HOME and family is writ large at this Frances Street, Mt Lawley home.
The vendors have been so comfortable living in this delightful leafy suburb their decision to move after 30 years is a reluctant one.
And no wonder: you’re greeted by a grassy front garden shaded by mature trees, a wrap-around verandah and a frontage virtually untouched since being built in the early 1900s, right down to original doors and lovely ornate doorknobs.
Entertaining family and friends outside is as easy as firing up the built-in barbecue…
A particularly fine example of a very early art deco brick-fireplace in the formal lounge has been lovingly re-tuckpointed, probably around the same time the brick work at the front was done.
As you’d expect from a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home of this vintage there’s high ceilings, stained and lead light, ceiling roses and lovely jarrah floors.
A rear extension opens up into a living/kitchen area, with a dining room off to one side.
The kitchen is compact and in truth probably needs modernising, but it wouldn’t take much to make it sparkle.
The tiled living area is commodious with a large bay window overlooking the garden. I can imagine curling up on the built-in benchseat with a good book. Although with a delightful garden to sit in I may wait until winter.
Entertaining family and friends outside is as easy as firing up the built-in barbecue or stoking the pizza oven on the spacious, brick-paved patio.
And with a whopping 905sqm there’s plenty of room for the kids to run, kick a ball or just muck about, while the grown ups relax and talk.
The third bedroom, with ensuite and a study, is in the extension and with a bit of sprucing would make a terrific parents’ retreat.
Parking isn’t a problem with a single garage at the front and a secure double carport at the rear.
But given this generous home is within walking distance to Mt Lawley High and primary schools, and Edith Cowan University and the Beaufort Street cafe strip is just down the road, you won’t need more than one car.
by JENNY D’ANGER
4 Frances Street, Mt Lawley
0433 118 353
Acton Mt Lawley