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PERTH’S BEST LUXURY HOMES INSIDE & OUT Five of the World’s Best Fridges, Australia’s Best Luxury Renovation, Designer Fittings & Furnishings, Landscaping & Pools


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PERTH’S BEST LUXURY HOMES INSIDE & OUT Five of the World’s Best Fridges, Australia’s Best Luxury Renovation, Designer Fittings & Furnishings, Landscaping & Pools

On the Covers: Zorzi Builders

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Rediscover the look from Midland Brick To see how much bricks have changed and how they have influenced today’s contemporary home designs, head along to our brand new display at Home Base Subiaco. You’ll see a vast range of products, from the classic clay paver to the ingenious Cultured Stone® and everything in between.

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There’s loads of inspiration and ideas to give your space some pop! With helpful advice from our knowledgeable staff you’ll be underway in no time, you can even place your order on the spot. To find out how we can help you create something unique, talk to Midland Brick at Home Base or call us 13 15 40.


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AUSTRALIA’S BEST

The story of a Perth woman’s quest to build her dream home

Showcasing the best of Perth Custom Homes from leading and award winning luxury home builders

LUXURY RENOVATION

The remarkable & award winning restoration of a Cottesloe landmark home – Le Fanu

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Some super slick fridges that look hot and act cool

INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATION

We showcase two award winning homes from London & Mexico

ART

Art for Art’s sake, a profile of some very talented local artists

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Welcome to the new Stone Age Introducing Cultured Stone® – direct from the USA. Cultured Stone has been an industry leader in the USA for over

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50 years and since its introduction by Midland Brick, this new

water features to wine cellars, the beauty of Cultured Stone

stone composite has taken the building scene by storm.

is as inspiring as it is affordable.

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surprising that Cultured Stone is fast becoming a favourite

nearest Midland Brick Centre, call 13 15 40 or go to

with Perth’s top builders and designers.

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Hello from the Editor Well Hello There! If you’ve never picked up a copy of Custom Homes before then welcome – and thank you. WA Custom Homes is just one of three regional publications that include Melbourne and Sydney Custom Homes all focused at consumers in the market to build a luxury home. If that’s you then congratulations…. building your dream home is an exciting adventure and we are here to help you make the process as pleasurable as possible. Inside these pages you’ll find a showcase of stunning new homes from some of the best in the business, design ideas and luxurious finishes, innovative products and top quality suppliers in our trademark glitzy, glossy and glamourous collector’s mag that you’ll want to keep long after you’ve moved into your new home.

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$6000 of Original Art from Award Winning artist David Giles & more…

Although an annual publication, we have been very busy this year developing digital magazines, apps and our national Custom Homes portal – www.customhomesmag.com to offer you ongoing inspiration throughout the year. Updated weekly with new and interesting features and the latest product releases for your new home, you’ll also find hundreds of articles from past editions – everything from cool and sophisticated contemporary styling to lavish and opulent French provincial homes, compact homes on small lots, to grand country estates. Join our mailing list to stay in touch with the latest features or like everyone else… find us on Facebook! Anyway, here you are reading our 12th annual edition of WA Custom Homes, I hope you enjoy it, and whatever platform you prefer to view our content – be it print, web, digital magazines, apps or social media, we’re here to listen and value any feedback or ideas you may have for features you’d like to see. Email me – editor@customhomesmag.com – I’d love to hear from you!

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The story of a determined woman who refused to give up on her dream.

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For seven years Tani Richards was told no, no you can’t do that, no it’s not possible, no we can’t help you… no no no no no! But when it came to building her dream home, for this Perth woman there was no compromise and her refusal to take no for an answer has eventuated in this stunning land mark home, her Castle in the Sand.

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After many years living abroad due to husband Tim’s career as a pilot, Tani Richards had very specific ideas about the home she wanted to build to accommodate their large family. With an ocean side lot in City Beach, what she visualised was a home that would blend perfectly with its surroundings, be environmentally friendly and make use of natural materials, be small in its foot-print to allow preservation of the Norfolk Pines and other flora on the block, be unique and reflect their eclectic taste and lifestyle and be… well... a sandcastle! Visualising the house was the easy part, finding someone however who could transform her ideas into the home she imagined was an entirely different story. It’s no surprise really—after all… the house Tani imagined was not your typical home. Made largely of

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stone, it had rounded walls, cathedral style windows, turrets and a moat—and was quite unlike any other home in the neighbourhood, or anywhere in Australia for that matter. Despite even her own architect father discouraging her vision, Tani was determined to see her dream home built. Doing the rounds for many years with various Perth builders, she was typically told that what she wanted was not possible or was influenced to convert her ideas into more traditional homes. It was not until she met James Shaw from Ecotect Architects in Swanbourne who specialise in eco-friendly homes that Tani finally found someone who was prepared to immerse themselves in her vision and translate all the elements on Tani’s wish-list into actual building plans.


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Despite a few other ‘not-so-minor’ setbacks—including the primary contractor entering into receivership when the home was only 90% complete due to losses sustained on another project, the Richards finally moved into their castle about two and a half years after building commenced and nearly ten years in total after Tani’s initial start on the project. The Sandcastle now houses three generations, Tim & Tani, their four children and Tani’s mother, and father—who has been completely converted to his daughter’s ‘eccentric’ ideas and loves the stepping stone pathway across the moat that leads to the entry of their downstairs abode.

The End. � In addition to the human residents The Sandcastle is also host to a number of pets and regular visitors who all get to experience this extraordinary home, thanks to an extraordinary woman who would not give up on her dream the architect and local artisans that helped her realise it.

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70 years of combined industry experience and a passion for delivering homes of outstanding craftsmanship and quality are what maintains A. Di Bucci & Son’s unrivalled reputation as Perth’s Most Awarded Luxury home builder.

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CERAMICS THAT INSPIRE

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Contemporary Opulence The progressive combination of clever architecture, interior design and organic natural materials blur the boundaries between art and construction, while open and light-filled living spaces combine with meticulous attention to detail to create an innovative and stylish contemporary home. Designed and constructed by Luxus Homes, this sleek Dalkeith residence comprises a total of 525m2 being split over three levels, the undercroft, ground and first floor.

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The striking front faรงade of the home features stainless steel columns, Laminam oxide wall cladding and Japanese Inax tiles while beautiful landscaped ponds surround the front portico providing a tranquil, resort-style entrance to the home. Once inside, the central nucleus of this sublime residence is the imposing steel spine staircase with marble slab treads and a Laminam oxide clad lift shaft which links all three levels.

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The large Arabescato Carrara island bench in the kitchen is truly the heart of this home. Integrated Miele appliances are cleverly concealed behind Servo drive and custom built cabinetry. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining extend out to the alfresco area via two sets of bi-fold doors with the rain sensored louvered roof allowing this well-proportioned space to cater for the largest of gatherings through to the most intimate affairs.

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Upstairs, two bedroom suites are separated by a glass corridor with the sumptuous Master Suite at the front of the home. A marble fireplace provides a subtle divide between the bedroom and master ensuite whilst the ribbed ceramic tiles continue the clean and minimalist lines seen throughout the home.

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The under-croft level oozes cool sophistication in the ultimate entertaining area, complete with Hollywood inspired cinema, pool table, stone bar, wine cellar and utility storage. The stabilised earth feature wall extends through to an external light court which showcases an impressive fire pit and six metre high waterfall.

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A tribute to the legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, the home was designed with oversized eaves and a streamlined roof, and was constructed using a variety of low maintenance finishes that will allow the home to stand the test of time; polished concrete walls, timberlook tile wall cladding, and a mix of aluminium, steel and stainless steel all combine to both stunning and practical effect.

Though the home is set toward the front of the block it retains privacy and hence succeeds with the “retreat” feel that Empire was hoping to create. The front courtyard is well screened from the road and certainly offers a spa-like atmosphere thanks to the attractive built-in seating and combination of materials and foliage. Additional outdoor space is provided by the upper floor balcony though it’s the Alfresco that will likely see the most family use. It’s here that the indoor/outdoor transition works perfectly.

The narrow, east-west oriented site, provided a challenge to Luxus Homes which they have undoubtedly overcome using their experience, skill and superior building knowledge. Once again, the team at Luxus Homes have excelled by delivering an outstanding home that not only meets the client’s brief but is exceptional in all aspects.

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Steep & Stylish From street level, the front facade of this sophisticated Mt Pleasant home portrays itself as a sleek and contemporary single story house. Step inside however and it’s quickly evident that this multi-level mansion successfully encapsulates a steeply sloping site through an innovative and interactive design.

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Expertly built by Luxus Homes, the 625sqm, four bedroom, four bathroom home maximises the utility of the challenging site by integrating spacious living areas and expansive alfrescos into each of the three levels.


On entering through what is the third storey, guests are presented with clean and simple lines, epitomising a contemporary minimalist design. The crisp white interiors throughout provide the perfect backdrop for personal expression via an abundance of colourful and vibrant furnishings.

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The third storey comprises the master suite, two studies, kitchen and living areas and forms the focal point of the home taking full advantage of stunning views of the Canning Bridge and river through a grand alfresco terrace. The lower levels of this upside-down house contain three further bedrooms and a poolside games room. Complete with kitchenette, this provides the perfect entertaining area which doubles as a secluded man cave. Presenting an elegant and polished ambience, the quality of craftsmanship is clearly evident throughout the home and is another Luxus Homes residence truly ‘Built to Perfection’.

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Suite 23, 513 Hay Street Subiaco WA 6008 P 9388 8812 F 9388 8824 luxushomes.com.au info@luxushomes.com.au


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Traditional Charm with Modern Style From the outside of this Mt Hawthorn home you may mistakenly think it’s a well renovated older home. It is however a newly constructed home by Kensington Design with cottage charm and traditional elements that externally allow it to blend beautifully with the style of homes in the area. To achieve the look, the designers used weatherboard cladding on an articulated front façade with a high pitched roof - featuring dormer windows. The carport is discretely integrated so as not to dominate the view of the entry. The house has two separate entries, the formal entrance occupies the traditional location off a raised covered brick verandah offset by the greenery of terraced landscaping at the side of the home. There is a convenient everyday family entry that leads directly into the kitchen/ laundry zone via the verandah walkway from the carport. Inside, the entrance foyer is enhanced by stunning Jarrah parquetry wood flooring in an intricate herringbone pattern that continues throughout the main living areas. The split level ground floor layout of the home was designed to suit the topography of the site.

