A ROW of frangipanis form a sweet-scented guard of honour at this View Street home in North Perth.
Tucked behind a 1930s cottage on a subdivided block, this two-storey abode is somewhat of a surprise, with a fresh contemporary facade, featuring white rendered walls and slender, chocolate-brown brick.
The entire three-bedroom property is bathed in light, courtesy of a plentitude of huge windows, and the moment you step inside you are greeted by blackbutt honey-gold floors, crisp white walls, and timber stairs with mauve, green and white-patterned tiles.
One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor, and an adjacent powder room with a shower makes it perfect for guests.
Elegant and stylish, the dining/living/kitchen is an entertainer’s delight, with wide open spaces.
Stainless steel appliances, a walk-in-pantry and a sweep of soft grey and white-flecked stone bench tops, including a breakfast bar, ensure cooking up a storm is a breeze.
Slide back the bank of glass doors onto the alfresco area and it’s party time.
High limestone walls, lush greenery, a small patch of grass for the kids and a timber deck make this a delightful spot, whether entertaining or simply enjoying down time on the weekend.
An electric awning offers shelter from the blazing sun, or open it at the push of a button when warming rays are needed on cooler days.
The second-level main bedroom is a generous space with a dressing room and en suite, with floor to ceiling white tiles and a Caesarstone vanity.
The home is air conditioned but good design means things are cool without it.
It’s a short walk to the Angove and Fitzgerald Street cafe strips, and the centre of Perth is a 15 minute bus ride away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
46A View Street, North Perth
0412 953 834