CHARACTER appeal, contemporary living and community spirit all come together in this tri-level home.
The owners bought the Californian bungalow on a 688sq m block 23 years ago, falling in love with the stained glass windows, high ornate ceilings, fireplaces, location and community.
In 2015 they undertook a major renovation to add a new kitchen and open-plan living area, internal laundry and two new bathrooms.
The gardens were also landscaped, adding a fire pit, repaving and re-surfacing the pool.
The renovations have created an impressive home suited to family living and entertaining.
The ground floor includes three bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry in the front part of the home.
At the back is the new living area and kitchen with large breakfast bar, built-in office desk, Miele appliances including a combi-steam oven, oven, built-in coffee machine, induction cooktop, Asko dishwasher and custom-fitted Vintex wine fridges.
Bi-fold doors open to one of the home’s many outdoor areas.
This one overlooks the pool and includes an alfresco area with jarrah decking and the sunken fire pit.
Stairs from the living area lead down to a games room that opens to the pool area, which includes an outdoor shower.
Other options for entertaining include a roomy basement wine cellar and the front veranda with privacy blinds.
The spacious master bedroom is on the home’s top level and has a walk-in robe, ensuite and its own balcony.
Since buying the home, the owners have had two children and some of their favourite memories included bringing the babies home, raising them and having their friends visit.
“We have hosted christenings, children’s parties, my husband’s 40th birthday and recently a 16th birthday,” the owner said.
She said the quiet and friendly neighbourhood had been ideal and the home was close to schools and transport.
“It is a popular school zone,” she said.
“You can also walk to Wembley or Subiaco cafes and restaurants and it is a 10-minute bus trip into the city.”
The owner said a neighbourhood highlight was the Nanson Street Christmas party organised by the local church.
40 Nanson Street
Agency: Abel McGrath
Contact: Sam Bevan on 0401 605 210