IN another lifetime I worked around the corner from this home in Crawford Road, Inglewood.
A mix of lovely older homes, leafy streets and plenty of parks, it was an area I quite fancied moving in to.
Or maybe I’d fancied the close proximity to a couple of great pubs where the afternoon shift would head after a hard day, for some even harder play.
An aeon later my roots, and my career, are elsewhere but as I discovered recently Inglewood really does have a gentler appeal, as does this delightful four-bedroom home, sitting on 622sqm.
It’s your classic family home, a thoroughly modernised abode built on the solid foundations of 1940s art deco.
The formal lounge has the trademark deco fireplace to warm one’s toes on approaching winter nights, and an ornate ceiling, not to mention polished jarrah floorboards, which flow throughout.
The main bedroom is in the old section of the home, a spacious place to rest one’s head, while gazing at the lovely ceiling.
One of the other bedrooms is presently an office, with double glass doors to the lush garden.
The kitchen, in the commodious rear extension, is huge.
Styled in grey and white, with a plentitude of cupboards and bench space, a huge pantry, plus a couple of smaller pull-out ones, meal preparation would be a breeze in this attractive space.
Huge plate-glass doors off the living areas lead to a wrap-around covered patio, with its distinctively different timbered floor, part parquetry, part wooden-tile.
And while the grown-ups kick back and relax, the kids can kick to their hearts’ content in the heated pool, and when they’ve had enough of that there’s a swathe of grass for ball games.
For activities further afield, there are parks to play in, and eateries aplenty on nearby Beaufort Street.
Mt Lawley Senior High and Edith Cowan Uni are just down the road, as is the local primary school.
And if your needs are more spiritual the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Australian Islamic College are a stone’s throw away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
355 Crawford Road, Inglewood
EOI over $899,000
0416 206 736
Acton Mt Lawley