Space and style. By NATALIE HORDOV
THE tree-lined street and sought-after location appealed when the owners bought this 933sq m property, but the original 1950s cottage was not ideal for their family, so they decided to demolish it and start anew.
Built by Riverstone, their Hamptons-style home is lightfilled and spacious, functional and comfortable, with plenty of space for everyone.
The elegant, yet familyfriendly interiors were created by designer Rebecca Warburton and feature hardwearing materials in high-use areas.
On the ground floor, the central, open-plan living, dining and kitchen area has ebonystained jarrah floorboards, a gas fireplace and french doors that open to the alfresco area and pool.
The striking kitchen has a marble-topped island bench with breakfast bar, quality appliances and a walk-in pantry.
The home has been designed to capitalise on the northern sun, and the owners said the northfacing living area, with its wall of glass, was the place to be in winter as the morning sun flooded in and made it incredibly warm.
The home's orientation also ensured comfort in summer, with every room sheltered from the heat and the east/west sun.
There is a study and guest bedroom with builtin robes and an ensuite at the front of the home, while the sumptuous master bedroom is at the back and has a walk-in robe and ensuite, too.
The first floor is just for the kids with three bedrooms, all with built-in or walk-in robes, a bathroom and sitting area.
The owner said the separation ensured everyone had a private space to retreat to, which was especially important with teenagers.
This attractive home is in a convenient location, close to Rowe Park, Claremont Quarter, the Showgrounds, train station, Lake Claremont, and good schools including Methodist Ladies' College, Christ Church Grammar and St Thomas Primary School.