Modern touch in classic home showcases potential
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.
Mint real estate agent Peter Clements with Cath Leunig from Prestige Home Styling.