I DON’T like dogs,” the cute three-year-old declared, as talk turned to the pooch park near this Bayswater home.
She usually does apparently, but not when she has more important things on her mind, like showing mum how she can count to 10, and that five fingers plus one makes six.
This three-bedroom Grosvenor Road home is the perfect nest for a family.
Built in the 1930s, it’s a mix of old world charm and modern practicality and space.
There’s plenty of gorgeous jarrah floors, along with a sweep of oatmeal-coloured slate in the hall and open plan.
Look closely and you’ll see fossilised sea creatures in the ancient stone.
Decorative ceilings abound, and there’s an impressive art deco plaster arch linking the formal lounge and dining rooms.
There loads of room in the kitchen, with its plentitude of drawers and cupboards, and an extra-wide central bench overlooks the family room and garden.
“We use this area all the time,” the owner says.
A bank of french doors open onto the garden.
“My daughter can go in and out, it’s enclosed so I know where she is.”
Sitting on a 765sqm lot, the garden stretches from the huge, covered alfresco to a terraced lawn and fenced swimming pool.
The main bedroom, with a walk-in-robe and en suite, is at the front of the home, with two more off the extension.
They share the fanciest bathroom you’ll ever see, with a claw-foot bath and decorative domed ceiling.
The owners have lived here for 10 years, but it wasn’t until the birth of their daughter that they discovered how many delightful riverside parks were nearby.
But it didn’t take them long to find the assortment of cafes, restaurants and shops a few minutes away by car, or the nearby night markets.
And to top it off, the Perth CBD is only a 10-minute drive away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
49 Grosvenor Road, Bayswater
EOI from $869,000
0405 812 273
Acton Mt Lawley