“Trainwhistle blowing, makes a sleepy noise”, the Seekers sang.
But according to the vendor of this West Parade home, the heritage-listed East Perth station blocks train noises.
And there are plenty of pluses living across the road, including easy access to rail, and having the station’s cafe/deli almost on the doorstep. Apparently the coffee is pretty good too.
Cute oozes from every pore of this three-bedroom home, from the portico entrance with its lovely stained glass front door to the bullnose front verandah and delightful, lush front garden—and that’s just the outside.
Moving in, aged jarrah floors flow through every room, while overhead there are some lovely early art deco ceilings.
A couple of the bedrooms have fireplaces. With French doors to the private front garden a bedroom currently used as a nursery would make a great lounge.
The rear of the home has been renovated to create a homely, light-filled kitchen/dining/living space.
The compact kitchen has rich timber benches and a couple of pull-out pantries.
And the living area has a wall of windows, with bifold louvres against the glare of the sun, or for privacy.
The totally modernised bathroom adjacent is also full of light, thanks to a huge skylight.
Sitting on just 256sqm the garden is not extensive but it is a relaxing, green and private space to while away some time, whether over coffee and the paper or with family and friends over brunch.
Close to the city this is a great little home for a young professional couple who will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out with cafes, restaurants and bars in all directions.
And unlike Morningtown, the Mt Lawley cafe strip is a short stroll away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
35 West Parade, Perth
Toby Baldwinn 0418 914 926
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488