WHEN it comes to heritage, Mt Lawley is still king.
This 1945 character home on Guildford Road is a prime example with beautiful cornicing, 70-year-old jarrah floorboards and a Metters stove.
The complaint often thrown at vintage homes is there’s not enough space for the 21st century couple, but this abode has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
It also has a number of modern renovations and features, including an upgraded kitchen and bathrooms.
Let’s start in the kitchen, which has the crème de la crème of heritage – the Metters stove.
I never get tired of these beautifully crafted beasts and this one is in fantastic shape with a lovely cream door and black flue.
The upgraded kitchen is the perfect blend of old and new with lovely stained wood cabinets on one side and modern whites ones on the other.
They blend seamlessly together and the modern electric cooker and other appliances don’t look out of place.
There’s some beautiful leadlights windows in this property, including the front door which is inset with a tulip-style design. It makes for a great entry statement and is a sign of things to come inside.
The living areas are spacious with the high ceilings and neutral colour scheme giving an added sense of space.
In the main bedroom there’s a lovely vintage fireplace, which has been repurposed as a display shelf and a backdrop for some decorative vases.
It works really well and adds a classic touch to this bright and airy bedroom, which is huge and has built-in robes.
The third bedroom is currently being used as a study/exercise area and there’s plenty of room with the current owners installing a treadmill (this room would make a great home office).
Both bathrooms have been upgraded with pristine, floor-to-ceiling white tiles and sleek fittings.
They really look smart and no work would be needed.
After dinner, open the lovely French doors and head out to the backyard – the one area that could do with some confectioner’s sugar.
The bones are good: cream colorbond fence, shade sail, patio and awning.
It just desperately needs some greenery to soften it all, but that could be solved with one swift trip to a garden store for pots and water-friendly plants.
The owners obviously liked this area as there’s a hammock for chillaxing.
Parking won’t be a problem with a double carport and two extra parking spaces.
The home includes split system air con throughout and polished timber floors.
Located on a 226sqm lot, this home is minutes from all the cafes and restaurants on Beaufort Streets, is a short walk to the river, and close to Maylands.
This Mt Lawley home is walk-in ready and a stylish blend of old and new.
Offers from $550,000
89 Guildford Road, Mt Lawley
Crush Realty 9328 2345
Agent Bruce Reynolds 0419 965 137