Oh, Mr Darcy

Standing outside this Maylands home, Pride and Prejudice comes to mind as I gaze across pleasant parkland to the Swan river.

Tranby House is flanked by a majestic oak tree, which was probably planted in 1839, around the same time they built the historic farmers’ cottage.

The owners designed this four-bedroom home with a growing family in mind and there’s space aplenty in this Johnson Road charmer.

A generous open-plan at the front of the house provides river and park views from several vantage points.

Adding to the country feel, the revamped kitchen has a sweep of jarrah bench tops and double ceramic sinks, with the tranquil vista taking your mind off the washing-up.

Koi pond

French doors in the family room lead to a huge alfresco area.

Protected on three sides with a timber ceiling, there’s room for a lounging and dining area, and in the garden, bird calls and the trickling koi pond create a soothing ambience.

With a gate onto the park, the kids have a giant “lawn” that extends right down to the water’s edge.

The bedrooms and another sitting room are on the second level, which has a balcony overlooking the park and river.

The spacious main bedroom has views, along with a lovely black and white open ensuite (the loo is separate) and a walk-in-robe.

A mere eight kilometres from the Perth CBD, and set amid tranquil environs, this home is a few minutes’ drive from shops and cafes on Eighth Avenue and the Walcott Street strip, and a short walk from the Maylands Peninsula Golf Club and tennis courts.

8/2 Johnson Road, Maylands
EOI in the $1 millions
Paul Owens 0411 601 420
Carlos Lehn 0416 206 736
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488

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