IT’S hard to imagine the towering palm trees flanking this Clifton Crescent home as tiny saplings.
What a story these giants could tell of generations of living, loving, and no doubt at times arguing, in this beautifully elegant Mt Lawley residence.
Sitting on a whopping 1518sqm the expansive front garden forms a veritable parkland, with terraced gardens.
Built around 1930 this elegant home has all the hallmarks of its vintage, with a stained glass front door and surround, rich jarrah floors, deep skirting, lovely jarrah casement windows – and some of the most divinely decorative ceilings you could wish for.
My favourite is in the formal lounge where an iced confection of delicate-looking plaster panels overshadow the simple, aged brick fireplace with its jarrah mantle – and French doors leading to a side garden.
The adjacent dining room has an equally, albeit very different, ceiling – and a sweet box window seat.
The main bedroom is a palatial domain with ceiling rose, fireplace – and its own wine cellar.
The walk-in-robe is big enough to qualify as a dressing room and there’s a generous ensuite.
Refurbished to meet the needs of today’s family the rear of the home has been extended to accommodate a spacious kitchen along with a cosy family/dining area.
Sparkling white, the kitchen has a sweep of bench tops, and plenty of storage.
French doors lead to one of two alfresco areas, both overlooking the pool.
This area is also accessed from the sitting room of the guest wing, or teenage pad, with its two second-level bedrooms.
Like the house, the garden seems to go on forever; past a wisteria-draped pergola to a sweep of lawn, pool and spa, more terraced gardens and a huge four-car carport, accessed from a rear lane.
This drop-dead gorgeous abode is walking distance to the Beaufort Street cafe strip, leading schools and parklands.
by JENNY D’ANGER
36 Clifton St, Mt Lawley
EOI low $2 million
Carlos Lehn | 0416 206 736
Natalie Hoye | 0405 812 273
Acton Mt Lawley | 9272 2488