
The location certainly is appealing, a couple of streets from Kings and Mueller parks, a short stroll from the delights of Rokeby Road and Hay Street, close to public transport, schools, medical facilities, West Perth and the city.
The owner said the home on a 417sq m block was built between 1910 and 1915 and is full of the beautiful character features typical of the period.
“There are lovely fireplace surrounds, leadlight, mouldings and skirtings, wide floorboards, large windows and lots of light,” they said.
“It feels warm and inviting as it is.”
The owner has done some work to the house over the years and said it was ready for someone to develop further.
“I love to imagine what could be next,” they said.
“A pool perhaps, or a covered driveway off the laneway.”
From the bullnose veranda at the front of the home, the entry with colourful leadlight features opens to a central hallway that leads past three good-sized bedrooms, all with fireplaces; the bathroom with striking black and white tiling, retro vanity unit and a truly impressive shower; through another door with leadlight features to the living areas.
These include a dining room and modern kitchen with plenty of storage and bench space, dishwasher and a La Germania stove.
The owner said a light-filled living room was added a number of years ago and was their favourite place in the house.
It is a pretty space with brick walls and has a lovely outlook through decorative wrought-iron window screens.
It opens to a covered outdoor area overlooking the gardens, which include a shed, double gates to a rear right-of-way, and, as you would expect from a home of this vintage, an outdoor toilet.
The home also has an internal laundry/utility room with a shower and toilet.
The house was recently painted and the owner added solar panels seven years ago.
“This has kept the electricity bill in credit for the past seven years due to the high tariff paid by Synergy,” they said.
“There are still three years left in the contract.”
137 Churchill Avenue
Auction: October 20 at 12pm
Agency: Avanti Residential
Contact: Carolena Boyd on 0418 905 963