PALATIAL doesn’t begin to describe this Coolbinia mansion.
Covering 450sqm, this Carnarvon Crescent house is bigger than most of today’s blocks, and there’s still room for a very generous 392sqm of landscaped gardens and a Great Gatsby-style swimming pool.
Built in the 1940s, this four-bedroom home has great art deco heritage, with soaring decorative ceilings, fireplaces, deep skirting, rich jarrah floors, lead light windows, and jarrah plate rails.
The house has a multitude of rooms, including an elegant formal lounge, with a huge set of gracefully curving windows overlooking the pool.
An equally impressive formal dining room, with a lovely, decorative, recessed ceiling, is accessed through french doors.
Three extensions ensure the delights of a bygone era are combined with the practicalities of modern living, including a sweeping family/dining/kitchen area, where jarrah-framed windows look out onto a delightful timber-decked alfresco area and a lush, terraced garden.
The huge kitchen has masses of bench space and a walk-in-pantry.
With a vergola over the outdoor deck, you can go alfresco all year round, and there’s a built-in-barbeque, grass for the kids to play on, and a cute cubby house.
One of two possible main bedroom suites is on the ground floor—a huge area with its own sitting room—and french doors open onto an expansive front verandah/balcony, with city skyline views.
Head upstairs and you’ll find another bedroom, equally large, with a spacious walk-in-robe and en suite.
A sheltered balcony has city and hills views, and is a great spot for watching the Skyshow, the vendor says.
All this magnificence is a mere five minutes from the Beaufort Street cafe strip, and even closer to Mt Lawley High School, Perth College and Edith Cowan University.
by JENNY D’ANGER
48 Carnarvon Crescent,
Auction Saturday June 24
0408 942 862