I was puzzled by what looked like a second entry to this Thirlmere Road, Mt Lawley home.
Sure enough there was the trademark art deco curved-roof portico and verandah—but no door.
I scratched my head until the agent arrived, telling me there had been an entry to the servants’ quarters when the home was built in 1928.
Closed off, the servants’ entry is now a walk-in-robe. And what was once their commodious bedroom has ironically become the main bedroom for the masters of this four-bedroom abode. It’s generous size had me wondering how many maids shared this space.
Sitting on 722sqm, this is your classic Mt Lawley home, with gorgeous leadlight doors and windows in spades, and wonderfully decorative ceilings—some recessed.
Jarrah floors flow like rich, dark honey through the four-bedroom/three-bathroom abode, and plenty of the original decorative jarrah picture rails have survived. A matching mantle over the open fire—now a tile fire—in the lounge room matches the flooring and rails (there’s a gas fire in the cute front sitting room).
Perfectly attuned to today’s lifestyle, the substantial open lounge segues into an office and dining area and the kitchen.
Step through the lovely leadlight double doors off the gracious dining area and you’ll find a pleasant, sheltered courtyard for alfresco dining, or simply to sit and contemplate.
Should you be entertaining, the kitchen is a very modern space, with plenty of granite benchtops and timber-fronted cupboards..
The expansive front garden, with its neat (and new) fencing, is a great spot to watch the world go by.
And with Mercy Hospital across the road no doubt there’s plenty to watch, including panicking new parents hurrying through the maternity doors.
Close to Guildford Road, there’s a plentitude of shops, cafes and restaurants to ensure you’ll never be bored.
And there’s always the river foreshore, mere metres away for a pleasant stroll.
by JENNY D’ANGER
12 Thirlmere Rd, Mt Lawley
Annette Nicol | 0430 082 924
Professionals Perth | 9325 5588