Dianella is named after the Dianella revoluta, a native flax lily that once grew in abundance in the area.
The suburb has gone gangbusters since development kicked off in the 1960s—sad for the local lily, but great for home-owners, with real estate agents dubbing one section “the golden triangle” due to the high prices homes sell for.
In the early 1970s, when most WA homes were single storey, this Maybach Way home would have stood out.
Meticulously maintained over the years, it’s still a standout.
The expansive gated entry offers a clue to the spaciousness beyond huge, double-timber front doors.
I loved the dramatic, red-curved wall in the entry hall, behind which is the kitchen, not quite open plan, but not closed in.
It’s a gargantuan space with two double pantries, and a five-burner stove set in a central island bench.
The formal and informal living/dining areas flank the central kitchen.
The formal sunken lounge is huge, while exuding a cosy ambience—no doubt due to the open fireplace, set in a red wall, and the pine-panelled ceiling overhead.
Cross over into the informal areas and it’s all bright and light with two sets of huge glass doors onto the covered patio, and golden glowing timber floors.
Entertaining couldn’t be easier with doors leading onto the low-maintenance and private garden, with its pool and separate spa.
All six bedrooms are upstairs, five with doors onto an upper balcony which looks across to the city and hills over roofs and tree tops.
The first thing you’ll notice as you get to the top of the stairs is the beautiful, broad hall: It’s flooded with light from banks of high set windows, which enhance the attractive timber-beamed skillion ceiling.
The main bedroom is huge, with walk-in-robes and an ensuite with its own spa.
This home is a delightful package, and ideal for blended or extended families.
Gorgeously maintained, even the three-car garage is magnificent, with not so much as a drop of oil marring its pristine concrete.
by JENNY D’ANGER
6 Maybach Way, Dianella
EOI from $1.15m
Mervyn Missell 0404 889 325
Acton Mt Lawley | 9272 2488