Historic Annesley, Mt Lawley


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Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.

Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.

Heritage Council PLACE NUMBER 08035
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W.A. Register of Heritage Places: Permanent Entry 26/02/1999
After subdivision, 49 Lawley Crescent beecame a vacant block (16/06/2008)
    • LOCATION - 49-51 Lawley Cr Mount Lawley
    • LOCATION DETAILS - Cnr Storthes St Annesley is located at 51 Lawley Crescent.
    • CONSTRUCTION DATE Constructed from 1914, Renovated from 1986


STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE


Annesley, a Federation Queen Anne style single-storey brick and tile residence and associated garden, has cultural heritage significance for the
following reasons:
  • the place is an excellent example of the Federation Queen Anne style;
  • its well considered and finely executed design displays artistic excellence;
  • the place is one of the largest early residences built in the No. 1 Mount Lawley Estate and the construction of the place helped establish the visual and social character of the area. The landscaped gardens are indicative of the garden suburb ideal that was being promoted in 1913;
  • the place is highly valued by the local community for its aesthetic associations, being an attractive and imposing home of an earlier era, set in a large garden fitting for the period of the place;
  • the past use of the place as a rest home, private hospital and nursing home add to its social value;
    Formerly Annesley Rest Home; Annesley Private Hospital; Annesley Nursing Home
    and,
  • the size and quality of Annesley, as well as its siting and garden make it an uncommon structure.[1]
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East Elevation from Storthes Street
Corner View
Front Elevation from Lawley Crescent

Other Heritage Assessment Criteria:

  • Annesley is a particularly fine example of the type of early residence built in Mount Lawley and, as such, contributes considerably to the local community’s sense of place.
  • The large ‘L’ shaped plan clearly addresses both street frontages and by being set back from the corner and having a substantial and attractive front garden, Annesley displays a landmark quality. (Criterion 1.4)
  • The garden has been awarded 'Best Heritage Garden' by the Mount Lawley Society. (Criterion 4.1)

Historic Value

  • Annesley is one of the largest early residences built in the Mount Lawley Estate and the construction of the place helped establish the visual and social character of the area. (Criterion 2.2)[2]


FULLY RESTORED HERITAGE LANDMARK
This iconic property is a loved Mount Lawley landmark and now stands as a shining example of a heritage home that combines old world charm with the requirements of today's faster-paced life.
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
This extraordinary 1914 Federation Queen Anne residence has long attracted the admiration of those passing by, but its true beauty is privately hidden away inside, beyond the original cast iron gate, the marble steps and those stunning wrap-around verandahs.

Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.


Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
Stepping through the grand stained glass doorway, you're welcomed into a magnificent entry foyer featuring beautifully preserved decorative ceilings, offering a hint at what lies within - All the hard work has been done in restoring this landmark home to its former glory while tastefully bringing it up to date with the needs of modern families.

The current owners have tirelessly completed extensive restoration work. Every surface, from the new jarrah parquetry flooring, timber verandahs, windows and doors to the original cast-iron fireplaces have been meticulously restored.

Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.

The grand formal dining and billiards rooms have been tastefully returned to their original beauty and now provide multiple spaces for entertaining friends and family.
The grand formal dining room
The grand formal dining room
There's also a host of luxurious upgrades throughout. The dazzling kitchen is exquisitely modern, and comes equipped with a full suite of Gaggenau appliances, including range-hood, stove-top with wok burner, deep fryer, steamer and barbecue grill, not to mention the built in coffee machine and convection oven.

The dazzling kitchen is exquisitely modern, and comes equipped with a full suite of Gaggenau appliances, including range-hood, stove-top with wok burner, deep fryer, steamer and barbecue grill, not to mention the built in coffee machine and convection oven.
The dazzling kitchen is exquisitely modern, and comes equipped with a full suite of Gaggenau appliances, including range-hood, stove-top with wok burner, deep fryer, steamer and barbecue grill, not to mention the built in coffee machine and convection oven.


The original kitchen, with cast iron oven, has been remodeled into a separate scullery/laundry
The original kitchen, with cast iron oven, has been remodeled into a separate scullery/laundry
The original kitchen, with cast iron oven, has been remodeled into a separate scullery/laundry, with direct access to the large underground cellar, perfect for the most serious wine connoisseur.

The large underground cellar, perfect for the most serious wine connoisseur
The large underground cellar, perfect for the most serious wine connoisseur


Ensuite bathroom with antique bath
Ensuite bathroom with antique bath
Other highlights include the master suite featuring an enormous bedroom, walk-in robe, and ensuite bathroom with antique bath.

The master suite featuring an enormous bedroom
The master suite featuring an enormous bedroom

There are 4 additional bedrooms (one currently used as a study), all featuring original fireplaces, decorative ceilings and garden vistas.

Bedrooms all feature original fireplaces, decorative ceilings and garden vistas
Bedrooms all feature original fireplaces, decorative ceilings and garden vistas

The large open plan kitchen/meals/ family room
The large open plan kitchen/meals/ family room
There's an easy flow throughout the home, including the large open plan kitchen/meals/ family room with French doors opening out to a shady decked verandah which overlooks the private rear garden and swimming pool.

A shady decked verandah which overlooks the private rear garden and swimming pool
A shady decked verandah which overlooks the private rear garden and swimming pool
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
Annesley, 49-51 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley W.A.
The billiards room
The billiards room

  1. ^ http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Admin/api/file/4ed2c6db-95e3-425f-9235-35e0f68276d3
  2. ^ http://inherit.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/Admin/api/file/c04a1b37-05e4-8123-7a9e-050470f6e1e1