Who needs a holiday house, when you can come home to this beautiful property every day of the week? Exuding that relaxed 'Down South' feel, this is an incredibly unique and special property, unlike anything else this close to Perth's CBD.
Stunning floor-to-ceiling gable windows capitalise on the home's location, facing north onto Herdsman Lake Reserve. In winter, all day sun streams through the glass and into the main open plan living zone. In summer, the peaceful singing of crickets, frogs and birds fills the air.
The expansive bushland views (and underground powerlines) make it feel a million miles away from anywhere, yet you're actually just 7km from the city and a hop, skip and a jump from Subiaco, as well as some the best schools in Western Australia. At the end of a cul-de-sac, and in a quiet pocket that attracts only local traffic, this home, known affectionately by locals as “the bush poles house”, is a perfect place for children to grow up. The street is so quiet it's like an extension of your front yard, while the reserve itself is a great place for walking, cycling, running, exploring, and simply enjoying nature.
Built by The Rural Building Company in 2002, this home offers a flexible floor plan with spacious rooms. The play room could be 4th bedroom or 2nd living space, and the study (adjacent to the master bedroom) would make a perfect nursery.
The kitchen is brand new, and features a design that is both elegant and clever - subway tiles, cement-finish Caesarstone, a deep double sink, ample power points, soft-closing drawers, and a pantry with pull-out compartments.
In the main living areas, pitched cathedral ceilings tower overhead, while a central double-sided fireplace and built-in speakers make for an easy ambience. There's reverse-cycle air-conditioning, but the ceiling fans and thoughtful solar passive design mean it is rarely required. The home is warm in winter and very comfortable through summer.
The heart of the home flows directly through to the shady front courtyard. Indonesian timbers and bush poles further add to the Margaret River feel, and the hedges burst into flower each spring. There's an additional alfresco entertaining area out the back, as well as a private garden on the eastern side perfect for kids' play equipment. There's also a fabulous veggie garden.
Additional features include solar panels, steel-framed ceilings, automatic reticulation, alarm system, new LED lights throughout, roof insulation, and more. The master bedroom has a lovely open ensuite with new twin sinks, new glass shower door, and separate toilet. The laundry contains an extra toilet, as well as tonnes of storage and hanging space. A shed, clothes line, and outdoor shower are tucked away on western side of the property.
The neighborhood is incredibly tightly held. When you visit the home, you'll understand why this pocket is one of the western suburb's best kept secrets, and this is one of its best homes! Express your interest early to avoid disappointment.
- Expansive outlook over Herdsman Lake
- New kitchen & freshly painted exterior
- Solar passive design features
- Privacy & block-out blinds
- Reverse cycle air-conditioning (new in 2012)
- Extremely quiet cul de sac
- So many excellent schools nearby
- 5 mins to The Herdsman Growers Market and Floreat Forum
- 8 mins to Beach
- 10 mins to Perth CBD
- Easy freeway access