THE outside of this Mt Lawley home has a distinctly English air and reminds me of a townhouse in deepest Hampstead.
It’s probably the red brickwork and overhanging roof coupled with the lush trees and bushes flanking the driveway.
But the inside of this three bedroom two bathroom home is decidedly modern Australian with a hint of Bali.
If this all sounds like a stylistic muddle, it’s not, and everything blends into a pleasant whole.
The Voice really likes the kitchen, which has some nice subway tiles and a mix of light and earthy tones.
Above the sink, the quaint windows let in plenty of natural light and conjure up relaxing views of the back garden, meaning you’ll never be stressed doing the dishes.
As well as breakfast bar in the kitchen, there’s a lovely natural wood dining table off to the side, giving you a choice of locations for meals.
The open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area is light and airy with timber-style floors and a bright red TV storage cabinet adding a splash of colour.
There’s two seperate living areas and a study nook downstairs, so while it’s a 3×2 there’s plenty of living space for a family of four.
I like the occasional use of exposed brickwork inside, adding some individuality to the property.
Things get a bit tropical in the rear paved courtyard, which has a shade sail, manicured trees and bamboo panels.
The green leaves really pop against the red brick walls and it’s a lovely arbour to have an alfresco meal or drinkypoos at night. Upstairs the main renovated ensuite bedroom has a bay window, two double wardrobes, split AC and a ceiling fan.
The other two bedrooms are carpeted and also have split AC, ceiling fans and double wardrobes.
The home has no strata fees and includes a spacious renovated kitchen and laundry, three toilets (two upstairs), alarm system, huge storage under the stairs, and undercover remote control garage with space for two small cars.
Situated on Whatley Crescent, you’re not far from Perth College, the Mount Lawley cafe strip and Mt Lawley Primary and High Schools, with the train station about 300m away. Or why not go for a lovely walk at the nearby Bardon Park beside the river.
This is a funky townhouse in a top suburb.
1/78 Whatley Crescent, Mount Lawley
Home open today (Saturday April 29) and tomorrow 10:30am-11:30am
Beaucott Property 9272 2488
Agent Aaron Storey 0417 931 604