THE gentle sounds of a tennis ball lobbed across a lawn court and bird calls were the only sounds on this North Perth street, despite its proximity to the city.
A row of three swings swaying in three verge trees aptly demonstrated just how friendly and community-minded the folks are on leafy Waugh Street.
This delightful and immaculate home has all the hallmarks of its 1920s build.
Beautiful red roses frozen forever in stained glass windows abound, and fireplaces, high ceilings, deep skirting boards and rich chocolate jarrah floors in the original section of the home add to its air of gentility. Roses decorate the french doors of the spacious main bedroom, which opens onto a generous verandah.
White plantation shutters make curtains redundant and a walk-in robe/dressing room keeps clutter at bay. Federation tiles and a claw-foot bath are stylish touches in the generous ensuite.
The rear of this five-bedroom home is open-plan and modern, and central is the country-style kitchen.
But if timber cupboards and raw brick feature walls aren’t your thing there are good bones for a quick and easy refit, with plenty of bench space and oodles of storage including a large, double pantry.
A bank of french doors off the living area lead to a covered patio and pool, with grass for kids to play and a low-maintenance garden.
The kids’ bedrooms are on the second level, all double, all with built-in robes—and from one you can see just how close to the city this is by the huge office towers seemingly close enough to touch.
Tennis anyone? You won’t break a sweat walking to the North Perth Tennis Club just up the road, and right next to the bowling club and green grass of Woodville Reserve.
North Perth primary school is a few minutes’ walk away, and when it comes to cafes and shops you’re spoilt for choice, with the Angove and Fitzgerald Street strips nearby.
by JENNY D’ANGER
12 Waugh Street, North Perth
Donna Buckovska 0419 928 467
Beaufort Realty 9227 0887
home open Sat (May 2) 12–12.40pm