Tastefully renovated throughout with no expense spared thus far, yet plenty of scope still on offer to add your own modern personal touches throughout, this stunning 3 bedroom 2 bathroom circa-1920s character home is nestled on one of South Perth’s most sought-after locations and combines original charm with seemingly-endless possibilities that could very well comfortably secure your future here forever.

This unique property can be broken down into three sections – block value, the gorgeous period house that headlines it all and a versatile 1x1 studio at the rear that effectively assures you ultimate value for money in the form of two properties and a prime parcel of land where potential city views from any two-storey build or addition are enough to get anybody excited. The opportunity to rent out (or simply live in) now before further renovating, building and developing later on down the track is enhanced by the possibility of earning approximately $450 in weekly rental returns for the front residence and potentially $200 per week for the private backyard studio/third bedroom – brand-new and boasting low-maintenance flooring, a soaring cathedral-style ceiling, split-system air-conditioning, a storage/kitchenette area and an intimate ensuite bathroom with a shower, toilet and vanity for good measure.

An impressive façade where a classic bull-nose front verandah meets a splendid entry garden merely sets the scene for the excellence lying within this truly-special abode. High internal ceilings are complemented by original dark stained-black Jarrah wooden floorboards, high feature skirting boards and trimmings, feature cornices and new ceiling finishes – including decorative roses – throughout. The two front bedrooms are both generously proportioned, with the larger master benefitting from a luxuriously-converted semi-ensuite bathroom off its walk-through wardrobe – complete with quality old-English tapware, a sparkling marble vanity, a shower, toilet and more.

Just around the corner from a huge central lounge room, you will find what can only be described as both a stylish and simplistic kitchen that makes the most of the wall space on offer and is filled with plenty of natural sunlight, alongside a flip-up “breakfast” bench for quick bites, Euromaid ceramic-cooktop and electric-oven appliances, the potential for a storage pantry and a “dog door” for pooch. From here, access out to a spectacular alfresco space is rather seamless, with most – if not all – of your dining being done outside on the paving and underneath the protection of an expansive patio/pergola where café blinds protect you from the elements and only a big sprawling backyard grass area separates entertaining from the multi-purpose studio.

Location, location, location is the catch cry and why wouldn’t you want to live in an up-and-coming area such as this one, only footsteps away bus stops, the popular Ciao Italia restaurant, the beautiful Sir James Mitchell Park along South Perth’s picturesque foreshore (where cyclists enjoy daily rides) and the 17th-best-ranked Western Australian school in the prestigious Wesley College. Throw in a very handy proximity to the vibrant nearby Angelo Street food and shopping precinct, Perth Zoo, Royal Perth Golf Club, the exciting Mends Street Jetty redevelopment, other cafes and restaurants in the heart of South Perth and the Perth CBD itself and you have yourself a lifestyle package like no other!

 Other features include, but are not limited to;

  • Tiled verandah entrance with security door, overlooking a shaded double-carport area (graced by recycled bricks), a lush front lawn patch and reticulated front gardens
  • Massive lounge room with double doors that open out to the rear, a television recess and a feature gas fireplace
  • Large 2nd bedroom – opposite the revamped master suite
  • Cleverly-concealed European-style outdoor laundry with double doors and dual-use/Airbnb potential if the rear studio is ever rented out to tenants
  • Outdoor toilet – three WC’s in total
  • External dog-washing station down the side of the property
  • Ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning with feature linear grills and touch-pad zoning
  • New instantaneous gas hot-water system
  • New electrics, gas and water
  • New curtain fittings and window treatments throughout
  • Quality Subiaco Restoration light fittings
  • Ceiling insulation
  • Feature black plantation window shutters
  • Quality plants within the gardens/landscaping
  • Large 3m x 6m (approx.) garden shed with workshop potential and provisions to add power if need be
  • 439sqm (approx.) block with heaps of room for a future swimming pool within the backyard, if needed
  • Side access
  • Off-road parking bays available for visitors/family/friends/guests along Douglas Avenue
  • Built in 1924 (approx.)
  • Council Rates: $1584.67 per year (Approx)
  • Water Rates: $940.84 per year (Approx)



Granny flat Outdoor entertainment area
3 2 3
Address 32 Douglas Ave
Price Offers from $830,000
Property Type residential
Property ID 63
Category House
Land Area 440 m2

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