“BESPOKE COUNTRY CHIC”
As soon as you enter Guildford's historic Water Street, generously lined with majestic old flame trees and immaculately kept heritage homes, you begin to feel a strong sense of coming home.
Slightly elevated and set back from the road with an elegant garden-scape, this exquisite five-bedroom, four-bathroom residence, with the inclusion of a detached guest-house, honours the true essence of its era.
Built around late 1800, with a modern rear extension, the home is a designer's dream featuring luxurious natural finishes, a white timber clad exterior and washed in a calming interior colour scheme.
Styled with the owner's attention to detail and interior-designer nous, an abundance of plush champagne-coloured carpet is laid throughout the original section of the home which features high, pristinely-preserved pressed metal ceilings, intricate ceiling roses and delicate chandelier pendant lights.
The two large front bedrooms, with built-in-robes, elegant garden views and veranda access via French doors, each include original fire places and luxurious Colefax and Fowler polished chintz drapes.
Adopting the same designer theme, the formal lounge room is offset by a limestone-framed, gas fireplace and louvered white plantation shutters.
Currently used for formal dining, the opposite room with access to the spacious master suite, has excellent potential to be transformed into a private parent's retreat or theatre room.
Framed by views of lush green foliage and more white louvered plantation blinds, the secluded master suite has access to two bathrooms (one for communal use with bath, and the other, privately located with an extra-large shower), a walk-in robe and dressing cove.
Bathed in the most ethereal soft natural light, the home's rear open plan living, dining and kitchen areas are offset by an additional open gas fireplace, tasteful marble tiling and a continuation of French doors leading to a sprawling, picture-perfect manor-style garden.
The practical kitchen design includes ample cupboard and storage space, integrated Miele dishwasher and fridge, large stone breakfast bar and benches, Bosch four-burner gas stovetop and oven and convenient external access to the carport and side pathway.
Applauded as an award-winning bed and breakfast facility, the home's free-standing, two-bedroom guest house (thought to be the original stable-house) has received umpteen five-star reviews for its idyllic location and garden surrounds. Ideal as a granny flat, teenager's den or guest accommodation, the structure includes laundry access (with inclusions for a front loader washer and dryer and concealed drying rack), kitchenette, living room, bathroom and discreet and separate entrance to the property.
Fully reticulated with split-level air-conditioners in most rooms, a gas outlet in the living room, electronic security plus locks on all doors and windows, plentiful off-steet parking and protected carport, this supremely elegant home has all the hallmarks of family living in a welcoming and friendly community.
Walking distance to Guildford Grammar School, the picturesque Helena River Reserve and close-proximity to Guildford's endearing community hub, the Swan Valley and the train station, the property not only offers potential for accruing an additional income, but enviable lifestyle qualities too.
-Immaculate heritage home (circa late 1800s) on tranquil tree-lined street
-Original pressed tin and intricate ceiling roses
-Split-level air-conditioning in most rooms
-Gas fire places in main living areas
-Open-plan living, dining and kitchen with European appliances
-Spacious master suite with walk-in-robe, ensuite and potential for parent's retreat
-Award-winning bed and breakfast accommodation via free-standing guest house
-Fully reticulated, enchanting manor-style garden
-Stunning leadlight front door feature
-Walking distance to Helena River Reserve, several nature trails and the charming Woodbridge Hotel; close proximity to Guildford Grammar College, the Swan Valley and the iconic Alfred's Kitchen, the Rose and Crown Hotel and Guildford's endearing community hub
-Just 20 minutes by train to Perth's CBD
-Ample off-street parking and undercover car port.