Abiding grace: 5 Delmont Street, Werribee, 3030

By Jenan Taylor

Set back from the street on a large block, this federation-style house is a standout.

Inside, cathedral ceilings in the living areas, white walls and pale floors present a neutral canvas that adds to its classic style.


5 Delmont Street, Werribee, 3030


To the right of the entrance hall, windows adorned with venetian blinds flood light into the softly-carpeted, sunken lounge room and the tall ceilings are highlighted by exposed beams. A large traditional fireplace set in a brick feature wall has a mantle and a log storage area and invites hours of reflection at the end of a working week.

On the other side of the foyer, a rumpus room is backdropped by classic floor-tiles and is also potentially a study or fourth bedroom. Back in the hallway, honey-coloured timber floors and the high ceilings flow to a vast living zone integrating a dining room and kitchen.

The latter has waterfall-style benches enclosing classic panelled cabinets, tiled backsplash, and a polished gas cooker and oven. A generous island breakfast bar sits adjacent to the dining space and overlooks the living area.

Here, skylights pull in additional sunshine, a large ceiling fan keeps things comfortable while a woodfire heater keeps things toasty when the weather is cooler.

Just outside a bank of windows and sliding doors, the verandah and an expansive gabled pergola run the length of the house on the north-west side. Paved with textured concrete, this space is edged by a bush-themed garden with native trees and a neat, gravelled area.

The main bedroom at back of the house has a view of all this lovely greenery, a huge walk-in robe and a calm, light-filled en suite. The other two bedrooms are generous with large picture windows framing the pergola and exterior and are clustered near a central bathroom. This immense space has soothing shades and a corner spa.

Finally, the house also has ducted heating, a split-system, a steel shed and double garage, a plethora of schools within four kilometres, and easy access to the Princes Freeway.


5 Delmont Street, Werribee, 3030 (Photo supplied)
5 Delmont Street, Werribee, 3030 (Photo supplied)
5 Delmont Street, Werribee, 3030 (Photo supplied)
5 Delmont Street, Werribee, 3030 (Photo supplied)