A STYLISH ship sailing through the heart of Mt Lawley…
That’s what I think every time I pass this stunning “triangular” house on Vincent Street.
The balcony is like the prow of a ship, overlooking leafy trees, federation homes and curious passers-by.
This two bedroom two bathroom abode is somewhat of a local landmark and has featured in Grand Designs magazine and TV show Better Homes and Gardens.
I had never been inside, so I was intrigued to see if the interior matched up to the exterior and if the triangular shape was practical for everyday living.
Thankfully it did.
The open plan kitchen/living/dining area on the first floor is stunning with lots of natural light and polished concrete floors.
It’s got that chic industrial look, but doesn’t feel too harsh or un-homely thanks to the stylish finishes and neat architectural lines.
The kitchen is stunning with top-end appliances integrated into a huge marble island bench.
Finishing it off is a cylindrical extractor fan, which plunges down from the ceiling in dramatic fashion. It reminded me of the transporter room in Star Trek and is a really cool talking point.
Another great talking point is the “floating” steel staircase on the ground floor, where you’ll find a spacious home office/study.
The staircase looks amazing with the art deco-style bannister adding a little panache.
I thought the house might be lacking in natural light, given its shape, but there are lots of windows and a waterfall skylight, ensuring it’s nice and bright without sacrificing privacy.
The “prow” is accessed via sliding glass doors from the lounge. It’s a cute one-of-a-kind balcony with views of Hyde Park across the road.
You would really feel like a captain sitting here, enjoying a rum and coke as the sun sets.
The bedrooms are stylish with the main featuring a beautiful walk-in robe and a hotel-style bathroom.
The home includes a courtyard garden, air-conditioning, miele and smeg appliances and an alarm system.
Situated just off the Vincent-William Street intersection, you are opposite Hyde Park and a short walk from all the cafes, bars and restaurants on Beaufort Street.
There’s loads of public transport nearby, but the home includes a double carport.
This architecturally stunning home manages to combine style with practicality, making it suitable for a small family or an urbane couple.
So grab your sou’wester, Birdseye fish fingers and bottle of navy rum, and take control of this stylish vessel.
51 Vincent Street, Mount Lawley
Bellcourt Property Group 6141 7848
Agent Wayne Heldt 0433 118 353