ON a tree-lined Mt Lawley avenue full of character houses, one 1935 home stands out.
Perhaps it’s the fetching baby-blue highlights that attract your gaze, or the original convex glazing on the windows?
Salvagers would kill to get their hands on the art deco front door and matching internal doors, and the light fittings and ceiling roses are in perfect condition.
The 1930’s illusion holds tight until the kitchen’s modern appliances remind you it’s the 21st century.
Once in the kitchen, the focal point of the home, the amazing 1980s extension is seamless and you would be hard pushed to find the joins.
This is achieved by the painstaking use of recycled floorboards, tiles and matching bricks; and even the ornate wooden doorframes are indistinguishable from the originals.
The extension includes three bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry. There’s also a formal dinning area that cleverly divides the house into kids’ and adult zones. Out the back is a beautiful garden with an undercover alfresco, saltwater pool and an outdoor toilet.
There’s also a fully functional bar at the rear of the property, complete with sink, fridge and dishwasher.
This four-bedroom, two-bathroom character home on Third Avenue is close to Hamer Park, ECU Mt Lawley and Beaufort Street.
by JUSTIN STAHL
116 Third Avenue, Mt Lawley
Offers in the mid-$1 millions
0405 812 273
Bellcourt Mount Lawley