Penthouse life at West Lakes can be compared to being on a vacation, writes
IT has been like a permanent holiday for Bob and Cheryl Hendrie since they moved into their Infinity Waters penthouse almost two years ago. The couple, who bought the threebedroom penthouse off the plan of the West Lakes apartment complex, say there is much to like about it.
‘‘The views are sensational here,’’ Mr Hendrie says.
‘‘Out to the west you’ve got sea views and the views span right around to the hills and over the city.
‘‘The grandkids were up here watching the fireworks from the Royal Show and the night time views are incredible.’’
The penthouse comprises more than 360sq m of internal living, plus a further 270sq m of balcony space, a feature that goes some way to explaining the views captured from the property.
‘‘You can fit a few people out on the balcony and it’s a great place to entertain,’’ Mr Hendrie says.
‘‘It is an extremely good place to have family and friends around because of how spacious it is.’’
The penthouse boasts three large bedrooms, including the master with a walk-in robe and a spa bath ensuite with dual vanity.
The indoor living areas are open and impressive, with a formal dining room, living area, home theatre and a gourmet kitchen that overlooks the entertainment and casual meals space.
‘‘It’s a pretty special sort of a place,’’ Mr Hendrie says. ‘‘As far as the property goes, you couldn’t fault anything with this place.’’
The Hendries were involved with builder Sam Sgherza in adding personal touches to the penthouse, such as the an integrated sound system throughout, swimming pool, outside kitchen and barbecue, during construction.
There is also car parking for four cars while the couple praise the security.
‘‘It’s central: you are 15 minutes’ (drive) to the city, 15 minutes’ (drive) to the airport, you’ve got the huge (West Lakes) shopping centre and AAMI stadium,’’ Mr Hendrie says.
Mr Hendrie says they are selling as they have don’t have enough space for their different vehicles and want to get back to the beachfront.
Mr Sgherza, director of the Sam Sgherza Group, compares living in the penthouse to being on a cruise liner – ‘‘you’re on the water so why not make it a 365-day-a-year holiday’’.
He also boasts that the penthouse owners’ views will never be obstructed.
The penthouse is one of 70 apartments and 11 commercial spaces in the building, which won the HIA’s apartment complex of the year in the 2010 national awards.