THERE’S an eye for detail — and then there’s the vendor of this Attadale home, whose 18 years designing interior fitouts for luxury yachts came to the fore in a gorgeous makeover of the 1958 abode.
Elegant, simple lines make this an exceptional dwelling.
“Everything I do comes from symmetry…you can’t have a boat out of symmetry or it would sink,” he tells the Herald, pointing to the way the front door lines up with a feature wall in the rear courtyard.
Despite huge interior spaces, as opposed to the cramped quarters of a yacht, the three-bedroom home was designed with a view to everything being ship-shape and uncluttered, with plenty of storage that blends in to be almost invisible, including a virtual cellar under the stairs.
A second storey addition sits lightly on the original building, its striking skillion roof echoed in a carport deliberately open to avoid detracting from the lovely lines of the home.
There’s something quite nautical in the huge timber deck fronting the massive glass double doored entry––the splash of a huge, metal bowl water feature adding to the ambience.
And in the deck of the rear alfresco area, a private space for the quiet enjoyment of the weekend papers, or a barbecue with friends. The decks book-end the rich red-brown jarrah of the internal floors where ceilings soar and light bounces in from a variety of directions.
There’s nothing galley-like about the huge kitchen with its sweep of white caesar stone bench tops and lovely soft-close drawers — and generous walk-in pantry.
The kids’ bedrooms form a juvenile wing, with a play area separating them, while mum and dad have the vast space of the second level.
A massive window in a huge sitting room looks down on a forest of greenery in the front garden, and an office/study sits behind a fantastic screen wall made up of old skirting boards from the original part of the home.
The bedroom is a gargantuan affair, and the ensuite has groovy copper vanities.
Sitting on 591sqm the front garden is a deliciously green space, and so relaxing a couple of mates nodded off while he was getting more beer, the vendor says.
Close to the river and funky cafes, shops and school this is a great family home.
by JENNY D’ANGER
6 Swan Road, Attadale
Kelsey Richardson 0404 376 689
Yard Property 9339 1006