STEP through this property’s front gates and prepare to be amazed.
Owners Rod and Bindi Pavlovic built the two-storey home in 2010 with a lot of love and attention to detail and everywhere there is something wondrous to catch the eye.
The front gardens have a fairytale feel with a cast- iron cherub water fountain, arch with climbing roses and manicured hedges leading to a limestone arch over the entrance with imposing double wooden doors.
A cobbled limestone wall in the entry hall is one of Mrs Pavlovic’s favourite features.
Featuring a niche for candles and rustic finish, it has a medieval modernism, or a touch of Spain, depending on your point of view.
It is complemented by a black wrought-iron balustrade with carved newel posts that were reclaimed from a South-West hotel and are more than 100 years old.
Other gorgeous historic features include two solid jarrah leadlight windows salvaged from a demolished Cottesloe home.
One is in the kitchen and the other in the stairwell, where Mrs Pavlovic said it beautifully captured the light from the crystal chandelier.
While there are plenty of nods to the past, the home is superbly modern, combining the Hamptons and French luxury styles.
“We feel confident we have managed to encapsulate both design elements successfully and we have always been proud of how beautifully the floor plan flows and how practical it is,” Mrs Pavlovic said.
“There are no wasted spaces or rooms; everything is utilised.”
The home’s ground floor includes a theatre room that opens to a sun room, which then leads to an outdoor area, and an open-plan family/dining/kitchen area.
This room will wow with its quality kitchen with island bench, breakfast bar and scullery and fireplace in the living zone.
Mrs Pavlovic said it was the hub of the home.
“It is the engine room for both creativity and relaxation,” she said.
“Our home is always welcoming, warm, practical and ready to entertain but is also very relaxing and comfortable; this is the heart and soul of our home.”
The master bedroom, with ensuite with free-standing bath and ornate vanity unit, and walk-in robe is also on this floor.
Upstairs are the children’s bedrooms, all with built-in robes, and the main bathroom.
A study and huge retreat are more recent additions to the home.
“With having three growing boys, we made the decision in 2015 to utilise the wasted space in our roof and a study and kids’ hang-out retreat was born,” Mrs Pavlovic said.
The home is on a 526sq m block in an appealing location.
“We have the best of everything here in the beautiful leafy, safe, super family-oriented suburb of East Fremantle,” Mrs Pavlovic said.
“The Swan River, Bicton Baths, Point Walter and some of the best beaches in the world are all only a stone throw away.
“Plus, it is a leisurely bike ride from our beloved Fremantle cappuccino strip and the very trendy George Street precinct.”
22 Oakover Street
Auction: July 13 at 11.30am
Agency: Scoop Property
Contact: Chantelle Iannello on 0424 268 355