The light fantastic

I TOLD the real estate agent I’d turn the upstairs lights off, only to be told there were none on and it was just the natural light flooding into this Mt Lawley home.

The three bedrooms are on the second level, including the generous main with its built-in-robes and swish en suite.

The main bedroom faces onto Joel Terrace, a quiet suburban street, while another looks out across the river and has great views of the hills and Optus Stadium.

The downstairs living areas were also flooded with lights, thanks to almost floor-to-ceiling windows.

Wormy chestnut

The floors are made from Australian wormy chestnut; a timber grown in a eastern states region that is prone to fires, drought, insect attacks and winds so strong trees are often stunted.

All these factors create a red-golden timber with unique pin holes and squiggly worm marks.

The house, number 19, is at the front of a boutique complex of townhouses facing Joel Terrace.

You can enter the home via a timber deck in the private courtyard, where lush planting has created a tranquil sanctuary.

In the summer they’ll be plenty of shade from a mature variegated Chinese tallow tree.

Huge glass doors in the spacious open-plan lounge open onto the deck.

The home was recently renovated and includes a stunning kitchen with white stone benchtops, a heap of drawers, a huge appliance cupboard and two floor-to-ceiling, pull-out pantries.

The Miele cooktop is framed by a huge window that overlooks a lovely rear courtyard.

Secure gates lead to the river, where the complex has its own jetty, and there are paths that meander for kilometres along the foreshore.

by JENNY D’ANGER

19/146 Joel Terrace, Mt Lawley
from $759,000
Natalie Hoye 0405 812 273
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488

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