IMAGINE eating breakfast as the morning sun touches the aqua blue ocean at South Beach, and dinner as the sky becomes a kaleidoscope of orange hues turning the sea a molten bronze.
Parkland and tall pines frame the ocean view from the open-plan living area on the second level of this four-bedroom South Terrace home.
Massive windows over the stairs repeat the living view in colourful stained glass.
Architect-designed, no expense was spared to ensure luxurious living in this funky, up-market abode, with its mix of jarrah and cedar fittings and limestone walls.
Whether taking the lift or the stairs, arriving at the sweeping second level you’ll find a distinctly nautical feel.
A series of porthole windows stretch along the living room walls and the vaulted ceiling’s timber is reminiscent of an upturned boat.
The galley-style kitchen adds to the theme, and as you sashay up to the long, granite breakfast bar it’s easy to imagine ordering a G&T or a Pimms. I could picture myself wandering through bifold doors, glass in hand, to the fully enclosed balcony to sip my drink in tranquil contemplation of the darkening winter sky, watching rain squalling in across the ocean.
The main bedroom is also on the second level, a vast space with a Juliet balcony looking down into a central courtyard.
Bifold French doors in timber and frosted glass lead to a spacious ensuite, with a deep bath and double vanities.
There are two more bedrooms on the ground floor, along with a sitting area and lounge that comes with a fully decked-out bar.
A Tuscan courtyard is a delightful spot to entertain, with a wrap-around verandah with timber ceilings, limestone walls and a patch of faux grass.
The property stretches from South Terrace to Hickory Street and the courtyard separates the home from a one-bedroom studio apartment, with its own entrance off Hulbert Street.
Under the floor of the double garage is a 5000-litre rainwater tank that is conveniently plumbed into the house.
There are two cafes within view of the balcony, and a heap more a short walk away, or jump on the CAT bus and head into the CBD.
By JENNY D’ANGER
436 South Tce, South Fremantle
price on application
Mark Brophy | 0403 382 555
Mark Brophy Estate Agent | 9335 9800