THE sweet sound of splashing water, lush planting and timber underfoot and overhead — this stunning Mount Pleasant home has the look and feel of a luxurious Balinese retreat from the moment you arrive.
Huge sculptural gates guard the massive front door, in turn creating a delightfully sheltered, and private, courtyard.
Honey-gold timber floors, super high ceilings and acres of glass, backdropped by lush greenery continue the feel of an opulent tropical lifestyle as you wander from the generous entry to an atrium-style sitting area, before deciding to head upstairs or down.
The ground floor is where you’ll find three of the four bedrooms, along with a huge living room–presently the vendor’s art studio.
A wall of glass framed dramatic black skies, Aquinas College and the languid silver river as a massive downpour gathered overhead, taking my breath away with its grandeur.
The view just got better as I stepped into the second level living/dining/kitchen area, a sweeping space where a wall of glass opens onto a huge alfresco area. Watching a lightning storm from here must be magical, and no doubt the Australia Day fireworks would be pretty good too.
Invite your friends around, there’s plenty of room inside and out.
The huge kitchen would make whipping up a feast as easy as popping a champagne cork, with its sweep of caesar stone bench tops, swag of cupboards and soft-close drawers, and walk-in-pantry.
Grab a bottle of vino from the cellar under the stairs and head out to the expansive timber deck. Protected on three sides it’s a great spot to chill–or entertain.
The massive main bedroom is on this level, with its ensuite and spa, and walk-in-robe.
Palms and frangipanis extend the tropical feel in the garden, where you’ll find a generous undercroft store room/workshop.
Living here would be like being on a Bali holiday year round.
And with the money saved on airfares and hotels, you could pick a different restaurant or cafe from the many nearby for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
by JENNY D’ANGER
14A Stoke Street, Mt Pleasant
Pauline Couanis 0419 943 266
Acton Applecross 9316 8088