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Kensington Design created a striking black and white modern kitchen with an uncluttered look with gloss white cabinetry, honed Kabuki black granite kitchen bench tops and honed Carrara marble splashback. The large picture window admits a profusion of natural light into the room inviting family interaction at the built-in breakfast bar. Pendant lighting and a series of French doors add character to this distinctive home. The playroom is separated from the main living area by its discrete position and by the subtle change in floor level. This inviting space connects directly to the outdoor living and back garden, ensuring maximum access to the warming winter sun. A stunning floor-to-ceiling recycled brick wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the open plan living and dining room. The home is a mix of modern elements and traditional character that blend beautifully to create a warm and inviting family home.

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Big Ideas for Small Spaces Working with a very small lot, the challenge in the construction of this Applecross home was to maximise living space whilst preserving privacy from nearby homes. Downsizing from a large family home, the clients also requested a home with ample storage, something that might appear like a far-fetched luxury on a 213 sqm site. Despite the obstacles, the skilled team at Kensington Design have succeeded in creating a beautiful home that fits both the client’s needs and the restricted building site.

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It was clear at the outset that the home would need to be double storey. Kensington Design developed an articulated floorplan with a focus on scale to visually reduce the bulk of the two-story structure and minimise its impact on the neighbouring single-story homes. For the exterior of the home limestone, weatherboard and face brickwork have been combined harmoniously for a timeless façade that maintains a strong presence whilst integrating well with the existing streetscape.


Kensington Design incorporated passive solar design principles throughout the home. A two-storey parapet wall on the south boundary enables optimum utilization of the northern aspect of the site, and effective breeze pathways provide comfortable conditions within the home without reliance on air-conditioning. The plan focuses on indoor/outdoor connectivity with additional windows that improve cross ventilation.

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To maximise the living space, bedrooms occupy the upper levels. Downstairs, an open plan layout combines the living, dining and kitchen areas on this diminutive 213m2 lot. The north facing courtyard ensures good solar access to the living room while providing generous outdoor living space. The courtyard is accessible through sliding glass doors that bring the outdoors in. A full-length awning roof protects the living room from the summer sun. The kitchen incorporates white panelled cabinetry, Ceasarstone benchtops and a striking gloss white subway pattern ceramic tile splashback. The master bedroom suite is positioned at the far side of the courtyard to ensure privacy

within the house. This private retreat is accessed via a light-filled library gallery and provides an ensuite bath, a dressing room and a functional desk nook. A box room off the studio was included for general storage, and the under stair space is accessed from within the garage for golf club and bicycle storage. Kensington Design is known for creative solutions that exceed the expectations of owners, even when faced with long “wish lists� and sticky problems. In addition to their reputation for maximising space on small lots, the company is skilled in creating a seamless blend of old and new in traditional homes and integrating exterior facades with the existing architecture in the neighbourhood.

24 May Street East Fremantle WA 6158 P 9438 3288 F 9438 3299 kensingtondesign.com.au kd@kensingtondesign.com.au


simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication Gentle, sweeping European lines. Worldleading designers from all corners of the globe. Highest quality fabrics and standards of manufacturing. Kuka furniture is sophisticated through its simplicity, form with a sharp eye to function and comfort without compromise. But the real key to the success of the Kuka Brand, carved out 30 years ago by a woodworker’s son with a staff of four? The creation of fine European-designed furniture that is not out of reach. With Kuka you CAN be different. Your home CAN be a reflection of your own personal style. And you CAN have the kind of home that makes you feel proud to show off when guests arrive. Once upon a time you could only buy Kuka’s worldleading leather sofas from other retailers. Sears, Bloomingdales – High profile furniture stores around the world have carried Kuka among their flagship lines for years. But now you can purchase direct from our Kuka Gallery in the South West of Western Australia OR our online store. Browse our range of quality dining and occasional

furniture or leather and fabric lounges. Quality sofas to suit a wide range of home and personal styles are our specialty. Whether it’s a gentile sitting room, a big open family room where the teenagers can spread out and enjoy their own space or a sultry home theatre room where the adults can escape reality for a while… The options in top grain leather, upholstery, motion, style and colour are simply beguiling. At Kuka there really is something for everyone. And if you find the choices all too overwhelming? Simply ask about professional interior-design service. Visit our showroom today for a personal tour.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired From award winning custom home builders, Empire Building Company, this contemporary new home — ‘The Urban Retreat’ has been designed as a tribute to legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. With oversized eaves and a streamlined roof, the home was constructed using a variety of low maintenance finishes including; polished concrete walls, timber-look wall cladding, and a mix of aluminium, steel and stainless steel which combine with both stunning and practical effect.

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True to its name this family-sized home certainly does evoke the feeling of a spa-like retreat in the heart of urban Attadale. On entering the home, large glass doors, timber flooring and a stunning custom designed staircase set the scene for the light and airy designer finish that is found throughout the home.

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Perfect for a family that wants to fully embrace the West Australian lifestyle, the home offers seamless transitions from indoor to outdoor spaces. Although set toward the front of the block, the front courtyard maintains privacy from the street via custom laser cut screening, and designer landscaping completes the urban oasis feel. The double storey semi-enclosed alfresco is perfect for year-round use. It captures the northern – aspect filtering light into the main living areas over both levels whilst keeping the weather out with the extended roof canopy. A gas fireplace provides warmth on

cooler evenings whilst the stylish outdoor kitchen includes a sink, stainless steel barbecue, dual motor silent rangehood, Vintec wine fridge, cabinets, and a polished concrete custom benchtop. As expected, the interior design is sleek and modern with luxurious finishes, appliances and cabinetry throughout the kitchen, en-suite, bathroom, powder rooms and laundry that all combine to give this designer home a true resort style ambience. And, to top the list of desirable features the home has an impressive 6 Star Energy Rating.

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While designed and constructed as a display home, the three bedroom, three bathroom Urban Retreat can still be largely customised to meet the exact requirements of a buyer, including numerous upgrades to the already high-end finishes. When the spacious Alfresco, balcony, porch, entry portico, garage and store are added to the floor space, the entire home comes in at a very generous 374 square metres.

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Additional outdoor space is provided by the upper floor balcony though it’s the Alfresco that will likely see the most family use. It’s here that the indoor/outdoor transition works perfectly.

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Empire Building Company are one of Perth’s freshest custom home builders, having evolved from a long family history of building some of Perth’s most stunning luxury homes. Director Andre Malecky rose through the ranks working in his families business Contemporary Homes to create a vision for Empire Building Company of a complete ‘Concept to Creation’ service.

“Our team strives for excellence in every aspect of designing and building our clients homes. We work very closely with our clients, suppliers and trades to ensure the final result exceeds our clients expectations. We believe we can offer an exclusive product for a fair price. “ —Andre Malecky

PO BOX 440 MELVILLE WA 6959 WINNER 2015 HIA WA Townhouse / Villa of the Year

Ph: 08 9319 9700 DISPLAY HOME LOCATION 8 Ince Rd, Attadale, WA Open: Sat & Sun 1-4pm or By Appointment www.empirebc.com.au

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Your Dream Home in a Year Building your own home is a significant commitment in both your time and financial resources. However, as monumental as building a custom home may seem, the project does not have to be long and drawn out. Award-winning specialist custom home builders, Exclusive Residence pride themselves on completing your new fully custom luxury residence to specification and within budget within a timeframe of 12 months, guaranteed. In fact thanks to their winning formula - S2F (Start to Finish), the past fifty homes they have built have been completed in an average of only 10.5 months saving clients financially and emotionally.

Exclusive Residence’s highly skilled team take a dedicated and personal approach to understanding your wants and needs. They will then provide input on architectural and stylistic options to ensure that they deliver you a beautiful home, tailored to suit your lifestyle. Siam is a luxurious home with Asian influences and exceptional attention to detail that make it clear why Exclusive Residence are the recipient of so many accolades.

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Located on the upper floor is the large open plan living and dining areas, with dark hardwood timber flooring and mood lighting the ambience is reminiscent of an exotic five star resort. A dropped soffit with concealed lighting and decorative molding define the kitchen area within the space. An abundance of storage can be found behind sleek lacquer cabinetry, and a large stone top island bench provides ample preparation area. Timber framed doors leads to an expansive upper-floor terrace with timber clad ceiling.

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With over 560sqm of living area the home also includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two powder rooms, a games room, cellar and large covered alfresco area with outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. The exquisite detailing Exclusive Residence is renowned for is evident throughout this beautiful home.

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This award winning home was designed for casual elegance. Aptly named the Santorini, the home features a crisp white minimalist interior and extensive glazing that lets in an abundance of natural light and takes in views of the sparkling blue pool. High ceilings, open plan living areas and a dramatic void by the stair case that features built in shelving, amplify the feeling of space and airiness in the home. A wide covered alfresco provides a seamless extension of the interior space for pool-side entertaining, complete with built in kitchen.

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Exclusive Residence is a WA owned and operated company that has garnered multiple awards since it was established in 2005. When you partner with Exclusive Residence to build your new home, you deal personally with Director John Douglas harnessing the expertise of a master builder with a family history of over 120 years in the boutique building industry in WA. It is through John’s extensive experience that the S2F (Start to Finish) program has been developed to minimise the build time to a time frame unmatchable by many other boutique builders and at an overall saving for clients in both time and cost, whilst maintaining quality. ”After 25 years of building luxury custom homes I have refined the formula of ‘Speed, Quality, Value and Service’.

Exclusive Residence is a multi-award winning builder, these homes pictured below and above represent just a few of the homes that have received industry recognition.

As the cost of luxury is becoming beyond the reach of many, our solution in reducing costs is to a) make all decisions up front before the contract is signed and b) build it quicker. This saves our clients in both interest on finance and rental costs. Importantly speed and efficiency do not come at the expense of architectural flair, quality or customer service. Our luxury homes are all six-star energy rated and my team are systematic and thorough, building each Exclusive Residence as if it were our own home. I look forward to the honour of working with you to build your next home.“ —John Douglas, Master Builder

1/28 Hasler Road Osborne Park, WA, 6017 Ph 08 6164 3098 Display Home Beaumaris Beach Estate 56 Blackpool Promenade, Iluka, WA www.exclusiveresidence.com.au admin@exclusiveresidence.com.au

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European Sophistication on the Swan Boasting one of the most prestigious addresses in Perth overlooking the scenic Swan River, this home, recently completed by Pirone Builders has been finished with the kind of detail rarely scene in new homes. Incorporating over 1000sqm of luxury living, the home showcases an array of quality materials and architectural detail that has been finished with exceptional craftsmanship in a home that is reminiscent of a Parisian manor.

