Spe­cial fea­tures make prop­erty unique

On an un­usu­ally large lot for the area is this spec­tac­u­lar home. By NATALIE HORDOV

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Liftout: Cover Story -

THIS home is full of sur­prises; its sub­tly el­e­gant but unas­sum­ing ex­te­rior gives no clue to the de­lights that await in­side.

This was the own­ers’ in­ten­tion. When they built the home in 2009, they wanted some­thing that looked mod­est from the front but was ex­tremely open and spa­cious on the in­side.

They also wanted a time­less and con­tem­po­rary style.

“We en­gaged Chris­tian Lyon to help with the in­te­rior to en­sure that the home still felt warm and homely, whilst hav­ing large open spa­ces and 4.2m ceil­ings,” they said.

“We also en­gaged a qual­ity builder to en­sure all the fin­ishes were up to our ex­pec­ta­tions.”

Built over three lev­els and cost­ing more than $3 mil­lion to build, the 590sq m home de­liv­ers on the own­ers’ ex­pec­ta­tions.

It is likely to re­main one-of-a-kind; the own­ers said tight­ened re­stric­tions mean homes of this size will no longer be ap­proved by the lo­cal coun­cil.

An­other unique fea­ture is the block size; at 814sq m it is un­usu­ally large for Shen­ton Park.

Buy­ers will be able to en­joy the home as it is pre­sented as the own­ers are sell­ing nearly all of the fur­ni­ture with the house.

You en­ter the home to a gallery foyer which leads to the open-plan liv­ing, din­ing, kitchen zone with soar­ing ceil­ings, tiled floor­ing and tim­ber wall pan­elling.

“This is our favourite place in the house and we find that we live in this space most of the time,” the own­ers said.

“It is large enough that our fam­ily can all be en­gaged in dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties at the same time with­out get­ting in each other’s way.”

A fea­ture of this zone is the box-kite light that was cus­tom made for the liv­ing room.

The own­ers said it was not only func­tional but al­lowed the space to not feel cav­ernous and added a re­ally in­ter­est­ing piece of de­tail to the area.

The stylish kitchen has a long stone-topped is­land bench, top of the range ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing St Ge­orge side-open­ing dou­ble ovens, Neff warm­ing drawer and mi­crowave oven, and Miele in­te­grated dish­washer and in­duc­tion cook­top.

It also has fil­tered water, soft-close draw­ers, an ap­pli­ance cup­board and walk-in pantry.

The liv­ing area opens to the al­fresco area with a high tim­ber-lined ceil­ing, honed ag­gre­gate floor­ing, built-in kitchen with bar­be­cue, in­te­grated fridge, stone bench­tops and an out­door shower.

The back­yard has low-main­te­nance syn­thetic turf and in­cludes a swim­ming pool.

A theatre room with qual­ity cab­i­netry and luxe fin­ishes also opens to the al­fresco area.

Rem­i­nis­cent of a five-star ho­tel, the lux­u­ri­ous master bed­room, with walk-in robe, en­suite with dou­ble shower and large bath, has ac­cess to the pool­side court­yard.

The chil­dren’s wing has two large be­d­rooms with be­spoke shelv­ing and study desks, built-in robes, stor­age and a chic bath­room with a dou­ble van­ity unit.

Down­stairs, the base­ment level in­cludes a games room with plenty of stor­age and CCTV – the kids can play while par­ents keep an eye on them.

A guest suite, with a liv­ing area and kitch­enette, bed­room, en­suite and study is up­stairs.

While the home ex­udes glam­our, it is not just for show; it is a fam­ily home and has played host to many a party.

“We have done a lot of en­ter­tain­ing. The fan­tas­tic thing about this house is its abil­ity to have lots of sep­a­rate things go­ing on,” the own­ers said.

“The liv­ing room can be com­pletely sep­a­rated from the be­d­rooms by clos­ing the cav­ity slid­ing doors; they are al­most sound proof.

“I re­mem­ber a night where we had 50 peo­ple over and the kids were soundly sleep­ing in their be­d­rooms.

“We have also made ex­cel­lent use of the back­yard and al­fresco area.

“The pool is gas-heated, so we have been able to heat it to 35 de­grees and have pool par­ties all year round, which is a nov­elty.”

The home also has a dou­ble garage with stor­age space, as well as a third, un­der­croft garage with work­shop space.

Other fea­tures in­clude C-bus wiring through­out, Sonos sound sys­tem, CAT 6 data ca­bled through­out, ducted air­con­di­tion­ing, floor heat­ing in tiled ar­eas, LED en­ergy ef­fi­cient light­ing, a se­cu­rity sys­tem in­clud­ing five record­ing cam­eras and back-to-base mon­i­tor­ing, mo­torised drapes in main liv­ing ar­eas and main bed­room, and heated towel rails in the bath­rooms.

The own­ers have lived in the home for eight years and have loved the lo­ca­tion be­tween Su­bi­aco and Clare­mont.

“It is so con­ve­nient for the city and schools as well,” they said.

“Shen­ton Park has a lot of parks and ameni­ties and our house has ac­cess to a newly ren­o­vated park across the road and is walk­ing dis­tance to the lake and Onslow Road shop­ping precinct.

“Our home is es­pe­cially close to Ros­alie Pri­mary School and Shen­ton Col­lege and ac­cess to the pri­vate schools is much eas­ier too as you are go­ing against the traf­fic.” ■

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