It’s been described as a ski lodge without the snow, and this extraordinary Darlington home will certainly make buyers feel like they have been whisked away on holiday.
Snug on a luscious and leafy half-acre property, this architecturally crafted house of granite and timber is a family-friendly four bedrooms and two bathrooms spread over two comfortable levels.
Among the home features is a study, a formal lounge and an open-plan meals and family area, with a beautifully appointed kitchen and combined laundry with a kitchenette.
Throughout the home, jarrah flooring and an abundance of natural light gives the spacious rooms a sunny and open feel, while the lower level lounge area is made cosy with a delightful slow combustion wood fire.
Off the main living area in the second level, an impressive alfresco balcony constructed with nautical angles provides an enviable entertaining space, with a large modern country kitchen – complete with a double oven induction cooktop and soft-close drawers – nearby.
The Agency Perth Sales Consultant Patrick Harper said the home was a showstopper.
“It’s a bit of a Canadian cabin or Nordic-style home architecturally designed with timber and feature rock,” he said.
“You could call this a family home, but I think it feels more like a retreat or a getaway house.
“A great thing about the property is the downstairs guest wing, which has its own ensuite and is very much like a private, semi self-contained area.
“One of my favourite aspects of the property would have to be the ship’s bow balcony, which is one of the various entertaining nooks in the home.”
The strong natural themes in the design are enhanced by the magical surrounds, with stunning towering trees, a large and fenced lawn, a small fruit orchard, a garden shed and a chicken pen.
Perhaps most eye-catching in the home’s outdoors is the sparkling blue below-ground swimming pool, integrated brilliantly into a resort-style setting.
The solar heated pool is one of the big drawcards on the large, 2241sqm property, nestled in charming Darlington.
“It’s a small and gorgeous suburb, part of the escarpment and going back to the late 19th century,” Mr Harper said. “It’s only about 30 minutes from the Perth CBD, with major shopping, schools and transport corridors very close as well.
“It’s very good for people who want that community feel.”
11 Cook Street, Darlington
Price: From $995,000
Agent: The Agency Perth
Contact: Patrick Harper, 0413 440 107