YOUR LIT­TLE PIECE OF ENG­LAND

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - RESIDENTIAL -

WITH a love of all things English, the own­ers of this truly unique Carlisle res­i­dence knew what they wanted when they de­cided to build a home 10 years ago.

They wanted it styled ex­actly like a house in New­mar­ket in Suf­folk, Eng­land that they had fallen head over heels for al­ready.

“When we first saw that house, we ab­so­lutely fell in love with the de­sign and styling, and thought this is the style for our place,” one of the own­ers said.

“From the white trim and the Ge­or­gian-in­spired sym­me­try of the front el­e­va­tion to the mot­tled brown brick­work and grey slate-style roof­ing, nearly ev­ery­thing about our home has been mod­elled on that New­mar­ket cot­tage.”

Built by APG Homes and com­pleted in Septem­ber 2008, the dwelling has been de­signed to look like it has stood on the 582sq m rear sur­vey-strata block for 100 years.

But in­side the dou­ble-storey home, things take a very con­tem­po­rary turn.

Past the dou­ble tim­ber and lead­light en­try, the home re­veals a free-flow­ing floor plan with fam­ily­sized liv­ing areas.

Warm­ing tim­ber floors an­chor the sprawl­ing spa­ces, lead­ing past a set of dou­ble doors into the open plan lounge/din­ing/kitchen space, which flows out nat­u­rally into the al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing area.

The kitchen is strik­ingly mod­ern with bright or­ange glass splash­back, gen­er­ous stor­age, 900mm oven, five-burner gas cooker, wa­ter pu­ri­fier and dish­washer.

Out­side, the ex­pan­sive decked space un­der the main roof is pic­turesque and per­fect for bar­be­cues, over­look­ing the pri­vate gar­dens and salt­wa­ter pool with wa­ter fea­ture.

Also on the ground floor is a ma­jes­tic mas­ter bed­room with a fully tiled spa en­suite and dress­ing room.

Up­stairs, there are two mi­nor bed­rooms with built-in robes, in­clud­ing one with semi-en­suite ac­cess into the main bath­room, a store­room, a lounge room with kitch­enette, and a home the­atre or fourth bed­room.

Com­plet­ing the res­i­dence is a down­stairs pow­der room, a laun­dry room with linen closet, a free­stand­ing dou­ble garage and a work­shop with power.

Other fea­tures in­clude air­con­di­tion­ing through­out, an alarm sys­tem, and a so­lar hot-wa­ter sys­tem.

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