THIS late art deco home on Raglan Road, Mt Lawley has the perfect balance of old and new.
In terms of location it’s hard to beat with the Beaufort and Fitzgerald/Angove Street precincts and Hyde Park only a stroll away.
By the time this two-bedroom house was built, deco had taken on sharper lines, with larger streamlined windows replacing leadlight ones.
Both bedrooms at the front of the house have picture windows, ensuring plenty of light, and one bedroom has a fire place.
It’s hard to tell where new takes over from old, and the extensive use of subway tiles gives this home a great retro look that blends seamlessly with its vintage credentials.
None more so than in the open living/dining/kitchen, where chocolatey jarrah floors add warmth to the crisp white walls and kitchen tiles.
A massive, shiny, 900mm stainless-steel oven dominates this working hub, and a black granite bench tops adds a dramatic touch, while ensuring plenty of preparation space.
The beautifully renovated bathroom is dazzling white and includes subway tiles and a modern version of a deep, claw-foot bath.
For good measure there are double vanities and a huge double shower.
Spring sunshine poured into a second sitting room/reading room or study at the rear of the home, and it was tempting to pull up a chair and enjoy the warmth.
But there was more work to do, so I stepped through the white painted french doors to check out the reticulated garden.
High fences make this a private space, with a brick-paved alfresco area and a swathe of grass perfect for a bit of sun bathing or ludic kids.
Like a new haircut the yard looks a bit raw, and I’d be planting a tree or two, and flowering vines to soften the fence line.
Apart from the joy of planting there’s nothing to do in this delightful two-bedroom home, except move in.
82 Raglan Road Mt Lawley
0413 610 660
0413 610 662