House for sale
House in Menora, WA
6 4 6
Buyers in the $3,000,000s
Art Deco In Its Purest Form!Known affectionately to locals as the Breckler Mansion, this original majestic masterpiece was constructed for the famous Breckler family of Betts Group fame - by local builder and designer Horace Costello in 1937, fully capitalising on 1822sqm (approx.) of prime land spanning two adjacent titles and enjoying a desirable central location that is just as commanding as it is convenient.
This once-in-a-lifetime gem of a property has most of its original charm and character still intact, from soaring high ceilings to various leadlight windows, feature cornices and skirting boards and of course, solid Jarrah timber floorboards, as far as the eye can see. Two separate electric front gates provide a secure access into the residence, with both driveways leading up to their respective double garages before tapering off to curve into a valet-style parking area at your doorstep, overlooking lush front lawns and impeccably-manicured gardens.
Downstairs, double doors reveal an elegant Gatsby inspired lounge that is reserved for those special occasions and is also warmed by a gas fireplace, linked to a massive adjacent games room by a gorgeous set of original sliding doors that help seamlessly integrate the home's living zones, rather than separate them. The formal dining room is also huge, extending outdoors to a private side courtyard where a delightful patio deck meets a tranquil verandah and a lucid pond for something a little more serene when it comes to entertaining your guests.
The open-plan family and casual meals area incorporates a stunning granite and marble kitchen into its impressive layout, where a splendid leafy outlook is almost guaranteed from every window and both the home office and a Pinot Room are within touching distance. Also on the ground floor is a spacious and original main bathroom, a second bedroom or gym depending on your personal needs - and a commodious master suite where a giant dressing room or nursery leads through to a dedicated shoe-room or sitting area that will work equally as good as a sixth bedroom for your growing family.
Upstairs, the enormous Great Gatsby style proportions of what is essentially the fourth living area can be attributed to what was the original ballroom, once upon a time. Benefitting from pleasant city glimpses, the front balcony is accessible via the adjoining fourth and fifth bedrooms, whilst a fully-tiled and renovated fourth bathroom along with a guest or second master suite combine to complete the upper-level features.
At the rear, a shimmering large below-ground swimming pool leaves plenty of extra room to entertain around, also providing a picturesque backdrop to the main alfresco/patio area. But the piece de resistance when it comes to the exterior is a resort-style summer house where a ceiling fan and heater keep the space comfortable all year round, spectacular granite tiling adds quality, industrial bar fridges keep the drinks cool and an outdoor shower, a separate toilet and a powder vanity all play a part in making sure there is no need to drag your wet feet into one of the internal bathrooms.
Indulge in a very close proximity to the Alexander Park Tennis Club and Mount Lawley Golf Club, Mount Lawley Senior High School and other top private schools, the Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley Campus and the Mount Lawley entertainment precinct on Beaufort Street, whilst also being handy to cafes, restaurants, public transport and Perth's vibrant CBD. It is fair to say that an opportunity like this one will never present itself ever again, so be sure to secure your slice of history before it's too late!
Other features include, but are not limited to:
Award-winning home, granted the Heritage Award by the Art Deco Society of Western Australia for outstanding conservation and restoration of an art deco heritage place
A huge dream kitchen with solid black granite bench tops, a wall of Carrera marble, stylish light fittings, walk-in pantry & quality fixtures and fittings throughout
Front downstairs master bedroom suite, comprising of a feature wall, split-system air-conditioning, built-in wardrobes, a large walk-in dressing room with access into the sixth bedroom and a fully-tiled ensuite bathroom with a shower, toilet, twin vanities and a recessed ceiling
Huge 2nd bedroom/gym on ground floor, with double doors leading out to a tiled sunroom, preceding the pool
Original art deco features to the main/second bathroom downstairs, including a separate bathtub, a shower, vanity and WC
Double doors reveal a 3rd/guest bedroom upstairs where an original fan and feature white plantation/timber shutters meet full-length built-in robe storage and a contemporary ensuite/3rd bathroom with a large shower and twin vanities
Adjoining 4th/5th upper-level bedrooms with shelving, plantation shutters & access out on to the spacious front balcony
Fully-tiled and revamped 4th upstairs
& much more...
Last updated: 07:00PM on Jul 12th 2017