THERE’S more than a touch of luxury Bali villa to this South Fremantle home.
Built in 1989, it’s no surprise that its architect Martin Grounds went on to design an award-winning hotel in Bali and other resorts around the world.
The four-bedroom home is at the rear of a generous 668sqm subdivision on busy Hampton Road, but the sound of traffic quickly disappears as you wander down the tree-lined driveway.
In the huge open-plan living area, a massive wall of glass rises up to a soaring, timber-clad cathedral ceiling.
From the open plan you can enjoy gorgeous views of the lush garden, dominated by vivid burgundy bougainvilleas, and a coruscating salt-water pool.
The stylish black-slate floors are practical and the brick walls, some raw others painted, complement the colour and texture of the timber ceiling and beams.
The country-style kitchen has a massive window overlooking a delightful garden.
There’s a stack of cedar cupboards and a sweep of benchtops, while frosted alsynite panels in the ceiling ensure plenty of natural light.
There’s loads of space inside for entertaining and outside there’s a roofed alfresco with slatted-timber framework.
Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor and ships stairs proved access to the third bedroom on the third level, a sprawling loft space with tree-top views.
The fourth bedroom is ensuite and located in a separate timber- framed studio.
The room’s gorgeous, heavy-timber-framed doors were sourced from the old York gaol.
The studio’s spacious living room has french doors opening onto the pool, and a pleasant little alfresco.
By JENNY D’ANGER
119B Hampton Road, South Fremantle
Mary Burns 0413 749 944
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