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Roof tiles imported from Europe add to the authentic French Provincial appearance. Designed to accommodate the shape of the block, the home is wide at the front and tapers toward the back where the alfresco and pool area have been built into the second level of the escalating building site. The wide street frontage allows for a commanding front faรงade and grand entry to the home where visitors pass through wrought iron entry gates to access the circular cobblestone driveway which has been enhanced by large built-in heart shaped planters.

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As expected of such an elegant home, the entry foyer is nothing short of grand and sets the tone for the entire home. Gorgeous marble tiling inset with French grey timber detailing graces the floors. High and intricately detailed ceilings and a neutral palette of architectural elements, finishes and furnishings blend to create a feeling of ultimate luxury throughout. Traditional timber panelling on

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walls was handcrafted by Pirone Builders as was the polished timber panelling on the elevator interior, due to the intricacy and detail, carpentry alone on this project took over twelve months to complete. A graceful marble staircase with customdesigned timber and wrought iron balustrading lead to the second level where the main

living areas are located. The open plan formal living and dining rooms are again majestic in proportions, with French doors that lead onto outdoor terraces, providing spectacular views over the Swan River. Consistent with the European styling, all doors have been custom made with feature windows above and the home features two working fireplaces with intricately detailed marble surrounds.


The huge kitchen includes a complete butler’s pantry, marble benchtops and yet another intricate pattern of marble and timber flooring. The Lacanche oven was imported from Europe to add authenticity to the kitchen.

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Also located on the upper floor is an opulent master suite which includes a luxurious en-suite and a separate dressing room with an abundance of purpose built storage. The ensuite has been finished floor to ceiling in stunning Carrara marble with a free-standing bath and traditional tapware plus his and her vanities. Secondary bedrooms and a guest suite are situated on the lower level.

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The detail that continues on the exterior of this beautiful home ensures that it will remain a classic masterpiece and will not date. Detailed ‘coining’ on the render, and architectural mouldings added to a cantilevered section of the home add to the European influences as does the ‘provincial’ roof tiles that were imported from France. Travertine tiling used extensively around the pool and alfresco area has also been used as feature cladding on walls and chimneys.

Utilities such as solar panelling, hot water systems and air conditioning units have all been cleverly concealed in the roof line so as to not detract from the appearance of the home and a purpose built room has been included on the upper level, specifically for roof access. As you may expect, this home is also extensively wired with intercoms, security cameras and other modern conveniences. Overall this is a magnificent showcase home that confirms the unquestionable reputation of Pirone as one of Perth’s premier luxury home builders.

The exceptional attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship that Pirone Builders are renowned for is evident in the cellar and a large library which have been fitted with custom built floor to ceiling cabinetry.

Suite 1, Level 1, 8 Commerce Street Malaga WA 6090 P 9248 6399 F 9248 5189 For personal service please contact Adrian Pirone 0417 919 715 pironebuilders.com.au adrian@pironebuilders.com

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Beachside Beauty This spectacular home built by award-winning custom builder Weststyle Design & Development is the perfect setting for coastal living. Timeless design elements and native-inspired landscaping provide a seamless blend of home and environment with a perfect amount of beach-side ambience.

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Despite an awkward shaped corner block, the home has an appealing faรงade from all angles and through clever design initiatives the home takes full advantage of the indoor/outdoor Perth lifestyle, incorporating large outdoor entertaining areas, whilst still maintaining privacy from the street and neighbouring homes.

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An expanse of ceiling height windows and a double storey void over the living area creates a dramatic feeling of space whilst flooding the home with an abundance of natural light. Louvres both internally and externally add to the ‘beach-side’ aesthetic whilst allowing natural ventilation into the home and enhancing privacy. The neutral interior palette of the home combines a range of luxurious natural materials such as stunning travertine flooring which flows through to the alfresco areas and emphasize the seamlessness of interior and exterior living areas. Copper pendant lighting and American White Oak timber panelling complements the casual elegance of the contemporary design whilst also adding warmth to the light and bright interior. In the kitchen there is abundant storage behind sleek white lacquer cabinetry which extends to the shadowline of the American White Oak ceiling for a clean, minimalist appearance. The island bench with titanium granite top provides an uninterrupted work space and breakfast bar.

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The timber accents continue throughout the home softening the clean contemporary lines of the open plan layout. Throughout the home however the airy beachside feel continues and the impeccable attention to detail is evident with finishes such as light fittings and air-conditioning vents that have been powder-coated to match the copper metallic colour of the window frames.

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The luxurious finishes continue to the outdoor entertaining areas where a sparkling lap pool runs the length of the home and provides the ideal spot for a refreshing dip at the end of the day. A highlight of the beautiful landscaped gardens is a sculptural frangipani tree that is perfectly

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framed by large glass doors and is visible from the kitchen area where your eye is drawn over the dining & living area to the lovely outdoor scene beyond. This contemporary home exemplifies Perth coastal living with a casual beachside ambience combined with the quality and attention to detail that you’d expect of a Weststyle home.

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Weststyle Design & Development is a multi-award winning custom home builder with a focus on building high specification luxury homes in Perth’s coastal suburbs.

5/103 Erindale Rd

Weststyle’s in-house architect and interior architect incorporate innovative design features that meet both the lifestyle and the needs of the owner. Weststyle provides clients with comprehensive design and building services, and their caring professional designers guide clients through the every step of the process, from concept to completion.

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F 9240 1103 www.weststyle.com.au info@weststyle.com.au


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Custom Designed in Record Time This custom designed, contemporary home in Perth’s riverside suburb of Bicton is the perfect blend of casual elegance and functional family living. Designed and built by Maughan Building Company the home has been specifically tailored to the needs of the client and constructed within only twelve months.

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Several considerations needed to be taken into account during the design phase including maintaining privacy within the home on the large corner block building site, along with preservation of a majestic Jacaranda tree. The resulting design of splayed guttering, and clean angular lights with a light render exterior has created a home that is functional and has great aesthetic appeal within both streetscapes.

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The lower floor of the home centres around a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area that lead to two separate alfresco areas, one on either side. Glass doors by both the dining and living area open onto an alfresco by the pool. This also features a built in barbeque and an automated pergola system that making it excellent for year round entertaining. Built to take in the northern aspect, there is an abundance of natural light that floods in through ceiling height windows and a window splashback over the kitchen bench. Despite the minimalist design and predominance of white in the interior palette the ambience in the home is warm and inviting, largely due to the stunning silver travertine flooring that adds both an organic richness and sense of luxury to the home.

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A central pillar in the home also contributes to the earthy undertone, as well as providing a subtle delineation of the living space. As well as rustic charm, the pillar also adds some historical value to the home having been a pylon of a Sydney Harbour jetty that has been recycled. Despite its speedy construction the attention to detail and solar passive design initiatives that have become a trademark of Maughan Building Company, have not been left out of this lovely home.

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Working in close consultation with the owners, a sophisticated floor plan was designed for this Woodlands home to take full advantage of the natural downward slope of the site, providing an opportunity to construct the home on several tiered levels. A dramatic 6 meter void is not the only feature of the living area, floor to ceiling windows provide ample light and a view to the stunning pool that wraps around the edges of the home creating a resort like ambience inside.

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The rear of the home is an entertainers dream with an open plan kitchen and dining area that leads to an expansive alfresco area overlooking the pool and cabana beyond. The large format stone look ceramic tiling used internally has been carried through to this area providing a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living areas.

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An official judge for the Housing Industry Association, Rob Maughan built a solid reputation working with other leading industry brands before forming Maughan Building Company in 2009. The accolade’s he has received are a testament to his expertise and the process he follows with every new home he builds. The philosophy at Maughan Building Company is simple, says Rob, “Building your dream home is a journey and every client takes a different route, my job is to make that journey as enjoyable and satisfying as possible”.

Rob is personally involved in every project and works closely with clients from the brief stage to completion of the project. He brings his expertise in passive solar energy and design strategies that make optimal use of the site to every project. And in MBC’s signature style, aims to inspire clients with contemporary design and cutting edge architectural elements. The design process however is then left to unfold organically over a period of several weeks. It is through this process of close collaboration with clients and through an open exchange of ideas that Rob believes ultimate outcomes are achieved for all his clients.

PO Box 540, North Fremantle Western Australia 6159 P 08 9335 5632 Winner 2012 HIA Custom Built $625,000 - $800,000 HIA Finalist 2012 Perth Custom Built Home of the Year HIA Finalist 2012 Peter Overman award for Perth Innovation in housing project of the year

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F 08 9335 3672 maughanbuilding.com.au sales@maughanbuilding.com.au


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A History of Building Excellence Since 1956, the name Zorzi has become synonymous with high quality, craftsman built homes Australia wide. Zorzi Builders was founded on an ethos of hard work, and inspired by a family passion and the never ending pursuit of excellence in delivering the highest quality design and construction of new homes. Dating back over nearly 60 years, the Zorzi passion started when Corado Zorzi first saw the work of Andrea Palladio, while working in the family business in Italy in the early 1900’s. Born in 1576, many consider Andrea Palladio to be the grandfather of residential Architecture, having created such iconic residences as the Villa Valmarana ai Nani near Vincenza, in 1670. Quality, craftsmanship and design have always been the signature of Zorzi. From humble beginnings, providing house and land packages, to the exclusive, custom designed homes of today which have become the benchmark in residential quality construction.

Since their inception, Zorzi has always strived to lead the market with innovative, unique solutions. This pioneering spirit is underpinned by the timeless values which are at the heart of every Zorzi home. Elegant grandeur can only be achieved through considered design and the melding of quality materials with the highest standards of workmanship. Zorzi homes are distinguished by their contemporary designs and an attention to detail evident in every aspect of the home – from the concrete and brickwork through to the fixtures, fittings and finishes. Whether it is designed in conjunction with Zorzi or with your own architect, our focus is delivering a seamless, cost conscience outcome.


Grandwood by Zorzi As the Zorzi brand grew so too did the value of the projects it undertook. With a growing brand and affluent clientele the importance of evolving into a multi-generational building company was recognised. Grandwood by Zorzi was established in 1994 as a response to expanding client families looking to build at all different levels of style and budget, changing community tastes, trends and styles. Grandwood quickly demonstrated the value of the Zorzi heritage by winning the HIA Golden Key for best display home in Perth with their first display home, and then the National award for building the best home in Australia, a few years later. This is an accolade many builders do not achieve in a lifetime, let alone the first years of operation.

