THE owners of this Yangebup home visited dozens of display homes, but like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, nothing was just right.
So they stopped looking for the perfect house and decided to build their own on Dolphin Way, incorporating the best elements of all the properties they had seen.
“We stuck them together like a jigsaw puzzle,” the owner says.
The end result is a beautiful four-bedroom abode, which flows harmoniously from the home theatre and main bedroom at the front to the kids’ “wing” at the rear.
In the apex of the property is a stunning, spacious open plan.
“The house was perfect for entertaining, and as we had kids it’s grown with them,” the owner says.
“There’s a lot of area to crawl and play in.”
An imposing Toodyay-stone facade on the front of the house provides shelter from the elements.
Inside, a sweep of gorgeous Tasmanian myrtle on the floor adds a rich lustre to the off-white walls.
The main bedroom is a spacious area with a walk-in-robe and huge windows overlooking the pool.
The semi-open en suite has a deep-bath and stylish cedar shutters.
Kitchens don’t get any better than this one.
There’s a massive curved island/breakfast bar – topped with soft grey and white stone –a double, floor-to-ceiling pantry and a massive appliance cupboard.
The owners have hosted many a family Christmas in the huge covered alfresco, which has a built-in-barbecue kitchen.
It’s so sheltered the owners didn’t have to cancel a barbie during the recent storm, and everyone was snug-as-a-bug as the wind and rain raged around them.
In finer weather the kids would be splashing in the pool, and the modern glass fencing made it easy for adults to keep an eye on things.
With a Bali cabana, outdoor shower, toilet and gorgeous water feature, you could be fooled into thinking you were on holiday in the tropics.
South Coogee Primary School and Beeliar Village shops are close by, and the beach is an eight-minute drive.
by JENNY D’ANGER
2 Dolphin Way, Yangebup
0417 978 812