White Waters

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THERE was a touch of deja vu pulling up to this home in Ralston Place, Dianella.

With its sweeping curved walls it’s reminiscent of one of my favourite Perth homes, a late art deco delight called Blue Waters, which was a national sensation when built in Como in 1950.

This one is newer and white.

Massive front doors open onto a spacious tiled entry, where columns stand guard as you step down into a sunken formal lounge, or the nearby formal dining area. “Chinese red” is a gorgeous splash of solid colour in a feature wall.

Light floods this area from the predominately glass-curved wall that gives this home its art deco look-exterior. It houses a gracious curved stairway to the second level.

Light and space are the signature of this five-bedroom/three-bathroom home, no more so than in the colossal open-plan living area, thanks to a plentitude of floor-to-ceiling doors and windows.

“But when the sun comes up over the hills here it’s exquisite,”

The vendor’s use of bold colour on feature walls enhances the extensive use of white elsewhere, giving this home a rich warmness.

The otherwise stark whiteness of the kitchen, with its extensive cupboards and drawers, and a walk-in pantry is also ameliorated by an acreage of glistening black granite bench tops.

French doors open to what in another life would have been a theatre room, but is now full of shelves groaning with books in its reincarnation as a library/study.

As a kids’ play area/TV room it’s perfect for littlies, with doors to a grassed area to play, while fences ensure they don’t get near the pool.

For big people’s play there’s a covered patio off the living area, with easy access to the pool.

Head upstairs to the bedrooms, and you’ll discover spacious areas to sit and a wide balcony from which to take in views across to the hills.

The vendor has a bit of a competition with a Tassie friend who reckons her sunsets are fantastic.

“But when the sun comes up over the hills here it’s exquisite,” she says, adding it’s also a pleasant prospect as lights begin to twinkle of an evening.

The main bedroom is a commodious area, with doors to the balcony and a walk-in robe/dressing room.

Decadent columns flank the door of the huge open ensuite, with its separate shower, and toilet and its deep spa bath.

The gardens of this 588sqm property are of the low-maintenance, well-manicured sort, leaving the owners more time to relax around the pool, or to head to the Beaufort Street cafe strip.


6 Ralston Place, Dianella
from $1.16 million
Mervyn Missell
0404 889 325
Acton Mt Lawley
9272 2488

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