HOME IS RIPE

IM­PRES­SIVE RIVER­SIDE RES­I­DENCE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - RESIDENTIAL -

OWN­ERS Stephen and Estelle put their heart and soul into de­sign­ing this en­ter­tainer’s home in the river­side sub­urb of Water­ford, plan­ning to set­tle into a new chap­ter in Aus­tralia.

Alas, life gets in the way and now the newly built, never-lived-in res­i­dence on the uniquely po­si­tioned 833sq m block next to Bod­kin Park is ripe for the pick­ing.

“The home was built in 2015 by Chess­ing­ton Homes,” Stephen said.

“We took one look at the block and knew the lo­ca­tion was very spe­cial.

“It is a cus­tom home de­signed to take ad­van­tage of the views and to re­flect what we have come to want in a home af­ter many years liv­ing in var­i­ous de­signs from the tra­di­tional to the con­tem­po­rary.”

The Hamp­tons-style charmer is flooded with nat­u­ral light and fea­tures a free-flow­ing floor plan that of­fers true in­door/out­door liv­ing.

Solid tim­ber floors an­chor the cav­ernous spa­ces, which have sky­high ceil­ings and con­tem­po­rary, neu­tral dé­cor.

“We knew we wanted open-plan liv­ing with the master down­stairs due to our get­ting older and not want­ing to deal with stairs,” Estelle said.

“Also, we wanted a large out­door liv­ing area with fire­place and a wrap­around veranda to em­u­late the old Aus­tralian homes.

“Our favourite has to be the main liv­ing area with its sweep­ing views of the park and the lake with all the wildlife.

“You can­not beat the view when you are stand­ing in the kitchen look­ing out.”

The kitchen it­self is equally stun­ning with two ovens, a built-in mi­crowave oven, a dish­washer, huge walk-in pantry, and a 4m-long gran­ite-topped is­land bench.

The master bed­room also shares those park­land views and lux­ury fin­ishes in­clud­ing a walk-in robe and a ho­tel-in­spired en­suite with dou­ble van­i­ties.

Up­stairs, there are two more king-sized bed­rooms, in­clud­ing one with bal­cony views, as well as a large bath­room with a claw­foot bath.

With the al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas de­signed to be en­joyed all year round, the gar­dens re­main easy to look af­ter and are fully retic­u­lated.

This leaves more time to en­joy the out­door wood-fired heater and the gas and wa­ter con­nec­tions for the fu­ture al­fresco kitchen.

A res­i­dence of this cal­i­bre is not com­plete with­out plenty of ex­tras such as re­verse-cy­cle ducted air­con­di­tion­ing, an alarm sys­tem, ceil­ing fans and a down­stairs pow­der room.

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