Family feel

IF you have to wait for a late agent the artificial grass-covered seat running the length of the rammed earth wall at this home in View Terrace, Bicton is a pretty good place to twiddle the thumbs.

A lush garden and a couple of mature trees were easy on the eye, and I even contemplated stretching out for a snooze it was so relaxing.

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Influencing the architecture of this four-bedroom home is the vendors’ time spent in the far north-west of the state.

Sweeping open spaces, rammed earth, timber and rendered walls are used to stunning effect to create a home that is modern, warm and welcoming.

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A feature wall in a glorious ochre echoes the magical tones of the Kimberley, but there’s also a touch of Japan about the frosted glass and timber front door and sliding doors of the downstairs study. The massive open plan living/dining/kitchen is pure modern Aussie.

Huge timber trusses hold up the soaring cathedral ceiling, and steel supports the mammoth plates of glass of the rear walls.

The kitchen is a cook’s delight, with acres of bench space, a slew of drawers and cupboards—and a scullery so generous it has its own pantry.

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I suspect many a meal is taken in the generous alfresco area, with its cathedral ceiling and rammed earth wall.

The nearby pool wraps around the living room, no doubt a delight for kids at play, or for adults doing laps. Thankfully, no crocodiles have been brought down—that would be taking the theme too far.

Sitting on a whopping 909sqm the garden is a green oasis, with mature trees and an expanse of grass to kick a ball.

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This is a home to delight kids as well as adults and there’s a cute studio room over the garage and huge workshop that would make a great cubby house, or teenage pad.

The expansive main bedroom is on the ground floor, where a wall of glass opens onto the lushly treed front garden.

A golden timber ceiling adds depth and warmth to the white ensuite and there’s a walk-in-robe.

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The rest of the bedrooms are upstairs, along with a second study that could just as easily be another bedroom, or kids play area.

Proving this really is a kid-friendly environment, Bicton primary school is a couple of streets away, and Bicton Baths and Point Walter Reserve close by. And there’s no shortage of shops and eateries a short drive away.

129 View Tce, Bicton
Noel Rogers | 0409 300 600
Acton | 9319 3022

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