THE owner of this Applecross home admits with surprising candour that although she appreciates a lovely garden, “I’m lazy and can’t be bothered.”
At first glance around this Cantray Avenue property I’m not sure I believe her.
The courtyard off the main bedroom is lush and tranquil, while the raised garden beds on the alfresco deck are well manicured and relaxing.
Facing the street is a beautiful courtyard.
“We often sit at the front with a glass of wine…It’s screened but you can watch the street go by,” she says.
The garden is low maintenance, but the owner did admit the row of lilly pilly trees flanking the high wall in the alfresco is kept in line by her husband.
The inside of this four-bedroom home is as tranquil and low maintenance as the outside, and so fresh and immaculate it’s hard to believe it was built 16 years ago.
Beautiful, honey gold Tasmanian oak floors stretch from the entry hall and adjacent lounge to the spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area.
Double glass doors and timber shutters in the lounge open onto the front courtyard with its high walls and secure fencing.
The generous main bedroom with walk-in-robe is on the ground floor. It has double doors leading onto a private courtyard, which can be enjoyed from the ensuite bath thanks to a large window.
The spacious kitchen is a pleasant domestic space and has dark grey cupboards and a sweep of golden bench tops.
Huge windows and glass doors throughout the living areas ensure plenty of natural light, while cafe blinds in the alfresco mean it can become another room, no matter the weather.
The river foreshore is a minute’s walk away, and lovely Wireless Hill not much further.
Garden City is a short drive away and there’s a heap of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby.
by JENNY D’ANGER
11 Cantray Avenue, Applecross
0417 931 465