TO me this circa-1900 home in Mt Lawley is perfect just the way it is, but for those inclined there is plenty of scope for alteration.
Building an extension on the 520sqm block is one way to go, or you could subdivide the lot.
I’d just move in and enjoy the period features like the gorgeous stained glass, rich jarrah floors, and high ceilings with ceiling roses.
The fireplace in the central lounge has been converted to gas for instant warmth. This large room could be converted into another bedroom, or become the dressing room and en suite of a spacious main.
A third bedroom is located in a studio apartment at the rear of the garden.
There’s lovely white stone benchtops in the kitchen and a small but practical laundry.
Massive glass doors in the dining room open onto the alfresco, which overlooks an underground pool and a swathe of grass.
At the rear of the garden is a huge studio apartment with a bathroom and laundry, making it perfect for short-term accommodation.
This Chertsey Street house is close to the East Perth train station, Mt Lawley Tafe, a heap of cafes and shops, and the Perth CBD.
Flanking the studio apartment is a double garage with a massive mezzanine that would make a great artist’s space or teenage pad.
by JENNY D’ANGER
1 Chertsey Street, Mt Lawley}
0417 937 938
0408 950 574
Harcourts City Central