Mod­ern touch in clas­sic home show­cases po­ten­tial

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TUKU­RUA Es­tate on Cottes­loe’s beach­front has un­der­gone a mini make-over to high­light its po­ten­tial as a grand yet com­fort­able fam­ily home.

The 118-year-old land­mark and its sprawl­ing 5001sq m grounds were pre­vi­ously mar­keted as a sub­di­vi­sion op­por­tu­nity.

Now, the newly-ap­pointed sell­ing agent Peter Cle­ments is striv­ing to show­case its her­itage value, beauty and live­abil­ity.

He brought in well- re­garded Perth stylists Ni­cole Man­era and Cath Le­u­nig to trans­form the man­sion’s long un­in­hab­ited rooms.

Mr Cle­ments said he be­lieved the buyer would be a wealthy fam­ily who would want to fur­ther en­hance the land with gar­dens, a swim­ming pool and a ten­nis court.

“Once it’s fin­ished it will be one of the most im­por­tant prop­er­ties in Australia,” he said.

“I can just imag­ine who­ever buys this home will have gar­den soirees and sun­set cock­tail par­ties on the ve­randa.”

Tuku­rua owner Ted Smith (80) was be­queathed the home in 1994 but prefers to re­side in the ad­join­ing apart­ment.

Mr Smith said he was de­lighted with the way the man­sion was look­ing. “They have done a won­der­ful job; it has re­ally set it off. The house needed their ap­proach,” he said.

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson aaa.coFFuGi­tyLix.coF.Au d432774

Mint real es­tate agent Peter Cle­ments with Cath Le­u­nig from Pres­tige Home Styling.

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