THE tranquility and bird life are the best things about living at this Mt Lawley home, the owner says.
There’s a delightful park with a lake just a few houses away, and finding the odd duck in your swimming pool is always a delight, she says.
On the other side of the park is Edith Cowan University, and Mt Lawley High and Primary Schools are a stone’s throw away, making this a great family home.
Built in the late 1950s this three-bedroom house has all the bells and whistle of the late art-deco period, with gorgeous leadlight doors and windows, mellow jarrah floors, decorative ceilings and vintage fireplaces.
Walls have been removed and the home extended to create a sprawling semi-open plan.
The original lounge has doors leading to a second sitting area, where you can access the pool.
The kitchen has a sweep of granite benchtops and solid timber cupboards.
There’s a large pantry in an alcove off the kitchen, which leads to a second bathroom and laundry.
Alfresco dining is as simple as stepping out onto an expansive timber deck.
High fences ensure privacy, so nudie swimming is the go, I’m told.
Sitting on a huge 782sqm block, there’s grass for the kids to play on, fruit trees and a large powered shed at the rear of the property.
The bedrooms and a bathroom form a separate wing, closed off by a lovely leadlight door.
One of the bedrooms has a dressing room, which would make a great study nook.
The original garage is under the home, with a cellar off to one side.
Built for a single-car household it’s a tad small for today’s monster motors, but there’s ample parking in either of the two driveways and the car port.
Situated on Thurston Street, the Beaufort and Fitzgerald Street cafe strips are nearby, and when there’s a big game at Optus Stadium, just jump on the bus and you’re there in no time.
By JENNY D’ANGER
7 Thurston Street, Mt Lawley
Carlos Lehn 0416 206 736
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488