Britney Spears’ Red is the Colour of My Love ran through my head as I checked out this Collins Street, Yokine home.
“Dark as the night, hot as the sun,” it goes.
Which perfectly describes the deep glass splashback running around this kitchen.
It’s a red so rich and dark it’s almost black. Turn on the downlights and the wall glows.
White cupboards and caesar stone benches are the perfect foil.
The kitchen of this ultra-modern, four-bedroom home has plenty to get excited about including a huge double pantry and a very groovy sloping, stainless steel draining board moulded into the sink, which is set in the island.
From the out you know this home has that little something special, with a lovely feature wall front of house, made up of small pieces of white granite.
A covered portico ensures visitors don’t get wet waiting for the bell to be answered. And the dark gun-metal grey floor tiles of the entry vestibule ensure a quick clean-up of any dirt they track in.
Three of the four bedrooms are on the ground floor. All double and with built-in robes.
When mum and dad want a little peace and quiet they can head upstairs to the parents’ retreat, with its sitting room and balcony.
The ensuite off the spacious main bedroom has huge, white-timber plantation shutters over the deep bath, which can be opened onto the bedroom, or not, depending on the mood.
Back downstairs the rear of the home is a commodious open-plan living/dining/kitchen—with a theatre room to one side.
Floor-to-ceiling glass abounds, ensuring this is a light-filled space from any angle.
Tiled flooring flows out to the covered patio, making this the perfect indoor/outdoor entertainment area.
Come summer the party can move to the pool cabana, with its Bali-style thatched roof.
And any time of the year there’s plenty of grass on this 653sqm property for the kids to kick a footy or play cricket.
This home is the perfect nest for a family looking for somewhere to call home.
Close to shops, cafes and schools, what more could you want?
by JENNY D’ANGER
37 Collins Street, Yokine
Jody Missell | 0401 770 782
Acton Mt Lawley | 9272 2488