If we see another sun-drenched European holiday on our feeds, we may hurl our phones through a window – but we’re mollified by the knowledge that there’s a slice of the French countryside right here in Perth.
Neighbouring dramatic granite outcrops, the home is nestled within five acres of lush gardens including a mature olive grove and burgeoning vineyard.
Terracotta barrel roof tiles, pink-hued render and rustic shutters transport us straight to the Continent, evoking long afternoons lounging in the sun or leisurely lunches in one of the home’s multiple alfresco dining areas.
Amongst the rambling grounds and tiered gardens, you’ll also find a manicured pool and a hidden courtyard connecting to the primary bedroom suite. Further to the rear of the property, a spring-fed dam is enshrouded by yellow wattle.
While the main residence boasts three bedrooms (plus both a study and library that could be easily converted into additional bedrooms), the property is also home to The Folly: a self-contained cottage, originally built circa 1908 and recently extended, that makes charming short-stay accommodation or more space for family to sprawl out.
The main home is set up for both entertaining and unwinding, with a vast kitchen (including butler’s pantry), plenty of comfortable corners to curl up, and an ensuite bath that overlooks the olive grove outside.
While the suite downstairs opens up onto its own courtyard, the upstairs bedrooms are no less charming, with French doors and Juliet balconies overlooking the forecourt.
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Photos courtesy of Crib Creative.