THE moment you step into this Mount Lawley home you will be in awe at the drop-dead gorgeous domed ceiling and the art deco splendour.
There’s another domed ceiling in the lounge room and plenty of decorative ceilings elsewhere, including the generous dining room, where a bank of windows cast mellow light.
In these days of renovations and make-overs it’s rare to find so many original art deco features remaining, and to quote the agent: “If this house was a car it would be a 1930s Duisenberg, frozen in time from the set of the Great Gatsby.”
All the frippery of the period can be found in this lovely Grosvenor Road home, including rich jarrah floors, super high ceilings and deep skirting, along with frosted-glass french doors, and cute peaked windows.
The main bedroom is a generous space, with a beautiful lead light bay window.
And the bathroom is original, including a lovely terrazzo floor, deep bath, separate shower and a free-standing porcelain sink.
This three-bedroom home is a veritable time capsule, and while the huge kitchen boasts a fancy six-burner Bosch stove, the curved cabinetry is pure 1930s.
Light spills delightfully into this domestic zone, thanks to three large windows.
The third bedroom is at the rear of the home, fronted by a small sun room, making it just the spot for a teenage pad.
There’s space to entertain mates in the sun room and a rear entry so they don’t trample dirty footprints through the home.
Set on 326sqm there’s not a lot of garden, but a spacious front verandah, with a lovely terrazzo floor, is a delightfully sheltered area to enjoy the outdoors.
Located just off the Beaufort Street strip, a swag of cafes and shops are within walking distance and the Perth CBD is a nine minute drive away – 10 if you’re a keen cyclist.
by JENNY D’ANGER
128 Grosvenor Road, Mount Lawley
Sale by open negotiation
Pam Herron 0413 610 660
Jon Adams 0413 610 662
Beaufort Realty 9227 0887