IN ancient times the aster was considered a magical flower, where fairies slept under petals when they closed at sunset, while burning the leaves drove away evil serpents.
Of course we don’t believe such things these days—but I didn’t see any snakes at this palatial Aster Close, Beeliar, home, and there’s plenty of magic in this well thought-out and beautifully practical abode.
Hubby is a designer/draftsman the vendor tells the Herald: “Which is why it’s such a functional house, with a big laundry and lots of storage.”
There’s plenty to love about this 543sqm property, but her favourite is the huge spice drawer under the stovetop, which she reckons is great when cooking and thinks “I just need a pinch of this, or a dash of that”.
Hubby’s precious is the built-in cappuccino machine and, judging by the huge range of coffees in the cupboard nearby, it’s well used.
The spacious kitchen will have entertainers drooling, with acres of black granite bench space, soft-close drawers, and both a walk-in-pantry and a pull-out too.
Floor-to-ceiling glass wraps around the dining area, allowing those inside to keep an eye on the kids in the pool.
The vendor reckons the gracefully curved roof over three-quarters of the pool has been an under-appreciated blessing, keeping kids out of the way of harsh sun as they frolicked and splashed over summer.
It’s certainly a great spot for alfresco entertainment, and clever hubby designed a recessed deck which neatly hides the pool cover when it’s not in use.
Opulence greets you as you step into the expansive foyer, where soaring columns guard entry to a large study and flank the passage to the colossal open-plan living area and sunken games room beyond.
There are more columns in the massive main bedroom, separating the sleeping area from the luxurious open ensuite, with its deep spa and separate shower and toilet, and generous walk-in-robe.
Head upstairs and you’ll find the theatre room, and a second office/study, and a generous, timber-roofed balcony with views to the city skyline and the hills.
In today’s flower language the aster represents anticipation, and there’s plenty to anticipate in this delightful family home which is close to the burgeoning Gateway centre and promised Dockers stadium.
by JENNY D’ANGER
2 Aster Close, Beeliar
Brad Dawson 0413 879 479
Brad Dawson Property
Group 9335 3999