A slice of history

A web search of this intriguing Guildford Road Mt Lawley “village” failed to satisfy curiosity about the history of the small gathering of early art deco homes.

Perhaps they were built as social housing after Australia was caught up in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Like its neighbours, this two-bedroom abode is a cute mini-me of the period mansions found throughout Mt Lawley, including just down the road on ritzy Joel Terrace.

A lovely little arched porch greets visitors as they rat-a-tat-tat on the original door with its modest stained-glass inset.

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A recent refit of the interior cements old and new in perfect harmony, in no small way thanks to the “glue” of gorgeous old jarrah floors flowing from room to room.

Step inside and you’ll find yourself in the beautifully renovated central living/dining room, a cosy, inviting space, complete with open fire and art deco picture rails.

The remodelled kitchen is compact, but not the least bit squeezy, with plenty of bench tops, and a sweep of drawers and cupboards.

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The main bedroom is at the front of the house a delightful space with french doors onto a sitting room—or perhaps a dressing roomwhich in turn has french doors onto a very private courtyard garden.

High brick walls are a barrier against traffic on busy Guildford Rd and raised garden beds add a touch of greenery.

There’s nothing last century about the bathroom, a gleaming, thoroughly modern space in crisp white, including a fashionably funky vanity.

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Sitting on high limestone foundations there’s plenty of room under the home for storage.

There’s a delightful community feeling to this complex of strata-title homes, as you can see from the communal alfresco area.

This is a great entry point for a young couple looking for a Mt Lawley address at an affordable price. Or retirees looking to downsize without leaving the area.

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The vibrant Walcott/Beaufort Street and Eighth Avenue cafe strips are a short drive away. Or grab your bike (from the undercroft storage) and head down to the river for a leisurely ride through foreshore parklands.


58 Guildford Road, Mt Lawley
from $525,000
Brendon Habak | 0423 200 400
realestate 88 | 9200 6168

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