Buying a house: Perth houses for sale are worth seeing in Swanbourne, Mount Lawley and Palmyra

6 James Road, Swanbourne

Price Guide: About $6 million

Agent: Justin Davies, Space Real Estate

Best Features: The artist’s dream; guest retreat

Beds: 5

Baths: 3

Cars: 2

The lifestyle offered in this breathtaking Swanbourne home has been so idyllic that owners have little faith they will find something to match when moving overseas.

“The expansive back yard and pool are amazing and have the most beautiful views of the sky and pine trees. It’s so private and quiet with no house behind. People are surprised at how peaceful it is, but the block is so high that noise from the road behind is negligible,” the owners said.

“We had so many wonderful celebrations in this house. In winter or summer, you can open the folding doors and let the outside in. We are not confident that we will find a home in Canada to replace her,” they added.

This is an understandable concern given that the house ticks most of the boxes and offers views of the Cottesloe pines with glimpses of the ocean all the way to Rottnest. Few places in the world would rival WA’s colorful sunsets, which can be fully enjoyed from the backyard.

Features include a large, sleek kitchen with stone and stainless steel worktops, a long back deck with a pizza oven and barbecue, an underground swimming pool with a poolside cabana and a guest retreat with its own kitchenette, living room and separate entrance.

Camera icon6 James Road, Swanbourne Credit: Provided
6 James Road, Swanbourne
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6 James Road, Swanbourne
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6 James Road, Swanbourne
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22 North Street, Mount Lawley

Sale end date: October 13

Agent: Mos Mahmoud, first national genesis

Best Features: The best of modern design and old world charm

Beds: 5

Baths: 2

Cars: 2

Fallen under the spell of the original elements of their house built in 1935, the owners had the chance to keep them during their renovation thanks to a generous block of 918 m² allowing them to expand.

The result is a unique blend of old and new; where a deco entry, jarrah floors, leaded windows, ornate period accents and an original fireplace blend seamlessly with modern polished concrete floors, commercial grade bi-fold doors and a sleek kitchen with stone benches, soft closing cabinets and a spacious scullery.

The location was a huge plus for the owners, who appreciated being able to walk to parks, schools, and cafes and shops on Beaufort Street.

The house comprises five generously sized bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, living and dining room and reticulated gardens to the front and rear.

Fully fenced with an electric gate, the property is also secured by a motion detector alarm system.

22 North Street, Mount Lawley
Camera icon22 North Street, Mount Lawley Credit: Anthony Tran
22 North Street, Mount Lawley
Camera icon22 North Street, Mount Lawley Credit: Anthony Tran
22 North Street, Mount Lawley
Camera icon22 North Street, Mount Lawley Credit: Anthony Tran
22 North Street, Mount Lawley
Camera icon22 North Street, Mount Lawley Credit: Anthony Tran

20 Carrington Street, Palmyra

Price: Offers

Agent: Louise Pope, White House Real Estate Partners

Best Features: Pretty as picture; friendly neighborhood

Beds: 3

Baths: 1

Cars: 2

It seems fitting that homeowners are greeted by the chirping of birds in the surrounding tall trees as they sit on the porch of this picture-perfect 1930s home, which is framed by a brick fence with white pickets.

The charming abode, which is just five minutes from the river near the Bicton border, features leaden lights, high ceilings, jarrah floors and eye-catching geometric ceiling patterns.

It also offers the contemporary pleasures of a modern and bright kitchen, a beautifully renovated bathroom, solar energy, an expansive exterior and beautiful gardens.

The owners appreciated the detailed period features of their residence, which is in a neighborhood with a warm sense of community.

The shops of Petra Street are within walking distance and neighbors often like to meet at the Palmyra Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings.

20 Carrington Street, Palmyra
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20 Carrington Street, Palmyra
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20 Carrington Street, Palmyra
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20 Carrington Street, Palmyra
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