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This is the oldest home I have ever had the pleasure to present in Victoria Park, with council records indicating a build date before 1899!
Beautifully presented, this three bedroom semi detached tuck pointed and stucco rendered home is a rare example of early Victoria Park housing. The feature timber work and unique floor-plan on this brick and tin home really set it apart.
Built before the Federation of Australia’s states into one nation, before cars were a fixture on our streets, 20 Mackie Street has seen families come and go. Love and laughter. The tragedy of the Great War. The coming and going of trams. So much change.
Yet this gorgeous home, and its mirrored pair, have truly stood the test of time.
Boasting a return verandah and no less than three chimneys this grand little house is nothing like the numerous 1920’s workers cottage that we are used to in Victoria Park. Its design is entirely different, with a central indoor lounge room at its heart and a shady central courtyard, perfect for escaping Perth’s summer afternoon heat.
The master bedroom is generously proportioned and has its own fireplace and timber sash window opening to the front verandah.
Two more bedrooms (one of these also boasting another feature fireplace) are both good sized with high ceilings and wide polished local hardwood floors.
The kitchen is as charming as it is rustic with exposed brickwork, and an original wood burning Metters New Improved Stove No.1 (there is a modern stainless upright cooker should you prefer!). Opening to the back paved courtyard there is plenty of room for alfresco entertaining and the space lends itself to undercover outdoor living at some future point.
A surprising fully lined attic with drop down ladder is a perfect solution for an original home, where built-in storage is not the norm. Finally, a place for Christmas trees and suitcases!
The home, although a gorgeous remnant of simpler times, also features all the requirements of modern living. Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning and the best sort of NBN (FTTP), mean you’ll be able to run your internet empire from home in comfort year-round!
There is side access, perfect for getting a couple of cars off street or even keeping a trailer securely behind the gate.
A handy brick storeroom at the back of the block provides additional storage space.
Firmly ensconced in the most desirable of locations, 20 Mackie Street is not only walking distance to the river, buses, cafes, small bars, but it is in the much sought after Raphael Park Precinct and within the local intake area for the celebrated Victoria Park Primary School.
If you’ve been looking for something special. In a superb near-city location. Look no further.
Council Rates: $1485.17 (2018/19)
Water Rates: $883.46 (2017/18)
Strata Insurance: $786.41 P/A
Contact Baston & Co. Property
- Lee and Derek Baston
- 0417 99 23 24
- Duplex Semi-detached
- 3 bed
- 1 bath
- Close to Schools
- Close to Shops
- Close to Transport
- Polished Timber Floor