THE bones of a very fine home indeed can be found in this 1960s Point Walter Road abode, where sweeping spaces await the right touch.
Spacious rooms, and plenty of them, greet you from the minute you step into the entry vestibule.
Raw brick walls abound throughout, but I’d be inclined to render them white, or cream, for a modern, fresher look.
The formal lounge has a huge open fire to cosy up to in these cold days, or you could grab a book and sprawl on the bench seats that are part of the huge L-shaped windows.
The view might be a bit of a distraction, though, as it sweeps down Kent Street to take in the river.
The formal dining room steps down from here and there’s a bank of doors onto the garden.
This five-bedroom home was ahead of the game, built before open-plan became the fashion, and you’ll find a sweeping kitchen/dining/family room that takes up most of the rear of the house.
The massive kitchen has a central island, walk-in-pantry and a sweep of bench space.
Lovely timber beams above set off the spacious family area, where floor-to-ceiling doors lead to the alfresco area and pool.
The main bedroom is in the front section of the home, a generous space, with ensuite and a walk-in-robe/dressing room.
It’s looking its age, and the carpet is daggy and the wallpaper worse. But it’s nothing a bit of paint couldn’t fix, and there are jarrah floorboards under the carpet.
A kids’ wing runs off the rear of the home, complete with a play area/study flooded by natural light thanks to a glass skillion roof and wall.
Sitting on a whopping 928sqm the garden is huge, with terraced gardens flanking the pool and barbeque area.
The river is a two-minute walk away, and Point Walter Reserve and golf course is about the same.
There’s a choice of schools nearby, including Santa Maria College. Melville shopping centre is a five-minute drive away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
128 Point Walter Rd, Bicton
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