ADVERTISED for auction in The West Australian in 1914 this elegant Mt Lawley home boasted “one of the best positions in the district” and “electric light and telephone”.
There were also stables and a coach house that could become a “motor garage” for those embracing technology back then.
Beautifully renovated and extended, this five-bedroom abode retains the elegance of its origins while meeting the needs of the modern family.
It’s got all the heritage bells and whistles including a wrap-around- verandah, stunning stained glass, gorgeous ceiling roses and lovely fireplaces.
Some of the most beautiful lead-light french doors I’ve seen separate the original formal lounge and dining rooms.
The doors are flanked by slender built-in-cupboards with matching glass.
A number of skylights throughout the original section of the home ensure plenty of natural light. There’s white stone benchtops in the huge kitchen and a generous butler’s pantry.
Bifold doors lead out to a roofed and travertine-tiled alfresco, which has a barbecue kitchen and sparkling pool.
Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, and the other two form a parents’ wing on the second level. The main, spacious ensuite bedroom has a generous dressing room and a balcony with city views.
Sitting on a whopping 984sqm, there’s secure parking for four cars.
Situated on the leafy Clifton Crescent, this home is close to schools and parks, and is only 3.5 km from the Perth CBD.
By JENNY D’ANGER
39 Clifton Crescent, Mount Lawley
Natalie Hoye 0405 812 273
Bellcourt Real Estate