BUILT in the early 1900s, this home’s grandeur and charm used to be hidden behind striped and flocked wallpaper and mirrored walls, a reflection of its reputation as a party house in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
The current owners, who bought it in 2008, relished the opportunity to return it to its former glory and now it is a warm and inviting home with a host of beautiful character features.
There is a wide front veranda, tuck-pointed facade, leadlight entry, wide central hallway, high ornate ceilings, open fireplaces, sash windows and gleaming timber floors.
The hallway takes you past four generously sized bedrooms to the dining room and kitchen.
The contemporary kitchen, with feature face-brick walls, has quality appliances and ample storage.
A living room and sunken lounge are at the back of the house and open to a paved area and the lush gardens.
From the living room, a lovely spiral staircase leads to a bedroom that opens to a balcony with lovely views.
It would make a wonderful retreat for a teenager, unless their parents claim it first.
A studio above the garage offers another option for peace and privacy.
The home is on a 460sq m block, close to Kings Park, the CBD and the heart of Subiaco.
There is free public transport from Kings Park Road, where it meets Thomas Street right through to the Causeway and off-street parking for two cars. n