Beach­side oa­sis

A top po­si­tion and a wel­com­ing de­sign cre­ates a true re­treat in this Ocean Reef home.

Joondalup Weekender - - Residential - Ary­lene West­lake-Jen­nings

A BEAU­TI­FUL prop­erty cou­pled with the amaz­ing po­ten­tial of an 845sq m block means this fam­ily res­i­dence will ben­e­fit any home­buyer now and in to the fu­ture.

The re­tired own­ers, who have lived here for the past seven years, said they en­joyed many of the ex­tras.

“We find it handy to have the wide, cir­cu­lar drive­way and space at the side,” one of the own­ers said.

“And the view from the lounge over the pool is just fab­u­lous.

“It’s also very close to the sea and very con­ve­nient to all ameni­ties.”

Built in 1987, the home has plenty of char­ac­ter through­out but re­cent up­dates have given the in­te­rior a mod­ern facelift.

“We in­stalled a new bath­room and re­vamped the en­suite in 2012,” the owner said.

Past the tra­di­tional brick-and-tile fa­cade, the res­i­dence also re­veals a light, neu­tral colour scheme, sleek down­lights, stylish win­dow treat­ments and pol­ished floors.

To the right of the en­try is the master bed­room, which has that re­fur­bished en­suite and a walk-in robe. Op­po­site this is a for­mal lounge room, which ben­e­fits from ocean glimpses, as does the main bed­room.

Ad­join­ing this is the orig­i­nal for­mal din­ing room that is used as a home of­fice.

The house then opens up into the rear main liv­ing space, which has strik­ing views of the al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing area and la­goon­style swim­ming pool.

The kitchen has one of the best views and is won­der­fully de­signed, with stone bench­tops and stain­less steel cook­ing ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing a wall oven and built-in mi­crowave oven.

Next to this, the sunken car­peted games room with high raked ceil­ings has large glass doors that slide away to in­te­grate the space with the paved bar­be­cue area, cre­at­ing a lovely in­door/out­door room for host­ing friends and fam­ily.

Out here, there are shaded per­gola and pa­tio ar­eas, a gazebo, syn­thetic lawns and the re­sort-in­spired pool.

As a bonus, there is a sep­a­rate pav­il­ion or pool house that of­fers plenty of ver­sa­til­ity as a guest room, granny flat or stu­dio.

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