menora 2 McPherson Street menora
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This home is sure to whisk your mind away to the golden era of Hollywood with its High Street location, bold Art Deco and Streamline Moderne influences, Chateau Marmont kitchen and bathrooms and ever-present regency grandeur. Think; hotel style reception areas, grand ornate, curved, wrought iron and timber staircase, large ballroom style living area with open fire-place and crystal chandeliers, timeless period styling and detail.

Can’t decide between family life and a café lifestyle? Between an inner-city life and a garden-suburb life with a “traditional quarter acre backyard lifestyle”? This home is both the gateway to the mature trees, parks and greenery of the garden suburb of Menora, yet at the same time, deep in the heart of the vibrant Blake Street Café Precinct and Walcott Village in North Perth due to its position right on the border of these two ever-so-desirable suburbs, giving you the best of both worlds.

The suburb of Menora is modelled on the Garden City Movement developed by Sir Ebenezer Howard, an English Town Planner. Howard’s concept of green open spaces within cities is reflected in the many small parks and gardens that lay hidden behind many residences in Menora. It is one of greater Perth City’s three-only suburbs inspired by the Garden Cities Movement, along with Floreat and City Beach. Kids and will thrive on the abundance of different hidden park networks only footsteps from this home. Out your back gate and down the laneway is Alexander Dumbarton Reserve. Behind the houses opposite is Dumbarton Walcott Reserve and at the end of McPherson Street is Dumbarton Inverness Clyde Reserve with Alexander Park beyond.

Set amongst a tropical oasis of lush greenery and secret gardens, this is a must-see home of allure, nostalgia and mystique, and perhaps one of the biggest landholdings you are ever likely to secure in an inner-city location. If your growing family is busting out of your smaller home on smaller lot in the inner-city precinct, a move to this forever-home will ensure you never need for more space, yet remain living in the neighbourhood you adore.

Taking pride of place in front of a big traditional backyard, the home majestically reveals itself through the garden greenery, the tall trees and the colours of the garden. Wisteria, jacaranda trees, lavender, honey blossom vines, ivy, agapanthus, an Illawarra flame tree, to name just a few, combine to make a heady mixture of perfume and colour that can be seen through every window of the house. A paved entertainment area to the rear of the property and a large balcony at the front of the house allow further opportunities to enjoy the lush gardens.

Lifestyle conveniences for ease of family life are available everywhere in every direction on foot! Directly opposite Gild House, the Walcott Village precinct with cafes and restaurants creates a vibrant atmosphere through the upstairs windows by night and an alluring drawcard by day. Within easy walking or cycling distance are three popular restaurant and café strips – Angove Street North Perth (less than a kilometre), Beaufort Street Mt Lawley, and Scarborough Beach Road Mt Hawthorn (both about 2 kilometres). These precincts not only host cafes, bars and restaurants but are each a cosmopolitan mix of music, theatre, and fashion. A variety of supermarket shopping options, banking, medical and postal facilities are available nearby. Immediately opposite, there is a wholesale fruit and vegetable market on Sunday mornings, pharmacy, several hairdressers as well as the Cariola café and restaurant, Black Hill café and restaurant and Zamelli’s Pizza joint. A little further west is La Vigna wine store, the Full Moon Thai restaurant amongst other retail outlets. At close distance Kyilla Park offers a famers’ market each Saturday morning. Your busy family life will be enhanced with such convenient surrounds when you move here. You are also sure to love the short work commutes due to the centrality of this home!

An iconic local landmark, “Gild House” was built in the Art Deco style and was originally constructed by Dr Albert Gild and his dentist wife Lily as a combined home and medical reception premises due to its remarkable location that catered so well for both uses. Currently zoned residential, enterprising purchasers may even investigate whether a mixed-use or commercial zoning change would ever be possible due to the property’s location, right in the heart of, and with such a long boundary facing, The Walcott Village and Blake Street Café Precinct, giving the landholding attractive commercial potential.

The property lies within the school catchment area of Mt Lawley High School, Coolbinia Primary School, Kyilla Primary School and is equally close to St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Edith Cowan University and the Western Australian Performing Arts centre. Perth College is 2 kilometres away. The property has easy access to sporting and recreational facilities… (tennis, golf, bowls, soccer, cricket and playing fields).

Life is good here… welcome to the Blake St Café and Walcott Village Precinct in Menora/ North Perth!

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