Grandwood by Zorzi has been built on a reputation for producing outstanding homes that encapsulate the essence of individuality and style. Underpinned by the Zorzi master brand, Grandwood epitomises the Zorzi values in quality and craftsmanship, leveraging this to deliver a range of homes that are accessible across a broader range of price points by streamlining the process down to a seamless art form. Grandwood Homes provides clients with flexible custom and customised solutions to suit individual needs, unique sites and a personalised service at every stage of the building process. This includes direct access to directors and a full time builder on site as well as a dedicated project manager, and interior design consultants. Today the Zorzi Group is a true bespoke builder focused on the design and construction of luxury family homes of all sizes and budgets.


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Lock Up & Leave Luxury This stunning open plan home in the Perth suburb of Dalkeith encompasses over 900 square meters of luxury living and has been built for a repeat client of Zorzi. As frequent travelers, the client’s brief was for a home that elegantly combined a rich tapestry of natural textural finishes where they could incorporate various pieces of art and furnishings collected over their travels but was also low maintenance.

Zorzi combined travertine natural stone flooring and walls, to create a contrast of earthy tones that provided a neutral palette for furnishings. To address the low maintenance requirement, additional steps needed to be taken in areas such as the exterior timber ceilings where each sheet was sent to French polishers to be lacquered and stained rather than using typical prefinished boards. Automation plays a large part in the features of this home. A central system controls everything

from the drapes, interior and exterior lighting, under-floor heating system, air conditioning and security cameras, to the operation of the pool and spa. A lift is integrated into the home, and runs from the basement up to the top level. Despite maintaining a casual, family friendly ambience the luxurious finishes and exceptional craftsmanship that you’d expect of a Zorzi home is evident throughout. In the kitchen the lacquered kitchen cabinetry is trimmed with Japanese Sen timber that was pattern matched


both lengthways and corners. Drawers and cupboards have been motorized so as to open and close automatically with just a nudge. The glass sliding doors that separate the alfresco and dining areas - each over 3.2 meters wide, open seamlessly and disappear like magic, invisibly stored in the wall cavities.


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Flexibility & Function Built as an ‘Appealathon’ home for charity, this expansive 700 sqm home in Dalkeith, has stunning street appeal and a resort-like feel that continues throughout the home. Considerable thought went into the home’s design to create a home where the rooms can be re-purposed as the family grows and changes, with consideration for the home accommodating several generations. Designed to accommodate a large family the luxurious finishes are extensive. From the moment you enter through the custom timber entry doors, you are struck by the void, clad with fossilized marble and a timber paneled ceiling. The home is abundant with other quality materials including


Donnybrook stone, marble, granite and timber which combine to lend an earthy, natural tonal palette to the home. The ground floor consists of large communal living spaces, opening to a large alfresco area that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living. A feature of the home is a separate building, originally designed as a gym, but which could serve as an office or self-contained guest suite. The upper floor contains the majority of the bedrooms including a master suite which spectacular in its size as well as its appointments and finishes, is again reminiscent of a luxury resort.


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An Award Winning Renovation

Awarded Australia’s Best Renovation & Restoration 2015 by the Master Builders Association, this historical home in Cottesloe, Le Fanu, has been stunningly restored to its former glory (and then some) by Zorzi Builders. From rack and ruin the home has been both painstakingly restored and extended in a way that ensured the fabric of the 1890’s home was not compromised.


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Working in conjunction with local council, the Heritage Council, and other heritage advisors the project to restore the Federation Queen Anne style home was many years in completion. Originally built over 120 years ago on a large parcel of landing overlooking the Indian Ocean the home was in considerable disrepair when work began. Wherever possible repairs were made to the original materials such as limestone

walls, ceilings and ceiling roses. For the new areas of the home that were extended to incorporate additional living area, replicas were made and sourced so as to match the original detail of the home. From the marble flooring to custom-made period style cabinetry and the ornate ceilings, Le Fanu is once again a beautiful landmark home that will enhance the WA coastline for another 120 years.

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European Elegance This beautiful Dalkeith home is the result of a collaborative effort between Zorzi Builders and stylings by Cassandra Tana Design. A fusion of modern and classic architecture the home has distinct European influences throughout, from the Moda Dado swan plaster and sand rendered exterior to the basket weave French Oak flooring found inside the home. Although the building site was ideal for a standard two story home, the design required excavation to incorporate a third basement level of 300 sqm which extended to the boundary of the property, requiring extreme care to support the neighboring home whilst work was undertaken.

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The quality of materials and finishes throughout the home are exceptional, with under floor heating throughout including the stunning 800 x 400mm marble tiles used in the main floor area.

Landscaped gardens surround the home, the rear pool house and alfresco area, and incorporate water features and rustic stone paving that are again reminiscent of an elegant European estate.

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Luxury Set in Stone The main challenge for Grandwood by Zorzi in the construction of this stylish Dalkeith family home, was creating a design that incorporated all the requests of the client into a single story residence. The home includes three separate living spaces, a central open plan kitchen and dining area with seamless transition to an equally large alfresco area, a gym, a master suite of resort like proportions and a pool with sufficient garden area for the children to play in to name a few. Grandwood delivered a sophisticated home that is both functional and luxurious in detail. A home this family will grow into.


To meet a further request of the client for a home that was a statement in quality without being ostentatious, Grandwood have used an abundance of natural stone and timber throughout the home, including Drylane Alpine stone cladding to the alfresco fireplace and timber paneled ceilings. As a result the sleek contemporary lines are softened by the organic materials, creating an earthy palette and a warm and inviting ambience throughout.

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The Haven Designed to take full advantage of the West Australian lifestyle, this home by Grandwood has a myriad of unique features incorporated into a large family home that has been built for entertaining and seamless indoor / outdoor living. The hub of the home is the large open planning living area that flows onto an expansive alfresco area featuring a double height ceiling, emphasizing the feeling of space and making the area all the more inviting. The natural stone flooring used internally continues through the alfresco so that when the stacking glass doors are opened, internal and external spaces are fused into an impressive indoor/outdoor entertaining area that includes built in bar and swimming pool.

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A wine cellar cleverly placed behind glass beneath the staircase is a visual showpiece in the home and just one of the custom additions that have been added for this family’s third Grandwood home.

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Family Entertainer On a 418 sqm block, with 450 sqm of living space, ample storage, multiple living areas and not one but two, fully equipped kitchens, this home has been designed to meet the growing needs of a young family. The home has been finished in beautiful detail with quality materials including stone benchtops, Villeroy & Boch tapware and porcelain tiling through the main living areas. The lower floor has been built for entertaining, with a large games room and open plan kitchen, living and dining area which open onto an impressive alfresco area with soaring six meter high ceilings. A second fully equipped kitchen is also located on the lower floor. An expansive master-suite, three additional bedrooms, living area and kitchenette are located on the upper floor, providing ample space for family living.


Renovated in Style A complete modernisation of an older Shenton Park home was the objective in this Grandwood by Zorzi renovation. Incorporating high-end finishes such as marble, stainless steel, glass, porcelain and veneer, the brief was to redefine the character of the existing home whilst creating a luxurious and impressive modern interior. The home was first taken back to an empty shell so that interior spaces could be

redefined. A concrete slab was added to the upper story and the balcony and master suite were remodelled into a sanctuary that would take in the parkland views and was complete with walk in wardrobe and luxurious bathroom. A sitting room with fireplace was also added to the upper level. Downstairs kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces were refit to include marble and veneer finishes and backlit lighting. A new pool and timber decking were also added to the front of the home to take advantage of park views.


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The awards won by Zorzi Builders and Grandwood by Zorzi, recognize the level of detail required and the finishes achieved by the many artisans needed to complete a Zorzi home. In many cases, several specialist trades will collaborate on a particular piece of the design, strategy and sequence of work flow, in order to achieve just one of the fine details which can be found in Zorzi homes. • • • • • • • •

2015 MBA National Luxury Alterations and Additions Award 2014 HIA Australian Spec Home of the Year 2011 HIA National Display Home of the Year Award 2009 HIA Australian Outdoor Project of the Year Award 2009 HIA Australian Outdoor Project of the Year Award 2008 HIA Australian Home of the Year Award 2004 MBA Australian Home of the Year 1998 MBA Australian Residential Builder of the Year

grandwood.com.au P +61 8 9380 9811 newhome@grandwood.com.au

zorzi.com.au P +61 8 9382 4880 newhome@zorzi.com.au

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History Managing Director Troy Felt commenced Platinum Homes in 1999. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength and now encompasses a residential and commercial construction division. Given the growth and diversity of the group it was branded the Builton Group in 2004, which Platinum Homes forms a vital part of. The strength of the Builton Group is its depth and diversity that comes from over 20 years’

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experience in the building and development industry. Underpinning Builton’s success has been its people; Troy’s leadership and experience has culminated in the assembling of a skilled team of professionals. PLATINUM HOMES Platinum Homes was launched with the vision to produce outstanding and distinctive homes that would be renowned for their


HIA Awards 2013 Winner – Custom Built Home Finalist – Custom Built Home of the Year Finalist – Townhouse / Villa 2012 Winner – Small Lot Housing Finalist – Townhouse / Villa Development Finalist – Small Lot Housing Finalist – Display Home 2011 Finalist – Small Lot Housing Finalist – Townhouse / Villa Finalist – Townhouse / Villa

quality craftsmanship and design values. Since then they have grown to become one of the leading custom home builders in Perth, with a reputation for building innovative, awardwinning designs that provide a point of difference, while maintaining functional living spaces for today’s busy lifestyle. Platinum Homes has an expansive range of award winning designs to choose from however, their key speciality is custom home

design, The Platinum in-house Design Team take the time to plan and create a totally unique home design that is tailored to meet a client’s individual requirements. Platinum Homes is constantly evolving, bringing fresh imagination, innovative techniques and exciting new materials to every home it builds, and connecting the present to the future by forever pushing the design envelope forward.

2009 Winner – Spec Home Finalist – Small Lot Housing 2008 Winner – HIA Custom Built Home 2006 Winner – Renovated Kitchen of the Year Finalist – HIA Renovated Kitchen Finalist – HIA Region Kitchen of the year Finalist – HIA Custom Built Home Finalist – HIA Townhouse / Villa

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The Beaulieu The distinctive exterior of The Beaulieu is just a small portion of what this modern family home has to offer. Packed with features and a well thought out floorplan The Beaullieu offers a perfect balance between elegant sophistication and relaxed family living.

