MT LAWLEY mansion meets Italian palazzo in this gorgeous home on Rookwood Street.
The original 1930s house has been extended to create a luxurious abode that caters for the needs of the modern family.
But don’t worry, all the heritage bells and whistles are still there, including art deco fire places, decorative ceilings and rich jarrah floors.
The central lounge is an elegant space that conjures up images of gentlemen retiring for after-dinner cigars, and has decorative bunches of grapes winding around cornices.
There’s nothing old world about the massive open plan, with its soaring ornate ceilings, fan lights and french doors leading to the alfresco.
The huge kitchen has a black granite breakfast bar, solid-timber cupboards, an almost floor-to-ceiling pantry and a scullery-cum-laundry.
A large under-cover alfresco boasts a massive barbecue kitchen, which will make Sunday cook-ups for friends and family a joy.
Amid the formal garden, with its lovely hedging and many statues, there’s grass for the kids and a pool with a pool house.
Four of the six bedrooms are on the ground floor, including one that’s got an en suite.
The main bedroom on the second-level is part of a suite of rooms that includes a nursery and study.
The bedroom is massive with walk-in-robes, a spacious bathroom with double vanities and a Federation-tiled balcony.
This must-see home is a 10-minute walk from the Beaufort Street cafe strip, and there’s a bus stop around the corner that will have you in Perth in the same amount of time.
by JENNY D’ANGER
27 Rookwood Street, Mt Lawley
0413 610 660
0413 610 661