Cool tonic if you’re peaky

PEAK hour traffic and road works had me hot and bothered as I arrived at this Woodroyd Street home. But there’s something about Mt Lawley, with its many trees and gracious old homes that has a soothing effect.

By the time I was on the wraparound verandah of this delightful four-bedroom home, I could feel my mood lightening.

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Inside the cool interior, amid federation magnificence, I could barely remember ever being in a hot car.

Dark chocolate jarrah flows through every room of the original home, and there’s plenty of ornate cornices, fireplaces and ceiling roses.

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The freshly-painted formal lounge/sitting room is a genteel domain, with particularly gorgeous, and wide, cornice, a lovely oak fireplace, and pine french door onto the verandah.

The huge main bedroom also has cute french doors to the verandah and all the trimmings expected of the home’s vintage.

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Double stained-glass doors lead to the huge ensuite, where there’s more colourful stained glass over the massive spa–and vanity. And you’ll find a huge walk-in robe just by turning around.

There are so many rooms it’s hard to keep track, suffice to say there’s plenty and more than a couple of areas that could serve as an office/study.

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The huge open-plan kitchen/dining/living extension is at the rear, overlooking the garden and pool.

The generous kitchen is in mint condition, but perhaps a little dated. With acres of space there’s scope for a quick refresh.

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Huge glass doors lead to a covered alfresco area, which judging by the hammock is a favourite spot to relax.

Sitting on a generous 986sqm, the garden has a swathe of grass for kids to play, a couple of mature trees and a stand of beautiful gold and yellow bamboo.

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The brick-paved pool area is a bit stark, but nothing a couple of creepers over the high walls/fences couldn’t sort.

Mt Lawley high and primary schools and Edith Cowan University are a short walk away, and the prestigious Perth College is just up the road (if you want my advice, leave them at Mt Lawley SHS and go on an overseas holiday every year with what you save not enrolling at the college).

When it comes to shopping and dining options, the bustling Beaufort/Walcott Street strip is nearby, Perth a mere 5km in one direction and Galleria about the same in the other.

by JENNY D’ANGER

22 Woodroyd Street, Mt Lawley
EOI mid $1millions
Janelle Stephens 0431 237 549
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488

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