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At the centre of the three bedroom, three bathroom home is an impressive open-plan living area that opens out onto a large alfresco area. Extra high ceilings and windows create a well-lit, well ventilated space. In the kitchen a long island bench offers an abundance of work space whilst a scullery hides preparation areas when entertaining. The ground floor also incorporates two bedrooms, a study, separate activity and theatre room.

The light-filled stairwell takes you to the first floor which houses the parents retreat. A separate living area includes a terrace to enjoy an evening wine and the grand mastersuite incorporates both an impressive dressing room and a stylish ensuite. Quality fixtures and fittings are used throughout the home and there is an abundance of storage space.

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Stone Manor A celebration of craftsmanship, Stone Manor is a majestic home featuring Toodyay Stone and combining the finest in modern amenities with classic sophistication in exquisite detail. Triple glazed, custom designed leadlight feature entry doors welcome you into the large foyer that houses an impressive American White Oak staircase that lead to the upstairs bedrooms. A convenient cloak room provides storage for coats and umbrellas.

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The floorplan of the ground floor provides a generous living room that offers plenty of seating options for memorable gatherings. Whilst the Toodyay Stone that features on the exterior of the home, is used in the fireplace surround, adding rustic charm and a warm and inviting space to while away winter evenings. The gourmet kitchen includes extensive cupboard space, an island bench, large walk in pantry, European appliances and large windows over the sink to take in the surrounding grounds.


To the right of the foyer is a stunning panelled games room with detailed feature ceiling and two sets of double French doors that lead out to the alfresco area. Also on the ground floor is a guest suite with private amenities and a separate dining room that is easily accessed from the kitchen.

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Upside Down Style This client requested a home with individuality and style and enough space to accommodate a growing family, despite challenges with the orientation and fall of the site, what was delivered was considerably more—a stunning contemporary home with upside down living spaces that that in the views.

With strong geometric lines and feature cladding the home has commanding street appeal, and on entering the wow factor continues with a raked ceiling and dramatic double story void that enhances the feeling of space. Large windows capture the northern light whilst a floating stairway wrapped around a stone clad wall provides privacy from the street whilst also acting as a thermal mass, generating warmth from the winter sun.

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Upstairs, the main living area, dining room and kitchen are combined in an open and airy floorplan that provides views to the distant hills. A study is highlighted by a lookout over the void and features a glazed balustrade portion to enhance the feeling of spaciousness. The contemporary galley layout kitchen incorporates an abundance of bench and storage space. A feature wall of different proportions visually layers the space while providing storage


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The ground floor also provides great spaces for entertaining with a games and activity room with built-in bar that provide views over the sparkling custom built pool and cabana, and an extensive alfresco terrace invites indoor/outdoor living. Playful outdoor steps work with varied levels of land to allow for floating plinths and platforms for sitting. The downstairs area also features the bedrooms and a study niche for the children, adding to this feature packed family home.

1st Floor, Builton House 90 Burswood Road Burswood WA 6000 Ph: 1800 669 684 Fax: 08 9361 2622 Email: info@platinum-homes.com.au www.platinum-homes.com.au


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new meets New & old old blend perfectly in this modern

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Weststyle Design & Development blurred the lines between old/new and indoor/outdoor to create a distinctive space in this exceptional Inglewood renovation and extension of a classic home. Created by architect Gavin Hestelow and interior designer Hayley Prendiville, the home meets the expectations of the clients who requested a modern look complimentary to the existing structure. The result is a transformation that retains the original character of the home while providing a contrasting modern open plan layout surrounded by preserved trees and greenery for privacy and visual appeal.


The build time was unusually efficient due to the hybrid aspect of masonry and framed construction. A special consideration was a piece of glass measuring 2.5 x 4m to frame an original tree that needed to be craned in and maneuvered into position with specialized machinery due to the tight work space. Using high quality materials featuring a range of textures and finishes resulted in an aesthetically balanced outcome. Handmade recycled face brick exteriors contrast rendered walls and the original Tuck Point aesthetic. Exposed zincalume roofing and striking Jarrah floorboards extend from the existing home to the renovation.


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An innovative kitchen with dramatic minimalistic appeal is the centerpiece of the home. Seamless custom colour lacquered cabinetry with a bifold and pocketing door system hiding the appliances, prep area, refrigerator and pantry rebrands the traditional kitchen and incorporates it into the living space. The modern aesthetic was achieved with outstanding materials such as Calacatta Michaelangelo marble on the island bench.

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Recently completed by Core Developments, this luxurious home in Floreat is a stunning example of the quality you can expect when building with Core. Sophisticated and luxurious, this expansive family home is finished with exceptional attention to detail with quality materials including Tasmanian Blackwood timber veneer cabinetry, Blackbut and stone flooring and handmade

stair treads using reclaimed timber. The contemporary design was developed with many unique features to meet the specific needs of the client including two master suites with custom designed unique rotating shoe storage, scullery, mudroom and parents retreat with kitchenette. To see more of this stunning home visit: www.corewa.com.au


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Five Fabulous FRIDGES Considering fridges… the words sexy & stylish don’t often come to mind. But we’ve chased down not only some of the best performing fridges but some of the best looking ones too, fridges that will look hot whilst maintaining their cool.

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Meneghini La Cambusa The allure of the sea and the pursuit of functionality were the inspiration behind this brimming with personality fridge. The CAMBUSA is an exclusive unit that blends seamlessly with any interior, making a prestigious and refined addition to any kitchen. It comes in two or three door versions, with or without portholes, and is built with high-quality material with a virtually endless range of finishes and colours to choose from. Handles and hinges can be produced in polished raw brass, stainless chromed brass or aged brass. It’s internal layout is highly versatile meaning it can be fully customized depending on size, to accommodate any combination of appliances and fitted pantries. Cost? The sophisticated European style comes with a price tag - you’re looking at €23,000 Euro for a small one, €28,000 for large.

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Sub-Zero Sub-zero integrated products have no visible grills or hinges, making it possible for your refrigeration to be indistinguishable from other cabinets and providing the ability to separate units and place them where they are most convenient for you – eg: vegetable crisper drawers under work benches whilst freezers are upright by the pantry. The 610mm wide ICBIC-24FI all-freezer column provides 338 litres of storage space surrounded by a dedicated cooling system engineered to keep air dry to prevent frost and freezer burn. An automatic icemaker includes a “max ice” command, which allows for increased on-demand production of purified ice by up to 30 percent, for 24 hours. The Sub-Zero ICBIC-24R - the first 610 mm all-refrigerator column from SubZero - provides 352 litres of storage, with a built-in anti-microbial air-purification system based on technology developed by NASA. This system scrubs the air of ethylene gas — an organic compound emitted by produce that hastens food spoilage — as well as mould, viruses and bacteria every 20 minutes. Another advanced food-preservation feature is the high-humidity, lower-temperature crisper drawers, which provide the perfect conditions for storing fresh produce. Sub-zero Integrated Column All Freezer (ICBIC-24FI) - RRP $18,995 Integrated All Column Refrigerator (ICBIC-30RID) - RRP $17,995


Miele Miele sets the benchmark for luxury refrigeration with the flagship range of fully integrated refrigeration appliances, aptly named the MasterCool series. Bringing European design to Australia, the modular column system allows you to configure combinations of fridge and freezer units to suit your individual preferences and maximize storage space. MasterFresh drawers allows the storage of food at the precise temperature and humidity requirements to ensure food is kept as fresh as possible for up to 3 times longer than normal. To use simply select the drawer location and food item type from the menu system and Miele’s signature electronics manage the rest. A unique benefit to MasterCool refrigerators are that the TouchControls have been placed ergonomically at waist height, so users will never have

to stretch to reach the controls at the top of the unit, which stands at more than two metres tall. For WA’s climate, ice and water features are usually high on the fridge want list. Miele refrigeration that include ice and water units have been tested and WaterMark certified ensuring that any water that comes in contact with internal components of the unit will not be contaminated. Ice making capacity is up to 150 pieces per day with a 3.2kg of ice storage capacity. Plenty of ice for every drink the family needs in a day. Prices start from from $11,499.00

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KitchenAid When you hear the brand name KitchenAid most people think of the distinctive mixer which built their brand, launched way back in 1919. But a new thought should come to mind for KitchenAid’s latest innovation - black stainless steel. KitchenAid released this amazing finish with the satiny luster of brushed steel, a warm neutral tone that increases its adaptability to kitchen designs and best of all decreases the appearance of fingerprints. This fridge design is so sleek that hiding the fridge behind your kitchen cabinetry would not cross your mind. The days of the stainless steel commercial kitchen look from the 90’s is now being modernized with the black stainless steel being hailed by kitchen designers as ‘new neutral’ that adds warmth and sophistication to a range of kitchen designs. Features include a 5 door configuration. 2 soft close drawers, the left drawer features 5 preset temperatures for meat, drinks, greens, deli and thaw/ marinate. The right drawer a produce preserver ideal for fresh produce which helps delay over-ripening. LED lighting throughout with an in-door ice system with ice bin allowing more room in the refrigerator compartment and a 3 tier freezer drawer at the bottom. This fridge has a RRP of $3,999.00

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Smeg With all the fun colours available to brighten up your kitchen, how could we possibly leave out the Smeg 50’s Retro Style fridge and freezer. Available in 11 colours the FAB32 is a two door refrigeratorfreezer available in right or left hand hinges so putting two of them side by side for an even more impressive look is no problem. 228 litre fridge capacity and 98 litre freezer capacity you get the gorgeous curves and look of a 1950’s fridge, but, it comes with all the workings of today’s Smeg techonology. Features throughout the fridge include crystal glass quick-chill shelves, 4 bottle chromed wine rack, 7 shelf heights, a meat keeper and the classic 12 place egg nest. The door includes a multi-purpose half width container, dairy container, a full width bottle shelf with restrainers, 2 chromed safely rails which are removable and 4 height positions. The freezer underneath the fridge contains 2 drawers, 1 fast-freeze drawer, an ice-cube tray and is also frost free which means no more days of defrosting the freezer. The Smeg FAB32 has a RRP of $5690.00


The

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Storing, Pouring, Serving and Drinking

The incredible growth experienced by the wine industry world-wide has made it possible for people of all incomes to enjoy good wines regularly and inexpensively. So, why is there still a pervasive fear of wine ‘handling’ and etiquette? The standard and traditional ways of storing, pouring, serving and drinking wines are all simply based on good sense and an understanding of the way that wine reacts to heat, light and air. Even if you don’t understand how the elements can affect wine, by following some simple rules, you can enjoy serving wine, without the fear of ‘doing it wrong’.

