GAIRLOCH Street in Mt Pleasant is named after a Scottish village, but nobody seems to know why.
It is interesting to discover that the lairds of Gairloch refused to evict a single tenant during the infamous clearances of the 1800s that left thousands homeless and destitute.
The sleek modern lines and classy fittings and fixtures in this 2015 home are as far from a Scottish village as you can get.
The soaring vestibule and mezzanine in the living room has a couple of gorgeous industrial-style lights that are both artistic and functional.
In spring, the street is a sea of purple as the jacaranda trees burst into flower.
Inside the palette is more subtle, with crisp white walls and oatmeal-coloured tiled floors.
Massive windows ensure plenty of natural light in this four-bedroom/two-bathroom abode, including a wall of glass in the massive open plan.
“It’s the real hub of the house,” says the owner.
“There’s so much bench space and you can be cooking while the kids are playing.”
The huge, white stone island bench in the kitchen was popular with the kids who use it as a platform to build lego.
Behind is even more bench space, and there’s also a mass of cupboards and a double pantry.
The smell of choc chip cookies wafts through the room.
“I love the kitchen: it’s so huge there’s no shortage of storage and I love the 900mm oven,” the owner says.
We debate whether a huge cupboard is a scullery or a wine cellar, but it’s actually full of kids toys. This two-storey home would make a great entertainer with its huge living area and a bank of glass doors opening onto a sheltered alfresco. There’s grass for the kids to play on, and a heap of fruit trees including a mango, lemon, mandarin and orange in the manicured garden.
There’s a new supermarket within walking distance and a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurant in the new Canning Bridge precinct.
by JENNY D’ANGER
77 Gairloch Street, Mount Pleasant
Daniel Grant 0418 883 535
Chelsey Grant 0403 888 186