NO grizzly bears were hiding behind the two massive urn water features nor in the greenery of the pleasant courtyard at this home in Canada Street. And there was no hint of the rugged, icy wilderness of Oscar-nominated film The Revenant–shot in the far north of North America.
Not that cold weather would be a problem with underfloor heating in this Dianella home’s generous open-plan living area.
Glossy timber floors are a river of honey through all but the bedrooms, while snowy white walls add a cool touch to this thoroughly modern home.
Light floods the open-plan living area thanks to a wall of glass onto the alfresco area, and a super high peaked ceiling adds to the spaciousness.
For added light there’s a skylight over the spacious kitchen with its white granite tops and walk-in pantry.
Timber floors are met by large tiles in the covered alfresco area, where the roof pitch follows that of the living room, creating a fantastic, protected, garden room usable almost year round.
All four of the bedrooms are queen size, and, unusually, the main one is off the generous entry vestibule.
The spacious domain has floor-to-ceiling glass onto a slice of garden, walk-in robes and a semi-open ensuite, with a huge frosted glass window over the deep bath, and double vanities.
Double gates on the drive ensure this rear subdivision is secure, while a covered portico offers shelter from rain–or blazing sun. There’s no shortage of shops, schools and parks nearby, including on almost across the road.
Or experience the rambling wilderness of the vast Dianella open space a 15-minute stroll away — just watch out for bears.
by JENNY D’ANGER
24A Canada Street, Dianella
Mervyn Missell 0404 889 325
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488