1 River Street BASSENDEAN WA 6054
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UNDER OFFER PRIOR TO AUCTION
Nestled on a massive 1,441sqm corner block that boasts three street frontages and sits opposite the lovely Kelly Park in the leafy riverside suburb of Bassendean, this spacious residential haven of 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and multiple living areas is heritage-listed - having been built in 1896 - and has over time been utilised as a hotel, a C-Class hospital, a boarding house, hostel, a Girl's High School and the Salvation Army Aged Men's Retreat.
Personal modern internal touches will go a long way to restoring this very special home your own. Solid wooden floorboards are exposed to parts of the house, with soaring high ceilings, feature skirting boards and decorative original ceiling roses in commonplace throughout.
Downstairs and beyond the delightful front entry verandah, you will find multiple bedrooms and bathrooms - including one bathroom with a separate bathtub, plus a separate powder room off the hallway. Welcoming you inside is a formal-dining room off the entry, whilst a heater warms the separate formal lounge room. There is also a fireplace within the sitting room, for good measure.
A spacious kitchen and meals area plays host to a large walk-in pantry, a stainless-steel range hood, a six-burner gas cooktop and oven/grill and a double-drawer dishwasher. It also has a servery window leading through to the huge open-plan family and casual-dining area - split-system air-conditioning, fireplace, ceiling fan and all. Also on the ground floor are a massive home office (or arts/crafts room), a separate workshop/storeroom, another large utility/store room, a walk-in linen press, a hallway water fountain and a gym/activity room with a gas bayonet for further winter heating.
An external laundry with double wash troughs can be found off a lovely southwest-facing courtyard with a pergola and access to the yard, bordered by a delightful white picket fence. Approximate 500sqm of yard space could see the area being used for either a future swimming pool or car-park - whatever meets your current needs.
Upstairs, six more bedrooms and two further bathrooms are headlined by a master wing with its own ensuite, and walk-in clothing and changing rooms. The storage attic is also accessible from near here, as is a sublime timber-lined balcony deck that benefits from pleasant hill and parkland views. Don't forget about a large cellar hidden under the house and cooled naturally by Mother Nature and her elements.
A surprising sense of convenience complements all of this amazing history, with the property situated just footsteps away from our picturesque Swan River, the sprawling Success Hill Reserve and the Success Hill Train Station. Bassendean Oval and Bassendean Shopping Centre are only a short drive away, as are the likes of excellent schools.
Walk to the Guildford coffee strip from here too, with major arterial roads, Perth Airport and our beautiful Swan Valley only minutes from your front door. The possibilities are endless. Something special awaits you here - and in more ways than one!
• 28 Rooms in Total
• Built in 1896
• State Heritage Listed
• Potential to Sub Divide
• Externally Repainted and New Roof
• CCTV Security Cameras
• High Ceilings, Archways and Ceiling Roses
• Southwest Facing Courtyard with Pergola
• Storage Attic
• Large Underground Cellar
• 1,441sqm Corner Block
• 546sqm Internal Area
• Zoned R20/R40
RATES (approx p/a)
Town of Bassendean: $3,475
Water Corp: $1,672