THE owners have fond memories of raising their children in this delightful home.
The children were all born in Subiaco, went to the local primary school and spent most of their childhood in the home.
The owners bought it over 20 years ago and it has grown along with the family.
“The house is very different now than when we bought it,” they said.
“Originally it had two bedrooms, a bathroom and a study.
“We undertook a major renovation with Mulberry Homes in 2000, adding a new kitchen and living area, rear garage and laundry, and two upstairs bedrooms and activity area.
“The renovations provided significantly enhanced living areas for our growing family whilst retaining all the original features of the house which we love.
“As a family of five, we have been extremely comfortable in the house and have loved living in the area.”
Tucked behind a white picket fence and set among lush cottage gardens, the home presents a very pretty picture.
The owner said the original home was built circa 1910 and was one of three nearly identical houses built in a row on Townshend Road at the time.
It still has still plenty of authentic period features, including a leadlight front door, timber flooring throughout, high ceilings, ceiling roses, picture rails and ornate fireplaces.
The home has two bedrooms, including the master with built-in robes and ensuite, at the front, with a central hallway leading past the study, second bathroom and formal lounge.
From there the layout opens up into the family/dining/kitchen area.
The kitchen has white benchtops and cabinetry, breakfast bar, pantry, appliance cupboard, and splashback with subway tiling.
“We love the combined kitchen, dining and living area at the back of the home with the double french doors providing direct access to the garden,” the owners said.
“This is the focal point of the house and tends to be where we spend most of our time as a family.
“We also love the fact that we retained the original ceiling height throughout the house which creates that feeling of light and space.
“And being avid gardeners, we really enjoy the view from the dining area looking out over the beautiful garden which includes a manicured lawn with box hedging, manchurian pears, espaliered figs and the spectacular weeping mulberry and water feature.”
A timber and iron spiral staircase in the dining area leads to the first floor addition with two bedrooms with built-in robes and an activity area with built-in desks and cupboards.
The home is on a 421sq m block and, along with its character features, the attractive, peaceful and convenient location appealed to the owners when they bought it.
“It is a beautiful, quiet and friendly neighbourhood and we have been fortunate to have had the same wonderful neighbours for the 20-plus years we have owned the property,” they said.
“One of the best features for us has been the property’s proximity to Kings Park and to Rokeby Road – both of which are within easy walking distance.”
Offers over $1.595 million are invited.