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
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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