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Storing your Wine – Cool, Sideways and Out of the Light We could add, ‘for as long as possible’ to this subheading. There are some people who seem to think that a wine should be brought out of the cellar two days before they are planning to drink it and then left in an upright position. We’re scratching our heads and trying to figure out the logic in that thinking. If you are talking about red wines, then this doesn’t make much sense as it only takes about an hour to bring a bottle of wine up to room temperature*, which is the temperature in which reds are traditionally drunk. And, all wines should also be left in a horizontal position, to avoid the cork drying out. Approximately 3 hours is a good length of time to leave from removing the wine from storage to decanting and serving it. This will give any sediment you’ve stirred up in the process of moving it a chance to settle.

Climate controlled storage options such as Vintec Transtherm wine cabinets will ensure that your wines are always stored in the perfect conditions for preservation or maturation. For a white wine, it’s even simpler. White wines should be served lightly chilled. You can leave them in the cellar until you’re just about to chill and serve them. The Optimum Drinking Temperature of Wine You may have noticed above the asterisk above alongside ‘room temperature’. That’s because the term is one that’s open to a little interpretation. ‘Room temperature’ refers to the rooms of European cities long ago, long before central heating. Back then the temperature of the

rooms averaged around 15-18 degrees. The room temperature of 24-25 degrees common in Australia is not conducive to wine. So, a short time in the fridge before serving is recommended for red wines as well. Safe Storage for Your Wine A wine cellar should be kept at 12-14 degrees Celsius, should offer darkness or at least nothing more than indirect light whenever possible and should be kept at a humidity range of around 70 percent. All wine should be stored in the cellar on its side. This is so that the wine in the bottle can keep the cork moist. A cork is like a sponge in that it swells up when moist and this keeps the bottle tightly sealed and prevents any air from seeping into it. Air is the absolute enemy of wine unless you’re just about to serve it. The reason for the high humidity in the cellar is also to keep the cork moist from the outside of the bottle.

Vintec 166-Bottle Single-Zone Wine Cellar. Photo credit: Vintec Australia

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Transtherm 179-Bottle ‘ERMITAGE’ Wine Cellar. Photo Credit: Vintec Australia

Should I Decant My Wines? The short answer to this is: It depends. White wines don’t really need to be decanted. However, all wines benefit from a chance to breathe, and you can certainly decant white wines for this purpose as well as for the aesthetics of serving it from a nicer looking vessel. Red wines also don’t actually have to be decanted. Reds develop sediment as part of their aging process. While this sediment is absolutely safe to drink, doesn’t affect the taste, and some take it as proof of a properly-aged wine, it can look pretty unsightly in a glass. A lot of people like to decant the wine when they’re serving it to guests. To decant a red wine properly, simply tilt it at a 45-degree angle when pouring into the decanter. By placing a small candle underneath the bottle, you can see when the sediment is close to reaching the neck of the bottle. Again, wines do benefit from a chance to be

exposed to air just before they’re drunk. So, if you’re not planning on decanting, then open the bottle and give it a few minutes before pouring. What Wine to Serve When? This is generally where all the arguments start. The rules that your parents and grandparents probably grew up with have been unceremoniously rubbished in the new age of the culinary arts. The new rule is simply whatever you and your guests prefer. Really! That being said, there are some recommendations to start you off in finding your perfect match of food and wine. A good place to start with lighter fish and white poultry dishes are white wines like Pinot Grigio, Verdelho, Semillon, Gewurtztraminer and Chenin Blanc. Moving to heartier fish dishes like salmon, Ahi tuna and swordfish, any of the afore-mentioned whites will do nicely, as well as some of the

lighter reds such as Pinot Noir, and Shiraz. These lighter reds are also traditionally served with game fowl like geese, duck and pheasant. The heavier meat dishes like beef, pork, lamb and venison are really complemented by the ‘big reds’ like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Burgundy and Chianti. The fatty, rich flavours of these meats really complement the tannins of the wines. Cheese plates usually favor white wines, though this is, of course, open to debate. And most of the sweeter Madeira and ports wines go well with chocolates and desserts. As the culinary arts have given us new and exciting tastes and dining experiences on an almost daily basis, hard and fast rules for wine pairing have been thrown out the window, to everyone’s benefit. While it’s good to try out the traditional pairings in order to learn the strengths and weaknesses behind each type of wine, you should think of it, particularly in this day and age, only as a place to start.

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From the masters of furniture innovation – Hafele, the new Climber adds a new dimension of sophistication and style to standard cabinetry solutions.

A gentle touch on the sensor initiates the WOW factor, as the sleek high gloss glass front gracefully separates into slats and rises in a smooth and silent motion. Climber comes in two cabinet widths and a choice of two glass finishes - high gloss translucent black or white. Although technologically advanced, installation is a breeze as the unit is supplied assembled, ready for mounting, as an exquisite addition to any room.

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Staying on top of the latest trends, InStyle Ceramics provide a stunning range of Italian and European tiles for both wall and floor application which includes timber-look tiles, innovative glass and porcelain mosaic tiles and stone tiles. Servicing both private and trade clients the InStyle Ceramics team aim to provide unsurpassed customer service. This is achieved through the expertise of their experienced staff who are available for free design consultations in the showroom to assist clients with tile selections for both new homes and renovations. InStyle Ceramics can also arrange tradesman for your tiling project via their vast network of qualified tilers. Application advice is also available as well as the supply of an extensive range of glues, grout and tiling tools via their adjoining Trade Centre. InStyle Ceramics—creating life in style.

InStyle Ceramics is located at: 105 Norma Road Myaree Ph: 9317 8845

TRADING HOURS SHOWROOM Monday to Friday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm TRADE CENTRE Monday to Friday: 6.00 am - 5.00 pm Saturday: 7.30 am - 2.00 pm


Making

BATHROOMS

More Beautiful


TECE has grown by asking the right questions…

Can we do it better, faster, more attractively?

TECElux is the toilet terminal for all toilet functions of today—and tomorrow. Press and flush was yesterday. The toilet of today can do so much more: Rinse and blow dry, purify the air, and flush automatically. But often, the aesthetics are sacrificed for other benefits. TECE has now created a form that unites all functions. TECElux places the system components behind the wall, where they are invisible. An extremely flat glass facing closes the inspection opening and conceals the cistern. The connections for water and power are concealed behind the glass facing as well as optional odour trap and height adjustments.

Features of the TECElux include: ■ LED “sen-Touch” flushing system-the buttons illuminate as you approach the terminal & flush operates electronically ■ An invisible ”ceramic-Air” air freshening/odour extracting device located behind the glass panel ■ The “m-Lift” function allowing you to adjust the height of the ceramic pan, even after installation ■ Easy access panel to allow upgrades and maintenance on all these features inside the wall

With its simple aesthetics, TECElux blends in beautifully with the architecture of any bathroom.


TECEnow flush plates TECEnow with a height of only 5mm the TECEnow flush plate has a sleek and stylish profile and the simple rectangular flush plate fits directly to the TECE cistern without additional fittings, so that the flush plate is all that is visible above the ceramics. Available in Chrome, White, Black and Matte Chrome. The flush plate also acts as a cover for the inspection opening, so that the technical components can be accessed quickly and easily hidden behind the stylish fascia.


Gro Agencies Pty Ltd Showroom u2, 37 Howe St Osborne Park WA 6017 Ph 08 9446 3288 Fax 08 9244 2257 www.groagencies.com.au

TECEdrainline shower channels With floor level showers now creating functional additional floor-space in bathrooms the demand for intelligent technology that can integrate perfectly with both new and renovated bathrooms has brought the creation of TECEdrainline shower channels. Meeting all hygiene requirements TECEdraineline come with stainless steel or glass covers or alternatively the “plate� tileable channel where a plain slot in the floor is the only thing that can be seen.

TECEsquare metal II, available stainless steel, chrome and white.


A Hidden oasis

Visiting this stunning property you’d be surprised to learn that at one time it was an old pine plantation in complete disarray. Purchased 15 years back by the current owners, it was re-imagined as Onyesha Spa – which was a finalist this year for the World Luxury Spa award, and it’s not surprising why. Onyesha is a relaxing Balinese-style day spa accessed through a canopy of lush shade trees and dotted with floral gardens and waterfalls sounds that offers a private oasis to escape to and unwind unlike any other spa venue in Perth.

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Originally purchased as a private residence, the idea to create a spa was sparked by visitors who came and were reluctant to leave the owners tranquil surroundings. From the moment you drive through the gates and begin the 300 metre drive to the main building there is a feeling as though you’re entering another world. In fact, despite being just 30 minutes from the CBD and only 5 minutes from Joondalup the natural ecosystem that has been created at Onyesha provides the spa its own microclimate, with temperatures averaging five degrees cooler in summer than surrounding areas.


From the moment you drive through the gates… there is a feeling as though you’re entering another world…


The rainforest sauna is set amongst the trees above atop a waterfall.

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We found guests who visited us didn’t want to leave, the spa was a way for us to share the beauty & tranquillity of the property not just with friends and family but the public. — Sally, Onyesha Owner Considerable work had been undertaken by the previous owner, a landscape architect who created at the centre of the property a beautiful lake which spans a full acre. However with the view of creating the many private areas that make up the treatment rooms, a substantial amount of additional time and resources have been put into the property since, by Onyesha’s owners. The island in the middle of the lake was cleared, a charming bridge was built, and the island is now the site of a delightful gazebo and rose gardens. Visitors discover the Rainforest Pavilion hidden away in the bushes by wandering along a stepping-stone path under the rainforest canopy. Across the wooden bridge is the secluded thatched pavilion graced with golden Balinese doors within view of the lake, and a lovely tea garden has been created near the main building for after treatment refreshments.

Onyesha Spa has a world of wildlife, fauna and flora surrounding a variety of inviting rooms and facilities. The koi in the lake have been around longer than their owners, and spa visitors enjoy the sight of beautiful birds such as blue wrens, canaries and black cockatoos that feed on the pine cones. A full-time gardener cares for the established Camellias, 15-foot Azaleas and a 40-foot Gingko Biloba tree with a distinctive fan-shaped leaf that rarely grows in Perth conditions. Visitors to Onyesha Spa are invited to indulge their mind, body and soul every day except Sunday and Monday with massages, facials, body treatments and complete full day spa packages. Onyesha is located at: 26 Pinelake Trail, Mariginiup Ph: 08 9306 8335

www.onyesha.com


Luring kids away from their iPads, video games and televisions is a mean feat for most parents, however one West Australian company is leading the way back to backyard fun with their innovative playground equipment that is taking the world by storm.

