FANCY a slice of France in Bedford?
There’s a distinct air of belle époque about this four bedroom home which includes lots of period flourishes like chandeliers, ornate mirrors and decorative cornicing.
The owners clearly have a strong sense of style and conviction, and have largely pulled off turning this suburban home into a scene from Barry Lyndon.
Sheltered behind a high hedge and white picket fence, the front garden is dominated by a stone water fountain with a semi-naked figurine perched on top.
It’s a bold gesture and a sign of things to come as you pass under the verandah and venture inside.
The open plan dining/kitchen/living area has high decorative ceilings and lovely polished jarrah floorboards.
A bank of French doors and an oversized skylight ensures this area is flooded with natural light, which catches the warm tones on the polished wood.
The stylish kitchen is dominated by a splashback with a bold hexagonal print, and has lovely white cupboards and under bench storage.
Cooking will be a breeze as the kitchen is fitted with SMEG stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and double oven.
Off to the side is a large seperate lounge; it’s a gorgeous cosy area for reading a book or a high tea with friends.
We’e all been in houses like this only to find there is no backyard or a negligible strip of grass, but thankfully this home is on a 576sqm block and has a decent back garden.
Slide back the glass doors and walk onto the sheltered alfresco, which has decking, ceiling fans and an outdoor kitchenette.
Beside the alfresco is a nice patch of lawn with another gorgeous stone water feature, tying the area together nicely. This is a great entertaining area for friends and family.
After a few glasses of vino and some chat it will be time for bed.
The main bedroom is a stunner – there’s gorgeous pressed-tin style panels that have the wow factor and decorative plaster on the ceiling.
But before you go to bed make sure you enjoy a long soak in the clawfoot bath in the lovely bathroom which also has a walk-in shower and wide double vanity.
The remaining three bedrooms are well appointed and spacious.
The home includes two bathrooms, a laundry, two parking bays and a storage shed and workshop.
Situated on a green title block on Salisbury Street near the Inglewood border, this home is a short walk from all the cafes, restaurants and shops on Beaufort Street, and is in the Inglewood Primary School catchment area.
This home has oodles of character and charm and is worth checking out.
Expressions of interest welcome before June 16
60 Salisbury Street, Bedford
Bellcourt Property Mt Lawley 6141 7848
Natalie Hoye 0405 812 273