Plenty to mull over Kin­tyre

This res­i­dence built by late po­lit­i­can Al­lan Rocher is on the market. By NATALIE HORDOV

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Reviews -

walls could talk, this Floreat home might share a few po­lit­i­cal se­crets.

It was built in the 1960s by the late Al­lan Rocher, who was a Lib­eral sen­a­tor and member for Curtin, and Aus­tralian Con­sul-gen­eral in Los Angeles.

The cur­rent owner said she was told that for­mer prime min­is­ter John Howard vis­ited the house on sev­eral oc­ca­sions and shared Chi­nese take­away with Mr Rocher.

The house also hosted sev­eral par­ties at­tended by Lib­eral Party lu­mi­nar­ies, in­clud­ing Alexan­der Downer and Neville Bon­ner.

The two-storey home is ready to host large and small gath­er­ings for a new fam­ily.

There is no short­age of space – the ground floor in­cludes a for­mal liv­ing and din­ing area that opens to a per­gola, and a kitchen with a ca­sual meals area that leads out to the pool and al­fresco area.

There is a sec­ond large liv­ing area up­stairs that opens to a small bal­cony and has views over the pool, gum trees and park­lands.

The home has a mix of mid-cen­tury fea­tures, in­clud­ing honey-gold glass in the balustrade of the orig­i­nal stair­case and the tim­ber buf­fet in the for­mal lounge, and mod­ern ren­o­va­tions in­clud­ing the new kitchen with Ital­ian mar­ble bench­tops, white cab­i­netry and walk-in pantry.

There are six bed­rooms, four bath­rooms and two stud­ies over the two floors.

The master bed­room has a dress­ing room, with orig­i­nal cab­i­netry and van­ity ta­ble, and spa en­suite.

There is am­ple room for chil­dren and their friends to play on the 1196sqm el­e­vated corner block, and there is a park op­po­site.

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