ORIGINAL owner William Hartnell would not recognise his 1905-built cottage; an extension and renovations have turned it into a beautiful, light-filled, modern residence.
However, charming character features remain, including cornices, picture rails, skirting boards and ornate fireplaces, and sit alongside timber flooring with Black Japan finish and Eichholtz light fittings.
As secretary of the Subiaco Horticultural Society, Mr Hartnell would appreciate the lush gardens, which are a lovely oasis surrounding the home.
The current owners bought the home eight years ago, liking the style of the property and the “second-to-none” location.
They have added their own touches to the home, including landscaping the entire property in a formal style, with granite pavers, limestone walls, classic hedges and a mature ornamental pear tree.
They also built an elevated alfresco area at the back of the home with jarrah decking, privacy screens and a German-made Markilux retractable awning.
“It is a very peaceful place to sit and look out over the garden with a morning coffee, a glass of wine with friends, watch beautiful sunsets or enjoy a barbecue lunch with our family,” the owners said.
The alfresco area flows out from the home’s open-plan living/dining/kitchen area and the owners said when the french doors were open it was a seamless indoor/outdoor sanctuary.
The living area also has a fantastic view over the alfresco area and across the garden.
“Not only do the large windows bring the lush greenery inside, but also the glow of stunning sunsets which fill the open-plan living room,” the owners said.
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The master has his-and-hers built-in wardrobes and an ensuite with marble-finish tiles.
Bedroom two has semi-ensuite access to the main bathroom, with a bath.
Other features include a large Mercer trough in the laundry, storage nook with two large walk-in cupboards with floor-to-ceiling shelving and powerpoints, plantation shutters, reverse-cycle airconditioning, security shutters and a 6.6kW solar power system.
The owners said the home on a 347sq m block was in a brilliant location, “only steps to the buzzing hub of cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques”, but on a quiet, leafy street.
“The house offers the best of both worlds,” they said.
27 Coolgardie Street
Offers over $1.395 million
Agency: The Property Exchange
Contact: Niki Peinke on 0411 428 117 or Clare Nation on 0400 586 281