Industrial chic

NEW YORK chic meets industrialism in this two-storey townhouse in Highgate.

Designed to have two bedrooms, the owner didn’t want to be fenced in, so the second level was converted into an open lounge area with a cute study nook set in a wall of faux ivy.

Should the new owners want two bedrooms, dividing walls would be a breeze to put up.

With polished concrete floors and two huge north-facing windows, this area is warm in winter and cool in summer, without sacrificing natural light.

The en suite has a sweep of bench space, with double vanities.

The open-plan theme continues downstairs in the generous living area, where honey-gold Tasmanian oak floors and north-facing windows conjure light and space.

The kitchen is compact but not claustrophobic, with a sweep of Caesar-stone benchtops and a central island. There’s a heap of storage, including a pantry.

A set of almost floor-to-ceiling windows on the southern side look out onto a small internal courtyard, while on the northern side the windows offer views of a spacious al fresco.

The pleasant courtyard, protected by high walls and secure fencing, leads to the car-port, which is accessible from a rear laneway.

The tall frangipani in the corner of the garden will add a sweet fragrance over the summer months, especially as the morning sun spills over the wall.

With 105sqm of internal living space this funky townhouse on Lord Street is a great abode for singles or a couple.

And unlike an apartment or other townhouses, there’s no strata fees.

East Perth station is at the bottom of the road, and when it comes to relaxing the Mt Lawley and Beaufort Street strip is a stone’s throw away.

by JENNY D’ANGER

350B Lord Street, Highgate
EOI from $499,000
Carlos Lehn 0478 927 017
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488

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