Owner-builder realises rural vision
316 Carradine Road BEDFORDALE Offers from $1,475,000 Sotheby’s International Realty
With experience in building hotels, resorts and about 20 houses for his family, this owner-builder knew exactly what he wanted for his country retreat.
A resort feel, high ceilings, a lake and plenty of walls and niches for his extensive art collection were on the wish list when he built the house three years ago.
“I enjoy building,” the owner said.
And it shows.
The architect-designed home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms was designed by Nedlands design firm Paul Meschiati and Associates.
A new addition to the 2.02ha property is a striking, white pergola overlooking a spring-fed lake.
“We only finished it a couple of months ago,” the owner said.
“You can’t get timber like this from Bunnings; we had it milled in Walpole and transported to Bedfordale.
“Eventually it will be covered by a wisteria creeper.”
The super-sized main living area with 4.6m high ceilings, white timber-clad ceilings and a limestone feature wall was designed around big family gatherings.
“It’s great for get-togethers with three generations of our family,” he said.
Agent Neil McAllister, of Sotheby’s International Realty, said the property would be ideal for people in the western suburbs who wanted a country retreat less than an hour from the city.
Mr McAllister described the price – in the mid $1millions – as an “absolute steal”.
“Replacement value would be more than $2million,” Mr McAllister said.
The supersized main living area was designed for big gatherings with three generations of the owner’s family.
The spacious bedrooms have plenty of walls to hang artworks.
Timber for the new pergola was milled in Walpole and transported to Bedfordale.
When the weather heats up, take a dip in the spring-fed lake.