THIS White Gum Valley home has sweeping, open spaces and is redolent of a house in the tropics.
Which come as no surprise as it was designed by Troppo Architects.
The home is light and airy thanks to a multitude of floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook three bamboo grove courtyards.
Corrugated-tin skillion ceilings, rammed earth walls and polished-concrete floors ensure the home is solar passive.
This four-bedroom abode is made up of a series of pavilions with an open living area, a sleeping area and separate apartment.
Accessed via a common driveway, you are greeted by huge frosted glass doors in a rammed earth wall.
There’s a touch of Bali rainforest in the huge timber deck with its towering bamboo, and zip-down alfresco blinds ensure dining outside is a year-round affair.
The massive open plan has bifold doors and a galley-style kitchen with walk-in-pantry and stainless steel benches.
A central breezeway takes you to the sleeping areas, including the generous main bedroom which has a funky en suite, walk-in-robe and views of the central courtyard.
The fourth bedroom is in the rear pavilion, and has a small kitchen/dining area and bathroom.
Separated from the rest of the home by a pivoting frosted glass door, it can be accessed from Lois Lane.
The pavilion is ideal for grown-up kids reluctant to move out, ageing parents, short-term accommodation (subject to council approval) or an au pair.
Situated on Watkins Street, there’s parking for three cars and access from Lois Lane.
Around the corner is a great local cafe, and there’s no shortage of shops and eateries a short drive away.
By JENNY D’ANGER
13B Watkins Street, White Gum Valley
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