20 Boronia Crescent, City Beach, WA, 6015


Sold on 20/03/2023
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  • 991m2



Welcome to “Merlin”.

The name Merlin was given by the current owner’s father at the time of construction and derived from medieval Latin, old French, and old Welsh meanings, “Of the Sea Hills”. You are purchasing from the original owners. Testimony to how enjoyable life is here, this is the only time this property has become available since the original land release in 1930’s. This is rare property.

Located in Old Central City Beach’s most walkable location only footsteps to all The Empire Village, City Beach Primary School, beachfront cafes, and the water’s edge. Occupying pride of place on one of the precinct’s highest hilltops, this big, elevated corner site with second storey views to Rottnest is an incredibly blue-chip site for your new home. Have amazing retro fun (or rent out) in the meantime in this gorgeous 1950s home with kaleidoscopic 1970s renovation in bold, vivid, bright colours as well as separate self-contained granny flat with sports bar!

Whether you live in or redevelop you will love these mature established gardens. Imagine the softly falling violet of the Jacaranda trees creating a velvet carpet across your lawn signifying the end of the work year and the beginning of the festive season each December, followed by the mesmerising fire-red ambience of the irrepressible Poinciana – a Madagascan canopy tree with allure like no other. There are also huge shade houses built by the original owner (who was an orchid enthusiast) that could probably be resurrected with little effort (or perhaps converted into sheds?). The shade houses could also make way for a fantastic pool and alfresco BBQ area!

The home also has a cool summer alfresco living space, overlooking but completely private from the street front. It has surround flyscreens enabling long enjoyable, protected summer evenings.


High on the apex of a coastal sand dune on an awe-inspiring landholding with wonderful ocean views to Rottnest from a future second storey – come and check out the view tower!
Situated just up the hill from the shoreline and the main beachfront in the very best part of Old Central City Beach – City Beach’s most walkable lifestyle neighbourhood – 20 Boronia is in one of the most exciting and sought after locations in Old Central City Beach.

This precinct is beloved for being an equidistant stroll between The Empire Village and the beachfront café strip so that all your dining, shopping, and café experiences and indeed, all the aquatic pleasures of City Beach oceanfront are no more than a hop, skip and a jump away at any time. This is a “think and do” location! Stroll down to either of the groynes with ease for your morning swim or surf. Join the gym at either of the surf clubs to keep fit. Catch an impromptu meal with family or friends at Hamptons, Odyssea, Clancy’s or The Kiosk, and never miss a sunset! In the other direction, George’s Patisserie for fresh coffee and French pastries, Mary Street bakery for your daily bread and the 24-hour gourmet greengrocer at the City Beach IGA are an equally easy walk.

Also renowned for being the oldest subdivision in the suburb, Old Central City Beach has the largest average block sizes of any precinct within City Beach and 20 Boronia does not disappoint with its 1,014 sqm landholding with sun-drenched north facing rear and plenty of room under the shade of the majestic backyard Tuarts for the kids to kick the footy or have a round of backyard cricket. When the kids are exhausted from their backyard pursuits, they can jump on their bikes or skateboards and cruise to the beach where they are sure to grow up fit, healthy and sun kissed. Quiet residential streets form their walking route to the highly sought-after City Beach Primary School for which this home is firmly within the catchment (as it is for Shenton College). All of Perth’s best private schools are also serviced bus routes to this precinct. The large average bock sizes of this precinct lead to quieter streets and more substantial dwelling redevelopment which just sees the blue chip appeal of this glorious pocket of the suburb become more and more enduring as the years go by.


Live the simple life in this glorious seaside cottage exactly as-is. Put family, friends or guests in the separate studio apartment or rent it out for additional income. Alternately, redevelop your dream home on one of the suburb’s best landholdings, amongst some of the suburb’s highest quality dwellings. Whatever your family dreams and housing desires it is all on offer and possible here at 20 Boronia Crescent, Old Central City Beach. Lock up a landholding this good and you will never need to move again!

This home offers a lot of potential for many differing family groupings and accommodation needs.

The separate garden studio is great for multi-generational living for grandparents or is great for a separate au-pairs quarters if you have young kids. Alternately, it is a wonderful, secluded, work-from-home space away from the family for those with careers suited to such. Adult kids/uni students will love it too! Perhaps your kids have grown up and left home? The single level home offers you a wonderful beachside existence, an easy stroll to the shops, and the studio could be a great place for you to entertain your out-of-town guests or rent out long term or as an Air BnB supplement your retirement income.

If it is a modern home that you seek, this landholding is as good as gets for redevelopment. The location is in the bluest of blue chip Old Central City Beach locations. The orientation is bathed in natural sunlight with the most sought-after orientation possible – a sundrenched north facing rear. This orientation also protects your rear garden entertaining from prevailing summer south westerlies and winter storms. The landholding is generous, and the neighbouring redevelopments are of significant scale and quality. Whatever your needs, your future is here is bright!

Life is good here… welcome to Old Central City Beach!


Under | Offer

Shore | Countdown
Absolutely All Offers By 5pm Wednesday 22 February. WILL BE SOLD!
(Seller reserves the right to sell prior)

Please contact us for some sales evidence for guidance and make your offer accordingly.

Property Details

  • Land area: 991m2
  • Property type: residential
  • Property subtype: house

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