Buy - 166 Lake Street, Perth
History in the Making!
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1 Please book a private appointment to view
2 Click on the virtual tour on this webpage if available
3 Ask me to do a Facetime walk through with you
This is your chance to own a piece of history with the rare opportunity to become the proud new owner of this stunning Heritage listed Bakers Terrace home.
The striking façade, framed with a classic wrought-iron front fence and matching intricate lacework lining the upper balcony levels, helps transport you to back to 1897 when these Iconic homes were built and became the talk of the local community!
This delightful home sits proudly amongst the historic row of terraced homes, showcasing its eye-catching wooden windows and traditional wood panelled entry door, distinguished by its vividly coloured leadlight, all blending perfectly against the earthy pastel shaded walls. You can’t help but be impressed by the courtyard entry with the perfect combination of the deep-red coloured verandah and re-cycled brick paving circling the feature fountain nestled in the stone pebble garden bed.
Enter through the front door and be welcomed by the 19th century features including the extra-wide jarrah floor boards, 12 foot ceilings, ornate high wooden skirting boards, architraves and central ceiling roses and cornices.
This entry level encompasses the family room with working fireplace framed by the carved oak mantle-piece. Sitting adjacent through the expansive archway is the formal dining area with its own decorative fireplace and this leads through to the spacious kitchen at the rear of the home. The ample cupboard and bench space hosts a tile splash-back and overlooks the dining area and boasts a cedar lined ceiling and has views through the large windows out to the rear verandah. Here you will find the laundry and separate toilet and steps below to the rustic courtyard. For the wine lover, the manhole amongst the terracotta tiled floor leads you to an underground storage area which would the ideal location to store your best bottles of red!
Winding back through the passageway you will find the timber staircase with ornate timber balustrade leading to first floor. This level features the massive main bedroom with Baltic pine polished antique floor boards, another feature fireplace and double doorway through to the first level balcony. From here you oversee the courtyard below as well as the attractive street-scape with it’s array of period homes including the monumental Ensanada Coronada building, built originally for visiting Spanish Royalty.
The second bedroom also rests on this level as does the period bathroom with traditional oak cabinet and stone vanity basin, federation tiling and claw foot bath. Completing this level is a small study which also has access to the first level front balcony, and at the rear is the entertaining first level balcony with views to the city, the surrounding neighbourhood and rear courtyard below. Get ready for friends to come knocking to share a drink with you and take in the Australia Day fireworks.
The staircase continues up to a later addition 3rd level with a third bedroom and its own ensuite bathroom and walk in robe. A further rear facing balcony enjoys the best views over the entire neighbourhood.
Adding to the appeal of the home at the street level level is the rear timber deck overlooking the exterior brick paved garden with fishpond and water feature and would not look out of place in a villa in Tuscany where you could sit with friends for hours under the protective shade of the leafy tree sipping on coffee with family and friends.
Beyond this is the garage with secure parking for 1 car and roller door accessed from ROW at rear and the shed adjoining the garage. A further 3 free car parking street permits are available for a new owner.
Situated only minutes to Perth’s CBD , this unique abode is in one of Perth’s most sought after and highly desirable Character Precincts. Lake Street leads into the vibrant Northbridge café and shopping district. Going the opposite direction leads you to the ever popular Hyde Park with a further walk to the Mount Lawley café district, Robertson Park Tennis Club, WA Italian Club and an array of popular cafes and restaurants.
For those looking for something different with the desire to add their own personal touches to make this home their own, this substantial classic residence offers a unique living situation with a lock up and leave life style amongst the charm of a bygone era.
Level 1 – 87sqm
Level 2 – 56sqm
Level 3 – 28sqm
Deck – 27sqm
Porch – 10sqm
Balcony – 15sqm
Garage – 33sqm
Rear Yard – 38sqm
Shed – 8sqm
Available for viewing 24/7 via 3D Virtual Tour or By Appointment via Facetime / Whatsapp / ZOOM / WeChat / In person. Love to hear, from you contact me now.
PLEASE NOTE: Mark Hay Realty Group is taking strict measures and adhering to Government and REIWA legislation and guidelines during the Covid-19 situation. Property viewings (up to 9 people) have been allowed again from 27/04/2020. All purchasers will be asked a series of questions surrounding the state of their health and travel history. Purchasers will also be required to provide a full name, phone number and email address prior to viewing.
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