AUTUMN hues frame Claisebrook Cove and its cute collection of homes across the water. It could be Europe: Germany, Denmark, perhaps?
But no, this is definitely East Perth where charming homes congregate around sparkling water, trees bloom even in winter (except those that drop leaves and still look magnificent), and nobody seems to be in a hurry.
The huge open-ground floor of this two-storey apartment has been the vendor’s business office.
One hopes staff weren’t too distracted by the view, nor lured to the great nearby cafes too often.
With its mini-kitchen and a bathroom this cavernous area could easily be converted into a guest suite or a teenage retreat.
The upper level has its own entry, off the secure garage.
The spacious open living/dining/kitchen area features floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the cove.
This commodious area is a gracious space, full of light and charm.
And when it comes to entertaining just roll back the doors and make the most of a balcony that runs the length of the apartment.
The very generous kitchen, with its white caesarstone tops and two lots of double pantries, makes whipping up a feast for family or friends easy.
Or simply enjoy a leisurely breakfast in solitude and watch the comings and goings on the promenade running along the cove.
You can wake up to the same view in the main bedroom, taking time to stretch sleepily, before heading for a work-out in the complex’s gym and lap pool.
Royal Street is on the fringe of Perth’s CBD but in terms of hustle, despite a swag of shops, cafes and restaurants there’s a pleasantly relaxed ambience.
This apartment really does offer the best of both worlds.
by JENNY D’ANGER
3/50 Royal Street, Perth
0423 200 400