Live the fairy tale

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I swear Snow White peeked out of an upstairs bedroom as I walked up the brick path of the formal garden of this Dundas Road home.

And did I glimpse Bashful or Happy through a front window, scurrying to put more wood on the fire in the delightful formal lounge room?

Such is the magic of this three-bedroom/two-bathroom abode it didn’t seem fanciful to imagine the seven dwarfs marching up the path to the lovely, covered portico with its red-brick quoins, before shedding their boots in the spacious entry hall and heading into the formal dining room for dinner.

This home is pure Disney delight, even the cute kitchen with its mix of original and newish timber cupboards and an enormous walk-in-pantry.

Next to the original timber side-door you’ll find a hatch where once the milkman and baker left their wares in the days home delivery were routine.

A servery over the sink looks into the family room, a not-too-recent addition, with doors to a good-sized courtyard garden.

I could tell at a glance neither the dwarfs nor Snow White were into gardening, but it wouldn’t take much to whip this space into a private oasis.

The well-warmed formal lounge is big enough for all eight to recline at their leisure.

And in summer no doubt the French doors would be thrown wide, as they spill out onto a verandah looking into sprawling Macauley Park, just across the road.

Girlish imagination ran riot as I climbed the jarrah stairs to the bedrooms, where nothing disappointed, from the many angled ceilings, huge windows and jarrah floors, to a small door, almost concealed in the wall, leading to an under-eaves cupboard.

The main bedroom has a cute little nook under a window, perfect for Snow White to catch up on her reading while the dwarfs are FIFO.

The home was built by renowned architect Stuart Henry Bedford in 1935, for his brother.

A number of Bedford’s other homes, most notably in Claremont and Cottesloe, have been heritage-listed and I couldn’t help but think this landmark deserves the same.

And the location is fabulous, close to schools, a university and golf course, while the delights of the Inglewood cafe/shopping strip can be found at the bottom of the street.

by JENNY D’ANGER

86 Dundas Road, Inglewood
$899,000
Donna Buckovska | 0419 928 467
Beaufort Realty | 9227 0887

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