Chance to move with times

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Residential -

BABY Boomers look­ing to down­size of­ten face a com­pro­mise be­tween the de­sire to find a home that meets their chang­ing life­style needs but still of­fers them space and pri­vacy, while re­main­ing in the sub­urb they know and love.

“These home­own­ers see that in their near fu­ture their homes are much too large and they have no de­sire to be a slave to their gar­dens and home main­te­nance. How­ever they are re­luc­tant to move to medium-den­sity hous­ing or apart­ments as they still wish to keep their pri­vacy, have the space, light and qual­ity of amenity their cur­rent prop­er­ties af­ford them,” Ex­clu­sive Res­i­dence sales man­ager Shel­ley Clack said.

“Per­haps more im­por­tantly, they are re­luc­tant to move from the sub­urbs they love.”

Ex­clu­sive Res­i­dence’s lat­est dis­play home The Prove­nance was built to ad­dress these is­sues.

It sits on the clients’ orig­i­nal 1012sq m block, re­plac­ing their old two-storey home.

Mrs Clack said it was per­fect for a dis­cern­ing buyer look­ing for an en­trylevel lux­ury home or some- one seek­ing a less de­mand­ing life­style and down­siz­ing from their larger fam­ily home without com­pro­mis­ing on qual­ity, com­fort and con­ve­nience in equal mea­sures.

The home at 13 Bed­ford Street, Ned­lands has a Cal­i­for­nian bun­ga­low fa­cade, rem­i­nis­cent of many of the older homes in the area.

The in­te­rior also pays homage to the style with pol­ished jar­rah floor­ing, skirt­ing boards and a wide hall­way, and com­bines lux­ury fea­tures with the prac­ti­cal needs of modern liv­ing.

There is a guest bed- room with en­suite and home of­fice at the front of the home.

The lay­out opens to a for­mal liv­ing space, cur­rently de­signed as a li­brary, but it could just as eas­ily be used as a me­dia room.

Op­po­site this room, a laun­dry and util­ity room lead to the three-car garage, which could also house two cars and a car­a­van or boat.

The de­sign makes great use of the home’s high, pitched roof, plac­ing at­tic stor­age above the util­ity room.

Mrs Clack said it was the per­fect place for Christ- mas dec­o­ra­tions or the boxes “you’ll one day get around to sort­ing”.

A spa­cious open-plan liv­ing/din­ing/kitchen area is at the back of the home.

The feel­ing of space is ac­cen­tu­ated by two raised cof­fered ceil­ings.

Mrs Clack said the gal­ley-style kitchen was the home’s con­trol cen­tre and had an is­land bench with 40mm Cala­catta Smart­stone bench­tops, white matte, fully in­te­grated cab­i­net­work and client-selected Miele and Subzero ap­pli­ances.

The liv­ing space looks out and opens to the al­fres- co area and man­i­cured gar­dens.

The fam­ily bed­rooms have their own wing and while the liv­ing spa­ces fea­ture jar­rah floor­ing, they have Castilla woollen car­pets.

The mas­ter has a large walk-in robe and lux­u­ri­ous en­suite fea­tur­ing Ar­gent and Villeroy & Boch prod­ucts.

The Prove­nance is open for view­ing Wed­nes­days 46pm and Satur­days and Sun­days 2-4pm un­til De­cem­ber 1.

Con­tact Mrs Clack on 0409 284 929 or shel­ley@ex­clu­siveres­i­

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