BUILT in 1913 and extensively renovated over the years, this Federation home on an 850sq m block retains the style of the era while meeting the needs of a modern lifestyle.
There are lovely period features throughout, including polished jarrah flooring, high ceilings, fireplaces, wide arched hallway and entrance with leadlight features in the door.
The older part of the home includes a study/library with a bay window looking out to the front garden and a large formal lounge room with chandelier and fireplace with an ornate timber mantel.
There are three bedrooms, all with fireplaces, in this part of the house.
The master has a walk- in robe and ensuite.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 open to a veranda.
A second bathroom is in the extended part of the home; the owners renovated all bathrooms this year.
The extension also includes a light-filled open-plan living/dining/kitchen area.
The owners said it was the hub of the home and had a wall of windows looking out to the alfresco area and new heated pool with spa jets and fountain spray.
The owners have also renovated the kitchen and it has stone benchtops, an island bench and Miele appliances.
There is a separate butler’s pantry near the laundry.
Upstairs is a semi self-contained apartment.
This versatile space includes a sitting room that opens to a spacious balcony with views of the garden, kitchenette, study nook, bedroom with built-in robes and bathroom.
As well as updating the bathrooms, kitchen and laundry, the owners have repainted the home, sanded the floors and added a range of features, including ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning, LED lighting, security cameras and intercom with key swipe entry.
The owners bought the home liking its proximity to their children’s schools, shops, cafes and transport but have decided they prefer the modern style of their previous home.
They have subdivided the original 1821sq m block and will build a new home on the rear lot, enabling them to enjoy the style they prefer while remaining in the area.
40 Leake Street
Offers by July 3
Agency: Ray White Cottesloe-Mosman Park
Contact: Jody Fewster on 0414 688 988