THE garage/workshop of this Beeliar home is every bloke’s wet dream.
It’s a whopping 168sqm man-cave with a massive jarrah bar, full-length workbench and a 5.4m translucent, domed ceiling for natural light.
“Even in the middle of winter you don’t need to turn on the light,” the owner says.
Sitting on 2699sqm on Fanstone Avenue, and zoned semi-rural, this property offers a country lifestyle without having to move to the sticks.
There’s a heap of fruit trees including lime, fig, guava, chocolate mousse, vanilla bean, mango and avocado, along with blueberry and blackberry bushes.
And there’s metres of raised garden beds, reticulated from a bore, for growing vegetables.
Providing eggs and keeping down weeds and pests, there’s a huge chicken run, and room for a goat.
A massive mulberry tree forms a cave-like canopy, where the owner built an ornate timber deck for his wife.
She likes to take a book into the leafy bower: “When it’s hot you come here and cool down easily.”
There’s a variety of sheds to store farming equipment and tools.
A studio would make a generous granny flat if you added a bathroom, or use it to accommodate a couple of WWOOFers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) to help out.
All this magnificence comes with a four-bedroom/two-bathroom home, which although immaculate and freshly painted, could do with a spruce-up to meet the requirements of today’s family.
There’s plenty of scope to knock out a wall or two to create a huge family room by combining the lounge, dining room, compact kitchen and rear office.
And I’d be inclined to extend the timber alfresco area, which looks out across a massive sweep of emerald green lawn.
Add a pool, and there’d still be room for the kids to kick a ball.
The beach and Phoenix Shopping Centre is eight minutes away by car, and Fremantle is 15 minutes down the road.
by JENNY D’ANGER
56 Fanstone Avenue, Beeliar
price on application
0417 929 956
0488 097 097
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