You’ll feel like the Skipper of a cruise ship in command at its helm when you stand on the front verandah with your hands resting on the balustrade of No 54 and gaze at the view of houses below and Mt Ommanney on the horizon. Kennedy & Newcastle are nearly the highest spot on the North side of Northam town.
What a great family friendly home. There could be four separate sleeping areas depending on how you like to configure the rooms. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are at the front of the house with access from the entry hall. A 3rd room annexed off the 1st would be an ideal toddlers’ room, close to parents, has a split system air conditioner and insulated walls. Don’t have a toddler? Use it as a walk-in robe, parents’ retreat or study. The 4th room is accessed through French windows from the living area.
At the end of the hall is the traditional kitchen featuring plenty of cupboard storage and a wide stove with electric oven and gas hot plates. The kitchen window overlooks the property’s right side yard, pool area and has views of distant hills.
Possibly what was once a back verandah is now enclosed to extend the lounge creating a large living area with room for the dining table and still some left over. If your party celebrations are bursting at the seams with freeloading guests, they can spill out through a sliding glass opening to the rear brick paved, Colorbond covered patio area. At one end is the swimming pool, at the other a kids’ play fort.
This home is typical of 1935 construction showcasing authentic jarrah timber floors and high ceilings. There’s an instantaneous gas hot water unit and wood fired room heating. The ducted evaporative air conditioner is practically new, installed only a few months ago.
Rather than a back yard, this house is offset to the right side of its 990sqm block so it features a side yard of lawn, sail covered deck and limestone wall retaining the upper portion of the block and carport area. There’s a shed too.
If you like your privacy, three of the boundaries are ‘neighbour-free’ and there’s good-looking Colorbond fencing on the adjoining neighbour and pool side boundary lines.
Steve Hill and Lara Turnbull would love to walk you through home. Call us any time.