Light of my life

YOU can trip the light fantastic at this Maylands home, because everywhere you look are fantastic chandeliers.

Some are elegant oblongs, others are traditional, while at least one is a funky mix of light shade and chandelier.

The generous main bedroom, with french doors to the rear garden, has a chandelier.

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As does the ensuite. It’s a classy touch to an elegant room dominated by a solid white-stone bathtub.

Even the laundry has a bit of bling.

This 1912 four-bedroom cottage, sitting on 558sqm in Crawford Road, is gingerbread-house sweet, with a white picket fence, and filagree timber touches on the bullnose verandah.

Manicured lawn, roses, and a wrought iron rotunda add to the charm of this weatherboard dwelling.

The vendors’ spared no expense in restoring the home to its original splendour, with delicate ceiling roses, stained glass front door and windows, fireplaces and polished jarrah floors.

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Three of the four bedrooms, and a central lounge, are in the original section of the home.

Step into the rear extension and you’ll find an attractive open plan, with a chandelier dangling over the living space, and a huge bank of casement windows.

Modern kitchen

During renovations 1945 newspapers were found, along with a photo of a mother and child, probably taken in the 1930s, attesting to the home’s distant past.

The original owners would fall in love with the generous modern kitchen, featuring a sweep of white Caesarstone tops, deep white-porcelain sinks (with stylish black taps), and walk-in-pantry.

They would have also felt at home with the cooker—a sparkling take on a massive old wood stove, albeit with an induction top and electric oven.

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Whip up something tasty and step head out to the covered alfresco area for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or dinner.

A swathe of grass separates the house from a matching weatherboard garage and workshop, accessed off a right-of-way.

Nearby there’s a heap of funky cafes, restaurants, shops and small bars, as well as Maylands train station.

And the popular Monday night food market is a mere 750m away.

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by JENNY D’ANGER

84 Crawford Road, Maylands
from $1.099 million
Natalie Hoye
0405 812 273
Acton Mt Lawley
9272 2488

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