GOING by the photo in the formal lounge of this magnificent Mt Lawley home, a straw boater and suit was de rigueur for the state cricket team in 1912.
In the front row of the photo is the original owner, and on the ornate fireplace there is a photo of his elegantly dressed daughter getting ready for the 1954 royal ball.
Aphrodite and Venus adorn the stained glass in the french doors of this stunning lounge, where no doubt Perth’s rich and famous once mingled over sherry and canapes.
Deep bay windows, gothic columns and stunning Tudor-style timber and plaster ceilings add to the genteel splendour of this space.
This Lawley Crescent home was built in 1926 and it’s the first time it’s been up for sale.
The house is a veritable time capsule and not much has been altered over the last 90 years, except for the 70s bathroom.
Ultra-deep jarrah skirting, an abundance of stained glass and leadlight windows, timber picture rails and soaring art deco ceilings are found throughout this three-bedroom home.
Carpets have been removed to reveal jarrah floors that are just waiting to be buffed back to greatness.
Lovely art deco touches are everywhere, including ornate panelling above doorways, decorative ceilings and jarrah-panelled walls in the spacious vestibule.
The kitchen needs more than a makeover, but there’s plenty of scope to turn around its fortunes, including an original pantry.
This 1508sqm property once had a grass tennis court, but all that remains is the echoes of balls being hit, so there’s 520sqm of lawn that could be subdivided.
Spruce up the grand old dame and enjoy living a slice of Perth’s history, or build your own Mt Lawley downsizer on the former court. This beautiful abode is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
by JENNY D’ANGER
82 Lawley Crescent, Mt Lawley
auction Saturday May 5, 11am
0418 920 672
0422 678 144
Irving & Keenan Real Estate