Almost 400 years after the death of the bard, William Shakespeare still looms large in our everyday language.
Who would have thought “he’s eaten me out of house and home” and “it’s all Greek to me” originated with the 16th century writer? “Too much of a good thing” is another, as is “forever and a day”, both from As You Like It.
And there’s a lot to like about this two-storey Yokine home on Shakespeare Avenue which, unlike the bard’s cottage, is palatial. As you wander through the generous rooms of the five-bedroom abode, sitting on just 371sqm, you’ll agree there is no such thing as, “too much of a good thing”.
The red stained-glass tulips of the double front doors are replicated throughout, in the kitchen, in the street-facing formal lounge—even in the bathroom—and while of course they don’t have a smell, they are still as sweet.
You’ll have to “budge more than an inch” to get around the spacious kitchen, with its beautiful, sweeping red/brown granite bench tops, black granite sink and plentitude of cupboards, including a large pantry.
The “course of true love”, will run smoothly, cosied up in front of the gas-fired coal fire in the adjacent living area, where lovely white plantation shutters close out the world.
Or celebrate “salad days” with friends in the glassed, indoor/outdoor area.
With soaring, timber-beamed, cathedral ceiling and bifold doors on two sides there’s no “winter of discontent” in this snug room, and come summer simply open the doors for a cooling zephyr breezes. The spacious main bedroom is perfect for a budding Juliet to tease her Romeo, with a gorgeous balcony facing the street. If “all the world’s a stage” costume changes will be easy with a huge walk-in robe, and with double vanities in the ensuite they’ll be no queuing to whip off the makeup.
The vendors built a home to last, with attention to detail ensuring a luxurious pad: Their meticulous eye includes ensuring the tulip motif is repeated in the decorative balustrade of the jarrah staircase, the balconies, and the steel of the secure front fence.
If to buy or not to buy is the question, checking this home out is surely the answer.
by JENNY D’ANGER
15 Shakespeare Avenue, Yokine
from $1.195 million
Jody Missell | 0401 770 782
Acton Mt Lawley