Kensington came into existence in the 1920's when all the early houses were built from weatherboard however, a number of residents appealed to have the suburb declared as 'brick only'. Today, the remaining weatherboard cottages are highly desirable and this stunning circa 1925 home was built when master craftsmen were in demand, quality materials were everyday and 'handmade' was the hallmark of distinction.
Over the years, this utterly charming home has stood the test of time and still welcomes its visitors with the quintessential front verandah, leadlight windows and cottage garden.
Once inside, you will find the classic layout with a wide central hall while the 13ft ceilings, original working fireplaces and all the expected decorative features remain perfectly intact. The elegant master bedroom is simply breathtaking and has had extensive built in robes added to ensure it offers the ideal combination of warmth, charm and practical living.
The large traditional style bathroom includes an original enamel claw foot bath and basin as well as a Venetian mirror and beautiful crystal light shades.
The solid jarrah boards continue past the internal feature leadlight doors to an open plan addition providing the best of modern family living, dining and entertaining. This addition has paid the utmost respect to the original home ensuring it feels as generous and welcoming as the 1920's.
The kitchen appears reminiscent of the time but delivers state of the art convenience you have come to rightly expect such as Meile induction cooktop & oven, integrated dishwasher and Caesarstone benchtops along with filtered water on tap.
Another essential modern touch is the reverse cycle, zoned and ducted air conditioning throughout for year round comfort.
At the rear of the home, there is a relaxing lawn and classic cottage garden filled with standard roses, Camellia bushes and hedging as well as a covered timber deck, separate workshop and shed with ample storage while Twig Lane provides access to a lockup carport.
Your family's future begins with your call to Karen who will help you engrave your name permanently into the next chapter of this beautiful piece of Kensington history.
Offers closing 25th July 2016 @ 4:00pm (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR )