SWEATY youngsters once whacked shuttlecocks over a net as they raced across the jarrah floor of this former church hall in Mt Hawthorn.
The hall was painstakingly renovated in 2009 by a former owner – a philosopher, university lecturer and atheist – who turned it into a capacious home.
Of the 270sqm of living space, 170sqm is devoted to a sweeping open-plan room in this fantastic warehouse-style conversion.
High overhead, steel girders support huge timber panels in the cathedral ceiling, and light pours in through massive glass doors and windows on three sides.
Hanging from the ceiling by chains, a huge day bed (which comes with the property) is a relaxing spot to contemplate this ethereal space.
With a good book and a cup of tea, it would be hard to get up once settled in, and if I’d been there on my own I may have been tempted to stay put.
The crisp-white kitchen doesn’t look as if it’s had much of a work out; the stack of cupboards and drawers, and the white marble on the benchtops and central island, all look pristine.
There’s a choice of alfresco areas with a timber deck off the living area and another beside the front door. Both are sheltered by high walls.
Three bedrooms and a funky second bathroom and laundry form a wing off the side of the hall.
The main bedroom has walk-in-robes and a spacious en suite.
This stand-out Kalgoorlie Street abode would be great for an artist, musician, or perhaps a yoga or pilates teacher working from home.
Or simply move in with the family and enjoy this unique property.
115A Kalgoorlie St, Mt Hawthorn
0413 610 660
0413 610 661
The Agency Mt Lawley
by JENNY D’ANGER