This home is simply great value. You haven’t seen a house like this. Ever.
What happens when a bloke who demolishes old houses for a living decides to keep the best bits for himself? With an Artisan’s eye he has crafted this huge four or five bedroom, two bathroom home from pieces gathered together from Western Australia’s architectural history.
There is one of 3 doors from the garage of Bonnie Doone, Mandurah’s grandest residence in the 1920’s, strategically placed as a feature wall in the “Great Room” at 78 Mars Street. Many of the exposed posts and beams that hold up the soaring, nearly 5 meter high, ceilings were saved from the Ferguson Tractors Factory on Whatley Crescent in Maylands. The pressed tin walls were salvaged from houses and shop awnings in the Victoria Park area. Consisting of 9 different designs and representing a sample of many of the patterns available at the time. Like a time capsule this home is a magnificent ode to the buildings and people who lived before us.
Now re-using and re-purposing are buzz words. Something hipsters throw around with bearded abandon. But 78 Mars street represents an owner’s passion to save a little of the materials and stories of the past. A labour of love, over many years. Culminating in this unique and functional home.
There are so many stories, so many little touches. Cedar Weatherboards cladding the home came from a film set in the Midland Railway workshops.
The box-lock and ebony hardwood beehive handle on main bedroom door are rare and wonderful find dating back to the Victorian era. The built in drawers and wardrobe in the master bedroom were salvaged from a mid 1920’s double storey residence on Stirling Highway in Nedlands.
The main bathroom floor is built from roof beams sourced from Austrian Pre fabricated houses imported to WA in the 1940’s when the crate that the house was shipped in formed the roof beams for the house…..If only this house could talk! The stories it could tell!
On a perfect 518m2 survey strata front block this classic weatherboard home boasts so much more than a history lesson. Beyond the timber panelled walls and cast iron, lead lights and cavernous spaces the home is practical. Huge and livable. Big bedrooms. An amazing backyard. With room for a pool or even a cricket pitch. And the back deck. A phenomenal outdoor escape accessing the Great Room through 2 sets of double French doors.
There is room for your family, your art, your pets, your friends. Entertain and enjoy this suitably amazing home. A venue for weddings, for feasts, for dancing! A space to let your imagination run wild.
If you are looking for a shiny, bright, clean, waterfall end, porcelain tiled, streamlined, modern, chrome plated home with lots of bling then this treasure is not for you! You need only view this home if you value the authentic, the real, the quirky, the craftsmanship and the opportunity that 78 Mars Street represents.
Only inspection will do this unique home justice. Be at the home open or miss out.
Council Rates: $1797.27 FY 14-15
Water Rates: $1057.76 FY 14-15
Contact Baston & Co. Property
- Lee and Derek Baston
- 0417 99 23 24
- 5 bed
- 2 bath
- Floor Area is 300 m²
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Close to Schools
- Close to Shops
- Close to Transport