WANDERING through the street-facing “forest” of this Booragoon home I was sprung by the owner and had to account for my trespassing.
It was the profusion of blossoming trees and the beguiling gravel pathway that drew me in, I explained.
The owner was quickly back on side and told me that the front verandah was a great place to enjoy the tranquility and chorus of bird calls.
Things are equally restful inside this five-bedroom/three-bathroom home.
A spacious vestibule is a nice overture to a huge formal lounge and dining room; an area that appears even larger thanks to a soaring raked ceiling.
Almost every window in this huge home has pleasant garden views, including the dining room where you can look out at lush greenery and a water feature.
Any chef would love the kitchen, which has a walk-in-pantry, heaps of cupboards and a sweep of granite benchtops.
The kitchen window doubles as a service hatch to the timber-deck alfresco, and when you’re entertaining a large group there’s more covered outdoor space beside the family room.
Sitting on a whopping 748sqm, there are raised garden beds and grass for the kids to play on, and one of the heaviest-fruiting grapefruit trees I’ve seen.
The bedrooms and a sitting area are upstairs, including the spacious main with walk-in-robe, en suite and a balcony.
There’s garage parking for two cars and uncovered parking for a caravan and a boat.
Melville Primary School is a short walk away and Perth and Fremantle a mere 15-minute drive.
There are plenty of pleasant walks nearby including Wireless Hill and Piney Lakes Reserve.
by JENNY D’ANGER
2 Woodall Ramble, Booragoon
Shelley Clayton 0417 963 670
Mark Clayton 0411 552 309
Shelmark Real Estate 6267 5151