For more than 100 years West Australian families have built and created their homes along the Darling Scarp, in the hills overlooking Perth. Back in the 1960’s one of these homes in particular caught the attention of an up ‘n coming local family by the names of Robert and Janet Holmes a Court.
Well, 105 Darlington Rd, otherwise known as ‘Deepdene’ was snapped up by the Holmes a Court’s and they enjoyed several years of fond memories created there. But this iconic home located directly across from St Cuthberts church in the heart of the Darlington village had already enjoyed a past steeped in history dating back to the early 1900’s.
The land was originally purchased in 1913 when a sign writer from North Perth by the name of Frank Walters set about crafting the home out of the beautiful natural granite sourced from local quarries. As well as the magnificent stonework, one of the most notable period features of the home is the stunning cast iron ballustrades and spiral staircase. Elements like these really do showcase the level of care taken in creating such a residence.
But it wasn’t until 1987 that saw the then owners take on a ‘no expense spared’ make over. Along with an extension on the northside of the home, the complete renovation included a new roof, re wiring, upgrade of all plumbing and further extensive landscaping to the property…All this brought this distinguished home well into the 21st century.
Arguably one of the most admired homes in Darlington and without doubt a landmark asset, this property is now on the market in search of a new curator to continue its colourful journey.
To register your interest in this home, contact the exclusive listing agent Patrick Harper or go to theagency.com.au