ARRIVING via bike at the back door of this North Coogee home, there was a definite Moorish flair, with a gorgeous antique timber door set into a blank wall opening onto a central, and very private garden.
If I’d taken a different turn I’d have been at the front door, where it looks every bit the elegant, modern home of today’s Perth.
A library at the front of has floor-to-ceiling glass onto a colourful garden of flowering natives, and overlooks an artificial wetland and park that separates it from its neighbours.
“We love this room, it’s gorgeous to read in,” the vendor says, as I take in the book-lined walls.
One of the three bedrooms is on the ground floor and could be the main, with its generous walk-in robe and ensuite.
But the vendor prefers an upstairs bedroom, where a balcony looks out across the park.
That’s of course when she’s not reading or relaxing in the courtyard, with its covered alfresco area, sun area and amazingly lush garden. Or in the spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen, where a sweep of glass and doors takes in the courtyard garden.
The kitchen is a very generous space, with a huge sweep of white essa stone tops and a heap of soft-close drawers, and cupboards — and a walk-in pantry that sparked up my green-eyed monster with its size.
A trio of red glass lights over the breakfast bar are a colourful splash, and honey-gold bamboo flooring is a warm glow in the crisp white open plan
“Bamboo flooring is harder than jarrah, and it’s fabulous, we have had people with stilettos and it’s fine,” the vendor says.
South Beach is mere metres away, as are a couple of cafes, and the ever increasing South Fremantle strip is not much further.
4 Picard Lane, North Coogee
Marisa Rifici 0432 729 620
Brad Glover 0422 388 885
Mint Real Estate 9339 7777