Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

This Cottesloe Mid-Century Masterpiece Is Currently On The Market

bySally Hall
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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.

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

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.

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

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.

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

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!

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

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.

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

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.

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

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.

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

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.

Mid-century home, Broome Street, Cottesloe

If you like the look of 181 Broome Street, you can check out its listing HERE.

Photos courtesy of Crib Creative