IT’S not easy being green, but it is beautiful according to Kermit the Frog.
And I couldn’t agree more after stepping into the lush courtyard of this Harold Street, Mt Lawley home.
Tall trees, shrubs and flower beds are framed by high spearmint-coloured walls and a dark green lawn, giving this alfresco a misty, dream-like quality.
The exterior of this four-bedroom house is a white slice of modernity, a theme that continues across its three levels, starting with the ground-floor, which is a self-contained apartment.
With a mini-kitchen, open plan living area and separate bedroom and ensuite, this area is ideal for ageing parents or grown up kids who just won’t leave home.
There’s a second bedroom with ensuite on the ground level, so the whole space could be used as a two-bedroom apartment.
Honey-gold Tasmanian oak floorboards create a lovely glow as you enter the mid-level, where light floods through huge windows and doors.
White Caesarstone benchtops dominate the stylish kitchen, which has a pullout pantry and heaps of cupboards and drawers.
The alfresco “room” beside the living area is sheltered on three sides, and at the press of a button the vergola overhead can be opened or closed.
Potted trees give this area a private garden look, and with a built-in-barbecue kitchen and top-of-the-range heater, I know where I’d be dining all year round.
Crowning this lovely home is the parents’ suite: a semi-open space with a walk-in-robe, ensuite with deep bath, and a small balcony.
This is inner city living without the noise and traffic of the CBD, and the Beaufort Street strip is just around the corner and Hyde Park a 10-minute walk.
by JENNY D’ANGER
167A Harold Street, Mt Lawley
from $1.35 million
0413 610 660