The neighbours of this Trafalgar Road home are friendly—and soft hearted.
Having knocked on the wrong door, the wind howling and rain threatening, the owner wouldn’t hear of me waiting outside.
Installed on a comfy seat in the communal foyer of this two-storey, two-apartment complex, she checked on me a couple of times, and I’m sure if I’d been there much longer there would have been tea and biscuits.
But with the arrival of the agent I was whisked aloft, stepping out into the entry vestibule of this four-bed abode, and onto a golden glowing timber floor, custom-designed to form an inlaid timber mosaic “welcome mat”.
The four bedrooms are on this level, including the main, a commodious space, made even more so by an enclosed balcony-turned sunroom.
No need for a bank safety deposit box for the family jewels with a large safe in the walk-in robe. And the spacious ensuite has a spa, plus shower, and double vanities.
Follow the gorgeously curved golden timber and black steel staircase (or hop in the lift) and you’ll arrive at the splendiferous open-plan living area on the penthouse level.
With balconies both sides, you can take your pick whether you dine alfresco gazing out at the city lights, or across Gloucester Park to the hills.
Although in this chilly weather you may prefer to close the cedar shutters and snuggle up in front of the open fire in the spacious living area.
It’s actually electric-powered but, set in an attractive raw-limestone wall, the effect is a romantic, warming ambience.
The kitchen is a winner too, a huge space with lovely black stone bench tops and soft golden timber cupboards, including a double, floor-to-ceiling pantry and a huge appliance cupboard.
The pristine kitchen, is immaculate for a very good reason.
Down in the basement is another kitchen, where the vendor likes to do his more experimental cooking in relative peace and quiet.
This “man cave” has a cellar, and open to the huge double garage it’s a case of Bloke’s World meets Master Chef.
And don’t forget the great neighbours.
by JENNY D’ANGER
31B Trafalgar Road, East Perth
from $1.349 million
Brendon Habak | 0423 200 400
realestate 88 | 9200 400