Freshly listed by ZSA ZSA Property , this Hope Street home boasts an eye-catching addition by acclaimed Perth architects vittinoAshe and is only moments away from Highgate and Northbridge’s best eating and drinking.
The front half of the home is relatively untouched: while being lovingly maintained by the current owners, who have lived in the home for 25 years, it retains all of its 1920s character and charm.
Expansive high ceilings, a stunning fireplace, leadlight front door, tall skirting boards and picture rails throughout work in sync with updated built-in storage and ceiling fans for an ideal mix of liveability and history in the original part of the home. This half of the house includes the home’s two bedrooms, as well as the living room – which boasts that fireplace, now fitted with gas and given a sleek look with a coat of automotive exhaust paint.
The rear half of the home is where things really start to get interesting! Replacing a previous extension to the original cottage, the addition won both the AIA Iwan Iwanoff Award for Small Project Architecture and the AIA Marshall Clifton Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) upon its completion.
Leading on from the original living room, you’ll enter the combined kitchen and dining room. Flooded with sunlight from the north-facing glazing, the kitchen’s design is minimalistic and utilitarian while retaining a sense of quirky personality. Built-in storage ascends into a void, which additionally helps bathe the room in diffused sunlight, while below your feet is a section of sprung timber floorboards – ensuring comfort while you spend a slow afternoon stirring your risotto.
Running along the kitchen, a long, minimal rammed concrete and limestone bathroom peeks through to the courtyard as well as connecting to the kitchen – with a skylight over the waterfall shower adding to the wash of sunlight through the space.
The kitchen effortlessly flows out into the courtyard, paved in travertine and crowned by a steel canopy which suspends the century-old original vine. A copper shower, handmade by the architect, allows for showers under the stars.
On the other side of the courtyard, an elevated studio provides heaps of flexibility for the home. Currently with a powder room and substantial storage, the studio can be utilised as a workspace, extra bedroom or a garage if parking takes precedence.
If the inner-city lifestyle is looking like it’s for you, you can check out 4 Hope Street’s listing HERE.
Photos courtesy of Crib Creative.