A PITCHED, gabled roof and vine-clad facade give this amazing home a romantic and historic feel.
It does have an interesting past, being built in the 1930s by architect Augustus Creightmore (formerly Kreitmayer) as his family residence.
He also designed neighbouring 31 McNeil Street.
Described as a Tudor-style abode, the design may have been inspired by time he spent in England and Europe after completing his architectural apprenticeship.
Imposing and impressive at the time, it is even more so now following a thorough renovation by owner Greg Poland that highlights its wonderful heritage while meeting today’s living requirements.
It is easy to indulge in a few daydreams about yesteryear while viewing various rooms with soaring ceilings and jarrah flooring, and perhaps Mr Creightmore worked in the study with original wood panelling and fireplace.
The layout includes a formal lounge room with marble fireplace and doors to the front and back of the home and a light-filled sun room with traditional chequerboard flooring.
There is a formal dining room and a meals area and kitchen with granite benchtop, island bench and Viking upright gas cooker and oven.
It was designed to cater for large crowds and has its own claim to fame with celebrity chef Manu Feildel once cooking up a feast there for Mr Poland’s family and friends to raise funds for Rafiki, a charity they both support.
A lift or stairs take you to the first floor where there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including the huge master with a gas fireplace and opulent ensuite with shower, marble floor and wall tiling, his-and-hers vanity unit and bide.
This floor also includes a large, light-filled loft space.
Ideal for guest accommodation or young adults, it has room for lounge and bedroom suites, a kitchenette and its own entrance.
The home is on a 1529sq m block and the rear gardens have been designed by Sally Malcolm.
In keeping with the style of the home they have an English country garden feel.
The beautiful grounds also include a covered, decked alfresco area where you can entertain and enjoy the verdant surrounds, a solar-heated pool and self-contained guest quarters.
33 McNeil Street
Agency: William Porteous Properties International and Space Real Estate
Contact: Andrew Porteous on 0488 118 687 or Justin Davies on 0419 909 350