132 Essex Street WEMBLEY WA 6014
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WHEN TIMELESS CHARM MEETS CONTEMPORARY COMFORT!
Light, bright and graced by romantic art-deco-inspired appeal, this gorgeous 4 bedroom 3 bathroom wartime family home weaves together the past and the present in perfect harmony and, after some delightful renovations and additions over the years, is now very much a timeless treasure with a contemporary soul.
Nestled in a quaint neighbourhood and along one of Wembley's many tree-lined streets, this captivating residence exudes the elegance and charm of yesteryear while boasting an architecturally-extended floor plan that most families are destined to get the best of. As you approach the front door, the rich history of this character residence beckons, promising a journey through cherished memories and edificial wonders.
Elevated front-yard lawns meet an entry verandah that commands splendid leafy inland views, with external built-in storage to the timber-lined double carport preceding a single lock-up garage down below. Step inside the house itself and you'll find that every single classic detail has been impeccably preserved over time, from high ceilings and solid wooden Jarrah floorboards to decorative cornices and intricate skirting throughout.
A large front lounge room is the perfect place to sit, relax and read in front of the warming Rinnai gas log fireplace, with the adjacent formal-dining room reserved for those special occasions and also benefitting from a lovely tree-lined window aspect at the same time.
A generous second bedroom - or potential study - features a striking chandelier and has its own lush green aspect to wake up to, a similar outlook to the spacious third bedroom that additionally comprises of built-in wardrobes and storage. A cosy fourth bedroom has built-in robes and cupboards of its own, with the minor sleeping quarters near the front door serviced by a stylish main bathroom with retro marble floor tiles, a shower, a separate bubbling spa bath, heat lamps and twin marble vanities to help reduce traffic at family peak-hour.
There is a two-way powder room - with a marble vanity - off the hallway too, as well as a double linen press. On the other side of a single door that reveals the rest of the home's layout, you will find another linen cupboard and a light-filled north-facing laundry with ample storage options and external/side access for drying.
Mondoluce Italian designer lighting illuminates the open-plan kitchen, meals and family area, where most of your casual time will definitely be spent. The kitchen itself is highlighted by sparkling granite bench tops and comes well-equipped with custom rock maple birds-eye veneer cabinetry, wine racking, double sinks, a water-filter tap, an integrated Miele dishwasher, a Panasonic microwave, a stainless-steel Qasair range hood and St George gas-cooktop/grill and oven appliances.
A huge master suite is separate from the other bedrooms and doubles as the ultimate parents' retreat, also accompanied by quality Mondoluce designer light fittings. A generous custom-fitted walk-in robe is finished off by a sublime beech veneer, neighbouring a fully-tiled retro-style ensuite with marble floor tiles, a shower, toilet, heat lamps and twin "his and hers" marble vanities.
Also accessible from the master wing, a fabulous outdoor alfresco-entertaining area seamlessly connects with the main living space via double doors and has four separate skylights - plus an attractive timber-lined ceiling. It also precedes a raised backyard-lawn area, right next to what is essentially a remote-controlled double lock-up garage off the sealed rear laneway, but is carpeted for comfort, has split-system air-conditioning, boasts its own kitchenette/sink/bar area and can easily be converted into a studio, rumpus room or potential future "granny flat" if you are that way inclined. The fact that it has its own "third" bathroom with a shower, toilet and vanity extends both your living and entertainment options and adds flexibility in every way, shape and form. Double doors also link the garage to the backyard, for good measure.
You will absolutely love the convenience associated with living here, close to all of the top school catchments (including the Wembley Primary School around the corner and the new Bob Hawke College), public transport, the freeway, shopping, cafes and restaurants on Cambridge Street, picturesque walks around both Herdsman Lake and Lake Monger, Wembley Golf Course and outstanding community sporting facilities. Not forgetting just how handy both the coast and city are from this very central location.
Experience the magic that this elegant family haven has to offer. The best of everything awaits!
Solid Jarrah timber floors
Feature ceiling cornices and tall character skirting boards
Formal lounge and dining room
Open-plan kitchen, meals and family area
Integrated Miele dishwasher
Spacious master-bedroom suite with a huge WIR
Separate minor sleeping quarters
Retro-style ensuite and main bathrooms
Separate light-filled laundry
Generous linen and built-in storage throughout
Outdoor alfresco-entertaining area
New ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning system (with MyPlace/MyAir zoning controls)
Split-system air-conditioning to the rear double garage
Gas log fireplace
A/V intercom system
Integrated ceiling/audio speakers to both living areas and the master bedroom
Feature down lights with dimmers
Rear double lock-up garage/studio with its own 3rd bathroom and granny-flat potential
Front double carport, with access into a tandem single lock-up garage for secure parking
Side access between the front and back yards
645sqm (approx.) block, with private rear right-of-way access via Sorensen Lane
Side laneway gate to the backyard