209 Anzac Terrace, Bassendean
MACADAMIA TREES AND COCKATOOS
Until you walk through the gates of the big brick fence out front of this property you forget you are in a suburb and that once not so long ago all of Bassendean was farmland. In amongst all the typical (still lovely) suburban homes that grace Anzac Terrace, is this gem and former orchard homestead. This really special early 50’s house is set back from the street down a long driveway and still feels like the 2-acre orchard it once was (although now it’s a ¼ acre).
Very old, large and very productive Macadamia trees greet you and provide an annual harvest of the most delicious nuts (the owner gave us some to try…OMG!). There is also a big beautiful classic flame tree too and all this wonderful flora attracts a host of beautiful native birds (nearly 40 varieties including rare red-tailed Black Cockatoos, Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos, Sacred Kingfisher and Eastern Barn Owl).
Sitting on the front porch of this solid brick home watching these wonderful avian visitors is one of the things the current owner will miss most about this special place. The house is very comfortable and reminiscent of a peaceful era of big rooms with warm dark wood floors and door frames, there is the obligatory big lounge room (could also be used as a master bedroom,) with brick fireplace surrounds and faux deco ceiling rosettes. The front bedroom has two big windows on two walls rather than the usual one. One window overlooks that amazing front yard while the other looks over the relaxing swimming pool.
The kitchen and a big family room are the central ‘L’ shaped space that connect and embrace the dining room of this warm family home. A private spacious second bedroom and a lovely bathroom complete the picture. Instead of a back garden there is a connecting path that spans the back of the house and connects the special big kitchen garden/nursery at one side and the aforementioned pool next to the cool outdoor entertainment area to the other side.
To top it off you will live in a lovely Bassendean street with beautiful parks, the Swan River nearby, a short drive to the glorious Swan Valley, Bassendean Central, great schools nearby, Guildford’s antiques and cafes…gotta love Bassendean!
• Built in 1952
• Split A/C throughout
• High ceilings
• Jarrah floorboards
• Main bathroom with bath and shower combo
• Spacious laundry
• Second toilet off laundry
• Chef oven with range hood
• Large pantry to gally style kitchen
• Formal living room plus centre dining room
• Undercover patio entertaining area
• Below ground salt water pool
• Array of fruit trees, nut trees and more
• Bore and reticulation allowing easy care gardens
• Electric heating & cooking
• Council rates $1877.58 approximately per year
• Water rates approximately $1093 per year
This is property is being sold in a “AS IS CONDITON”
Below Ground Pool