IMAGINE mooring at your own jetty, then wandering up a swathe of green lawn to enjoy a gin and tonic on a terrace overlooking the river before heading inside for supper.
It’s a privilege enjoyed by a mere handful of Maylands residents, as there’s only a dozen private jetties along the Swan River’s 60 kilometres.
Sitting on a whopping 2403sqm (yes 2403) of prime river frontage, this five-bedroom/three-bathroom Swan View Terrace home offers an opulent lifestyle.
The original section was built around 1930/40 and expanded over the years to accommodate a growing family.
Although it’s a comfortable and spacious abode, it does need to be brought into the 21st century, but with huge rooms and high ceilings it wouldn’t take much.
The original section has retained some of its art deco features, including decorative ceilings and lovely jarrah floors.
With a plentitude of timber cupboards the spacious kitchen is so country I expected to hear Dolly Parton singing.
The original section of the home, and its 70’s addition connect via a wide atrium, flooded with light from a series of skylights and a massive wall of glass bricks. A gargantuan lounge and equally large main bedroom can be found here.
Both have sweeping river views and doors onto a balcony.
A ‘granny flat’ bigger than many houses can be found downstairs, and of course it too has delightful vistas.
There’s an option to subdivide, with council approval, but you’ll be handing a slice of the water frontage over as public open space if you do.
This is a property to indulge any amount of Walter Mitty fantasies.
But on a practical level it’s centrally located, with plenty of shops and cafes nearby, including the delights of the Eight Avenue strip just up the road.
And the Perth CBD is a quick boat trip away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
25 Swan View Terrace, Maylands
0411 601 420
Acton Mt Lawley