This Renovated Cottesloe Cottage Is Packed With Character
While Cottesloe is chock-a-block with gorgeous houses, it takes a special eye to turn a character home renovation into something truly unique.
80 Forrest Street is just that, merging quirky period details with a modern lifestyle – plus a good dash of luxe Cottesloe style. Set just two blocks back from the iconic, crystal-clear water of Cottesloe Beach and only seconds away from Napoleon Street, the location is frankly, hard to beat.
Take a look inside with these photos by our friends over at Crib Creative!
The entry to the home creates a timeless effect by blending eclectic historical elements – with classic batten and roughcast gables paired with a boxed bay window and a steel-framed industrial-style front door.
On the other side of that stunning bay window is one of the home’s most spectacular rooms: the library. Incredible hand-painted wallpaper is matched with a breathtaking gold leaf ceiling and wall-to-wall bookshelves – as well as details like a period fireplace and another set of steel-framed doors. What a space to retreat into at the end of the day!
Another space we’d happily retreat into? The primary bedroom suite, which has been decorated with a restrained sense of luxurious tranquility. As well as the spacious bedroom overlooking the leafy front garden, the contemporary bathroom’s huge window brings more lush greenery inside – joining with the bedroom via a walk-in-robe.
The contemporary style of the newer addition takes the lead at the rear of the home, as the hallway opens up into a spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen.
In one corner, a chic floating fireplace turns the relaxed lounge into a cosy winter hideaway, while imported pendants hang over the stunning stone island.
Particularly impressive is the wall-to-wall glazing that creates a seamless flow between the rear of the home and the generous, wisteria-draped courtyard.
A studio at the rear of the block with its own kitchen and bathroom makes the perfect teenager’s retreat, self-contained guest house or a separate home office or art studio.
Can’t get enough of this Cott beauty? Check out the listing for 80 Forrest Street.
Photos courtesy of Crib Creative.