SINCE moving from Brisbane to Perth, I’ve been captivated by Mt Lawley’s charming federation cottages, which are in stark contrast to the old Queenslanders back home.
I adore the classic chimneys and red brick facade and can’t help picturing the families that must have lived here down through the years.
This Wasley Street cottage is flanked by other heritage homes and evokes a quiet suburban vibe, but is less than a kilometre from the Beaufort Street cafe strip.
The exterior of this property embodies all the lovely features you would expect from a circa 1917 home, including elegant stained glass windows and rustic chimneys.
However the interior is chic and contemporary following a recent and substantial renovation.
The largest of the three bedrooms features a massive walk-in-robe that would have made the late Zsa Zsa Gábor smile.
And the ensuite in the main bedroom has a large skylight above the shower and for convenience a separate toilet.
This property is perfect for entertaining with a spacious wrap-around deck that boasts stunning city views and a cement fire pit.
The smallest bedroom has dropdown ladder access to a loft, which has large skylight windows and roof access, making it perfect for stargazers, or as a studio or study.
This Mt Lawley home is a testament to how old and new can be subtly intertwined in an historic suburb.
by JASMINE KAZLAUSKAS
15 Wasley Street,
0415 662 622
Harcourts City Central