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Funky Monkey Bars is the brainchild of Shane Roberts, who back in 2009 resorted to designing his own set of monkey bars for his two young daughters after failing to find what he wanted in pre-fabricated sets. Bombarded by requests from neighbours and friends to build one for them too, Shane developed Funky Monkey Bars into a business and in 2014, Shane was joined by Colin Burdle, a structural engineer from the UK who saw further possibilities for the concept in both additional flexibility and features that now make ‘Funky Monkey Bar’s fully customisable to the requirements of each individual family. The design and quality of the Funk Monkey Bar playgrounds have caused the company sales to skyrocket and their Yangebup, Perth-based business has recently been awarded the Business News Rising Stars Award, recognised as one of the Top-10 fastest growing companies in Western Australia. With their quality construction and flexible designs it’s no wonder these modular sets of colourful monkey bars are turning the heads of practical parents who are looking to get kids outside and active.

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So what makes Funky Monkey Bars so Funky? FREE STANDING窶年O NEED TO CEMENT IN

AUSTRALIAN OWNED, AUSTRALIAN MADE FOR AUSTRALIAN CONDITIONS

Funky Monkey Bars are completely freestanding and designed to be used on grass, your lawn is a ready-made surface for a Funky Monkey Bar set. They can also be set up on woodchips, in sandboxes or on rubber soft-fall. To secure the Funky Monkey Bar sets, they are simply pegged into the ground with supplied pegs there is no need for cementing which makes them easy to move when you do.

As an Australian company, Funky Monkey Bars have designed and built their product to suit Australian conditions. All products have been designed to Australian Safety Standard AS4685 and are built for strength and durability to bear the load of not just your kids but their friends - and adults too with load ratings between 552 and 980kgs. Quality paint made for Australian conditions has also been used in the colour powder-coated finishes available, so your Funky Monkey Bars will resist fading and last for many years to come.


FUNKY MONKEY BARS GROW WITH YOUR FAMILY One of the unique features of the Funky Monkey Bar design is that they are fully height adjustable from a range 1.2 to 2.3 meters ensuring that your kids can play safely at a level that suits both their size and their skill. Weren’t expecting triplets? No problem. You can also grow your Funky Monkey Bar playground as your family grows, and interchange accessories to suit the size and age of your kids and also their interests, from netball hoops to soccer and hockey nets.

EASY TO ORDER & ASSEMBLE

have developed an easy to use ecommerce website that features lots of photographs, configurations, measurements and accessories so you can order online and have your system shipped worldwide.

With such flexibility it’s no wonder that Funky Monkey Bars have been receiving worldwide interest with recent orders coming as far abroad as New York City. To assist with interstate and international orders, Funky Monkey Bars

Funky Monkey Bar products arrive flat packed with easy to follow instructions. Assembly is simple with the two allen keys provided and a little elbow grease.

www.funkymonkeybars.com info@funkymonkeybars.com Showroom: 9 Cutting Way, Yangebup, Perth, ®

Western Australia, 6164

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THE ULTIMATE IN OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AND LIVING Design trends have led to the alfresco area creating its own space and identity as we embrace the benefits of our climate and todays’ lifestyle. If you are renovating or building an Alfresco area in an existing space our highly talented design team will create the perfect solution. Each Alfresco is personally designed for each customer and may include one or all of the following, BBQ, Pizza Oven, Crustacean Cooker, Exhaust Canopy and Refrigeration. Therefore, creating the ultimate outdoor living environment that will be a joy to use and the envy of your friends.


Ferguson Alfresco Lifestyle BBQ’s are unlike anything you will find elsewhere and are quite simply in a class of their own. The Hi Roller is our latest state of the art BBQ and features a fully automated rotisserie that is ideal for cooking kebabs or as a sausage roller. The Hi Roller comes complete with a 10mm stainless steel Teppanyaki Hot Plate, Char Grill, and 32 Mj Wok. All our BBQ’s are fitted with flame failure so they can be used indoors and out. Importantly, all Ferguson Alfresco Lifestyle BBQ’s also incorporate patent pending ‘Kooledge’ Technology. This is a unique safety feature and ensures minimal heat transfer to the bench top and is a remarkable advance in BBQ safety. To see more, go to our website, call +61 8 9314 6888 to arrange an obligation free consultation or visit our O’Connor showroom. We have a number of functioning BBQ’s and Pizza Ovens on display so you can see the Ferguson difference first hand. Showroom Open: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Saturday 9am - Noon or at other times by appointment. 2 Chamberlain Street O’Connor Western Australia 6163 PHONE +61 8 9314 6888 FAX +61 8 9314 6999 Quality ISO 9001

EMAIL info@fergusoncorp.com.au www.fergusonalfrescolifestyle.com.au


MORE THAN YOUR AVERAGE

TILES With over 50 years in the industry, Ceramo is leading the way sourcing high quality innovative products that go beyond the usual application of ceramic and porcelain tiles. Sourcing their products from high quality European suppliers with environmentally responsible manufacturing processes, including the world renowned Porcelanosa Group, the Ceramo range includes the latest in tile technology with product that have been developed for both ease of application and durability.

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X-LIGHT LARGE FORMAT PORCELAIN PANELS A large format, lightweight porcelain panel that has all the performance characteristics of a porcelain tile. Designed by Porcelanosa Group the panels come in 3m x 1m panel sizes. The light weight panels (only 8kg per sqm) offer new possibilities for interior and exterior application and the 3.5mm profile considerably reduces preparation time in renovation projects allowing the panels to be laid over existing tiling.

PORCELAIN FLOORBOARDS Again from Porcelanosa, the look of real timber without the ongoing maintenance required with natural timber, these porcelain floorboards are suitable for both internal and external application, providing the luxurious look of timber from fully vitrified and extremely durable porcelain. Will not shrink,

warp, split or fade and resistant to scratches and indentations. Anti-slip finishes are available that make them ideal for wet areas, on balconies and around the pool and they are also fire retardant and termite resistant.

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Over a bridge, up a 300 meter driveway lined with trees and imported cobblestone and passing by acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, visitors reach the entry of this stunning modern residence via a covered portico on a large circular driveway. This grand and impressive entrance sets the tone for a magnificent new estate in Henley Brook, recently completed by Pirone Builders.

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A collaborative effort between Pirone Builders and designer Parm Tijhung, the project took several years to complete. Extensive work was undertaken by Pirone Builders including the demolition of the existing home, construction of the new stately manor along with several outbuildings and acres of beautifully landscaped gardens - and the outcome is nothing short of spectacular. In addition to the main residence the property has a six car garage, separate gym by the pool, and a self contained granny flat. In total the estate offers over 1800 meters of under roof living area and has been designed for family fun and entertaining. Finished with the finest materials such as marble flooring and walnut cabinetry the home itself is a work of art from the grand entry foyer with ‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeping staircase, to the covered alfresco complete with outdoor kitchen, fireplace and pizza oven.

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Externally the exotic materials and meticulous detail continues by the pool and covered Mazu stone spa area - through to the many tiered levels of stunning landscaped gardens.

A particular highlight is a pergola with European-style limestone columns, paved with the cobblestone that was imported from Portugal. A built-in firepit and seating makes this a separate rustic entertaining area, and shady gazebo nestled at the end of a long garden path, enhanced by colorful blooms and greenery is a romantic spot to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset. This outstanding estate features every conceivable amenity for family enjoyment on the grandest of scales in a tranquil, rural environment.

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Results that speak for themselves If you’ve made a decision to go with a fibreglass pool for your new home, there is no better local supplier than Barrier Reef Pools. Their results speak for themselves… the company has been awarded a total of fifty SPASA awards since 2009. In 2014 the company received an outstanding fifteen awards, including a National SPASA People’s Choice Award for the best pool in Australia confirming yet again their position as clear market leaders in the industry. A boutique family owned company, Barrier Reef Pools has been operating for over 30 years. Their fabrication and installation process is second to none with strict quality control measures in place throughout all steps of the process. Priding themselves on personalised service, the friendly team at Barrier Reef Pools are available to assist you with everything from on-site visits for measurements and quotations right through to completion of paving, decking and water features around your new pool. Setting themselves apart from many other local suppliers, Barrier Reef Pools do not use any sub-contractors. Only their own highly trained and experienced staff are used for all work undertaken, ensuring that every pool installation is completed to the highest of standards, their multiple awards are a testament to this. The range of pools and spas available from Barrier Reef Pools is extensive and includes sleek, modern designs that will enhance the exteriors of today’s modern homes. These are available in a range of contemporary colours and custom additions of sunbeds and fibreglass water features that conceal filter systems can also be added to designs.

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Winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Best Pool in Australia, this stunning pool installed on a 5 acre property in Cardup, completely meets the brief of the client invoking a feeling of something you might expect at a 5 star luxury resort. Part of the ‘Monaco’ range , the 10.5 metre pool finished in ‘Midnight Shimmer’ (one of the nine colour options available), features a custom addition ‘sundeck’ that runs the full length of the pool. A raised deck at one end of the not only acts as a water feature, but cleverly conceals filtration systems and is a storage box for pool toys and equipment.

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ARCHITECTURAL GLASS ART When most people think about architectural glass art, they envisage the stained glass of old churches and Victorian-era buildings. However local glass artisan and Creative Director of Perth’s Tradition Stained Glass, Kim Fitzpatrick is putting a whole new spin on the industry with stunning contemporary work that is enhancing modern homes and commercial spaces.

