To bring in the New Year, the owner of this striking home brings it to you with a new asking price $450 000, down $25 000 from its former $475 000. Now this owner means business and this asking price is really good value.
Life can be perfect, it just depends on where you live.
I bet you driven passed this house a million times, probably parked right out the front when you’ve dropped the kids at St Joseph’s School. And I bet you’ve turned your head and admired it more than once, longing for it to come to the market for sale one day. Now’s your chance.
Come along and take a look at this beautiful, imposing, stately brick home. It was built in the late 1930s as the Federation era was winding down but before the Art Deco era had got into full swing. Some say the house has historic connections to those grand houses at either end of the street, Fermoy and Uralia, built by Northam’s forefathers, George & Lionel Throssell.
All the things you love and expect to see in homes from this time period are present; wide verandahs, high ceilings, leadlight windows, heaps of natural timber including stunning, rich jarrah floorboards; and they are in good order, high quality too.
The lounge room has a cosy wood fired room but the whole house has ducted, reverse cycle air conditioning. Don’t worry about the air con gobbling up power, there’s a 24 panel solar array on the roof.
French doors from the lounge reveal a nice study area that floods with natural morning light. A great place to get your creative juices flowing, pay the household bills or read that book you just can’t put down.
The entrance hall opens into the nerve-centre of the house; the dining area. This is where everyone meets, eats and diverges to their respective areas, namely, the bedrooms, the bathroom, store room and, most importantly, the kitchen. You’ll love this central hub, it’s open and the wide window in the kitchen takes in a commanding view of the back patio and yard.
There are built-in robes in the main bedroom and a blanket box set in to the bay window, the second bedroom has two small cupboards built-in, the store room features a linen press, the kitchen has oodles of natural timber cupboard work incorporating a top quality Fisher & Paykel 2 drawer dishwasher. A welcome surprise is a shower recess in the laundry, temporarily hidden by a set-in cupboard. There’s a toilet in the family bathroom and a second loo in the laundry.
Wait ’til you see the exterior !!
There is an ‘as-new’ 12 x 6 x 2.7m Colorbond covered, timber decked patio with three ceiling fans and pull down blinds, an entertainer’s ultimate paradise, and a lovely expanse of lawn that reaches out to the 12 x 7 x 3.2m carport and 9 x 4.5 x 2.4m workshop with sliding door, roller door, power, water and hand basin. The sound of splashing water in the large, filtered fish pond at the end of the patio is an added attraction. Good quality boundary fencing will keep your precious pooch safe-n-sound inside the property.
So, if life can be perfect, depending on where you live, you want your beautiful home to be in a beautiful neighbourhood. Uralia Terrace and Lance Street… Northam’s equivalent of Perth’s Golden Triangle.
Don’t sit on your hands procrastinating, ask Steve Hill and Lara Turnbull for an inspection soon.