Taroona, 62 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove WA 6011

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Taroona, 62 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove WA 6011
Taroona, 62 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove WA 6011

Heritage


This single storey, brick, timber and tile bungalow, in the Federation Queen Anne style, has cultural significance because:
  • it is associated with the Sholl and Church families, both prominent families in the suburb;
  • it is an exemplar of its style; it is a comparatively rare example of the style applied to an asymmetrically designed bungalow;
  • it has one of the fmest intact verandahs in the suburb
  • and the original place has a high level of integrity; it is part of a cultural group
62 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove WA 6011
62 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove WA 6011
"Set on a sprawling 1,915m2 landholding, Taroona is a Peppermint Grove icon, having six bedrooms and five bathrooms.
  • Built in 1916 in the Queen Anne style with sweeping lawns, manicured gardens, shady wraparound verandahs and a romantic tower - this is truly an exceptional home like no other."

"A recent major renovation and restoration has melded all the best features of the past with the conveniences and luxuries of today to provide a home of exceptional quality and convenience for the modern family.
  • Set over three levels the home combines the old and the new effortlessly whilst providing different and unique spaces for the family and guests to enjoy.
  • Grand formal reception rooms and dining room with a stately wood-carved fireplace and high ornate ceilings provide old world charm and grace.
  • The informal areas are full of light and space with full height French doors leading out to the verandahs and garden and pool areas.
  • The expansive kitchen is modern with Italian blue granite countertops and all white cabinetry and is perfectly positioned in the heart of the home overlooking the informal areas and out to the gardens and heated pool beyond.
  • Down a galleried hall two upsized bedrooms with walk in robes and each with its own ensuite occupy a separate kids/teens wing."
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The lower level is like a separate home unto itself and could be used as guest accommodation or for multi-generational living.
  • It could also act as the ultimate teens hangout with billiard room, separate sitting room with direct access to the garden and pool areas. Another bedroom with ensuite and WIR, laundry room and several storage rooms are also located on this level.
  • The master suite occupies the upper level and is private and sumptuous in its design and generously proportioned layout. A bespoke, hand-painted domed ceiling, dual dressing rooms, large modern bathroom and sitting room provide the ideal retreat.
Taroona, 62 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove WA , showing recent additions.
Taroona, 62 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove WA , showing recent additions.

Heritage Description


"This is a striking example of a Federation Queen Anne bungalow,with a superb rhythmic verandah.
  • The place is one of the best textbook examples of its style, applied to a large bungalow.
  • Modifications include a recent large two storey additions and three storey tower and replacement verandahs and roof
  • The recent additions, whilst carefully designed to be sympathetic, do intrude on the profile and the character of the original building.
  • The original place has a high level of integrity
  • Sale Listing and Photographs

History


Taroona was built for Horrie Sholl's daughter Jessie and her husband Norman Church, son of local Peppermint Grove businessman John Church. The place was constructed at the western end of the extensive Sholl family property.
  • During the second and third decades of the twentieth century a number of second generation PeppermintGrove children inter-married and built their own family homes in the suburb.
  • This place at 62 Leake Street is an example of this stage in Peppermint Grove's history and so has considerable historical significance.

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