Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

THE rich blues of the Can­ning River glis­ten un­der the swirling au­tumn sky, punc­tu­ated only by green­ery and the odd rooftop across the 270-de­gree panorama from the bal­cony.

The views here reach as far as the eye can see to Shel­ley Beach Park and be­yond, cre­at­ing a sooth­ing back­drop for life at this well-po­si­tioned Sal­ter Point home.

Owner Kira – who has lived in the home for 28 years since hus­band Ge­orge de­signed it for them – said she missed the views the most.

“The view was lovely in the evening just sit­ting out­side and look­ing at the moon on the wa­ter; some­times it was a golden river and some­times it would look sil­ver,” she said.

“I also miss the birds fly­ing over and see­ing the fish swim­ming up, es­pe­cially when the dol­phins were around.”

Down the lengthy drive­way and past se­cure gates, the dou­ble-storey res­i­dence im­me­di­ately im­presses with its unique style and gen­er­ous 945sq m block.

The face-brick fa­cade, a bay win­dow on the first floor and col­umns sup­port­ing the bal­cony work to­gether to cre­ate a one-of-kind el­e­va­tion that beck­ons with its charm.

The dou­ble-door en­try leads to the ground floor, where there is a wine cel­lar, a large living area with kitch­enette, a guest bed­room with built-in robes, and a bath­room with toi­let.

This self-con­tained space is great as a teenager retreat or for vis­it­ing grand­par­ents.

Of course, this means the first floor is where the magic hap­pens, with the open-plan main living area stretch­ing across the ma­jor­ity of the level.

Tak­ing full ad­van­tage of the block, the for­mal dining with fire­place, lounge with bar and the bal­cony are set at the front with un­in­ter­rupted wa­ter views.

“It was lovely en­ter­tain­ing there; we’d have all the fam­ily over for Christ­mas and Easter,” Kira said. “We would en­ter­tain both in­side and out and, a lot of the time, we would be on the bal­cony just sit­ting there and look­ing out.”

To­ward the back of this floor are a sit­ting room, a ca­sual meals area, an­other small bal­cony and the huge kitchen, which boasts lovely river vis­tas.

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