ARRIVING at this Hope Street, White Gum Valley home I wondered if I’d taken a wrong turn and was really in Yallingup.
Soaring bush-poles hold up the massive corrugated tin roof, which shelters an expansive timber verandah.
It’s so “down south” I swear I saw and smelled bush and ocean as I paused at the front door.
I was rather surprised to find the front section was built in the 1960s.
Two of the three bedrooms can be found here, along with a formal lounge with huge glass doors onto the front verandah.
It was a religious experience stepping into the cathedral-like extension, with its massive, curved windows stretching skywards in the limestone and brick wall.
An entire wall of bifold doors peel back to let the outdoors in to the enormous informal dining/living area.
The vendor did many internal fittings himself, including the gorgeously decorative, iron-work of the spiral staircase, with its deep and wide jarrah steps.
The exposed beams of a mezzanine bedroom the stairs lead to create a soft ambience in the throughly modern kitchen below.
A stainless steel island houses a five-burner stove, and there are acres of granite bench tops lining the walls of this generous area.
Head upstairs and you’ll find an enchanting main bedroom, a massive space that looks out onto the garden across the living area.
A cosy study, ensuite and walk-in-robe complete the picture.
The brick-paved garden of this 462sqm property is low-maintenance, with limestone terraced garden beds.
While a huge limestone garage, with a spacious mezzanine, and massive arched timber doors, would make a fantastic studio/teenage hide-away.
55 Hope St, White Gum Valley
Jordan Marshall 0438 298 100
Locate Real Estate 9335 9007