Bicton beckons

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I love Bicton. As a teen I haunted the baths and Point Walter, dreaming of living nearby, so I was excited to get inside one of the suburb’s many beautiful homes.

Pink flowers dangling brightly over the home’s front wall cemented my appreciation as I approached—they also contrasted well with its neutral colours.

A walkway with mini palms and pebbles led to an enormous timber front door—a clue to what came next. With a push it opened to a porcelain paradise which left nothing to say but “wow!”

Being on the wee side everything is tall to me, but these ceilings were something else again. Despite the doors I wasn’t ready for them and simply gazed above for a few moments, vertigo slowly setting in.

Taking up most of the 479sqm block the house is designed to give everyone space—kids upstairs and parents downstairs (nicely reflecting the master and servant relationship).

Like everything in this house all four bedrooms are over-sized—space and comfort combined with chic and sleek.

Shutter-style timber windows—artisan and unique—were features, and you’d need a lot of clothes to fill the wardrobes (get shopping, girls).

The kids’ wing has a living area with enough room for X-Boxes, TVs, Lego, a ping pong table—you name it. There’s also a (you guessed it) roomy balcony overlooking funky Little Stones Cafe across the road, perfect for dropping water balloons on the olds if you have delinquents.

“A private alfresco area with easy-care gardens is shaded cleverly by the balcony, which lets in just the right amount of sun in winter and shade in summer.”

Downstairs the classic main bedroom with spacious walk-in wardrobe and ensuite has the same attention to detail as the rest of the house.

A second living room, just as big as upstairs, leads to a stunning kitchen with long Caeserstone bench-tops and European appliances—perfect for summer dinner parties. Slow-close drawers and glass splash-backs add extra elegance.

A private alfresco area with easy-care gardens is shaded cleverly by the balcony, which lets in just the right amount of sun in winter and shade in summer.

While the girls are filling wardrobes, the blokes can hide away in the over-sized workshop/man’s den/hideaway (whatever they call it) filling it with 4X4s, bikes, kayaks or whatever toys grab their fancy.

There’s also a study downstairs, a second powder room and loads of cupboards. As expected the whole place has ducted air-con.

Spoilt by choice, this neighbourhood is a short bike ride or walk from my two favourite parks and has plenty of schools nearby. Across the road is a beauty salon, vet, grocer, and a cooking school which might come in handy for the parties you’ll no doubt be hosting.

101B is a great family home; but beware, it’s so good the kids will probably never want to leave.

101B Harris Rd, Bicton
Todd Grierson 0417881772
Yard Property 9339 1006

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