IT’S great fun watching the kids playing with blocks, creating all manner of homes for their dinkys, unicorns or assorted plastic animals.
There’s always in-depth discussion, often heated, about what the homes should have in them and how they should be constructed, then the blocks are re-arranged into the appropriate structure before the real game begins – or perhaps this is the real game.
This home in First Avenue, Mt Lawley reminds me of the open-ended possibilities explored by the kids in their games.
There’s nominally four bedrooms, but thanks to the layout of the house, one could easily be a sitting room, while across the hall another could be a studio space for an aspiring artist.
You could have endless fun with this mix-and-match home: transform it into a stately showcase befitting its late-Federation foundations, as there’s still plenty of its original character left, including a working fireplace in one of the rooms (the other’s decorative) and beautiful jarrah floorboards.
Or it could be an uber-funky bohemian hangout for an upwardly-mobile artist, as there’s great space for showing off your collection – the four bedrooms are all huge.
Westonia, as the house is known, also features two living areas, and the original home was extended at some point and a new, modern kitchen added.
It’s got two bathroooms and ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning.
There’s a covered alfresco area out the back and garden beds skirting three sides of the 418sqm block, but if you’ve got littlies you could even pull the roof off and create a lawn area big enough for a bit of a run-around, particularly with a little rejig of the front area, which is used for the off-street parking.
It’s around the corner from all the great things Mt Lawley has to offer: schools, cafes, entertainment and public transport.
by STEVE GRANT
51 First Avenue, Mt Lawley
Expressions of Interest by Nov 13
0416 206 736
Acton Mt Lawley