THIS is my bedroom,” said the cute young tacker, proudly pointing to a bed with a shark-shaped blanket on it.
“And that’s my sister’s bed,” he adds, gesturing at the other side of the fireplace.
Across the hall is mum and dad’s bedroom, he tells me.
Built in the late 1880s, this three-bedroom limestone house in Beaconsfield has plenty of heritage cred, with wide jarrah floorboards and fireplaces.
My guide escorts me to the spacious and modern open-plan, where I can see, through a glass door, his sister riding her tiny bike.
Almost floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the lounge, offering sweeping ocean views of Garden Island and the cranes at the port.
Watch winter storms rush across the stormy water, then snuggle up in front of the open fire.
The large kitchen has a huge double pantry, a mass of white cupboards and drawers, and a stainless steel island.
Peel back the bifold doors and walk onto the decking of the huge, sheltered alfresco.
Railway sleepers hold back a veritable jungle of greenery and high limestone walls ensure privacy.
My guide was keen to show me the hot-and-cold outdoor shower tucked amongst the foliage.
There’s also a garden shed where he stores his bike.
Out the front there’s a white picket fence and a swathe of grass for the kids to play on.
“That’s my sandpit,” says my guide’s young sister, pointing to a boat-shaped pit under a verandah.
While the kids play below, mum and dad can enjoy the gorgeous sunsets from this high vantage point.
Situated on Livingstone Street, Beaconsfield Primary School is a couple of minutes walk away and Fremantle College – which has a farmers market on Sundays – is not much further.
There’s plenty of shops and cafes close at hand, and it’s a short drive to South Beach.
by JENNY D’ANGER
6 Livingstone Street,
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Christine and Chanel Majeks
0403 246 377
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