ONE of quite a number of things I like about Royal Street in East Perth is I never have trouble parking. It makes me feel like I’m in a movie.
You know the scenario, Jenny the heroine screams up ready for action, and there’s a parking bay right out the front—no matter if it’s downtown New York or the heart of London. Even in peak hour.
This four-bedroom/three-bathroom apartment has a lot in common with both, offering gracious, almost inner-city living.
Then there’s the cafe culture on Royal Street, and the fact this grand apartment looks out across a delightful, sprawling parkland leading to Claisebrook Cove.
It’s not quite Central nor Hyde Park but a delightful place nonetheless to stroll and stretch your legs.
This penthouse is one of just nine apartments and is more house than apartment, oozing elegance and charm from the minute you step into the entry, with its lovely domed ceiling.
Blonde timber floors shine in the massive open-plan living/dining area and nearby kitchen of this four-bedroom/three-bathroom dwelling, which spans a whopping 271sqm.
Banks of doors/windows off the living area open onto a spacious balcony taking in park views, while a mature plain tree is a lush privacy screen from the apartment across the road.
The kitchen is astonishingly huge, with gorgeous black and brown granite benches providing plenty of preparation space, and there’s a swag of cupboards and a floor-to-ceiling pantry.
Adjacent is a cute dining area offering a casual dining option in a sun-filled nook.
Three of the bedrooms are on this level, including one that could be the main, with semi-ensuite and a walk-in-robe.
For sheer grandeur head upstairs to the grand suite, with its own terrace balcony. There’s a walk-in-robe and dressing room that have to be seen to be believed. You could throw a party in here and it’s got city views.
The term ensuite doesn’t do credit to the bathroom, which is a huge space with double vanities and a spa.
Royal Street offers the delights of city living, while the East Perth location has all the charm of a village lifestyle.
This close to the city there are many public transport options so you won’t need the three car bays in the garage but an additional five metres of storage is always handy—no matter how much room you have.
by JENNY D’ANGER
1/9 Royal St,
0423 200 400