57 Frederic Street Midland
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From $399,000
3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Property Details

Block Size 1120 sqm
Shire Rates $1,674


Dream big as you work your magic to transform this 1950s California bungalow into an impressive character home. A wide frontage, elevated situation and original features mark the path toward returning this 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home to its former glory. An enviable location, steps from Blackadder Creek and La Salle College and minutes from the banks of the Swan River, the home boasts views of the distant Hills, a fully fenced backyard, a brick workshop and a single garage.

  • 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom
  • 1950s Hardi w’board tile
  • Leadlight windows doors
  • High ceilings orig fireplace
  • Large family-style kitchen
  • Powered brick workshop
  • Separate laundry 2nd WC
  • Garage fully fenced b’yard
  • 1120 sqm 30 m frontage
  • Elevated with Hills views

There is work to be done, but the rewards could be enormous. With characteristic features, including sturdy tapered pillars, high ceilings and leadlight doors and windows, you will find a sense of nostalgia and inspiration at every turn.

A classic front porch with views out to distant hills, a generously proportioned lounge and era-defining leadlight doors and a built-in verandah/sleepout offer ample authentic character and leave no doubt about this property’s origins. High ceilings, original window frames and leadlight, and a kitchen/family room with an ornate ceiling rose and cornices suggest a thoroughly modern future.

The main bedroom sits at the front of the plan, a window looking out across the broad front yard. Three junior bedrooms give you a choice when adapting the existing floor plan. The sleepout could be styled as a fabulous sunroom or study looking out to the backyard.

In the fully fenced backyard, a partitioned brick workshop, garage and a separate laundry with WC sit amongst vintage rose bushes, grape vines and garden beds waiting to be planted with vegetables. A sheltered, paved area between the home and laundry provides an ideal outdoor entertaining space.

Sold on an ‘as is’ basis, the home’s interiors are little changed since built, with 1950s cabinetry in the kitchen and the original tub in the bathroom. The formal lounge features a decorative brick fireplace that could be recommissioned to create an impressive centrepiece.

The prize for hard work, vision and perseverance could be an exceptional home with a desirable location. Frederic Street has the air of a hidden gem with its potential just beginning to peak through the surface. Those with an eye for style, heritage and convenience are taking advantage of a great location and a neighbourhood of authentic character homes. Metres from the La Salle College Campus and an easy walk from Ray Marshall Park and the Swan River, the services and amenities of Midland are minutes away, and so too are road and rail links to the CBD and beyond.

Don’t miss the opportunity to create an exceptional home in an incredibly central location. Whether you accept the challenge and transform this California bungalow into a modern home or begin again taking advantage of the wide 1120 sqm block (STA), this could be the property or your dreams.

To arrange an inspection of this property, call Ken Wiggins on 0403 012 950.

Agent Details

Ken Wiggins
0403 012 950
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