WITH a swag of schools nearby you can set your watch by the drop in afternoon mobile coverage at this Mt Lawley home, as the home bell rings and a mass exodus of social-media deprived students reach for phones.
“At 3.30 you don’t make calls because of the traffic…as soon as the kids are out of school they go crazy texting,” the vendor of this Regent Street home laughs.
A life-long association with the swish neighbourhood hasn’t diminished his passion for the area, no doubt helped along by a membership at the nearby Mt Lawley Golf Club–and its proximity to just about everything: “Cafes, shops etcetera it’s all part of Mt Lawley.”
The four-bedroom/two-bathroom abode was built with consideration for the suburb’s past, its red-brick walls, peaked roof and finials and federation-style deep skirting boards creating an old world look to a very modern dwelling. And the lead light and beveled glass front door and feature windows are drop dead gorgeous.
Victorian ash floors glows like liquid honey from the entry hall through to the open plan, a light-filled space thanks to a swag of floor-to-ceiling windows and doors.
A sweep of soft, brown-flecked granite benches in the spacious kitchen contrasts with rich-golden timber cupboards overhead, and heap of white cupboards and drawers below.
Floor-to-ceiling glass in the dining area lead to a pleasant covered alfresco area, protected by alsynite overhead and a high, wall, and there’s a timber decked area for a spot of relaxed reading.
A ground-floor semi-ensuite bedroom is great for guests, or perhaps older parents unable to make it upstairs. The other bedrooms are on the second level, including the very generous main with its bank of built-in robes and ensuite.
You’ll find a second sitting room on this level, with a mini-kitchen, an area that would also make a great activity/play room for kids.
This is a delightful home in a great area, with nothing to do but move in and enrol the kids in the school of your choice.
3/2a Regent Street, Mt Lawley
offers from $1.285 million
Toby Baldwin | 0418 914 926
Here Property | 9443 8011
Open Sat May 7 12.30–1.30pm