MORE than 80 years of renovations have gone into making this family home on Raglan Road, Mt Lawley, the delight it is.
Originally built in 1905 it started out as just two rooms, but 31 years later a couple more were added, to the front of the house rather than on the back as you usually find.
The vendors have lived here for the past 32 years, and along the way have added further refinements, including a spacious family room.
The original section of the home has lovely art deco ceilings, jarrah floors, picture rails and deep skirting.
The dining room has its original, and gorgeous, pressed-tin ceiling.
And while the original owners had just two rooms for the whole family, the home now boasts four bedrooms and two freshly renovated bathrooms.
Located in the centre of the home the recently renovated kitchen is a thoroughly modern space, with a bank of pantries taking up an entire wall and a sweep of white Caesarstone bench tops.
Doors off the adjacent dining area lead out to one of two alfresco areas, this one roofed and protected on three sides.
The vendors were mindful of the home’s art deco credentials and when it came to adding a family room, ceiling heights were maintained and a gas-fired replica coal fireplace added for a touch of old world gravitas.
But for the modern home owner there are banks of timber-framed bifold doors onto the second, alfresco area.
With its raised garden beds and swathe of grass this is a peaceful sanctuary, protected by high fences, and even higher hedging.
Sitting on a generous 574sqm there’s room for the kids to play – or perhaps the occasional garden party.
There’s parking at the front, a lock-up garage off a right of way, and a workshop for the home handyman.
There’s no shortage of shops and cafes close to hand, including the sought after Beaufort and Angove Street strips.
And beautiful Hyde Park is a short stroll away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
83 Raglan Road, Mt Lawley
from $1.250 million
Pam Herron 0413 610 660
Jon Adams 0413 610 662
Jen Jones 0415 662 622
Beaufort Realty 9227 0887