Raindrops on roses

FORGET raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, the owner of this Duncraig Road, Applecross homes’ favourite thing is the curved staircase that elegantly soars up to the third level.

As you look down from the top the swirl of black and stainless steel balustrade and golden timber rungs certainly is mesmerising.

But if new owners find walking up and down three storeys daunting there’s always the lift.

This is opulent living at its best, and the entry vestibule, with its sweep of white porcelain tiles is flooded by light spilling in from massive windows.

Each level has sweeping river views, seen through curved wall of glass.

In the top-level main bedroom, and the ground floor open plan they are bifold, peeling back to access either a balcony or alfresco area.

Rollerskates

Set in a vast open plan the custom-built kitchen is so big the cook would find rollerskates handy, especially to get around the massive stone-topped island bench.

They would also be useful to whip out to the generous, and very private alfresco, with it’s sitting area and built-in-barbeque kitchen.

While the grown ups chat under the sheltering timbered ceiling the kids can frolic in the pool, or play ball on the grassed area below.

The mid-level of the home houses four of the five bedrooms, all queen size and ensuite.

There’s also a huge sitting room and theatre room. Crowning this glorious confection is the main bedroom or perhaps penthouse is more apt.

It’s gargantuan, with its own sitting area, and a huge balcony with river views.

It also boasts a dressing room, with bespoke cabinetry and a glass walled ensuite, with spa bath and a stone-topped double vanity.

There’s no shortage of shops nearby, and a river stroll is as simple as opening the pool gate, and Heathcote Reserve is a two minute walk away.

by JENNY D’ANGER

52 Duncraig Road, Applecross
price on application
Eric Hartanto
0421 272 152
Harcourts Applecross
9364 2788

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