A runway success

THIS delightful four-bedroom house is on Sopwith Elbow – a nod to Perth’s first airport built across the road on the Maylands foreshore.

In 1928 Charles Kingsford Smith made the first non-stop flight across Australia from Point Cook near Melbourne to Maylands, and from the balcony of this home you can gaze down at the site of the former airstrip.

These days you’ll see parkland, the silver ripples of the river and glimpses of a very different Perth skyline.


Inside this two-story house, gorgeous blackbutt floors contrast with fresh white walls.

Three of the bedrooms are on the ground-floor, and there’s a second sitting area that leads to a covered alfresco, where you can enjoy views of the garden and parkland flanking the river.

The views are even better from the open-plan on the second-level, thanks to a mass of windows and bifold doors.

Cooking will be a breeze in the huge kitchen which has dual ovens, a massive island bench, a walk-in-pantry and heaps of cupboards and soft-close drawers.

Alfresco dining is as easy as peeling back the bifolds on the spacious balcony and using the built-in-barbecue kitchen.

The main bedroom has a walk-in-robe and double vanity en suite. It’s on the second level, along with the study and theatre room.

Parking won’t be an issue with the three-car garage, and the forecourt is large enough to accommodate a boat or caravan.

If you like to keep fit, there’s enough waterfront pathways to satisfy the most ardent walker.


11 Sopwith Elbow, Maylands
expressions of interest
Paul Owen
0411 601 420
Acton Mt Lawley
9272 2488

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