Calm retreat

THE wisteria-covered balcony of this Mt Lawley home overlooks the suburb’s leafy streets, offering quiet contemplation in these fraught times.

Come spring the magnificent cluster of delicate mauve flowers will hopefully welcome in a pandemic-free world.

Meanwhile, lockdown in this gorgeous federation mansion will seem like a resort holiday, with numerous white shutters creating the feel of a swish beach house.

This 837sqm lot has a delightful Victorian-style pavilion in the lush front garden, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and commune with the neighbours – some 150 metres away.

Built in the early 1900s, heritage details like art nouveau fireplaces, ceiling roses, stained glass and jarrah floors abound.

This four-bedroom/three-bathroom home is so large, social distancing would be a breeze.

When you’re bored of online movies, head to the central library and curl up with a good book in a window seat the size of a double bed.

The light’s perfect for reading here, with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides.

If you’re working from home there’s a spacious office across the hall with built-in desks and cupboards, and all the latest tech for video conferencing.

You’ll soon stop ordering takeaway because the huge kitchen is every chef’s dream.

It’s dominated by a massive Falcon Elan stove – a black beast with six gas burners, two conventional ovens and a warming oven.

There’s a sweep of marble benchtops, a huge breakfast bar, loads of cupboards and drawers, and a walk-in pantry.

A wall of glass in the huge family area leads to a terracotta-tiled alfresco with a bar and wood-fired pizza oven. High walls and greenery ensure the pool is safe from prying eyes.

This is a great home for multi-generational living with a separate bedroom/bathroom suite for older parents, or young adults still living at home.

By JENNY D’ANGER

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