Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

RE­CENT re­tirees Clive and Ann owe it all to a fish­ing trip for their pala­tial As­cot res­i­dence.

“We spot­ted a sales­man ham­mer­ing in a ‘For sale’ sign on the block,” Clive said,

“I was fish­ing on the river op­po­site at the time and thought it was just what we were look­ing for. I put in an of­fer and got it.”

The proud empty-nesters not only fell in love with the man­age­able 375sq m site but with the prox­im­ity to a good list of ameni­ties.

“We have really en­joyed be­ing di­rectly across from the river, cy­cle paths and walk­ways to Gar­vey Park in one di­rec­tion, and As­cot Race­course in the other,” the own­ers said.

“Be­ing so close to the city and ma­jor shop­ping cen­tres gives us a city life­style with­out los­ing the coun­try feel.”

Build­ing with States­man Homes, they cre­ated a low-main­te­nance property that would give them more time to re­lax and spend with their fam­ily.

Across 323sq m and two storeys, there are mul­ti­ple liv­ing ar­eas for fam­ily time, as well as en­ter­tain­ing.

Past the en­try on the ground floor, a short hall­way leads to the for­mal lounge and din­ing room on the left.

Step­ping to­wards the rear of the property, the floor plan ex­pands into the open-plan fam­ily and kitchen space, which flows out through sliding doors into the first of two al­fresco spa­ces.

Be­hind a set of dou­ble doors, there is a mas­sive games room with its own pow­der room, with more than enough room for a 2.7m pool ta­ble.

Also on this level are an­other pow­der room, the laun­dry and the shop­per’s en­try from the dou­ble garage.

On the first floor, there are four mas­sive bed­rooms with built-in robes.

This in­cludes the mas­ter bed­room, which has a bal­cony with river views, his-and-her walk-in robes, fully-tiled spa en­suite, and con­nects to the home of­fice, which busy pro­fes­sion­als will no doubt find handy.

“One of our favourite things to do is break­fast on the bal­cony while watch­ing horses trot past, boats on the river and spot­ting the oc­ca­sional dol­phin pod swim by,” the own­ers said.

The re­main­ing bed­rooms are cen­tred on the bath­room with a bath and glass-screened shower. There is also a sep­a­rate toi­let.

One of the bed­rooms at the rear is es­pe­cially suited to older chil­dren and comes equipped with a wet kitch­enette and stor­age.

“This can be used as a stu­dio and gave our el­dest son a feel­ing of in­de­pen­dence in his own ‘apart­ment’,” the own­ers added.

Ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clude fully ducted re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing up­stairs and split­sys­tem air­con­di­tion­ing on the ground floor, and Chubb se­cu­rity alarm sys­tem with CCTV.

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