If you've ever strolled along the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, you might for a moment think that you've travelled back there just as you enter the gates of 20 Ridge Street and into this fine South Perth residence, brimming with warmth and character.
It's location is noble and its address is esteemed - well elevated, perched high on a very sought after (and tightly-held) enclave in South Perth with views that extend above and beyond the more immediate established treetops and across Melville Waters towards Mosman Park.
This 3 bedroom character residence has been tastefully restored and renovated over time, with high ceilings, ornate cornices, a glorious timber and stone fireplace, solid floorboards awash the entire home and a classic bay window with seating to capture idyllic perspectives.
Sitting gracefully behind a double gated wall, there's a 3 car lock up garage to keep your classic MG protected from the elements, with plenty of room for the Range Rover and more. Leadlight windows and ceiling roses permeate the home, along with a front garden courtyard that encourages gentle mornings filled with light breezes and breakfast on the terrace . . . ?
Other features include walls of custom-built floor to ceiling cabinetry, period finishes and touches that have been thoughtfully and lovingly brought in to the 21st century, melding beautifully both historical and new.
Close to public and private schools such as Wesley and Penrhos Colleges, the river is only minutes away as are all the lifestyle conveniences, cafes and restaurants of the Angelo Street precinct. The Royal Perth Golf Club is literally down the road, with multiple access to the main arteries and freeways all within striking distance.
This is a fine pocket of South Perth, home to a handful of residents lucky enough to call this part of Ridge Street their neighbourhood.