OLD and new are in perfect harmony in this lovely Mt Hawthorn art deco home.
Despite being on the busy London Street, it was so quiet the sound of my annoyingly squeaky shoes was deafening—so I ditched them.
Aged jarrah floors were cool and soothing as I wandered barefoot from the two bedrooms and formal lounge in the front of the home, to the oatmeal-coloured tiles in the spacious extension.
The exterior of this three-bedroom abode is classic 1930s, with a white picket fence, roses and a swathe of lawn dissected by a red path.
From one of the bedrooms and the lounge, which have lead light windows and art deco ceiling roses, you can gaze out over the neat front garden and verandah.
The large main bedroom in the extension has a walk-in-robe, stylish ensuite with jarrah vanity, and french doors opening onto the garden.
The spacious kitchen combines the 20th and 21st centuries in perfect functionality, with a sweep of pine benchtops, and a slew of white drawers and cupboards.
The dining/family area is light and bright thanks to a heap of windows, and double glazed doors topped with arched windows.
Outside is a private garden, with high walls and a sweet, timber-ceilinged alfresco.
Dominated by a tall tree, potted plants and the pleasant trickle of a water feature, this is a delightful spot for solitary contemplation, or family gatherings.
There’s a secure double car port off a rear lane, and the free parking nearby is great for visitors, who can simply wander up the lane and ring the doorbell.
There’s no shortage of shops, cafes and restaurants in any direction, and the popular Les Lilleyman Reserve is a short walk away.
Or jump on a bus and you’re in the CBD in less than 15 minutes.
by JENNY D’ANGER
147 London Street, Mt Hawthorn
0416 195 602