Long search finally yields true love
Offer made after one walk-through. By NATALIE HORDOV
THE owner said they looked at 76 homes over six months, from Subiaco to North Fremantle, before finding this tri-level home on a 344sq m block. It was love at first sight.
“I walked along the boardwalk, over the koi pond and liked the feel of the home,” they said.
“By the time I got to the top floor and looked over the pine trees of Pearse Street, I said to the agent ‘let’s make an offer’.”
Built in 2009 by Giorgi Builders & Architects, the home has a flowing design and a tropical resort style, where indoors and outdoors blend seamlessly.
The lower level includes a three-car undercroft garage with two storerooms.
The ground floor houses a light and airy open-plan living/dining area that opens to an alfresco area.
“My favourite place in the house is actually out of the house – the front ground-floor patio,” the owner said.
“Seated on jarrah boards, with a broad coffee table and a day bed looking out to the pine trees, I have spent many a lazy hour listening to the wind blowing through the tops of the trees.”
The dining area flows through to the central state-of-the-art kitchen with granite benchtops and white gloss cabinetry.
As you head towards the back of the home there is a study and lovely master bedroom, with a walk-in and built-in robe and ensuite, which opens to a tranquil deck.
Upstairs is another living room that opens to a balcony, two study areas, three bedrooms with built-in robes and one bathroom.
The owner said they would miss living in quiet Pearse Street with its close-knit community.
“The street feels like the UWA Somerville theatre, so each year I cover the front of the home with a 5mx4m white screen and show a foreign film,” they said.
“About 150 people picnic on the front verge for a ‘Somerville’ experience.
“We also have great street parties each Christmas.”
The home is for sale by open negotiation.