HOME owners at this West Leederville townhouse complex grew tired of paying high strata fees so they banded together to run things themselves.
Six years later and they have a very healthy bank balance and pay only $200 a quarter in fees.
The owner of number five is selling his charming three-bedroom villa, which has plenty of space and a private courtyard with a fruiting lemon tree.
A lot of windows and almost floor-to-ceiling glass doors ensure the living area and kitchen are “light, bright and airy”, the owner says.
Rich, chocolatey timber-style floors are lightened by crisp white walls. In the kitchen, a hint of black in the benchtop and light fittings adds some dramatic flair.
There’s no shortage of preparation space on the benchtop, which is part breakfast bar, and there’s a floor-to-ceiling double pull-out pantry.
Going alfresco is as simple as stepping out the double doors into the generous north-facing courtyard, which is sheltered by high walls.
The garden is minimalist, with a couple of trees and established beds, but there’s plenty of scope to create a semi-tropical oasis, and I think a water feature would go down a treat.
The main bedroom at the front of the house has two huge windows, ensuring plenty of natural light, and there’s a bank of white built-in robes and a semi-en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower.
The other two bedrooms, off the living area, are doubles with built-in-robes.
Several schools are nearby, and Lake Monger parkland—perfect for morning jogs or evening strolls—is a short walk away.
If you like eating out, Oxford Street in Leederville is a few minutes by car, and getting to work will be a cinch with two train stations close by.
by JENNY D’ANGER
5/430 Vincent Street West, West Leederville
0419 965 137
0405 382 707