26 Hill View Road, Mount Lawley

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Some people spend years trying to find a house like this. The right suburb, on the best street, on the right side of the road, a great sized block and all the right classic architectural elements – ready to create the perfect family home. This is the one! This delightful property has been owned, loved and cared for, by only two families since it was built in 1920. Designed by an American architect, it is a one of kind, a blend of classic Mount Lawley style with a unique twist.

Step into the entry space and you are immediately struck with a sense of originality and craftsmanship, with stunning and imposing timberwork combined with exposed, tuck-pointed brickwork, that creates a welcoming and yet grand sense of theatre. The clever juxtaposition of the timber beams and built-in cupboards (some with leadlights) and the feature walls, provides a unique separation of the areas within that is an unusual yet stately, open-plan arrangement of the formal living and dining spaces.

The living room has a size and proportion that is spacious yet intimate, with a large, front-facing recessed window and French doors that bring in the northern light and beckon you to the courtyard beyond. The original Inglenook fireplace with its inset timber seats and wrought iron hearth, create a sense of warmth even when the fire is not lit. There is a second traditional fireplace and mantle that faces into the dining room adding to the overall sense of grandeur. The master bedroom also has French doors that open onto the courtyard porch, with a view of the crab apple tree currently in bloom.

A large extension was added to the home some 30 years ago and was built with tuck-pointed brickwork to blend in sympathy with the original house. Built on a north-south orientation on a sloping block, the rear of the house has views to the city skyline, and with some reconfiguration of the rear part of the home, these views could be expanded and exploited to create an exciting vista.

This classic residence has beautifully retained its period features, including immaculate Jarrah floorboards, leadlight windows, feature ceilings and is ready to host a new owner’s vision to blend the old with the new.


• 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• Formal living and dining with fireplaces
• A large loft-level rumpus room
• Open plan kitchen and casual dining area
• Reticulation from own bore (bore refurbished in 2014)
• Solar power panels and solar HWS
• Gas bayonet points in formal living and kitchen areas
• Numerous additional storage areas into the roof spaces and place for a cellar
• Powered workshop at the rear of the block
• Split system air-conditioning in the rumpus room and the kitchen/meals area

Located on a huge 1,012m2 block in one of the most prestigious and sought-after streets of Mount Lawley, it ticks all the boxes being close to all the amenities of the Beaufort Street precinct, Hamer Park, Mount Lawley Golf Course, Perth College, Mount Lawley Senior High School and Edith Cowan University.

Shire rates: $2020 pa
Water rates: $1437 pa

Further details from Pam Herron or Jon Adams

Property Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Close to Parklands
  • Close to Schools
  • Close to Shops
  • Close to Transport
  • Garden Shed
  • Rumpus Room
  • Storage Area
  • Study
  • Workshop