Nobody likes spoilers who blab the end of a book or movie, especially a murder mystery.
So here’s my dilemma.
Should I “spoil” the surprise “ending” of this Montgomery Street, Beaconsfield home—or not?
What I will say is my jaw dropped when I stepped out of the second level sitting room, and it wasn’t down to any speccy ocean view.
But I’m no spoiler, so ‘nuff said.
From the turn of the first page this lovely and thoroughly modern five-bedroom/three-bathroom home intrigues.
I always think a rear-lane-way is a little mysterious and entry to this rear subdivision is on one running between Shepherd and Smith Streets.
Massive double timber doors off the lane open to reveal a covered outer-vestibule, with room for two cars, two storage areas and a picturesque cobblestone-like path leading to the home.
Throw open a second set of double doors and you step into a wonderful light-filled space where two-tiered windows reach up to a mezzanine floor and a massive Middle-Eastern lamp suspended by a thick chain.
The ground floor is mostly open-plan living/dining/kitchen, with the added extra of a bedroom with semi-ensuite that would be perfect for guests.
The huge kitchen is a pure delight in white, with plenty of cupboards and drawers, masses of white caesar=stone bench tops, including a breakfast bar, and a walk-in-pantry.
Spike up your romance on these cold nights by snuggling up in front of the real open fire in the living area.
Backdropped by a huge wall of rough-hewn sandstone it’s both attractive and practical.
Come summer there’s a lap pool off the dining area, and with 486sqm there’s room for a lovely rear garden, with grass to play and limestone garden beds.
Heading upstairs you’ll find the rest of the bedrooms and a couple of sitting rooms.
The laneway facing one is the main, a commodious space with big glass doors onto a timber deck, an ensuite and walk-in-robe.
A row of long-lean windows can be opened for cooling sea breezes in the summer, but in the winter the north facing ones ensure plenty of warmth.
Walk the gangway over the mezzanine and you’ll find the kids’ rooms, and a second sitting room or play area, also with windows designed to make the most of the Fremantle doctor.
by JENNY D’ANGER
6A Montgomery Street, Beaconsfield
$1.1m – $1.2m
Lauri Curtain | 0422 478 150
Linda Digby | 0402 122 267
dethridgeGROVES Real Estate | 9336 1166
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