"Otway House" - Elegant Romance
A few feature benefits to tempt you…
- First time on the market in 25 years
- Much admired character home of significance
- Heart of West Leederville
- Corner property 675m2 - R30
- Stroll to local West Leederville primary school, shopping and cafes
- Spacious 278m2 net living space
- 4-5 Bedrooms (5th currently a sitting room)
- 2 separate living areas; formal & family
- Children's wing
- Generous undercover alfresco living
- Underground wine cellar 950 bottle capacity
- Double garaging with internal access
- Close vicinity to major transport links
- Close to St John of God Hospital & local medical centres
- New Inner-City College catchment to open 2020
Otway House. Built circa 1910, and reputed to be named after one of the ships that arrived at Fremantle Harbour in the early 20th century, this splendid residence reflects the grandeur and refinement of a bygone era. With grand proportions, remarkable space and considerable street presence, 17 Joseph St is an outstanding example of Federation architecture and a landmark property in West Leederville.
Elevated above street level, the captivating façade remains intact with a wide bullnose return verandah, turned posts, ornate fretwork, timber frieze detail and exquisite stained glass leadlights framing a timber and leadlight front door. Glorious formal front gardens are designed to highlight symmetry and order with manicured boxwood hedging, charming cottage roses, sunken lawns, an ornamental pond with fountain and a lovely terrace surrounded by mature olive trees.
Inside, a long traditional hallway features an original arch, columns and corbelling with rooms opening either side, setting the grand tone for this impressive family home. To the front is the master suite of rooms – a sitting room/den/retreat with fireplace, and opposite, a king sized bedroom with art deco cornicing and ceiling roses, luxury en-suite and generous dressing room.
There's a large library/study with custom floor to ceiling cabinetry, and a sunny, beautifully proportioned living room with grand fireplace, ornate ceilings and original leadlight panels in the exterior verandah door. A dining room connects to both the kitchen and living room.
Beautiful light filled, architecturally designed living areas span the rear. A huge traditional style kitchen showcases white timber cabinetry against striking black granite counters, large Ilve oven, integrated Miele dishwasher, plumbed fridge/freezer and huge walk in store/pantry. Beyond, a huge high-ceilinged living room with feature fireplace provides plenty of space for the family to be together.
French doors connect to a magnificent cedar lined alfresco with jarrah decking under a bullnose verandah. Ideal for year round entertaining, there are two dual element heaters, a ceiling fan, downlights and a customized built in s/s BBQ with natural gas connection. High walls, mature olive trees and manicured hedging ensure total privacy, and a beautiful architect designed inground pool.
- 5 Bed
- 2 Bath
- 2 Garage