Classic style

WANDERING around the gardens of this Mt Hawthorn home you can see why it’s won a couple of Vincent horticulture awards.

The front garden has pretty roses, and a wrap-around verandah where you can relax and enjoy the emerald green grass grow.

This three-bedroom/two-bathroom house on Ellesmere Street was built in the 1920s and has all the hallmarks of the art deco era, including richly polished jarrah floors, fireplaces, deep skirting and picture rails.

Set against the soft dove-grey walls, a darker shade of grey emphasises the gorgeous ceiling roses overhead.

Timber French doors open to reveal an elegant formal lounge, which has a timber fireplace surround and sash windows overlooking the front garden.

The tranquil main bedroom will ensure a good night’s sleep, while the en suite is thoroughly modern and has a rainwater shower.

Any chef would love the six-burner Smeg stove, white stone benchtops and striking black-composite double-sink in the large kitchen.

There’s plenty of storage in the scullery/walk-in-pantry, and breakfast is as simple as plugging the toaster into the pop-up powerpoint in the island bench/breakfast bar.

French doors connect a second dining/living area to a lovely alfresco, with a bull-nosed iron roof.

Lattice screening walls add a delightful old-world feel to this area, which opens out onto the garden and a swathe of grass.

The garden is brimming with edible plants including almond, orange, pomegranate and olive trees, a heavily-laden passionfruit vine, and raised garden beds with vegetables and herbs.

This is a great family home with Mt Hawthorn Primary School a four-minute walk away and Mt Hawthorn shopping precinct close by.

by JENNY D’ANGER

85 Ellesmere Street, Mt Hawthorn
from $890,000 to $940,000
Susy Kohn
0418 944 293
Edison Real Estate

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