THIS HOME IS A FAN­TAS­TIC PICK-UP

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

IT is vastly ob­vi­ous just how much own­ers Julie and Ge­off love this 227sq m Bel­mont home. In fact, Julie said she would pick up this home and move it if she could.

“My home is a re­flec­tion of me and Ge­off,” Julie said.

“We bought it un­fin­ished, which was good be­cause I was able to put my per­son­al­ity into it.”

Orig­i­nally built by Im­pres­sions on the 400sq m block, the couple com­pleted the home them­selves by adding a num­ber of ex­tras, in­clud­ing the planter boxes at the front – “I built them brick by brick,” Julie said – the A-frame pa­tio at the rear and the flat-top pa­tio to the side.

“We also put in a re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tioner out there so we can pull down the café blinds and put the heat on in win­ter and then re­verse it in sum­mer,” she said.

This al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing area is no doubt a fo­cal point of this cosy fam­ily dwelling, offering two dis­tinct spa­ces for host­ing friends and fam­ily.

Un­der the main roof is an ideal lounge space for shar­ing a cuppa when peo­ple drop by, while the ex­ten­sions cre­ate am­ple din­ing ar­eas for bar­be­cues or large par­ties.

“I had my 50th birth­day and my mum’s 80th back here,” Julie said. “You can get a good 30 to 40 peo­ple in there. We sit out in the back all the time as it’s very quiet and you can go there and switch off af­ter work.”

There is also a heated eight-per­son spa with fea­ture light­ing for par­ents and a sand pit at the rear for the kids.

In­side the home, there is an open-plan main liv­ing space with high ceil­ings, tim­ber floor­boards and a stun­ning kitchen, a for­mal front lounge, as well as four bed­rooms, in­clud­ing the mas­ter with en­suite and walk-in robe.

The home also comes with a dou­ble garage with shop­per’s en­try, a sep­a­rate store­room, an alarm sys­tem and ducted re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing.

“It’s a beau­ti­ful, friendly neigh­bour­hood, too,” Julie said. “When the neigh­bours mow their lawn, they mow ours as well.

“And re­cently, the City of Bel­mont held a movie night at Cen­te­nary Park. Ev­ery­one came down with their chairs but we’re a lit­tle bit lucky – we could sit on our front porch and watch it from there.”

The property is open for view­ing on Satur­day and Sun­day, noon-12.30pm and by ap­point­ment.

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