AT first glance this home is reminiscent of its 1980s origins, but a substantial renovation has given it a millennial-age edge.
The owner engaged Green-Shore Builders and Adele Silcox Interior Designs to create a low-maintenance, light-filled modern two-storey home with good separation between parents and children.
The fittings and finishes are high quality and include Italian ceramic flooring and New Zealand wool carpets.
The home has ample living space with a lounge area, living room, and open-plan dining/kitchen/family room in the front part of the house.
The kitchen has high-end appliances, stone benchtops, breakfast bar and plenty of bench space and storage.
The dining area, family room and living room all open to a central outdoor area with paved alfresco area and pool.
A bathroom, laundry and three bedrooms with either walk-in or built-in robes are at the back of the home.
A contemporary staircase with glass balustrade in the lounge leads up to the parents’ zone with study/sitting area, bathroom and bedroom with built-in robe.
The ground-floor bedrooms have garden views and the owner said from the master bedroom you could see across downtown Subiaco to close to the railway station, across a vast amount of foliage.
The leafy 607sq m block also includes a carport with parking for two cars, plus parking for more vehicles, and attractive gardens.
Extra features include floor-to-ceiling tiling in the bathrooms, airconditioning and security.
The owner loves Subiaco and this was one of the main attractions when he purchased the property.
“I have spent many years in Subiaco post boarding school,” he said.
“I used to frequent the Cock and Bull Hotel on Rokeby Road in the mid 80s; my uncle Rodney Roberts owned the quintessential icon in Subiaco.
“During my early working life I lived in two houses in Heytesbury Road and one apartment in Roberts Road and just fell in love with Subiaco.
“Our three children are now regulars at the Subiaco Library and the story telling sessions there, and the park, where many games of football and soccer, as well as ‘tag’ are played, as it is just four doors down.
“We love this area, and the house, but when our children get a bit older they will attend private schools and we want to live closer to the schools.”