Eye-catch­ing glam­our close to the beach

Open-plan liv­ing area leads to out­door en­ter­tain­ing. By NATALIE HORDOV

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Cover Story -

NOW home to a glam­orous res­i­dence, a char­ac­ter cot­tage once stood on this 716sq m block.

To­day, a cu­bic fa­cade with striking “red box” catches the eye, but it was the lo­ca­tion that first im­pressed the own­ers.

“We were at­tracted to south City Beach as it is quiet, close to the surf club and close to what we con­sider to be one of the best beaches in Perth,” they said.

“We also love Bold Park, and of­ten en­joy hik­ing the Zamia trail. Since the board­walk has been con­structed we have also en­joyed long walks along the board­walk to Floreat and some­times to Scar­bor­ough.”

When they built the house in 2011, their vi­sion was to cre­ate a home that was ideal for a grow­ing fam­ily, with plenty of sep­a­rate areas for en­ter­tain­ing.

The im­pres­sive two-storey home cer­tainly achieves that goal.

The ground floor in­cludes a study, bath­room and a huge liv­ing area with kitchen with walk-in pantry.

The own­ers said the home lent it­self to open-plan en­ter­tain­ing – the bi­fold doors in the kitchen and liv­ing room open up to the al­fresco area, com­plete with out­door kitchen and fire­place, cre­at­ing a stream­lined in­door/out­door zone.

The mas­ter suite is also on this floor and in­cludes a his-and-hers walk-through robe and lux­u­ri­ous en­suite, which the own­ers said had the best view in the house.

“The free­stand­ing bath over­looks the pool area,” they said.

“The win­dows have been pri­va­cytreated so that dur­ing the day you can see out, but no­body can see in.”

There are three more bed­rooms up­stairs (one is cur­rently used as a fully equipped home theatre), along with an­other bath­room, study nook and large games room that opens to a balcony. A sep­a­rate stu­dio pro­vides ex­tra room for guests, artis­tic pur­suits or chil­dren to play.

The house is lux­u­ri­ously ap­pointed, with all the mod­ern con­ve­niences and crea­ture com­forts.

It has high ceil­ings, wide glass gal­leries, ar­chi­tec­tural light­ing. un­der­floor heat­ing, an out­door shower, mo­torised blinds, se­cu­rity sys­tem with fin­ger­print recog­ni­tion and au­to­matic gated en­try, built-in au­dio sys­tem, ducted re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing and land­scaped gar­dens – in­clud­ing an in-ground tram­po­line in the back­yard.

The own­ers have caught the “build­ing bug” and have a new pro­ject in the wind so a new fam­ily has the chance to en­joy all the de­lights of this mag­nif­i­cent home.

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