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As a third generation glass artist, taught by his grandfather, Kim has a long history working with traditional stained glass methods. His Perth based business, TSG (Tradition Stained Glass), is one of very few with the expertise to both replicate and restore work such as ecclesiastical pieces in the age-old method in which they were created. As such, TSG have forged a reputation as Perth’s premier glass artisans regularly undertaking work for local cathedrals, churches and other heritage buildings. Kim’s inherent passion for both art and glass as a medium, have driven him to develop his skills into more modern techniques, working now with fused glass to create beautiful pieces that are also being integrated architecturally into residential and commercial buildings in a contemporary manner. Unlike traditional glass art methods, where glass is either hand painted and kiln fired to essentially bake the paint into the glass, or glass is cut into various shapes and soldered together with lead, fused glass is the art of combining various coloured glass together in a super hot kiln until the colours blend together to create one piece. Fused glass differs in its ability to express abstract shapes and soft, free-form contours and colours, merging together in an organic and fluid manner. Mastering the technique so that the various glass and colours blend for a specific desired effect has taken Kim considerable time and effort, but the results are nothing short of spectacular with the some of the ‘near unbreakable’ pieces being installed with backlit LED lighting for dramatic effect. With this application, a new era of architectural glass-art emerges in the form of colourful murals, water features, and unique and ambient lighting that can all be custom designed to suit the individual needs of the client. CUSTOM HOMES

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TSG are currently working on two x 2 metre by 1 meter fused art glass installations for Parliament House. Other work by Kim involves combining timber with fused glass in sculptural pieces. A recent collaborative effort between Kim and indigenous artist Peter Farmer in a unique surfboard design has recently been purchased by the National Gallery in Canberra. More examples of some of the exceptional work by TSG can be viewed on their website: www.traditionstainedglass.com.au And at their studio / gallery located at: Unit 10, 6 McNeece Place O’Connor, Western Australia 6163 Ph: 08 9430 4707 E: admin@traditionstainedglass.com.au


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Realism and fantasy combine in a unique art style Jana VodesilBaruffi calls Fantastic Realism. Recognisable forms, many of them of the human face and body, transform into hypnotizing figures that combine seamlessly with the elements of nature. Through the dynamic imagination of the artist a woman’s face materialises from rocks in a pool of water, a man’s arms evolve into tree limbs, and the full form of a woman becomes intertwined with the heavens and the earth through her arterial system. It is impossible to look away.

After emigrating to Australia in the 80’s Czech born, Jana developed her technical skills as a serious artist while working on realistic drawings and paintings. Her fascination with faces is evident in her Portraits, another primary area of Jana’s work where she interprets facial expressions that go beyond the visible and reveal the character of the subject. For “Permanent Impressions,” a benefit for the Leukemia Foundation, Jana created a 50 portrait collection celebrating women of WA in 2013. The result is a book of the collection that won the bronze medal in the Best Regional Non-Fiction category of the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York.

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A third area of Jana’s work is her Visual Diaries which focus on beautiful images from her extensive art tours around the globe. These works capture the essence of destinations such as Italian countryside, streetscapes in the Bahamas and Prague, and the natural beauty of New Zealand. Her lifelong interest in art has led to an awardwinning career and numerous exhibitions around the world. Vodesil-Baruffi is a regular contributor to the Doug Moran, Archibald and Black Swan portraiture competitions. This year marked Jana’s fifth time as a Black Swan Prize finalist. In 2013 Belmont Business Enterprise Centre presented Jana with the “Most creative award” in its small business category. In 2014, she launched the contemporary Australian Surrealists movement with exhibitions at the Metamorphosis Art Gallery and together with her husband Kevin Baruffi, established the Not for Profit organisation “Paintings for a Cause” with the purpose of to promoting artists and art as a vehicle for fund raising for various worldwide causes. Jana Vodesil-Baruffi continues to combine her art with involvement in the global issues with a new collection of Fantastic Realism paintings based on the oppression of women in the developing world. To view more of Jana’s work and find out more about this dynamic multi- talented artist – see: www.janavodesil.com & www.metamorphosisartgallery.com

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Imagine… sipping a glass of wine in your garden whilst enjoying the surrounding views of the Tuscan countryside, watching wildlife meander across the distant savannah or boats bobbing up and down by a quiet sea-side village? It may sound idealistic but these are the transformations that one Perth artist, is making to suburban backyards with murals that are turning ordinary walls and spaces into whimsical oasis’s. With alfrescos now being such an important extension of our home’s living area, it’s natural that home-owners are wanting to decorate and beautify outdoor areas in the same manner as they would interior spaces. Starting with a project for a friend, word of mouth has spread and Artist, Laura Farnhill is now doing regular commissions, covering up bare and ugly walls and fences and turning them into whimsical scenes.

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Studying interior design before discovering her passion for painting Laura gained considerable recognition as well as several art awards for her definitively West Australian landscapes. Her work encompassed iconic scenes such as the crystal clear waters of Rottnest Island bays through to the rugged outback of The Kimberley’s.


After recently closing her Melbourne gallery ‘Blank Canvas’ in Richmond’s Bridge Road to return to Perth in order to be closer to her family, Laura is enjoying her new ‘wall canvas’ work. In some ways it’s more satisfying than painting on a typical canvas as I see the client’s vision come to life. One client requested a village scene on an exterior wall of her home and she was so excited when it was completed, she said it transported her back to her childhood, growing up in a small Italian town. Those sorts of comments are very rewarding.

In some ways it’s more satisfying than painting on a typical canvas as I see the client’s vision come to life. I also frequently cover up what was an ordinary or even unattractive wall or fence and transform it into something aesthetically beautiful that the home owner can then be proud of.” Maintaining her passion for landscapes, Laura recently held a solo exhibition at Little Creatures in Fremantle. Laura—can be contacted on 0412 277 502 www.laurafarnhill.com

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Into the Mystic with David Giles With 42 solo exhibitions , and dozens of art awards under his belt you’d be excused for expecting David Giles to be one of those stereotypical, somewhat affected ‘artiste’ types. However, nothing could be further from the truth for this passionate artist & gallery owner, who despite being heralded as one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary painters, chooses to give back to the art community that he so loves. Crediting his twenty year career to a near death drowning experience, the abstract work that has followed has been consistent in its appeal; largely due to David’s ability to create visually entrancing works with a spiritual depth that seem to permeate the ambience of the room. The unique qualities of David’s work are more understood when you hear David talk about the

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experience that came to define his work. In the ABC documentary titled “How Art Changed My Life: David Giles,” Giles recalls the event, “In 1993 I was swimming and got taken out by a rip, getting tumbled by the big breakers off the Southern Ocean…I was in a full blown panic, at first, and then I just had this thought that if I don’t relax into this I will stay in this same sense of panic forever. So, I totally relaxed into it and it became a really beautiful, mystical, revelation-ary experience.” The artwork that has followed seems to have recaptured that mystical experience with a spiritual tranquility that continues to be a major theme in his art twenty years later. The eternally meditative mood present in Giles’ work has seen his paintings grace the walls of corporate lobbies, hotels and private collections across the globe.


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Top: David Giles Cosmos 100 x 85cm Top Right: David Giles Approaching Storm 52 x 52cm Middle Right: David Giles Forest Lake 85 x 85cm Bottom: Oceanic 1 and Oceanic 2, each 180 x 120cm, installed in RiverStone Display Home

Giles now aims to give back to the art community that has supported him throughout his 20 year career via an educational endeavor called “The Freedom School of Painting�. Based at the David Giles Gallery in High St, Fremantle, The Freedom School works to empower individuals to follow their artistic passion and provides an outlet for artist to display their work. The Freedom School is a place for artistic development where he mentors upwards of 32 students. Seven students from the program have so far gone onto become award-winning artists themselves. A collection of David Giles work can be seen at the David Giles Gallery, 49b High St, Fremantle. David also works on a commission basis for both residential and commercial projects. www.davidgilesartistudios.com.au

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MEXICO Set in historic Tulum at the edge of a protected bay is Casa Xixim - an ultra-exclusive ecoluxe villa designed by U.S architects Specht Harpman. The 445 sqm Caribbean getaway immerses its occupants in the culture of the location with unique architectural design elements and finishes that are distinctly Mexican.

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Wherever you turn, natural light surrounds you. This has been achieved through extra ceiling height and extensive glazing. As with most of the rest of the home, glass doors in each of the bedrooms provide direct access to the outside, enhancing the connection with the landscape. This is particularly interior living areas to the alfresco area completely providing an outstanding area for entertaining all year round.

Many locally sourced materials were used in the construction of the home including the limestone walls which called for precise craftsmanship by local experts who had been building with limestone for generations. The warm hue of the area’s weather-resistant garapa hardwood enhances cabinetry, handrails, doors, windows and decking and much of the wood furniture found in the home has also been constructed from garapa. The blues of the sea and the browns of the

wood are replicated in local “pasta tiles” placed on accent walls throughout the home. These mosaics were designed by the client and manufactured in Merida by a Spanish technique imported to Mexico hundreds of years ago. The process involves pouring thick sandy concrete into a mould, enhanced by a colourful design and are then pressed and polished to bring out the colour. The term “pasta tiles” comes from the pasty consistency of the ingredients.

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A perfect indoor/outdoor ambiance has been created with Interior living spaces and bedrooms opening wide to take in the Carribean Coastal views, and sea breezes that flow through the house for ventilation and cooling. More than just aesthetically working in harmony with it’s environment the house is also powered by a photovoltaic canopy shading the expansive rooftop terrace, which is planted with native species to provide screening and insulation. The terrace also collects rainwater that is filtered and stored for future use.

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London House This stunning open plan London home overlooks the prestigious RAC Woodcote Park golf course and provides sweeping views of the Epsom racecourse and the Canary Wharf beyond. The clients’ strong interest in contemporary architecture provided the confidence to engage architects Eldridge London to design a strikingly modern home which is totally out of the character of the neighbourhood of neo-Georgian structures.

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Using the very latest advances in building technology, the project is an outstanding example of efficient ecological design. The concrete structure stores thermal heat to maintain a constant temperature all year around. Solar thermal water heating panels on the roof, seven 80-metre deep boreholes for ground source heating and heat pumps add to the energy efficiency of the home. Natural ventilation penetrates all living spaces and the entire south facade can be opened at the ground level.

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Unlike the traditional homes in the neighborhood that are oriented toward the golf course, this V shaped home six bedroom home was designed with a clear relationship to the building site. Entire walls of windows capture the sunlight and take in long views of the countryside and mature Cedar trees on the property.

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Despite the very clean, minimalistic lines of the home and use of industrial style architectural elements such as poured resin flooring and raw concrete walls and ceilings, there is a warmth to the ambience created largely by maple veneer panels in the kitchen, a maple stairway and maple flooring on the upper level.

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Externally the uniqueness of this property continues with the landscaping. 120 triangular planters, stacked in tiers terrace down from the main garden level to the pool house which has been set at a right angle and below ground level, creating a private decked courtyard and outdoor entertaining area for this outstanding contemporary home.

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