THE excitement of match day at Perth Oval is palpable from the balcony of this Brewer Street apartment – or it would have been if there’d been one on.
When there is, leave the huge plate-glass doors open and enjoy the ambience while watching the action on TV.
Or shut the door and a blessed peacefulness descends thanks to double glazing: “Last weekend there was an event on and you couldn’t hear a thing,” the agent says.
Being a non-match day bird calls wafted through the open door as I gazed down the tree-lined street.
“Location, location, location,” Dale Kerrigan proclaims in The Castle, and this two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartment has it in spades – sans the jets flying low overhead.
Free CAT bus
A free CAT bus whisks you into the centre of Perth in less time than it takes to butter your morning toast, and there’s more cafes, eateries and bars than you can shake a stick at within walking distance along Beaufort and Newcastle Streets.
This is an ideal starter home for those with a foot on the corporate ladder, or perhaps a city pad for country folk when they’re up in town.
Having passed the secure entry I was whisked to this second floor abode where the front door opens onto a generous open plan interior.
Floating timber floors add a dash of colour to neutral walls, while a series of windows large and smaller ensure plenty of light.
The kitchen is certainly generous, with a floor-to-ceiling pantry and plenty of drawers and cupboards – set off by soft-biscuit-coloured caesar stone benchtops that look a treat.
The main bedroom has huge windows to the balcony and street, built-in-robes and ensuite.
Separated by the living spaces the second bedroom is semi-ensuite.
Lush raised garden beds are a green welcome in the ground floor courtyard, which is close to a fully equipped gym and a communal barbeque area.
There’s no shortage of apartments on the market the agent says: “[But] 80sqm of living space at under $500,000, is very hard to find.”
And for that you get secure parking, and storage to boot.
by JENNY D’ANGER
26/59 Brewer Street, Perth
0433 118 353
Acton Mt Lawley