WEST LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
NEW PRICE $1,595,000
132 St Leonards
HERITAGE OVERLOOKING THE LAKE
Built in 1908 and boasting uninterrupted, sweeping northern views of Lake Monger, this beautiful, elevated brick and iron two storey home has been meticulously and lovingly cared for and is one of West Leederville's jewels. Featuring 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a parent's retreat second storey and secure under cover parking for 2 cars, there is nothing to do but move in and watch over the lake.
The location is truly stunning and a rare to market - set on a corner block high above Lake Monger in a quiet, pretty tree-lined street away from the noise of the street below but taking in the entire wetlands reserve and sky beyond. The home is airconditioned throughout with north-facing courtyards and second story balcony for outdoor living.
Entry is through the established, flowering front garden or car port onto the veranda and into a wide Federation hallway with jarrah boards, high ceilings and muted tones. To the left and right are three very big rooms that can be bedrooms or living areas, all with fireplaces, high ceilings and ornate cornices and ceiling roses. The third room also has wall to wall built in robes.
On the northern side of the hallway the main living area with fireplace, and the dining area lead through to the kitchen and are framed by windows bringing light and fresh air into every room. This entire area offers breath-taking views across to the wetlands and trails of Lake Monger. The main living and dining rooms lead through the kitchen to the sheltered courtyard.
The kitchen features plenty of storage and marble benchtops and a million-dollar view. Beyond the kitchen is the laundry with access to the outdoor utilities area with washing line and outdoor shed, cellar or further storage, and the bathroom with bath and shower.
The second storey is like an apartment for parents. The stairs open to an expansive, carpeted living area with facilities for making coffee or drinks and a balcony taking in all the light and views to the north across the lake and reserve. French doors open to the veranda, a magnificent position to watch the action and bird life across the road and soak up the sun. This leads to the master bedroom which has his and hers walk in robes on either side and a large ensuite bathroom. There is also a walk-in storage area accessible via a concealed door.
With easy access to the north and south of Perth, Lake Monger Reserve is a large 110-hectare wetland known for its 3.5km walk/bike path winding around the lake and abundance of wildlife, picnic spots and city views.
Proximity to major urban centres while sitting in a leafy, quiet area makes this premier location highly sought after and uninterrupted lake views are a rare find. Coles and IGA supermarkets and the Leederville dining and shopping precinct are just a kilometre away. The City is 4km and Subiaco just 2km from home. The Leederville train station is 1.2km up the road just past the Mary St Bakery. Also close by are primary schools, Aranmore Catholic College, Perth Modern School and TAFE. Leederville is a hip precinct with a great selection of excellent restaurants, caf's and boutiques.
Of historical interest, the original owner of this house was Federation Senator Hugh de Largie, who served in the Australian Senate from 1901-1922.