End­less de­lights from the pass­ing Pa­rade

Ooh, aah, the roof has a spa. Oh, and the turf at the front hides ac­cess to the six-car base­ment garage. By NATALIE HORDOV

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Liftout -

PRE­PARE to ooh and ah over the amaz­ing fea­tures and de­light­ful sur­prises in this lux­ury home.

The first sur­prise is that while it ap­pears to be a two-storey home, there are ac­tu­ally four lev­els of liv­ing.

The own­ers built it in 2011 want­ing to make the most of the views and lo­ca­tion.

“We owned the prop­erty for eight years be­fore de­cid­ing to build on it,” they said. “Dur­ing that time, as we walked along the Cottes­loe fore­shore, we no­ticed that few peo­ple used their western-fac­ing bal­conies.

“This led us to the idea to build a lux­ury beach house that would be a home for all sea­sons.

“We have a bal­cony that can be open or fully en­closed at the touch of a but­ton and that we can use in win­ter, spring, sum­mer and au­tumn, and from it, en­joy watch­ing the daily changes to the ocean, the sky and the beach front.”

The home has no short­age of liv­ing space and places to en­ter­tain.

The ground floor in­cludes an open­plan ac­tiv­ity and sit­ting room.

On the first floor, a gallery opens to a ter­race with fire­place and leads to the light-filled open-plan din­ing/liv­ing/kitchen area with tim­ber floor­ing, which in-turn flows out to the bal­cony with built-in bar­be­cue kitchen.

The bal­cony has an ex­cep­tional ocean view to Rot­tnest Is­land and is the place to en­joy mag­nif­i­cent sun­sets.

“We love get­ting home from work, sit­ting on the bal­cony and look­ing at the view, the peo­ple walk­ing by and feel­ing like we are on a hol­i­day ev­ery day,” the own­ers said.

The curved zinc roof hides an­other sur­prise.

“We wanted an en­ter­tain­ing area on the roof and the clever roof de­sign in­cludes a spa and ter­race with breath­tak­ing views, while also pro­vid­ing pri­vacy and al­low­ing light into our home through clerestory win­dows,” the own­ers said.

“The spa has the best views, from the lights of Fremantle Port to Scar­bor­ough and we have many mem­o­ries of sit­ting there watch­ing the moon rise in the east and set in the west.”

The home has three be­d­rooms, all with their own en­suite, on the ground floor.

The mas­ter is on the first floor, off the gallery, and has built-in robes and a huge en­suite with free­stand­ing bath, shower and dou­ble van­ity unit.

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