This attractive property named “Snotty Gobble Grove” (after an uncommon, but not rare, native shrub found on the property) is nestled in the Bickley Valley, not far from famous vineyards such as Brookside & Vineyard Kitchen, Hainault, Plume Estate and The Asparagus Farm just to mention a few.
Tucked away from busy roads and intersections, it sits up high on 15 secluded acres. Although a secluded location access routes are still quick and easy. Perth City (35 min), airports (20 min) and Kalamunda is only a 10 min drive away.
The Australian bush in the front yard sets a pretty frame and as you drive through the native bushland you may be greeted by the resident kangaroos!
On approach you immediately notice the verandah which not only serves to keep the home cool in summer, but also warm in the winter as the house faces north and consequently has the benefit of the winter sun.
The home itself is of a high quality and has classic design features such as high ceilings, ornate architraves and glowing parquetry with Tasmanian oak flooring. The hub of the home is a large country style kitchen with room for dining and a wood fired stove for authentic country feel and warmth. Modern quality appliances include a Fisher & Paykel double wall oven, a Bosch dishwasher and new gas cooktop. The cupboards are made of solid jarrah timber.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the large formal dining room and the formal lounge with a double-sided fireplace and natural bush vista views. A large sized separate family room also has the slow combustion wood heater for those cosy winter nights.
Sleeping quarters are endowed with four double sized bedrooms, separate study or fifth bedroom with the master bedroom and study separate from the other three bedrooms, all with WIR or BIR. Both ensuite and bathroom are of generous proportions with the WC in a separate room with hand basins. The laundry has a benchtop to facilitate a sewing machine.
This is a rare opportunity to live in this sought-after neighbourhood where you can grow your own produce. There is a kitchen garden already setup with water available and fencing to keep the kangaroos from munching away your efforts. Mature fruit trees and chicken coops complete the fit-out to self-sufficiency – why not attempt beekeeping as this property would be ideal for honey bees.
• Designed by Creative Homes and Gardens (Audrey O’Donohue)
• Built by BBS Property Development (Andrew Spencer) 1997
• Evaporative ducted cooling
• Two water tanks 165410 litres & 25000 litres
• BioMAX ATU – West Australian organic waste water recycling
• Instant gas hot water system x2
• Double Insulation
• Smart power electricity supply
• Floodlights for evening tree viewings
• Gazebo north facing valley views
• Pergola for brunches and lunches
• Double remote control garage
• Cubby house