Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential - Arylene West­lake-Jen­nings

GRAND proportions and pre­ci­sion de­sign on show from the street make way for strik­ing in­te­ri­ors in this 300sq m res­i­dence.

Across two storeys on the 431sq m block, the seem­ingly mod­est yel­low­brick el­e­va­tion hides a qual­ity de­sign com­ple­mented by a well-thought-out floor­plan.

Own­ers Fay and Tony have lived in the home for the past 12 years and said the home had been ideal in bring­ing in ex­tra in­come for them.

“Be­cause of the sep­a­rate ar­eas up­stairs and down­stairs, the up­stairs is fully self-suf­fi­cient ex­cept for a kitchen,” Fay said.

“We have been able to rent the rooms out to stu­dents who get to have their own lounge and then they join us for din­ner down­stairs.

“There’s po­ten­tial to rent the up­stairs to fly-in, fly-out work­ers be­cause it’s close to the air­port and pub­lic trans­port or else it’s an ideal fam­ily home, who have teenagers who are still liv­ing at home.”

Through the dou­ble-door en­try, the rich hues of the solid karri floors are im­me­di­ately invit­ing and set off the tall, light-filled spa­ces won­der­fully.

Here, fea­ture down­lights and a oneof-a-kind bar­rel-vaulted ceil­ing add in- ter­est to the space

The vast open-plan main liv­ing room takes pride of place on the ground floor, with lush gar­dens coolly beck­on­ing.

Fay said her favourite place in the house was the lounge room with the gas fire­place.

“It’s got arched win­dows that look out to the gar­den and it’s just very com­fort­able,” she said.

Tucked away in the cor­ner and look­ing out to the al­fresco area, the kitchen has a top van­tage point of all the liv­ing and en­ter­tain­ing spa­ces on this level.

A low wall oven, mi­crowave re­cess, gas cook­ing and stone bench­tops keep this work place func­tional.

Two sets of large glass doors slide away to open the house in to the out­doors, which has been land­scaped to cre­ate a stun­ning out­come.

From the spa­cious decked al­fresco din­ing space with a plumbed gas bar­be­cue, a huge fish­pond with wa­ter fea­ture sets a tran­quil am­bi­ence.

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