Named Nau Mai, meaning welcome and an invitation to come forward and be part of something special in Maori, and constructed in 1905 for a daughter of John Bateman; an early colonist, postmaster, general store owner and an investor in the Fremantle Whaling Company, this magnificent Federation limestone residence perfectly captures the grandeur and refinement of a bygone era.
A remarkable juxtaposition of old and new, original character and authenticity blend flawlessly with timeless elegance in this faithfully restored and beautifully extended family home. Wraparound verandahs, high ceilings, sash windows, deep architraves and skirting, 5 original fireplaces, ornate ceiling roses, arched hallways, gleaming jarrah floorboards and stained-glass lead lights sit easily alongside contemporary open plan spaces featuring marble, stone and glass.
Glorious country estate style gardens grace the residence – rolling lawns, mature native trees, limestone retaining walls. Steps sweep up to a deep return verandah and timber door with beautiful stained-glass side and top panels. Elegant rooms open either side from the wide formal entrance and traditional hallway.
There’s a beautifully proportioned drawing room with grand fireplace and bay windows overlooking lovely gardens, a serene master bedroom with beautiful fireplace and elegant en-suite, 3 further large bedrooms and superbly appointed utility/laundry/second kitchen.
An exquisite family bathroom with claw foot bath, corner shower, marble topped vanity and WC lies at the end of the hallway and beyond, expansive family living spaces span the rear with soaring ceilings and walls of glass spiralling light into the open plan kitchen, living and dining areas, surrounded by the lush greenery of gorgeous rear gardens.
A sleek state of the art kitchen features Essastone counters with casual seating, banks of shaker style drawers with cup handles, dove grey subway tile splash backs, Ilve appliances and fabulous walk in butler’s pantry.
At the rear is a garden studio and parking for 5 cars. 3 side by side, 2 undercover. then enough space for 2 other cars.
Situated in a commanding position, high on the hill, with beautifully proportioned bedrooms and formal sitting room with grand fireplaces, expansive open plan family living, dining and sleek kitchen overlooking tranquil private rear entertaining areas and gardens, 38 Alexandra Road is an exceptional property, full of warmth, charm and limitless space for everyone.
Superbly located walking distance to the Swan River foreshore, the Left Bank, Richmond Quarter and within catchment for Richmond Primary and John Curtin College of the Arts.
– 1011sqm Green title block
– New roof (2017)
– New sewer lines
– Reverse cycle air conditioning
– Fully reticulated gardens
– Second kitchen/Laundry
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