AN extensive search of hundreds of homes culminated in the owners’ purchase of this extended classic Nedlands bungalow in 2004.
“We needed something close to UWA and the city,” they said.
“The house had a good feel to it and was solidly built.
“The fact that it has the new with the old combined was a bonus and gave us a large house with good separation, which suited us perfectly.”
The older part of the home was built in the late 1930s and includes the master bedroom, formal lounge room and a fifth bedroom or large study.
Lovely character features have been retained, including high ornate ceilings, polished jarrah flooring and a fireplace in the lounge room.
There is a central dining room and modern kitchen with granite benchtops, breakfast bar, walk-in pantry and integrated fridge and a large living area that opens to the covered alfresco area.
The extension includes three more bedrooms, a bathroom and another living space, also with access to the alfresco area.
The layout offers a lovely view from the front door looking down the passage to the alfresco area and garden.
The owners are keen gardeners and overhauled the gardens when they moved in.
They also covered the alfresco area to create an additional integrated outdoor living space.
“We like the large alfresco area and the way the interior links to the gardens,” they said.
“It has opened the house to many great entertaining opportunities and big family celebrations.”
The owners said the home offered a range of options for buyers.
“The house is ideal for working professionals or families looking to upgrade and have their children go to the many top private schools in the area or UWA,” they said
“The largely self-contained extension is ideal for the young family or for grandparents and visitors.
“And in the period we have owned it, the home has also been an excellent executive rental, commanding high returns when we have not been occupying it.”
The home is on a 787sq m block on a tree-lined street, conveniently close to shops, cafes, restaurants and schools.
“It is convenient to all the things we need,” the owners said.
“We love dining in Bay View Terrace or Hampden Road and being close to great shopping in Claremont and Subiaco.
“We love the water and this home is close to both the beach and the river.”
The location is set to benefit from underground power, which the owners said would greatly enhance the streetscape.
“We have committed to pay for this upgrade, so there will be no conversion cost for a future owner,” they said.
The home is for sale by open negotiation, closing June 7.
41 Broome Street
Agency: Ray White Dalkeith-Claremont
Contact: Vivien Yap on 0433 258 818 or Phoebe Shi on 0478 950 812