38 Devon Road, Bassendean
HISTORIC RIVERSIDE DREAM
So evocative of its historic era, this 1910 weatherboard and iron cottage features in the upcoming feature film Bassendream, set in the mid-1990’s in Bassendean.
There’s a local myth circulating that the original cottage was so petite that if you tripped over the front step, you could fall out the back door. The homeowners of 30 years added an extension in the late 1990’s, which is sympathetic to the original heritage, plus ensures there’s no shortage of space for modern living. In fact, a mix up with the measurements between the owner and builder worked in favour of the now spacious living/dining and master suite.
Opening out onto the back veranda and productive garden, the master bedroom draws the outside in through its French doors, floral tones and the light that bathes the room. A walk-in wardrobe and dressing area lead into the spacious en-suite bathroom complete with a claw-foot bath, decorative tiles, separate shower and bidet.
The two roomy bedrooms (one featuring an open fireplace) facing the street are versatile enough to convert to into a home office, parlour or additional living space. The third bedroom includes a dual entry en-suite bathroom which leads into the laundry with convenient outside access. Up the steel spiral staircase is a large loft conversion perfect as a teenager’s retreat, studio or 5th fifth bedroom with views over the neighbourhood. The loft also has access into the ceiling for additional storage.
The handcrafted kitchen features Canadian Huon pine, an original Metters stove, free standing 900mm stainless steel stove and oven, large island bench, dishwasher, walk-in pantry and original pressed tin walls and ceilings, as well as ample storage and Corian counter space.
High ceilings, picture rails, ceiling roses, wooden doors, sash windows and jarrah floorboards so wide you can’t buy them new anymore, are just some of the home’s features.
Outside the wide veranda is an idyllic spot to watch the kids playing on the lawn and copious birdlife, including the magpies who love to be handfed. The pretty gardens include a powered shed, box hedge enclosing another entertaining area and productive fruit trees including mango, guava, loquat, apple, pomegranate, pomelo, lemon, curry leaf, plum, fig, apricot trees, as well as a mulberry tree as old as the house.
The front wrap around porch is another wonderful spot to enjoy the established gardens and the local foot traffic passing by.
With the river at the end of the street, and walking distance to public transport, Bassendean shopping centre and precinct, cafes, parks and schools, 38 Devon Road is not only part of the Bassendean’s history, but a fabulous family home.
Property type: House
Bedrooms: 5,, inclusive of a teenager’s retreat or studio
Land size: 1011m2
Air-conditioning and fans
High ceilings, decorative cornices, ceiling roses, jarrah floorboards, picture rails, sash windows throughout
Ceiling access storage
Wrap around front porch
Water storage tanks
To view this property please contact Kelly Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to one of our scheduled home opens