“MULBERRY House” was an impulse purchase for the owners – they were walking past the auction and decided to make it their home.
It is easy to see why it caught their eye. Built in 1902, it is a lovely character home, elegant yet cosy and comfortable at the same time.
Gorgeous features include stained glass, timber flooring, fireplaces, high ceilings, ceiling roses, ornate cornices and skirtings, and a tiled veranda overlooking the pretty front gardens.
The front part of the home includes three bedrooms, one with an ensuite, and a roomy formal lounge.
The owners extended the home in 1997 to provide a large family area for entertaining. One of the highlights of their time living at the home includes celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a big party.
This part of the home includes a second bathroom with claw-foot bath, laundry and the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area.
This spacious room has a timber-lined ceiling, fireplace and underground cellar and opens to a deck.
A timber staircase leads upstairs to another bedroom with a timber-lined ceiling, arched windows offering views of the flowering jacaranda, walk-in robe, ensuite and a dressing room.
Outside there is a charming office and studio with bathroom – perfect for guests, working from home or more living space.
The backyard includes a paved area, pond, magnificent mulberry tree and gazebo with a mirror that reflects a view of the central fountain.
Other features include garden lighting, a hidden drying area, solar panels, split-system airconditioning, automated awnings and a double garage.
The home is on a 626sq m corner block in a quiet street, close to Kings Park and a five-minute walk from Subiaco’s shops.
The owners have lived there for 23 years and are looking to downsize.
139 Barker Road
From $1.95 million
Agency: Avanti Residential
Contact: Carolena Boyd on 0418 905 963