If walls could talk – the ones at Clancy Street in Fannie Bay would have some stories to tell – especially the louvers!
At the end of World War II, a uranium discovery at Rum Jungle caused a housing rush – and in 1956, 100 ‘D4 style’ elevated houses were built in 100 days – and one of them has just gone up for rent!
Why would we want one of those, I hear you ask? WELL! We were lucky enough to head in with the team at Habitat Real Estate to check it out…
When we pulled up in a very quiet, unassuming street in Fannie Bay, you could’ve fooled us that we were about to walk through a normal, elevated Territory home.
We calculated the walking distance to the Parap Markets first (essential – and for the record, it’s closer than some of the parks you’ll get!) and then the walking distance to East Point, which is also just a few steps over a kilometre! Tick, Tick!
Satisfied with the location, we entered the gates and were greeted by the most amazing tropical garden – one that I’m sure would be the envy of almost any plant-loving Territorian.
After drooling over the plants and the tropical pool for a few seconds – We look up at the 1950’s house to see that it’s been renovated into a private sanctuary with a downstairs studio, enough room for the boat – also essential – AND is overlooking a huge raintree in the park next door.
We were greeted by the current owners on the beautifully restored jarrah staircase from the original D4 – it’s now a grand entry point – who explained to us that they enlisted the help of La Perouse Homes for the renovation.
The goal was to ensure that the best parts of Territory living were still encapsulated in the home, in a modern and sophisticated way.
The absolute best part of this home is the living area – built for enjoying the outdoor lifestyle, and something you are greeted with as soon as you step through the front door.
Again in true Territory style, timber is a key feature in the home, and the history of it is fascinating!
During the renovations, part of the original 1950’s bedroom wall louvers were discovered between sheets of cladding. The builders carefully pulled them apart and restored them back to their former glory – now sitting proudly as screens on the balcony!
This home is up for rent right now – you don’t even have to buy it!
As we made our way through the 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, the perfect little ‘work from home’ nook that overlooks the garden, and a design that allows each room to blend with the outdoors – we wondered when applications were coming up for rent!
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