Elements of rural chic, urban cool, and Hills rustic come together in a showstopper of a home. Built-in 1969, the fully renovated property balances on-trend styling with family-friendly features in a design crafted for the daily bustle of life, entertaining with friends and family and blissful weekends surrounded by splendid gardens.
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
1969 brick, timber & iron
Double-height central living
Second storey bed wing
Spectacular outdoor living
Undercroft powered w’shop
2-car carport + boat/trailer
2430 sqm of Hills delight
Mins to Mundaring Village
A jolt of astonishment and delight are inevitable as the double-height family room with a wall of windows is revealed on entering this skilfully renovated home. The full-height glazing traces the skillion roofline to deliver views across an expanse of outdoor living to the soft green of landscaped gardens and swaying treetops.
A limited palette of colours and materials brings cohesion to a split-level floorplan. The sunken family room anchors an elevated meals area, modern kitchen/laundry and a gallery walk leading to the second storey bedroom wing. A soaring sandstone fireplace, large doors to the alfresco entertaining zone and a built-in bar fashion a living zone for all seasons and occasions. A door to one side of the bar conceals a den-like media room with charcoal walls and carpet and a recycled timber feature wall; this cosy space has room for a large screen and family-sized sofas.
White cabinets, a natural timber benchtop, and a large window opening to a flower box create a stylish, cook-friendly workspace in the modern kitchen. A European style laundry at one end of this area is a clever inclusion. Double French doors open to a west-facing deck – the perfect spot for alfresco breakfasts.
Timber stairs lead to a carpeted gallery walk and second-storey bedroom wing. The main bedroom features a wall of mirrored robes, soft carpet underfoot, calming dark walls, and crisp white blinds and window frames. This grown-ups’ hideaway has an ensuite bathroom ceiling fan and reverse cycle air-conditioning.
A central hallway with a large linen press leads to two junior bedrooms with reverse cycle air-conditioning. A private balcony and barn-hung wardrobe door in one room and timber panel walls in the other give each space an air of stylish individuality. These good-sized rooms share the family bathroom and separate WC.
Two timber-framed sliding glass doors connect the family room to a sheltered outdoor living zone. An aggregate concrete floor, high roof and paved terraces surrounded by clipped hedges deliver a superb ‘outdoor room’ with a heated spa and sunken firepit nook. Gently rolling lawns interspersed with tall trees and garden beds expand from the rear of the home. A garden pavilion and decked seating area offer quiet, cool garden hideaways surrounded by dappled light and green hues. The large chicken run and coop with an automatic door nestle at the bottom of the garden, various fruit trees and raised veggie beds bring a degree of self-sufficiency to the dreamy, fully reticulated gardens.
With a separate gated entry and private courtyard garden, the studio accommodation offers comfortable self-contained living. Light-filled thanks to east-facing windows and comprising bedroom/sitting area, kitchenette and bathroom, this well-appointed space has multiple uses.
The thoughtfully landscaped front yard mirrors the natural beauty and skilled design of the backyard. Soft plantings, decked walkways and a paved driveway create a lush setting that incorporates a double carport, parking for boats and trailers and a powered, undercroft workshop.
This gorgeous family home opposite Nyaania Reserve is a stroll from kilometres of walking and riding along the Heritage Trail. Mundaring and Glen Forrest are an easy drive along Great Eastern Highway and a choice of schools, sporting facilities and a bus service are within easy reach.