For those seeking a slice of Downton Abbey with Hills lifestyle appeal, look no further than 4 Hillview Street, Kalamunda. Architecturally designed and built in 1977 with formal dining, a vast country kitchen, cathedral ceilings and fireplace large enough to roast an ox, this home will suit the avid entertainer and those looking for the comfort and splendour of the manors of yesteryear.
Concealed from the street by an established native garden with resident bandicoots, the home makes a stately appearance with walls cloaked in ivy and a solid Jarrah front door with wrought iron knocker. Greeting you as you step through the door is the soaring, raked cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, Jarrah floorboards, decorative lead lights and a sense of belonging. As a split-level home, the top story hosts kitchen, formal dining, sitting room and balcony. The vast country kitchen with its own potbelly, solid Jarrah cupboards, gas cooking, top condition retro tiling and statement copper rangehood has everything you will need to cook up a storm as well as direct access to the balcony. The sitting room boasts a huge open fireplace with incredible copper flue, perfect for hosting winter evenings with friends in front of a crackling fire. The balcony steps off from the sitting room, with room to expand out over the downstairs story if desired.
Moving downstairs via a swirling solid Jarrah staircase are the sleeping quarters and bathrooms. Under the stairs you will first find a well-appointed study nook, as well as the first bedroom door. With 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this home will accommodate most modern families easily. All bedrooms are king size, with the main and second bedroom boasting walk-in wardrobes. The main bedroom also features a beautiful ensuite completed in traditional Federation style including cast iron claw-foot bathtub, as well as access to the backyard via sliding doors. The family bathroom is in peak original condition including arched shower recess with bath and funky 70’s tiling. Finally, the laundry warrants a mention – this is a huge room with its own potbelly fireplace, work benches and outdoor access to drying courtyard and firewood nook. There is space to have all the family washing being sorted, plus a sewing bench and all the storage you could dream of. Outside, the backyard has a brick workshop/garage with paved driveway access, established fruit trees including grapefruit, fig and apple, and several raised vegetable beds. There is scope to do some redesign to suit your lifestyle or just leave it as the sprawling orchard it currently is.
Meticulously cared for and adored, with quality features, solid foundations and the small, intimate touches of class is what makes 4 Hillview Street such a fantastic home. Take on the custodianship of this timeless classic – you won’t be disappointed!
- Solid timber sash windows throughout and feature lead lights
- Soaring raked ceilings with exposed beams and jarrah floorboards to living areas
- Quality Jarrah barn doors with wrought iron features throughout home
- Huge kitchen with gas cooking, potbelly stove and copper rangehood
- Sitting room with balcony and large fireplace featuring decorative copper flue
- 4 carpeted bedrooms; main with Federation style ensuite and walk-in robe
- Family bathroom with funky 70’s tiling, shower/bath combo and toilet
- Large laundry with workshop benches and outdoor access
- Brick workshop/garage
- Reverse cycle air-conditioning
- Instantaneous gas hot-water system
- Established fruit trees and raised vegetable beds