FERTILITY and power from the sun abound at this home in Bicton’s View Terrace.
Dewi Sri is worshipped in Bali as the goddess of fertility and rice: Here, her towering statue literally showers good fortune as she forms an outdoor shower next to the pool.
And there are so many solar panels on this two-storey, four-bedroom home the vendors haven’t had a bill in 18 months—despite a pool to run and air-conditioning.
With a plethora of huge windows and glass doors and soaring, vaulted ceilings throughout, there’s no need to turn on the lights until dusk, adding further to power savings.
Sitting on 693sqm this thoroughly modern and meticulous home defies its age and I was stunned to discover it’s a touch over 30.
A sheltering portico and spacious entry, accessed through double timber doors, set the tone for an elegant abode.
Golden timber floors flow from room to room and there’s lovely limestone feature walls to be found throughout.
The bedrooms are downstairs, including the commodious main one, with its semi-open ensuite and spa.
Glass doors to the pool mean slipping out for a dip on a hot summer’s night is too easy, no need to find bathers with high fences and lush plantings to keep out prying eyes while you skinny-dip.
An informal lounge on the ground level has banks of bifold doors onto a delightful alfresco area and the pool.
Sheltered on two sides and with a timbered, cathedral ceiling, along with heater and a fan, and an extensive barbecue kitchen, you’ll probably forget there is an upstairs living area now spring is here.
But when you do re-discover it you’ll find a soaring space, with a beamed, vaulted ceiling, flooded with light thanks to the many doors and windows.
The kitchen is a huge space, with golden timber floors and sparkling white cupboards, including a double pantry, and caesar-stone benches.
With wrap-around windows you’ll need your sunnies it’s so light.
The commodious living/dining area open onto a timber deck overlooking the pool.
But with Bicton Baths just down the road you may follow the vendors’ example and wander down, towel over you shoulder, to watch the sunrise, before a tranquil dip.
by JENNY D’ANGER
91 View Tce, Bicton
Todd Grierson | 0417 881 772
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