CHARACTER homes are delightful, but sometimes they do not have the space that a family needs.
This two-storey home solves that dilemma, blending an early 1900s home with a roomy modern extension.
From the street you see a charming cottage with bullnose veranda and front door with stained glass detailing.
Inside there are the period features you would expect, including timber flooring, a central hallway with ornate arches and high ceilings.
The front part of the home is the original building and includes three bedrooms and the formal living area.
One of the bedrooms and the living area have fireplaces.
The layout leads past a courtyard, modern bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tiling, freestanding bath and double vanity unit, powder room and laundry, stepping down to the light, bright, spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area.
The living zone has a gas fireplace and opens to the courtyard.
The dining area leads to the backyard, and the kitchen, with island bench and breakfast bar and AEG appliances including on oven, steam oven and warmer, has access to the garage and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
There is great separation for parents with the master bedroom upstairs.
It includes an ensuite with double vanity unit and his-and-hers walk-in robes.
The home has ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning throughout and the informal living/dining zone has underfloor heating.
It is on a 420sq m block, close to beautiful Lake Jualbup and in walking distance of the train station and bus stop.
It will suit buyers from the low $2 millions.