PATRON saint of brides, parents and the lame, St Clotilde lived a long and varied life in the sixth century.
And this apartment on Clotilde Street in Mt Lawley is a great spot for newlyweds, or even retirees who want to enjoy the fruits of their long and varied life.
Set amid a street of federation mansions, these units barely stand out—and for all the right reasons.
Built in 1970 on the lower side of the street, the design of the units—terracotta-tiled facades and grassy verges—blend effortlessly into the leafy, heritage streetscape.
A profusion of trees and flower boxes at the site add to the sense of peaceful tranquility.
This two-bedroom home is the perfect lock and leave, with an an open-plan living/dining/kitchen on the ground-floor and the bedrooms on the second level.
The kitchen is compact but has a decent preparation area, and a tall pullout pantry provides some extra storage space.
The recently renovated kitchen has a shiny stainless steel dishwasher; but with pleasant garden views from the sink, washing up will never be a travail.
Surrounded by neighbouring trees, the garden has a nice lawn and fish pond, and is terraced with granite stairs that lead down to a garden shed.
Alfresco dining is as easy as wandering out to the brick-paved patio, or simply handing the dishes through the kitchen window.
Like the open-plan, the second-level bedrooms have lovely jarrah floors.
The main has built-in-robes and a juliet balcony.
Tucked in the corner of the room, a long narrow door leads a Harry Potter cupboard: an intriguing storage space that follows the eaves of the home.
The Beaufort and Walcott Street cafe strip is literally a 10-minute walk away, and you can be in the city in a mere nine minutes by car, or jump on your bike and you’re there in 15.
by JENNY D’ANGER
11/58 Clotilde Street, Mt Lawley
0413 610 660