THE owners of this Mt Lawley home are retired and enjoy walking along the river or wandering around the city on a daily basis.
So the Harold Street location is perfect, and is just one of the many things they have loved about their house for the last 20 years.
If walking is not for you, then there’s a bus stop 100 metres away and the train station isn’t much further.
The owners also love the family-friendly layout of their four-bedroom abode.
The grandkids are always keen for sleepovers and I could see why when I climbed the jarrah stairs to the second-level bedrooms, discovering an almost magical, fairy-story attic, enhanced by polished jarrah floors and delicate ceiling roses.
One bedroom has a lovely timber-panelled en suite, reminiscent of a Swedish sauna, and a very spacious walk-in-robe.
Built in the 1930s this lovely home is packed with art deco features including decorative ceilings, picture rails, fireplaces and gorgeous leadlight windows and doors.
The street-facing formal lounge is an elegant space with all the deco hallmarks you’d expect.
When the owners added a family cum dining room some years ago they made sure it matched the rest of the home, right down to the jarrah plate rails, decorative ceiling and glowing jarrah floors.
Bifold stained-glass doors open onto a decked alfresco and a courtyard garden, protected by high fencing.
Next to the family/dining room is the large original kitchen, which has a warm country feel to it.
The owner hand-built the beautiful solid-jarrah cupboards and drawers, and double pantry.
There’s some striking dark green benchtops and a brand new 900mm oven takes pride of place.
A spacious front verandah is a great spot for people watching and overlooks the pleasant, leafy Harold Street.
There’s secure parking for two cars at the rear of the home.
This is a delightful family home in the heart of Mt Lawley that is just waiting for a new generation to move in.
by JENNY D’ANGER
20 Harold Street, Mt Lawley
offer over $800,000
0418 944 293
Edison Residential Property