I WAS was surprised to discover this thoroughly modern Willagee home was created from the bones of a 1960s state housing place.
Looking at the sleek lines of this three-bedroom home from its expansive, elevated front verandah, which overlooks Winnacott Reserve, it was a hard image to conjure.
Once-pokey rooms have been converted into a huge open-plan living/dining/kitchen space, with a timber-beamed raked ceiling and glowing jarrah floors, and massive windows giving park views.
Space has been used cleverly to ensure plenty of light, and a built-in cabinet creates a three-quarter wall to form a pleasant study area where it’s not a case of “out-of-sight-out-of-mind”.
The inner-chef will love the generous kitchen, with its huge Smeg oven and six-burner stove, and a plethora of soft-close drawers and cupboards.
Keeping an eye on the kids playing in the park across the road while preparing meals is no problem, with a picture window framing their play.
A games room/bar separates the indoor living from a fantastic outdoor area, with its massive timber deck and soaring cathedral ceiling. Protected from the weather by cafe blinds this is an all-weather spot for entertaining or simply for family meals.
Sitting on a generous 731sqm there’s plenty of room for the kids to play on grass, plus paved areas, raised garden beds and a shed.
Mango lovers will be in seventh heaven with two huge trees that are said to bear an amazing crop each year.
“Why are you moving?” I cried, imaging myself gorging on the delicious fruit.
This is very much a family home, with Melville Senior High School, Caralee community school and the local library and community centre and shops a short walk away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
24 Bawdan Street, Willagee
Sunday September 20, 1pm
0425 252 901