One for the grown ups

NODDY, Big Ears and a child’s building-block set came to mind as I took in the playfully colourful timber stairs at this uber-funky townhouse on McCarthy Street, Perth.

They lead to a very adult third-level office, which was a fantastic mix of glass, steel and a soaring micro-corrugated tin ceiling.

Getting any work done here is doubtful with the city skyline a constant source of distraction.

The central second level has similar views from the wonderfully open living/dining/kitchen area with it’s soaring glass walls.


Polished concrete floors, steel, and a mix of tin and timber ceilings add up to the feel of a funky warehouse conversion, perhaps in New York’s Greenwich Village.

White lacquered cupboards and contrasting grey Caesarstone bench tops abound in the spacious kitchen, with its central island and Ilve stove.

Somebody knocking on the door? Check them out on the VDO intercom mounted on the wall. You can also lock and unlock the door from here.


Gun-metal grey lacquered doors are a dramatic touch, closing off the adjacent powder room and its accompanying laundry-in-a-cupboard.

A spherical, suspended methylated fuelled “fire place” in the living area is a warming, and classically 60s touch.

Alfresco entertaining is pure Sex and the City with a huge polished concrete balcony, protected by frosted glass and with city views to the south and the massive greenery of a couple of Moreton Bay fig street trees to the west.

A trio of methylated spirit burners on the wall add to the outdoor ambience of this generous space.


The bedrooms are downstairs, each with ensuite.

The second has floor-to-ceiling glass onto a slice of grass in an atrium-style courtyard.

The main is larger, with walk-through-robes, which lead to a generous ensuite, with polished concrete walls.

Sitting on 181sqm there’s even room for a garden shed and undercover parking.

This drop-dead gorgeous townhouse is mere metres from the action on Beaufort Street, and there’s a plethora of cafes, shops and watering holes in walking distance. And of course the Perth CBD is a short bus ride away.


10 McCarthy Street, Perth
expression of interest from $799,000
Wayne Heldt
0433 118 353
Acton Mt Lawley
9272 2488

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