Pent­house life at West Lakes can be com­pared to be­ing on a vacation, writes

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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.

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