This delightful Burt Street home has the best of both worlds, with gorgeous heritage features and a stunning modern addition to ensure it meets the needs of today’s modern family.
From the street it’s pure Mt Lawley cottage, with a cute bullnose verandah and beautiful stained glass surrounds to the solid old front door.
Ceiling roses, fireplaces, high ceilings and deep skirting boards can be found in the original section of the home.
With a houseful of young boys the vendor found it more convenient to install floating timber floors over the original jarrah, but those gorgeous boards lay in wait like Tutankhamun’s tomb to be rediscovered.
The front section, which houses three of the four bedrooms and a formal lounge, is in need of TLC, but a bit of patching and quick lick of paint and Bob’s your uncle, or in this case Uncle Burt.
The nephew is the much younger addition, a huge, light-filled space, with lovely, textured-stone floors and a bank of bifold doors onto the garden.
The kitchen has one of the biggest island benches I’ve seen in a while, a cricket pitch of lovely cool marble.
Stainless steel tops the bench flanking a six-burner stove and an oven big enough to roast an aurochs, and a stylish long, lean window tops off a great working space. And there’s no shortage of drawers and cupboards, including a three-door pantry.
Alfresco entertaining is as easy as peeling back the doors onto the covered patio, pulling up a chair and chilling. But if things warm up simply fall into the pool to cool off.
Sitting on 567sqm there’s a patch of lawn nearby for the kids’ ball games.
The main bedroom is upstairs, where a massive bedroom has room for a couch—or two—and a balcony that looks across Mt Lawley rooftops through mature trees in neighbouring gardens.
There’s garage parking for three cars, accessed off a rear laneway.
Burt Street is in the heart of the Mt Lawley cafe strip with a plethora of eateries and shops in walking distance.
by JENNY D’ANGER
33 Burt Street, Mt Lawley
Auction Saturday March 7, 11am
Jody Missell 0401 770 782
Acton Mt Lawley