The bones are there for a grand and timeless family home to be modeled from this fabulous 1920's classic. The traditional wrap-around verandah is as welcoming as they come and inside, large-scale bedrooms with high ceilings and original fireplaces abound. The kitchen, bathroom, living and outdoor areas require a healthy budget and a vision for something altogether new. In the right hands, this could be an exciting project with the potential for a stunning result. In particular, the north-facing rear excites me, as I see a highly desired modern open plan family entertaining area coming to life here.
There are some structural issues that will need to be addressed, however for a 100-year-old home the original details are still evident and worth the restoration in my opinion.
The property is zoned as subdividable, however, I truly hope this isn't exercised and this piece of history gets a new life and becomes a family’s forever home.
There is noise from the nearby train line and the thoroughfare road out front, and the oversized verge, common for this area of Cottesloe, provides a sufficient setback from the passing traffic. Rear lane access to the property is also a bonus resulting in various options for this rather large parcel of Cottesloe land.
This is a project that, with a new owner and a little bit of imagination, could be a magnificent home for another century.
An experienced home renovator, and a creative at heart, Ryan has a detailed eye for property. A North Fremantle local and designer by trade, his latest remodel of a Victorian workers cottage won the best renovation/addition award (in its category) in the 2019 HIA awards. Character homes oozing old-world charm as well as modern architectural builds are prized targets for Ryan’s discerning clientele.
Strong localised knowledge of Perth’s western suburbs and a deep network within it, will enable Ryan to provide you with a host of opportunities to support your next property acquisition.