Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

THIS unique weath­er­board­clad res­i­dence on a 672sq m block in Man­ning will com­fort­ably suit buy­ers from all walks of life, ac­cord­ing to the home’s de­signer

Beilby De­sign’s Paul Wil­son, who cre­ated the home in 1999, said the ver­sa­tile prop­erty had been de­signed with flex­i­bil­ity in mind and to cap­i­talise on the site.

“It can feel in­ti­mate for one or two peo­ple or it can cater to busy fam­ily life,” he said.

“One of the crit­i­cal parts of this de­sign was to cre­ate a jour­ney through the home from when the buyer ar­rives on the drive­way to what they ex­pe­ri­ence as they travel through the home.”

The floor plan fea­tures a seg­re­gated home of­fice at the front, which is ideal for own­ers who want to work from or run a busi­ness from home.

The pur­posely staid space is de­cid­edly dis­con­nected from the light-filled main liv­ing area, which is fur­ther down past a short hall­way.

Warm­ing stone and tim­ber hues an­chor the room, which at­tracts plenty of nat­u­ral light from one of two court­yards.

“The use of the L-shaped liv­ing area, with the din­ing and kitchen, re­ally al­lowed the max­i­mum use of space,” Mr Wil­son said.

“The as­pect from the in­ter­nal to the ex­te­rior is fan­tas­tic; we’ve got high­light win­dows to get the sky views and full-height glass to the beau­ti­ful en­ter­tain­ment court­yard.”

Lou­vre win­dows in the din­ing room also take ad­van­tage of this open void, cap­tur­ing cool­ing breezes.

Step­ping into the rear wing of the house, a sec­ond, or­na­men­tal court­yard un­rav­els views from the kids’ en­ter­tain­ing area and par­ents’ bed­room.

This pri­vate room ben­e­fits from some of the best out­looks in the house and fea­tures a lovely lime­stone wall, walk-in robe and an en­suite be­fit­ting a trop­i­cal get­away.

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