A brush with disaster narrowly averted

GREEN BANS imposed by unions saved a number of WA heritage properties in the past, but humble painters can be thanked for preserving the integrity of this Sixth Avenue, Inglewood home.

The vendor was agonising over whether to paint the

gorgeous, aged jarrah door frames and windows, picture rails and skirting to fit with the modern fad of having everything white: “But two [different] painters refused to paint the timber.”

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So while the walls of the art deco home got a fresh coat of paint, the jarrah still shines, as do the beautiful leadlight windows and doors much of it frames.

The formal lounge is a case in point, with french doors and windows, a beautiful art deco ceiling and gas powered faux-wood fire making it a visual treat.

The main bedroom also has banks of leadlight windows, ceiling roses and a pretty federation-style ensuite.

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A massive extension seamlessly melds the original 1929 home with the 21st century with plenty of deco touches in the sweeping open-plan.

A black granite island bench the size of Carnac Island takes centre stage in the stylish black and white kitchen, which boasts a walk-in-pantry and huge appliance cupboard.

Bifold doors close the huge lounge area off from the kitchen/dining space, which means while the kids watch TV the adults can entertain dinner guests: “You can see what they’re doing but not hear them,” the vendors says.

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With a couple of sets of french doors to a covered alfresco area, this is a great party house, she adds.

For kids and guests alike the water feature over the pool is a hit: “It’s like having your own waterfall in your back garden, the kids love to be under it.”

Pool

When it’s too cool for the pool, there’s a swathe of grass to kick a ball, while the grown ups are protected from wintery breezes by cafe blinds on the alfresco decking.

Inglewood Primary and Mt Lawley High Schools are nearby as is Edith Cowan University, and there’s no shortage of shops and eateries to choose from.

by JENNY D’ANGER

190 Sixth Avenue, Inglewood
offers in mid $1 millions
Natalie Hoye
0405 812 273
Carlos Lehn
0478 927 017
Acton Mt Lawley
9272 2488

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