WHEN journalists discovered crop circles appearing in Tasmania’s medicinal opium fields were caused by hungry wallabies, the headline joyously screamed “Happy hops damage poppy crops”.
Things are a lot more civilised at this home in Bicton’s prestigious Westbury Crescent, with a manicured front lawn and lovely rose garden following the curving path to the stained glass front door and verandah.
Built around the early 1900s this gorgeous five-bedroom home has all the heritage features you’d expect of its vintage with lovely arches in the long hall, jarrah floors and delicate ceiling roses.
Quiet formal spaces and open family spaces abound, and a plentitude of white french doors flood the whole home with light.
Rich red/brown jarrah kitchen cupboards are topped by crisp white stone in the massive kitchen,with a huge three-door pantry featuring superb metal-mesh doors.
Masses of preparation space is one of many things the vendor loves, especially when the clan descends: “You can put them to work because there is enough space,” she smiles. And when they’re done it’s a quick step to the delightful alfresco area, overlooking a swathe of emerald green lawn and a lushly planted garden.
Location is another thing the vendor appreciates, with Bicton Baths a short walk away: “It’s great, close to the river, especially at this time of the year.”
But top of her list is the ambience of her elegant abode: “I love this house because of the feel you get. It’s warm and inviting.”
Richmond primary school is within walking distance—Palmyra not much further the other way, if you prefer—and there’s no shortage of shops and cafes to be found a short drive away.
Hop to it. You’d have to be high not to check it out.
37 Westbury Crescent, Bicton
Trish Wademan 0403 256 469
Jacky Ladbrook 0412 913 127
Jacky Ladbrook Real Estate