THE estate agent was quick to mention that this 1930s Mt Lawley home was close to some lovely parks, ovals and the Beaufort Street cafe strip.
But I was too busy admiring the gorgeous art deco features and stunning decorative ceilings – including a magnificent domed ceiling in the street-facing lounge room – to notice.
The formal and informal spaces are beautiful and have jewelled leadlight french doors and windows, tuck-pointed fireplaces, jarrah plate rails and classic timber doors and window surrounds.
The street-facing main bedroom has a lot of art deco features and boasts a spacious federation-style en suite.
French doors connect the lounge to the dining room, which is currently used as a study.
Just a doorway away, old and new merge in an open-plan kitchen/living/dining space.
Budding cooks will enjoy the sweep of golden timber cupboards, granite benchtops, huge pantry and Miele oven.
The original wood-fired Settler stove takes pride of place, and it’s a gorgeous piece of history in pristine condition.
Light floods the living/dining area and french doors provide access to a pleasant alfresco with a vine-covered patio.
There’s a small patch of grass here, but the fenced front garden is a great spot for kids to play, and mum and dad can watch them affectionately from the front verandah.
The second storey addition has two bedrooms, a spacious sitting area and a balcony overlooking leafy Mt Lawley.
This four-bedroom/three-bathroom home is close to Mt Lawley Primary and High Schools and Edith Cowan University.
by JENNY D’ANGER
110 Fifth Avenue, Mt Lawley
0405 812 273
Acton Mt Lawley