THE owner of this Mt Lawley home has lived here for 65 years.
He raised a family in the three-bedroom home and on weekends tended the lush, slightly rampant garden.
Now in his 90s, he reckons it’s time to pass the baton on to a younger generation.
Set back from the road and protected by mature trees, the wrap-around verandah is a private sanctuary where you quickly forgot about the hustle and bustle of the city.
Inside you’ll find lots of early art deco features including rich jarrah floors, delicate ceiling roses, ornate vents, deep skirting, stained glass and tiled fireplaces.
French doors in the spacious main bedroom open onto the verandah.
There’s more french doors in the central lounge – a dignified space with an ornate ceiling and a beautifully carved fireplace surround.
Next door is the formal dining room and kitchen.
The kitchen needs a makeover, but there’s plenty of space to accommodate the needs of the modern family.
Added in the 1960s, a large dining/sitting room has a timber-beamed skillion roof that slopes down to a wall of glass overlooking the garden.
Creepers jostle for position with mature trees in the irrepressible garden, which has brick pathways and tasteful paving.
Unsurprisingly the owner struggles to name his favourite part of the house after staying there since 1955.
“I love it all … it’s very central …when the kids were young they walked to primary and high school.”
Situated on Fourth Avenue, this is a great family home where kids can let their imagination run wild in the garden.
It’s close to schools, shops and cafes and has R30 zoning, so you could sub-divide subject to council approval.
by JENNY D’ANGER
48 Fourth Avenue, Mt Lawley
expression of interest
0411 601 420
0478 927 017
Acton Mt Lawley