Bicton, 63 Beach Street – From $2.395 million

FINELY crafted by architect John Lewis, this home features grand proportions, a relaxed ambience and a practical layout with stunning attention to detail.

Owners Paul and Peta McVittie have lived in the home since it was built on a 1012sq m block by Maras Builders in 2009.

“It is one of the few large quarter-acre blocks left in Bicton,” they said.

“Having a young family, the large single-storey is perfect with the spacious entertaining area, backyard and pool for the children.”

The striking cantilevered, split-pitch skillion roof makes a statement right from the entrance, with double-height glass allowing plenty of light into the hallway.

The expansive open-plan living and dining zone enjoys an outdoor aspect of both the inner courtyard and north-facing alfresco area with built-in barbeque.

“One of our favourite parts of the home is the open plan, where we can keep an eye on the children playing outside,” Mr and Mrs McVittie said.

The functional kitchen is pleasing to the eye and equipped with quality appliances including a built-in coffee machine, extensive cabinetry, island breakfast bench and walk-in scullery.

For extra living space, there is a separate activity room and games room plus kitchenette.

There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the master suite featuring a walk-in robe, ensuite and courtyard aspect.

Further features include an oversized double garage with storage area, spotted gum timber floors, outdoor shower and toilet, ducted vacuum system, video intercom and reticulated gardens.

“The neighbourhood is friendly and quiet yet close to schools and a bus route with the new renovated Melville Plaza just a short walk away,” Mr and Mrs McVittie said.