THE value of a leafy green suburb was never more apparent than sitting under the thick shade of a peppermint tree waiting for the agent on the day Perth’s temperature hit 44.4.
The whisper of a breeze had me thinking being close to Bicton Baths and the river probably helped keep things cool.
This four-bedroom home is so new you can almost smell the paint, and there’s nothing to do but unpack your togs and dive in the pool.
From the spacious entry and beyond all was cool and welcoming as I wandered through the home.
When relaxing in the alfresco area, with its built-in-barbeque kitchen, or playing in the pool, pales there’s a professionally fitted out cinema to catch up on summer movies.
The nearby guest suite is a generous space with an open ensuite and built-in-robes.
The rest of the bedrooms, and a second sitting area, are upstairs, including the main with its marbled ensuite, with spa and double vanities, and walk-in-robe/dressing room.
Back on the ground floor the rear is given over to a generous open-plan living/dining/kitchen.
A huge column adds a sense of gravitas to the living space while standing sentinel over the sweeping kitchen benches in gorgeous black granite. Which looks great against the soft, biscuit coloured beech cupboards and drawers, not to mention the floor-to-ceiling double pantry.
A wall of glass opens onto the out-door area and kitchen, which is protected on two sides and sweeps down the the pool.
The garden is an immaculate, and low maintenance area, mostly pots of flowers and a patch of grass.
Or you can wander down to Bicton, dive off the jetty, or sit under a tree and watch the boating world go by.
3 Coldwells Street, Bicton
from $1.499 million
Noel Rogers 0409 300 600
Acton Fremantle 9319 3022