Beds: 5 Baths: 1 Car Park: 5


Landmark riverfront property.

• 6,181sqm Lot Zoned R5 (Subdivision potential STCA & WAPC approval)
• Two dwellings on one title
• The main residence is a federation style bungalow constructed circa 1910’s, and is ripe for potential renovation
• The distinctive Ashlar Limestone ‘Folly’ is a one-of-a-kind, multi-level, church-like building
• River views from both buildings

A limited number of properties genuinely capture one’s attention-properties that transcend in style and uniqueness, simultaneously pose many questions and possibilities, and ultimately captivate. 93 North Rd is one of those select few, if not the epitome.

Measuring an astonishing 6,181 square meters on the banks of the picturesque Swan River, it is home to not one but two equally impressive buildings that will indeed send your imagination into a spin.

Driving along North Rd in Bassendean, it is impossible to miss this towering, iconic limestone and timber structure – one of Perth’s most recognisable and talked-about buildings. The elaborate stories that passers-by and local community members have created about its existence are numerous and colourful, adding to the property’s mystique. The truth is, and perhaps a little less exciting, is that the gorgeous structure was designed and built in the 1980s by the owner, Lloyd Leist. Affectionately referred to as his ‘folly’, the building was an extension of his eccentric personality and was his love affair until his passing.

Fascinated by the designs of yesteryear, the extensive project was more than a building; it was to be an irreplaceable slice of history for the whole of Bassendean to enjoy. Mr Leist hand-selected and acquired highly prestigious architectural pieces from around Western Australia and Europe to achieve his aesthetic goal. One-of-a-kind is the most apt way to describe its existence; it is a project that could not be replicated today.

Emulating a church by nature, the building reflects a touch of European Gothic architecture blended with Australiana throughout. Its grand, tall design, steeped pitched roof, hand-cut limestone blocks and shingle tiles complement the extensive stained-glass windows and vaulted ceilings. This building is truly unforgettable.

The original primary residence, located closer to the river, is a two-storey, federation-style bungalow from the early 1910s. The home’s standout features are the tuck-pointed brickwork, stunning leadlight windows, and elaborate towers. Simply bursting with character and charm, visionaries will see the endless potential within the home’s walls, thanks to the space for five bedrooms and two bathrooms, a main bedroom that overlooks the river, and a massive lounge room featuring a gorgeous, pressed tin ceiling.

The tall foundations and wrap-around verandas highlight the raised aspect of the house, which offers unrestricted views right down to and across the river. One step from the back door, and you would be convinced you were in the country- wind blowing through the towering trees, the river gently flowing, birds singing, and sunrises to wake for, the folksy backyard is what it should be-unspoilt. To imagine that you are just 20 minutes from the Perth CBD is almost incomprehensible. The local shopping centre is just two minutes away, as are both forms of public transport. Cafes and restaurants are within walking distance, too.

93 North Road is truly a landmark property continually capturing the attention of the local community and passers-by from both the road and river. This is your best chance to secure one of Bassendean’s largest and most prestigious properties, which is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You can transform this already intriguing and iconic property into the future and become the custodian it rightly deserves – where you take it is up to you.

For more property information and inspection arrangements contact exclusive selling agents Jayson Watson 0430 103 434 or Steve Plummer 0400 276 605.