River beaut 

THIS Maylands home has one of the most intriguing street names – Sopwith Elbow.

The bend in the street explains the elbow bit, but is Sopwith a reference to a vintage plane or the old Maylands airstrip where the first non-stop flight across Australia landed in 1928?

It’s one for the history buffs and psychogeographers, but one things for sure, this four bedroom two bathroom house is perfectly positioned in a quiet nub of Maylands, right beside the river and Lake Brearley.

It’s one of the top streets in this area of Maylands, and the house doesn’t disappoint with plenty of room on a substantial 400sqm block.

The bedrooms are all clean, spacious and modern with the ensuite main on the ground floor including walk-in robes, a double vanity and separate powder room. The remaining three bedrooms are upstairs and share a well-appointed, large family bathroom.

I like this division of space and it means mum and dad can have a good bit of distance between the rest of the brood upstairs.

There’s nothing wrong with the main living/dining/kitchen area, but it could do with a bit of a modernisation and makeover.

It’s spacious and airy though, with plenty of natural light.

The back garden will be divisive: some will like the low maintenance strip of artificial lawn, while others will yearn for a bigger back yard for the kids. But there’s no doubting that the sheltered alfresco – surrounded by raised garden beds, shrubs and trees – is a lovely spot for a coffee or a BBQ with family and friends. 

The home includes a double lock-up garage and shopper entry, and is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, so the kids will be able to play safely outside.

Situated a stone’s throw from the river, there’s plenty of bike paths and walks to explore and come summer you can grab the fishing rods and take advantage of being further up-stream away from the blowies!

This home has loads of potential and is in a top location in Maylands. And once you move in, maybe you can get to the bottom of the Sopwith mystery…

EOI low $1,000,000’s
Home open today (Saturday June 11) 11am-11:30am
25 Sopwith Elbow, Maylands
ACTON Mt Lawley 9272 2488
Agent Paul Owen 0411 601 420

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