Quirky and quaint, this rustic cottage will capture your heart

Quaint, rustic and radiating character, this cottage is one of the original homes of Knebworth Avenue in Perth.

39 Knebworth Avenue has a pretty as a picture exterior. Picture: realestate.com.au

Built in 1897, the three bedroom, two bathroom Victorian cottage at 39 Knebworth Avenue, has been transformed by renowned Perth architects Cameron Chisholm Nichol to maximise space and include modern conveniences without detracting from its historical significance.

“All the homes along that street, for the most part, are very old homes 100-odd years old,” says Wayne Heldt, from LJ Hooker Claremont.

“This is the last original timber cottage on that street. The rest are largely brick and tin and were built in the early 1900s, 1910, 1920 whereas this was built in 1897.

“It was originally a very small home, probably just a one bedroom. The owner has opened out the rear of the home to create an indoor-outdoor kitchen and dining area, which is fantastic when the weather is good.”

Priced in a range between $899,000 and $949,000, the house has retained period features including sash windows, high ornate ceilings with decorative ceiling roses, jarrah polished floorboards and a bullnose verandah with wrought iron lattice work.

Highlights include the pressed tin kitchen splashback, wood and gas fireplaces and the seamless transition between the alfresco courtyard and kitchen with bi-fold doors.

“The renovation was done by CCN Architects who have done some amazing stuff around Perth in recent years. They did this just before they became big commercial architects, working on all the multi-million dollar projects they have done recently,” Heldt says.

Set just 50 metres from one of Perth’s most loved recreation spaces, Hyde Park, Knebworth Avenue is front and centre to the best of inner city Perth, including the Beaufort Street café strip and several local bars.

There is off-street parking for two cars, ducted air-conditioning and solar panels fitted to the home.

CCN Architects has worked on several iconic heritage projects in Perth, including the Fremantle Wool Stores and Old Treasury Building.

See this listing at – http://www.wayneheldt.com.au/3706018/

Thanks for Nicole Cox for realestate.com.au


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