Plenty to mull over Kintyre
This residence built by late politican Allan Rocher is on the market. By NATALIE HORDOV
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.