FRUIT junkies will love the massive fig tree in the front garden of this White Gum Valley home.
There is of course more to like about this three-bedroom/two-bathroom house, but as someone eyeing the ripe fruit, I’m just saying.
Built in the 1960s, the home has been renovated into a 21st century family home with a gorgeous Mediterranean look and eclectic feel.
Walls were knocked out and rooms rejigged to create a spacious open-plan with a huge central kitchen.
There’s masses of storage, including a walk-in-pantry/storeroom behind the kitchen.
“I love all the many drawers everywhere: there’s more storage than we can just about fill,” the owner says.
The kitchen has crisp white cupboards and benchtops that are framed by a colourful tiled splash back.
Almost floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead to the garden and al fresco; a shady Mediterranean space with a grapevine-covered pergola, a bold ochre feature wall and a hot and cold shower.
Elevated above street level, the salt-water pool is in a secluded area, shaded by a couple of mature, flowering frangipanis.
Sitting on 599sqm on a corner block, there’s a swathe of grass for the kids to play on and a man cave to end all man caves.
Lined up like ducks in a row, the three bedrooms and bathrooms form a “wing” at the rear of the home.
The main bedroom is a generous space with huge picture windows and views of the leafy valley.
This delightful Watkins Street home is a short walk from Booyeembara Park, the primary school and golf course, and there’s a cafe just up the road.
South Beach is just seven minutes by car, and the Fremantle CBD a mere four.
By JENNY D’ANGER
66 Watkins Street, White Gum Valley
Denise Muir | 0419 932 302
Mark Brophy Real Estate 9335 9800