I WAS so tempted to pick one of the rosy red apples peeking over the high wall outside this Perth home.
But the manicured front garden had no snakes to beguile me and unlike Eve, I resisted.
My reward was a delightful early 1900s tuck-pointed home with all the bells and whistles, including a colourful stained glass thistle on the front door.
The three-bedroom home is replete with polished jarrah floors, deep skirting, delicate ceiling roses, picture rails and timber-framed fireplaces.
The two street-facing bedrooms have almost floor-to-ceiling sash windows overlooking the front courtyard garden.
The centerpiece of the home is the spacious lounge, which has a massive ceiling rose and a lovely coal fire place.
The rear of the home has three separate spaces – a kitchen, central dining area and a study (plus a bathroom). I’d knock out walls to open things up, modernise the kitchen and convert the study into a scullery.
The kitchen is a generous space so there’s plenty to work with, and the dining area has a bank of bifold doors that open onto a landscaped garden, making alfresco dining easy.
This 304sqm property has commercial/residential zoning and was recently an office, but it would make a delightful abode or a home office.
Situated on Lacey Street, the house is a stone’s throw from the Beaufort and Walcott Street strip and the Perth CBD is a short bus ride away.
By JENNY D’ANGER
13 Lacey Street, Perth
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