You can see why this property was shortlisted in the 2014 West Australia Architect Awards. This is a master of design, resulting in a home that makes excellent use of its location. The site itself would have presented the architects with challenges, notably the falling land to the rear and is highly exposed to neighbouring rear yards. Rather than falling victim to these aspects, the architects have used them to their advantage and created a property that impresses on many levels.
A private sunken solar heated pool provides for a hidden oasis at the rear, and nicely shielded from sea breezes which can hit exposed sites in Cottesloe hard. The sea breeze has clearly been considered when designing this home and large sliding windows, coupled with shutters allow for natural ventilation and added privacy. Bedrooms positioned on the lower level are well shielded from the hot summer sun but still benefit from natural light and airflow. All downstairs bedrooms are well-sized and include built-in robes and are serviced by two bathrooms, perfect for a family with young adults.
The upstairs master suite, like everything in this home, has had thought applied. A pet hate of mine is ensuites that are literally a step away from the bed itself, so if one partner has to rise early, sleep is compromised for the other. Not so in this suite. A small corridor creates the separation needed between the bedroom and the bathroom while also creating a feeling of sophistication and luxury. An adjoining office with floor-to-ceiling glass is generous in size and could easily act as a serious home office if desired.
Features abound in this home to make living as comfortable and effortless as possible. Whoever makes this their new home is sure to enjoy this highly desired pocket of Cottesloe within a home made for living.
An experienced home renovator, and a creative at heart, Ryan has a detailed eye for property. A North Fremantle local and designer by trade, his latest remodel of a Victorian workers cottage won the best renovation/addition award (in its category) in the 2019 HIA awards. Character homes oozing old-world charm as well as modern architectural builds are prized targets for Ryan’s discerning clientele.
Strong localised knowledge of Perth’s western suburbs and a deep network within it, will enable Ryan to provide you with a host of opportunities to support your next property acquisition.