3 Crewe Street
Agency: LJ Hooker Subiaco
Contact: Samantha Payne on 0412 510 223
AFTER spending time in London, where they were impressed by Georgian architecture, the owners wanted to replicate that style in Perth.
They engaged the late, renowned architect Marcus Collins to build this glorious home and said it was his first domestic residence after spending six years studying Georgian architecture in London.
The home was built between 1983 and 1985 by Martin Gladwell.
It is on a 1347sq m block, offers superb family living over four levels and has 180-degree Swan River views.
There is everything you could possibly need or want, from a huge basement wine cellar with room to seat 20-plus people, to a spacious attic that would make an ideal retreat for some very lucky teenagers.
The ground floor includes an impressive entry, formal living and dining rooms with soaring ceilings, ornate cornices, jarrah flooring, marble fireplaces and french doors opening to the patio and beautiful gardens.
There is also a stately games room and an open-plan meals/living area with pine flooring, wood-fired heater, french doors to the gardens and kitchen with jarrah cabinetry, butler’s pantry and quality appliances.
The first floor houses three bedrooms, sewing room, bathroom, study and a sun room with french doors opening to a balcony spanning the length of the house.
It also includes the master suite with opulent marble-tiled spa ensuite, walk-in robe and bedroom with french doors opening to the balcony.
As well an historic-style, the home also retains some of Perth’s history.
“Almost all the windows and doors as well as skirting, architraves and flooring were rescued from buildings being demolished in Perth in the 80s,” the owner said.
“A large number of the doors and windows came from an early 20th-century building at Christchurch Grammar School, the marble fireplaces from the old Commonwealth Bank building in Mouat Street, Fremantle, the magnificent cedar front doors and matching billiard room doors came from Forester’s Arms lodge in East Perth, and the panelling in the billiard room from the Parker building in St George’s Terrace.”
The home is set among ornate formal gardens which add to the feel of living in an English manor.
The magnificent grounds include a semi-circular driveway, pool, potting shed and garage.
The owners are also offering the opportunity to purchase the rear 775sq m block, protecting the unobstructed river views as well as providing a potential site for tennis court or additional residence.
They are reluctantly selling to downsize and live closer to their son and grandchildren.
They have many happy memories of their time in Crewe Street, including hosting their eldest son’s wedding reception and the friendliness of the neighbourhood, which holds a Christmas street party.