Poirot’s delight

I COULD imagine Hercule Poirot sauntering about this Coolbinia home and twiddling his wax moustache.

That’s because it’s an art deco delight, overflowing with leadlight windows, soaring ceilings, original light fittings and a stunning bay window that overlooks the garden.

Normally these sort of ’character’ homes are poky affairs, but this house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double garage, study and a huge pool.

It’s got the best of both worlds – the vintage look and the practicalities needed for the modern family.

The centrepiece of the home is the expansive open plan living area, which flows into the gardens and decked gazebo.

If all feels incredibly bright and airy thanks to the neutral colour scheme, high ceilings and the natural light flooding through the windows, with many featuring art deco motifs.

My favourite area is the kitchen – there’s a lovely use of what looks like walnut panelling on the cupboards and island bench. 

The burnished high-end wood reminds me of the cabin in a vintage boat or the dashboard on a classic Jaguar.

The wood is offset with some beautiful Bianco Romano granite benchtops and a range of top-end appliances.

It looks so nice, I’d almost be embarrassed cooking my microwave lasagne and oven chips in here.

I said the kitchen is my favourite, but the pool house might just take its crown in summer.

The heated salt water pool is a beauty and is framed by a mosaic feature wall and spacious entertaining area.

There’s also an outdoor shower and WC out here.

I could picture Poirot and Hastings in their stripey 1930s bathing suits going for a salutary dip, while mulling over the poisoning of some wealthy socialite. The roof pretty much extends the use of this pool all year around, so it really is a great feature.

The bedrooms are as tasteful and elegant as you would expect, with two of them semi-ensuite.

There’s also a second living space in this home, so when the kids get older they can have a little den to hang with their mates.

Wine buffs will be in raptures at the temperature-controlled cellar, and where better to drink the vino than in the lovely reticulated back garden which has an array of citrus trees and a plum, olive, mango and nashi pear tree.

Situated on a whopping 809sqm block on Adair Parade, you can walk to the Kyilla Farmers market on Saturday morning, and are close to Mount Lawley High and Coolbinia Primary Schools.

This is an art deco beauty and as Poirot would say, “Use ze little grey cells” and get along to the viewing.

Home open today (Saturday September 11) andtomorrow 12-12:30pm
Offers in the mid-$1m’s
46 Adair Parade, Coolbinia
Bellcourt Property Group 6141 7848
Jody Missell 0401 770 782

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