A HUGE peppermint tree on the verge casts shade over this delightful semi-detached, timber cottage in Mt Lawley.
Built at the turn of the century this Ebsworth Street home oozes quaint charm, from the wrought iron lace trim on the bullnosed verandah, with its graceful turned posts, to the lovely pressed-tin dado walls inside.
Beautiful jarrah floors, fireplaces, high ceilings, deep skirting and decorative ceiling roses add to the old-world ambience.
One of the two bedrooms has timber-framed french doors opening onto the verandah.
And the bathroom is a spacious affair with a claw-foot bath and subway tiling.
The home’s period features are in perfect harmony in the central lounge, which is the epitome of refined relaxation.
French doors lead to the formal dining room and beyond to the kitchen, where baltic pine clads the plentitude of cupboards, including an almost floor-to-ceiling pantry.
Casement windows over the sink would make a great servery when entertaining guests in the delightful courtyard garden.
Protected by high brick walls there’s an alsynite roofed area for al fresco dining, no matter what the weather.
Raised garden beds are lush and green creating a relaxing private oasis you won’t want to leave.
But if you do the Beaufort Street strip is just a kilometre away and there’s a heap of shops and public transport options on your doorstep.
Perth is 15 minutes by bus and even quicker on a bike, so the car won’t be needed much. However, the house does come with a lock-up garage.
by JENNY D’ANGER
9 Ebsworth Street, Mt Lawley
0413 610 660
0413 610 661