THIS quirky double-storey home on Swanbourne Street faces directly onto Stevens Reserve, is a short walk from the Monument Hill and just a short stroll from the cultural sanctuary of Freo’s city centre.
The house embodies the leisurely atmosphere of the location.
A leafy front yard frames the front of the house which is sort of tucked behind a double garage, while two spacious living areas on the ground and upstairs levels provide ample space for a family to just hang out together.
Or they could chuck on some swimming togs and have a bit of fun in the large solar-heated swimming pool out the back.
It’s nestled between a cabana equipped with heaters and a wine cellar fitted with air-conditioning that will enable you to keep your lifestyle at the forefront.
Five bedrooms and two bathrooms make for a very usable family home.
The main bedroom features two windows, a walk-in robe and an adjoining bathroom. That’s great, because I did a double-take in one of the smaller upstairs bedrooms which had just one tiny window – maybe that one could be for the naughty child.
The kitchen is a ready-to-use space with bright blue tiles making it easy to clean, a large oven, dishwasher and glass sliding doors that open onto the pool area; practical and great for entertaining.
The upper level living area emanates warmth and comfort, with glass doors opening onto the balcony and blond wood, bamboo flooring that catches the direct sunlight into the room.
The lower level living area features a rich parquetry floor, while I liked the glass sliding doors which provided direct access to the swimming pool.
This home has an affinity for summer living that can easily transition to the cold winter months, with a built-in fireplace in the downstairs living area, so you do not have to give up your lifestyle or ability to entertain during the winter.
From the balcony over the backyard there’s glimpses of the ocean and boats.
by ALEX MURFETT
37 Swanbourne St, Fremantle
Glenda Omacini 0409 086 548
Port City Real Estate 9431 9200