THE ice cream tones of this delightful Inglewood home had my mouth watering the minute I laid eyes on the strawberries and cream exterior.
And the light and dark chocolate federation-style tiles on the spacious verandah had me dreaming about sipping ice coffee and watching life trundle by on summer evenings.
Inside this Harcourt Street home the gelati tones got my mouth watering even more, with cookies and cream in the open plan, a wedgwood blue-and-white colour scheme in the bedroom, and vanilla with a splash of tangerine in one of the two bathrooms.
Built in the 1930s my favourite room was the lounge, featuring a bank of delicate windows and a lovely curved red-brick fireplace.
High decorative ceilings, leadlight doors and windows, and jarrah floors dominate the original section of this three-bedroom home.
Bridging the old and the new is a modern kitchen with a sweep of bench tops and cupboards.
Light floods into the open plan, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling doors and windows in the sunken family room.
Warm up in winter in front of the pot belly gas heater; and in summer head out to the covered alfresco to enjoy the delightful garden and spearmint-green pool.
Shops, cafes and public transport are all close by, and Inglewood Primary School is only a five minute stroll away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
23 Harcourt Street, Inglewood
0405 812 273
Acton Mt Lawley