EVERYTHING A YOUNG FAMILY NEEDS
LONG evening walks around Tomato Lake and the sound of the kids laughing as they play in the back yard are just a taste of what the buyers of this Kewdale property can look forward to.
Owners Mark and Melissa, who live in the residence with their two young children, said the home was great for spending time as a family.
“Our favourite part is probably out the back; there’s the garden, the family room and kitchen,” Mark said.
“We like sitting in the garden just with the kids playing on the lawn.”
The lakeside home is also close to several schools and Belmont Forum and is just off Oats Street.
The humble streetfront is tidy and immediately inviting, with well-kept garden beds and a large frangipani tree beckoning toward the entry.
Stepping past the secure front door, a practical tiled floor quickly makes way to gorgeous jarrah floorboards in the formal lounge, where a feature fireplace makes its mark.
A door slides back from here to reveal the formal dining room, where the sun’s rays pour in through the skylight above.
Moving toward the rear of the house, lofty raked ceilings take over, drawing the eye upward in the vast open-plan family area.
“We started doing the renovations to the house about 12 months after buying the property and have been continuing to improve the home since,” Mark said.
“We put in a lot of effort into the back family area.
“We replaced the kitchen about five years ago as well.”
Large windows here let in plenty of natural light, showcasing the dark timbers of the exposed rafters and the glossy cabinetry in the kitchen.
The family cook easily has the best vantage point when cooking up a storm, with views out to the covered alfresco area and gardens.
With the summer months fast approaching, the outdoor entertainment area can accommodate the largest parties and family barbecues.
Better yet, use the extra space to install that pool the kids have been asking for.
Completing the pretty picture are the master bedroom with built-in robes, ensuite and ceiling fan, two minor bedrooms, a family bathroom with bath and shower, and a well-designed laundry.
The house is also airconditioned and has side access to a large lock-up garage and the bore-reticulated gardens.