This handsome Georgian residence has been faithfully and lovingly designed and built to reflect the Georgian era. A large proportion of the fixtures and fittings within the home were sourced from heritage buildings around Perth.
Bicton is one of Perth's most desirable family locations, the Swan River Foreshore and grassed parklands wrap snuggly around Blackwall Reach from Pt Walter to John Tonkin park providing a popular playground for families. 3 Crewe Street has been the happy home to the same family for 32 years.
Taking pride of place at the river end of Crewe Street, this magnificent home sits on a 1346m2 north/east facing block and is only steps from the Swan River Foreshore. The home has glorious river views over Blackwall Reach, Mosman Park and Perth CBD. Enter via the classic wrought iron gates and circular drive to the stone portico resting on the magnificent stone columns. A pair of antique timber doors open into the impressive Entrance Hall. Bathed in natural light via the huge double sash windows the entry hall also features black marble and stone flooring and a stunning hand turned timber staircase rising through 3 levels of the home to the enormous roof top studio.
Located off the entrance hall is the faithfully replicated Drawing Room with traditional features including marble fireplace, recycled flooring, double hung sash windows and decorative ceilings and cornices. The ten-seat Dining Room replicates the traditional features of the adjoining Drawing Room and as per tradition the Dining Room opens onto the Port Cochere and formal garden beyond via a pair of double French doors.
The full size Billiard Room is also located off the entrance hall. This room lends its self to a generous informal living room complete with fire place, has loads of natural light and double door access to the adjoining family/dining room located off the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with large catering style cooker and is ideally located to service the family indoors or outdoors. Kitchen and family room open onto the wide veranda on the northside of the house, providing the perfect outdoor alfresco dining area along side the pool and courtyard garden.
Take the beautiful hand turned timber stair case to the second level, which offers a configuration of bedrooms or activity areas; either 4 bedrooms plus sitting room, study and sewing/activity room or 5 to 6 bedrooms plus sitting room/study. There are two generous bathrooms. The master bedroom, sitting room and study all open onto the wide balcony via French doors and all have glorious river and city views and overlook the formal gardens and pool.
Take the staircase to the massive open plan studio with space galore, enough to allocate each family member their own dedicated area to pursue their chosen hobby or activity. The stunning Dorma windows offer amazing district, river and city views. A glass atrium directly over the stair void ensures natural light through the stair well and the roof top studio though out the year.
Take the stairs down to the enviable purpose-built cellar and tasting room, providing the perfect setting in which to host wine tasting nights or celebrating special occasions with family and friends. This would be the perfect marketing venue for an established vineyard looking to conduct private tastings in Perth. The tasting room has a separate entrance therefore commercial wine tastings would not impose on family privacy.
Formal garden beds, hedging and mature trees combined with fountains, ponds, decorative pots, the feature brick and limestone walls surrounding the property all combine to compliment this stunning private sanctuary. The fully fenced swimming pool is a delightful feature of the north/east facing outdoor entertaining area of this property. Beyond the pool and set on another level is the timber gazebo and dedicated garden potting/store shed in addition to the car parking spaces provided under the Port Cochere to the side of the house, a four-car lock-up garage and workshop is located at the northern end of the property.
3 Crewe Street offers the opportunity to purchase a landmark home at well below replacement cost, in a location rarely offered for sale. Many of the fixtures and fittings included in this home have formed part of Perth's early history. The property is one of Perth's most prestigious riverside enclaves and is without a doubt the ultimate in family living being only minutes from Pt Walter Reserve & Foreshore, Sporting & Yachting Clubs, Bicton Pool, Public jetties, Tennis, Golf, Kayaking, Water Ski areas. Schools nearby; Santa Maria, St Joseph's. Bicton Primary. Easy access to major shopping centres, Perth CBD, and the old Port City of Fremantle and Perth's iconic beaches.