Described by a leading heritage architect as "a delightful example of a late Gold Boom period", featured in the book "Western Towns and Buildings" and listed as a place of cultural heritage significance by the National Trust, "Fairview" is a charming century-old family home.
Enjoy the grace and charm of a bygone era by staying in this treasured, authentic and classically elegant four bedroom two bathroom romantic mansion.
Grand home seven distinct living spaces and great lifestyle location.
This large enchanting Federation Queen Anne villa is more than 100 years old and has a commanding position in Subiaco's historic Chester's estate.
This stately and gracious getaway is located just minutes away from the city, Kings Park and Subiaco's delightful cafe, shopping and dining experiences.
For example, seven of Perth's top cafes, bars and restaurants are located just 50 meters walk away on what locals call "The Paris End" of stylish must see Rokeby Road in Subiaco.
Historic "Fairview" is named after a farm at Carrickalinga, a small coastal town about 60 km south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula overlooking the stunning Gulf of St Vincent. This is where the home's original owner, John William Levi Pointon came from in 1895.
He sailed to Perth on his way to the Kalgoorlie goldfields to make his fortune. Short of cash, he found temporary employment with Perth's leading Department store Boan's Limited. He found the job so rewarding he spent the next 40 years with the retailer ending up as Warehouse Manager and then a Director.
"Fairview" is a rare and well preserved example of a late gold boom period home.
Experience the soaring ceilings, exquisite lead light windows and outstanding craftsmanship of this unique Queen Anne Federation home.
The grace and charm of a bygone era come alive.
You won't find a modern contemporary kitchen in this treasured heirloom, instead a well-loved iconic architect-designed friendly and functional space to prepare meals that is a reminder of the natural and easy going lifestyle of decades gone by.
The rear guest wing, adjoining bathroom and back sun room have a similar restful feel.
This enormous house is set up is as follows:
Bed 1: Master bedroom - king size bed for two
Bed 2: Formal lounge - fold out double settee for two
Beds 3 & 4: Two single bedrooms with single beds - 2 x singles
Beds 5: & 6 Extra single beds with mattress on floor can be set up in any room - 2 x single
Total: 8 guests
The dining table seats 8 people
There are two outdoor dining areas, each seating 8 people
The outdoor lounge area under the rear patio can seat 8 people
There is an outdoor BBQ
There is access to children's indoor and outdoor toys
There are three indoor entertainment areas.
1. Formal lounge/living with TV, games and well-stocked library
2. Informal living with DVD/playstation
3. Sunroom with full-sized Table tennis table
This generously sized home filled with precious antiques, artworks and rugs makes it an ideal family retreat or romantic getaway for two.
You'll never forget the luxury en-suite bathroom with deep volcanic bath and stunning lead light windows, polished floorboards and king sized bed.
An unexpected pleasure is sitting on the front jarrah verandah overlooking the picture-perfect rose garden. The enormous entry and charming front living room are a cherished reminder of how they used to build homes.
This is a well loved family home so it has a classic charming homely feel full of treasured antiques, original artwork and finely crafted Persian rugs.
In the rich tradition of a busy family living in this century-old home, the cupboards will not be completely bare so you will find some personal objects stored there but plenty of room for your travel effects.
Accès des voyageurs
You will have access to the whole house except a locked study.
There is parking in the driveway for two cars and ample street parking.
Subiaco is known as a walking suburb where you walk easily to shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and parks.
A multitude of public transport is available.
Mountain bikes and scooters are available on request.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Have as much or as little interaction with the host as you desire. Find out about Subiaco's hidden gems such as Boucla for coffee or Juanita's bar for a drink, all located within a two minute walk.
Charming romantic getaway in one of Subiaco's most historic houses.
Full of antiques, original artwork and hand-knotted Persian rugs.
This is a family home with some personal items in cupboards and possible food in fridge and pantry.
No pets, no parties, no smoking and respect the heritage values of this century-old house.
I'm an international business speaker, author and consultant. I travel a lot so I know the value of a comfortable stay and local knowledge. I've lived in Subiaco for more than 20 years so I know all the secret spots the locals love. Everything from coffee at Boucla, a drink at Juanita's or a picnic in Kings Park are all just two minutes walk away. I love meeting people and my personal library is very extensive. I love renovating old houses and have a passion for conserving Perth's heritage.
“I won’t promise you spick and span and sparkly,” says Thomas of the distinctive stay.
“What I will promise you is an experience like no other—to recharge and revitalize your soul in an authentic 100-year old heritage gentleman's mansion!"