We’ve made no secret of our love for mid-century architecture – and this Cottesloe home is as unique as it is stunning. Thanks to our mates over at Crib Creative, we’re able to give you a little peek inside, too.
The family home of prominent Perth architect Eduard Herbert Van Mens – one of the architects of Dumas House – 181 Broome Street has only had one other owner throughout its lifetime.
Built in the ’50s, the home is filled with classic mid-century features – from its jarrah floating staircase and extensive timber panelling to its exposed beams, red brick and the large windows that look out onto the established garden.
Most strikingly, at the centre of the living room is a mammoth fireplace, crowned by a huge hammered copper hood. The home might only be moments from the beach but just imagine winter nights in front of this fireplace!
Adjoining the living room and its extensive glazing, the paved courtyard is shaded by vines – perfect for an early morning, meditative coffee or dining outside on warm summer evenings.
While much of the house remains relatively untouched, the kitchen has been upgraded with modern amenities and finishes – although it keeps much of its mid-century charm, including a huge walk-in scullery.
Of the four bedrooms, plenty of mid-century details are retained, most delightfully in this bright upstairs bedroom and its built-in-robe and strip of north-facing windows.
At the rear of the garden, another bedroom is found in a retro self-contained studio, with attached kitchenette – ideal for visiting guests, as a teenage retreat or an office.
If you like the look of 181 Broome Street, you can check out its listing HERE.
Photos courtesy of Crib Creative