ELEGANT wrought iron gates secured to limestone pillars, and soaring pine trees set the tone for this grand Mt Lawley home on Park Road.
A manicured garden of roses, aged camellias and a stately water feature add to the genteel dignity of the old home, where jarrah flows and dainty ceiling roses are found throughout.
Entering the main bedroom was a ‘wow’ moment, and despite the huge space my eyes only saw the gorgeous iris tiles around the old coal fireplace, which are a veritable Monet in their delicate beauty.
There’s nothing old world about the ensuite, with its polished concrete floor, double vanities and huge bank of mirrored cupboards.
Decorative fireplaces, high ceilings and deep skirting and ceiling roses are everywhere in the original section of the house.
Along with stunning stained glass around and in the front door.
The smell of leather permeates the central formal lounge, where french doors open onto the wrap-around verandah, and I’m sure I could detect the faint whiff of cigars and port from a bygone era.
The rear extension is pure 21st century, with a sweeping open-plan family/dining/kitchen, and banks of bifold doors to the garden and alfresco area.
Caesar stone tops the expanse of bench tops in the huge kitchen with its many drawers and cupboards.
Top of the wozzer appliances look brand new, and there’s a pantry plus a scullery.
All of which makes entertaining a breeze; simply peel back the bifold doors and let the party begin on the raised, covered timber deck overlooking the solar-heated pool. With a mini citrus grove out the back getting a lemon for the G&Ts won’t be a problem.
Or wander down to the bottom of the garden and curl up with a good book under the shelter of a towering pepper tree.
Sitting on a whopping 1012sqm there’s room for raised garden beds and a swathe of lawn for the kids to play on.
But if more is called for sprawling Forrest Park is a two-minute walk away.
The Beaufort Street strip is close by with its myriad cafes, restaurants, shopping and theatre.
And there’s a choice of schools almost on the doorstep.
by JENNY D’ANGER
32 Park Road, Mt Lawley
EOI mid $2 million
0478 927 017
Acton Mt Lawley