THIS Inglewood home was once the residence of disgraced WA premier Ray O’Connor.
And rumour has it there’s a safe, stuffed with misbegotten cash, hidden on this Ninth Avenue property.
“But trust me, we haven’t found it,” the owner says.
The Liberal pollie served six months in jail for fraud, during the WA Inc scandal, and reputedly had links to murdered brothel madam Shirley Finn.
A huge extension, a pool and manicured garden beds are just some of the highlights of this gorgeous four-bedroom property.
The abode has all the charm of its art deco period including stunning lead-light doors and windows, decorative ceilings, rich jarrah floors and attractive fire places.
The formal lounge has a double set of lead-light doors and the fire has been converted to gas for instant warmth.
The spacious open-plan has all the bells and whistles for today’s modern family without compromising the heritage feel.
There’s honey-gold she-oak benchtops in the central kitchen and plenty of storage including a huge pantry.
In terms of outdoor entertaining, a wall of glass opens onto a stylish al fresco with a soaring timber roof.
Protected on three sides, there’s room to lounge or enjoy a meal cooked on the huge barbecue kitchen.
While the adults relax with a bevvy or two, the kids can run wild on the lawn or splash about in the pool.
Two of the bedrooms are in the extension, which forms a kids’ wing with a sitting room.
Asked what she loved about her home, the owner pointed to the magnificent climbing rose, covering a cute shed, at the bottom of the garden.
She reckons the location is fantastic with Inglewood’s Monday night markets and a heap of cafes, bars and restaurants close by.
“And there’s good access to Perth and Northbridge–which is why my kids hate me for moving,” she jokes.
by JENNY D’ANGER
232 Ninth Ave, Inglewood
offers above $1.2m
0405 812 273
Bellcourt Property Group Mt Lawley