Bush poet turns tenderfoot

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HENRY LAWSON wrote of adversity in the Australian bush and the heart-breaking grind of daily life on the land.

Which is in stark contrast to the East Perth street that bears his name.

This four-bedroom/three-bathroom apartment is a luxurious abode surrounded by rolling green parkland and the waters of Claisebrook Cove.

There’s no dust, mud nor flies to be seen in this genteel home, and with reverse-cycle air con you won’t need to chop wood for the fire.

Banks of French windows in the formal lounge/dining look onto tranquil, soothing water views.

Or step up into the informal family area with its lovely golden timbered floors for some relaxed down time, or head out into the private courtyard.

It’s the only area in need of titivating, but a few tubs with trees and herbs in them would do the trick, and, hey presto, a pleasant, sunny, garden setting away from prying eyes.

Lawson’s Drover’s Wife (please excuse gender stereotyping) would be gob-smacked by the kitchen, a spacious area with lovely black and brown granite bench tops and a walk-in pantry.

And with three spacious bedrooms on the second floor, there’s room for a brood of kids.

All the bedrooms are doubles—some with ensuite, including a commodious front-facing one with room for a settee, a balcony overlooking the water and parkland, and a walk-in robe.

The upper-level is dubbed the “grand master suite”, a colossal room that isn’t quite sure what it is, with a built in bar/sink, and an ensuite and a walk-in robe.

Seems a shame to use it as a bedroom when you could throw your own ball in here, with room to tango and the timber floor to do it on.

Or take a cooling breath of air and check out the city lights on the balcony—which is so big there are twin columns supporting the roof.

There’s no shortage of cafes and shops in the area, and Perth is almost in the backyard.

Not sure what Henry would have made of this sort of opulence, but I say bring it on.


52 Henry Lawson, East Perth
from $2.099 million
Brendon Habuk
0423 200 400
realesate 88
9200 6168

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