A Link to the Past - Oaklea
When blocks were bigger, when homes were built with love and Victoria Park was the “new” suburb in Perth.
The first timetabled trains ran to the Victoria Park Station in 1898, by 1899 the Broken Hill Hotel was constructed and by 1912 Victoria Park had its very own post office. In approximately 1915 Oaklea at 50 Duncan Street was built, Flemish Bond Brickwork, tuck pointing, three fire places, high ceilings and a beautiful corbelled archway, all on 506m2.
A versatile floor plan makes this full sized 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house a perfect long term home. There is a large original formal lounge room with its own fire place as well as a new extension, which incorporates living, dining and a modern kitchen. Beautiful wide jarrah boards run through most of the home.
The modern white bright kitchen boasts composite stone bench tops, glass splash backs, loads of storage and a pair of Miele wall ovens for those kitchen whizzes who appreciate quality appliances. Easy care commercial flooring makes this a real chef’s kitchen. Cook up a storm for friends and family!
You’ll appreciate the large laundry and the freshly renovated bathroom. Modern living and character charm go hand in hand.
A set of double timber and glass doors can be thrown open off the rear living area, stepping down to brick paving and the awesome Aussie outdoors.
The under alfresco living off the back of the home is decked and overlooks the expanse of your beautiful backyard stretching off some way into the distance! Yes, this is a cracker of a backyard, with a veggie garden that hasn’t seen chemicals in the last twenty plus years, a broad sweep of lawn, mature native shade and citrus trees (pick your own limes for the G and T’s this summer) and a good sized garden shed down the back. Insects and native birds love this garden, frog friendly and organic, this little slice of Victoria Park could be yours.
Beautifully maintained and ready to live in this home offers that elusive near city solution of character, space and convenience. Located in the Victoria Park Primary School Zone, around the corner from Ursula Frayne High School, 50m to the very modern and secure Victoria Park Station (some things have changed since 1898!) and a short stroll to the trendiest, most vibrant foodie strip in Perth. When you move into 50 Duncan Street the toughest decision you’ll have to make is where to eat out!
The private paved front court yard is a relaxing space complete with rustic water feature and is a great place to catch some winter sunshine and enjoy a coffee and chocolate raspberry brownie from The Sassy Cookie just down the road (another of Victoria Park’s gastronomic gems).
Inspection is a must. This home is charming and has tonnes of personality. Character features abound, and for a 100 year old house she is in surprisingly good shape. Help write the story of this home’s next 100 years!
Council Rates: $1244.88
Water Rates: $802.94 (FY 14-15)
Contact Baston & Co. Property
- Lee and Derek Baston
- 0417 99 23 24
- 3 bed
- 1 bath
- Close to Schools
- Close to Shops
- Close to Transport
- Polished Timber Floor