Spellbinder

I’VE reviewed a lot of homes over the years, but I was genuinely spellbound when I walked inside this federation home in Mt Lawley.

Aged jarrah glows underfoot and a stunning art nouveau screen frames the elegant passage to the rest of the house.

Built in the early 1900s, this opulent four-bedroom/three-bathroom home is a tasteful by-product of the WA gold rush.

Everywhere you look are beautiful period features including leadlight doors and windows, tiled fireplaces and luscious ceiling roses.

The huge en-suite bedroom, overlooking the leafy street below, has dainty leadlight french doors and a walk-in-robe.

Old and new morph in gorgeous harmony in the spacious kitchen/family room, where massive timber doors lead to a rear verandah.

There’s granite benchtops, a central island breakfast bar and a walk-in-pantry in the huge kitchen.

The colour scheme is well-balanced here, with soothing dove grey walls and cupboards.

Down a level is a smaller kitchen, a bathroom and a big cellar.

When it comes to alfresco dining this amazing home is sheer class, featuring a sheltered area couched in lush gardens, and a separate barbecue kitchen.

A limestone and tiled portico leads to the pool and matching cabana, where water features tinkle gently in a variety of green nooks, and the emerald green of the lawn is offset by the aqua blue of the pool.

What could be mistaken for a second, lovely home at the bottom of the garden is actually a studio guest house, a three-car garage and a workshop with a mezzanine.

All this opulence is situated on Alvan Street, a sought-after leafy street close to Perth College, Forrest Park and the Beaufort Street strip.

by JENNY D’ANGER

16 Alvan Street, Mt Lawley
offers mid $2 millions
Carlos Lehn 0478 927 017
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488

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