THE entrance to this Mt Lawley home is stunning and very unique.
There are two large porches with Roman columns at either end of the house, creating a grand and eye-catching symmetry.
Built in the 1920s this home was built as a duplex but designed to appear like a single residence; no doubt to comply with zoning restrictions at the time.
A century later this four bedroom two bathroom property has been lovingly restored, and the unique layout means there are several options for the astute buyer.
You could move in and enjoy the whole property or rent it out (the current owner previously rented half through Airbnb with repeat guests, great reviews and stays of up to three months).
The architecture in this gorgeous house is a fine example of the late 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement, which re-established the skills of craftsmanship threatened by mass production and industrialisation.
There’s stunning attention to detail throughout, with exquisite lead light windows and doors, picture rails, and decorative cornicing and ceiling medallions.
Everything feels like it has been put together with love.
I like how the owners have kept the original vintage fireplaces, and the polished floorboards complement the neutral colour scheme.
With kitchens in each “half” of the property, this would make a great multi-generational abode (Getting mum to babysit would be a cinch – just walk to the other side of the house)
There’s a nice alfresco out back, featuring a roof with louvre slats that can be retracted to suit the weather. It’s a great feature and means you can sit outside all year round.
There’s also a wisteria vine, some fruit trees and a veggie patch, so you will be able to enjoy your own homegrown produce.
The back garden includes a studio with its own laundry and WC, so there’s lots of scope for expansion or for the mother in law to stay.
There’s a storeroom and space for four cars (where else would you get that in Mt Lawley?).
Situated on a 722sqm block on Thirlmere Road, this property is close to the Swan River foreshore and Bardon Park, the Mt Lawley train station, and is midway between East Perth and Maylands with umpteen options for eating out and shopping.
This is a unique and stylish property in a great locale.
12 Thirlmere Road, Mt Lawley Harcourts City Central
1300 149 116
Craig & Penny Brosnan 0417 937 938
0408 950 574