Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

HOME­BUY­ERS on the hunt for a house that has ev­ery­thing will find it hard to walk past this richly de­signed cus­tom res­i­dence.

Burst­ing with be­spoke in­clu­sions across its mas­sive 505sq m, this Oswald Homes cre­ation is cer­tainly one of a kind.

The lo­ca­tion is just as im­pres­sive. The house is on 850sq m of prime land pri­vately tucked away in a peace­ful cor­ner of South Perth close to popular cafes, sev­eral bus routes, Wes­ley Col­lege and a 15minute walk to the fore­shore.

In­side, it is im­me­di­ately clear own­ers Jane Pil­low and her hus­band Kevin Black spared no ex­pense on the con­struc­tion of the house.

Pro­fes­sor Pil­low, who is a clin­i­cal aca­demic neona­tol­o­gist at the Uni­ver­sity of West­ern Australia, said the fam­ily were only sell­ing up to be closer to work and their son’s uni­ver­sity.

“When we built it, we were an­tic­i­pat­ing to be there for 10 to 15 years but life al­ways changes and we are now down­siz­ing,” Pro­fes­sor Pil­low said.

“Some of it just re­flects our in­ter­ests; the cel­lar for ex­am­ple is there be­cause my hus­band is a very avid wine en­thu­si­ast and col­lec­tor.”

Strik­ing Span­ish mar­ble floors stretch from the dou­ble-door en­try through to the main living ar­eas, lead­ing the eye to the gourmet kitchen with Miele stain­less steel ap­pli­ances, a built-in mi­crowave, ce­ramic taps, solid tim­ber cab­i­nets and Sile­stone bench­tops.

The mas­ter bed­room has dig­i­tal un­der­floor heat­ing, a spa en­suite and his-and-hers robes.

A sep­a­rate hot wa­ter stor­age sys­tem has been al­lo­cated for the laun­dry and kitchen, and the kitchen and fridge are plumbed into a fil­tered rain­wa­ter tank.

Other fea­tures in­clude a two-per­son cus­tom-built home of­fice, a gym, up­stairs and down­stairs living area and a tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled 900-bot­tle wine cel­lar.

The pièce de ré­sis­tance of this jaw-drop­ping res­i­dence is un­doubt­edly the out­door en­ter­tain­ment space.

The eye is quickly drawn to the sunken re­sort-in­spired pool, which has trop­i­cal-style land­scap­ing.

The lus­cious bor­eretic­u­lated gar­dens have lime, lemon, av­o­cado and blood or­ange trees.

Round­ing off the ex­ten­sive list of ex­tras are the won­der­ful city views from the first-floor bal­cony.

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