WHEN the owners say this home has had a makeover, they mean more than a lick of paint and a bathroom renovation.
It has been completely transformed.
Originally a two-bedroom, one-bathroom war veteran home with stables near the rear laneway, architect Peter Jodrell has worked his magic and created a magnificent, solar passive, two-storey home ideal for family living and entertaining.
The ground floor has two bedrooms at the front.
The master has a walk-in robe and large ensuite with a bath and opens to a deck overlooking the gardens.
The owners said the deck was a wonderful place to enjoy drinks and nibbles while watching the world go by.
The layout leads past the stairs, storeroom, bathroom and laundry to an open-plan family/dining/kitchen area with honey-toned blackbutt timber flooring and timber-lined ceiling.
The owner said the family area was light and bright and looked out to the beautiful gardens, which include a water feature, waterwall, olive and Manchurian pear trees.
The gardens were created by Haughty Culture.
The spacious kitchen has a fully-equipped scullery, island bench, reconstituted stone benchtops, Miele appliances, soft-closing drawers and plenty of storage.
There are fantastic opportunities for entertaining with full-height bi-fold doors in the family area opening to an alfresco area with a huge retractable sun shade.
The first floor is the children’s domain and includes two bedrooms, with built-in or walk-in robe, teenagers’ retreat, study area with built-in work stations, bathroom and separate toilet.
The home covers all the bases with zoned airconditioning, zoned alarm system with front gate monitor, commercial laminated windows, Bose sound system, communication hub with data, phone and TV points in every room, 15sq m roof storage, double garage with mezzanine storage, three-phase power and bike racking.
The location appealed when the owners bought the property.
It is in walking distance of shops and cafes, with the Theatre Gardens and Arts Centre at the end of the street.
It is also close to Subiaco Primary School, train and bus routes and in the Shenton College catchment.
“We have many happy memories of taking the kids to the park, playing on the swings, having boat races in the Theatre Park streams and learning to ride their bikes in the back laneway,” the owners said.
“We also have friendly helpful neighbours and enjoy the annual Laneway Christmas Party.”