Cute As A Button: This Historic Darlington Cottage Is On The Market
Sure, we love having a squiz inside a mansion or two – particularly when they’re absolutely bonkers-level lavish. But this week, thanks to our friends over at Crib Creative, we’ve got something a little more modest on our minds.
Nestled in its verdant surrounds like a fairytale cottage, this Darlington home is truly one of a kind. Originally built in 1918, the cottage was initially used as a coach house for Darlington settler Alfred Sandover (namesake to the Sandover Medal), who later converted the building into a home for his chauffeur.
The modest home has just two rooms in addition to the kitchen and bathroom – it’s nevertheless been maintained beautifully and retains its original, quaint character. Although it’s only 30 minutes from Perth, you truly feel a world away – plus you’re only around the corner from Darlington’s charming cafés.
Directly adjoining the kitchen, the largest room has ample space for both a cozy lounge and a bed, and includes a reverse cycle air conditioner to keep you comfortable year-round.
Like the main room, the other, smaller room has jarrah floorboards and walls. Enclosed by plenty of windows out onto the surrounding greenery, it also boasts the original, open fireplace – it’s the perfect spot for hunkering down in the winter months and enjoying the weather outside.
During the warmer months, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the lush, leafy setting from that porch and paved patio.
Looking at this charming cottage, we can quite happily imagine ourselves retreating to its modest surrounds – but with a 2241m2 block, you can utilise the cottage as a tranquil haven, while having the space to create a home that suits your needs.
To check out 16 Dalry Street’s listing, click HERE.
Photos courtesy of Crib Creative