SWEEPING RIVER VIEWS A WINNER
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.