THE Voice loves a bold architectural statement.
This Maylands house doesn’t disappoint with three gable-style peaks on the facade.
There’s also a nice range of colours on the exterior – cream, beige and mauve – making a change from the rote one-colour render you see everywhere else.
These little flourishes of style continue inside this three bedroom two bathroom home with the open plan living area a highlight.
There’s something about a staircase that makes a room far more architecturally interesting.
This home has one at the end of the lounge, snaking up towards the bedrooms in dramatic fashion.
From the top of the staircase you have lovely views of the open plan below, including gorgeous polished wooden floors, stylish Venetian blinds and a neutral colour scheme.
The second storey means the living areas on the ground floor feel incredibly airy, and this sense of space is enhanced by the light streaming through the bi-folds leading to the rear courtyard.
A translucent roof offers protection from the elements without sacrificing natural light, ensuring this cute courtyard can be alfresco all-year round.
It’s stylish and low maintenance with raised garden beds and a cute pond, and has enough room for a dining setting and a wine barrel off to the side.
There’s also a small patch of lawn out the front, which is very handy if you have young kids or a dog.
The kitchen is a swish affair with lovely mosaic tiles on the walls, creating an interesting foil for the white benchtops.
There’s plenty of bench space, high-end appliances and a dedicated dining area off to the side.
The cupboards have been painted the same mauve-type colour as the outside of the house.
It may not be to everyone’s taste – perhaps a little on the dark side – but the Voice likes it.
Upstairs, all three bedrooms are finished to the same high standard as the rest of the house with carpets making things warm underfoot in winter.
There’s a balcony in the main bedroom, which has a walk-in robe and lovely ensuite, while the other bedrooms share a family bathroom.
There’s a couple of more living spaces up here including a home office, which has almost become mandatory in the post-covid world.
The home includes a separate laundry room, powder room, extra storage room and garage.
Situated on 1A George Street you are close to all the cafes, restaurants and small bars on Eighth Avenue and Whatley Crescent, and not far from Bardon Park and the Swan River foreshore.
This is a beautifully presented property with lots of character.
1A George Street, Maylands
ACTON Mt Lawley 9272 2488
Agent Paul Owen 0411 601 420