ELIZABETH, Mabel and Ruby, the names conjure images of a trio of sisters in voile and muslin, their hair in ringlets. You have to wonder whose daughters these North Perth streets were named for back in the 1930s. Does anyone know?
A white picket fence, cream stucco and tuck-pointed brick exterior walls and a couple of lead light windows, this three bed, two bathroom home on Elizabeth Street is a classic.
The art deco features just get better once inside, with decorative high ceilings, picture and plate rails, deep skirting and a sweep of glowing jarrah floors.
A central lounge is a genteel space with all the deco bells and whistles—including a gracefully arched fireplace, flanked by delicate stained-glass and lead-light windows.
Two of the three bedrooms are in the original section of the home.
Recently re-furbished, the kitchen stands sentinel between old and new, a compact space with soft grey stone bench tops, matching glass splash-backs, and a generous walk-in-pantry.
A long, narrow dining area in the extension steps down to a small family room flooded with light thanks to a bank of glass doors and windows.
Located in the extension the main bedroom overlooks a gorgeous garden full of quirky touches, including an artfully tiled fire pit, bamboo screening and delightful sitting nooks.
When it comes to alfresco entertaining there’s the cathedral corrugated iron and alsynite patio area.
Sitting on 494sqm the garden is a pleasant and expansive space with limestone terraces leading to lushly planted garden beds, and plenty of mature trees, including a massive old weeping mulberry.
Elizabeth Street is close to a slew of shops and cafes including three popular coffee hubs—Angove and Oxford Streets and Scarborough Beach Road.
There are two off-road carbays, and for the energetic, Beatty Park and the Loftus Street leisure centre is just up the road.
by JENNY D’ANGER
60 Elizabeth Street, North Perth
0419 915 125