34 Deane Street COTTESLOE WA 6011
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A TIMELESS AND CHARMING COTTESLOE RETREAT
Built circa-1916, this character-filled wartime tuck-pointed red-brick-and-iron family home has been delightfully occupied by its current owners for 34 years and is desirably nestled on the high side of the street, sitting only walking distance away from beautiful South Cottesloe Beach.
The award-winning team of architects at Bernard Seeber were the masterminds behind the property's clever extension that has helped create a flexible and free-flowing floor plan. The main house is a timeless 3 bedroom 1 bathroom charmer where soaring high ceilings and solid Jarrah wooden floorboards are complemented by decorative ceiling roses and tall feature skirting boards, as well as gorgeous French windows and a series of stylish pendant light fittings.
A gated front-yard entrance reveals manicured gardens, a wraparound entry deck and a feature leadlight-panel entry door, making an instant first impression.
Feature fireplaces and splendid garden aspects are commonplace within both the large second bedroom and huge master bedroom at the front of the house, with the latter also benefitting from double-door access out to the front deck - pleasant leafy outlook and all. A separate third bedroom can be found near the spacious bathroom that comprises of a shower, separate bathtub, storage, a powder vanity and a toilet.
The commodious lounge room is reserved for either quiet contemplation or formal occasions, with a gas fireplace and gas bayonet affording you separate winter heating options - and double French doors extending relaxation out to an intimate side deck. The main living space is shut off from everything else, yet is preceded by a study (with a built-in desk-come-multi-person workstation) and a storage-laden laundry with drop-down-ladder access up to a handy attic, as well as a cleverly-concealed sewing nook and a separate second toilet.
A light, bright and north-facing open-plan family, dining and kitchen area is where most of your casual time will be spent, amidst a Jetmaster wood-burning fireplace, two gas bayonets and custom floating media cabinetry. The kitchen itself is graced by double sinks, a range hood, a Blanco gas cooktop, an oven of the same brand, a Sharp Inverter microwave and a sleek white Miele dishwasher.
Full-height windows and a large slider both overlook and provide seamless access to a fabulous alfresco-entertaining deck at the rear, complete with full-width awnings for further protection from the elements. The backyard-lawn space leaves more than enough room for a future swimming pool if you are that way inclined, whilst a gas bayonet for outdoor barbecues is simply an added bonus. The gardens have been professionally-designed by Jo Taylor and are a true testament to botanical craftsmanship.
The wildcard here though is a separate rear studio - or potential fourth bedroom or "guest" suite - that has its own back access gate via Fig Tree Lane and allows cross-flow ventilation through a series of window louvers.
The sensual sea breezes continue into an open-plan bedroom/living area with its own computer desk, built-in wardrobes and extra storage, as well as split-system air-conditioning and kitchenette. A modern "second" bathroom has a walk-in shower, toilet and vanity, whilst an intimate patio courtyard off the living space is partly covered by vines and even boasts a surprise ocean view to Rottnest Island. What a terrific Airbnb or short-term rental option this would make.
The rear laneway also services your own remote-controlled double lock-up garage - complete with high ceilings and direct access to the backyard. Back out front, you will find a paved garden courtyard to sit and unwind in, as well as designated front-lawn parking space for your boat, caravan or trailer.
A host of top public and private schools (including Cottesloe Primary School, just walking distance away) can be found in the area, as well as shopping, the Sea View Golf Club, the sprawling Harvey Field, all of the action on both Napoleon and Glyde Streets, our picturesque Swan River and even the heart of Fremantle.
Elevated north facing position
Separate self contained studio accommodation
Flexible single-level floor plan
Separate lounge room
North-facing open-plan family/dining/kitchen area
Main family bathroom with its own toilet and separate bathtub
Separate laundry with a sewing nook, storage attic and separate 2nd toilet
Rear alfresco deck
Outdoor gas bayonet for BBQ's
Hot/cold water outdoor shower - next to the studio
Gas hot-water system
Easy-care gardens - designed by Jo Taylor
Double garage off the private rear laneway
569sqm (approx.) block with private rear right-of-way access via Fig Tree Lane
Potential ocean views from a future second storey