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ISSUE 19 • JUNE 24 • 2008

Palatial dimensions Relaxed ambience and ocean views with hidden surprises at every turn

Margaret River Real estate pioneer reflects on three decades at the real surfer’s paradise

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Soaring jarrah-lined ceilings, open plan living spaces and integrated indoor-outdoor areas add a relaxed ambience to this palatial, tri-level home that offers generous ocean views from a secluded spot on a quiet City Beach street.




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The steps to creating wealth The keys to being a successful property investor is arm yourself with as information as possible before you begin – Andrea Humberstone is a success and she did it by the numbers. By ANDREW GREGORY PROPERTY Wealth Solutions director Andrea Humberstone is proof that the keys to successful property investment are obtaining the right information and sticking to a sound strategy for wealth creation. The former advertising executive knows what she is talking about – she now owns more than 40 properties and is showing no signs of taking her foot off the investment accelerator pedal. Budding property investors needed to arm themselves with the best information they can afford in order to start creating wealth, according to Ms Humberstone. The task has been made much easier by the evolution of the digital age, she said. “Donald Trump said something like: ‘If you want to build wealth, then you have to build your knowledge of wealth.’ In other words, a lot of people say they want it but they don’t show any real signs of wanting to be wealthy,” she said. “The more knowledge you have, the less risk there is because you are informed.” Ms Humberstone did not have the use of the internet when she embarked on her successful career as a property investor more than two decades ago, but gathering the right information and knowledge was no less

Property investment mogul Andrea Humberstone

important then than it is today. What helped her progress along the long road to success? Picking the brain of another successful West Australian. While working at Perth radio station Mix 94.5,, she met entrepreneur Jack Bendat, who owned the station at the time. “When he came in, he used to ask us questions [about the business] and he would write down the answers in his book. A year later he would ask: ‘What happened with this, what happened to that’,” she said. It was this chance meeting that contributed to Ms Humberstone’s good fortune, but as the old saying goes, you make your own luck. “The really good thing was that he was not trying to be different, or difficult to get along with. Writing things down was a system he had used to retain important information.” “There were people who always saw that as threatening. “I just saw that as a system he had made that I could use, and still use to this day. “What we all do is try to use the brain to store all of the information required and it’s just not possible. You need to have a system where you write things down and you know where to find it when you need it.” Ms Humberstone asked Mr Bendat for some one-on-one time and fired off some questions

about his successful business practices and he was happy to help. “I didn’t understand how completely lucky I was, or anyone would have been, to have that opportunity,” she said. “If you ask people, they will give you the time of day. But we perceive that we cannot ask. It takes courage to ask, but we are all just human beings like everybody else, and happy to share information,” she said. “Having a mentor was a fast-track to years and years of knowledge.” The other key to creating wealth was having a good plan and persisting with it. And like her mentor Jack Bendat, Ms Humberstone is prepared to share the knowledge that has made her a huge success story. This year, Property Wealth Solutions is running a 12-month mentoring program for aspiring property investors, who will receive one-on-one training and support from Ms Humberstone as they take the first steps towards creating wealth. Initially, the group will hear lecturers from specialists in several fields related to property – a chartered accountant, a builder and a property valuer. To ask about information on the real estate investment mentoring program offered by Ms Humberstone, contact Property Wealth Solutions on 9267 9620 or email ■

Chasing rainbow of get-rich schemes a magnet for the unwary, but they are fraught with danger REAL Estate Institute of WA president Rob Druitt has warned of get-rich-quick schemes, involving property, trying to grab the attention of potential investors before June 30. Even though the boom of the past few years was clearly over, the demand for homes, rental accommodation and commercial premises remained strong. But investors need to accept that property was generally a longterm investment proposition. “REIWA records show that the property market goes through a growth spurt every five to seven

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years, and you might expect to enjoy the rewards of at least one boom if you plan with this in mind,” Mr Druitt said. “However, any promotion that projects high property gains over a short period should be studied carefully. It is advisable to obtain independent advice regarding property valuations and income projections.” He said people who were serious about investing interstate should inspect properties personally and obtain independent advice on a property’s value and the state of the market.


On managed investment schemes involving property, he said it was best to get professional legal help to explain the various fees and income flows. It was also important to consider the re-sale process for shares in managed investment schemes. Those considering this type of investment should check if there is a time limit on resale and if it requires a prospectus to be issued. He said those buying “off-theplan” need to check previous projects by the developer, including the quality of

construction, and scrutinise the contract for “sunset clauses” which allow the seller to pull out of the deal if settlement cannot be reached with a specified time frame. Significant tax deductions were one reason why property remained such a popular investment. “However, tax considerations should not be the overriding objective of any investment. The property investor should be guided primarily by growth in values over the long run with regular rental income,” he said. ■

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This striking double storey home is set on a huge 1010sqm (approx) block and surrounded by lush parkland. With the spacious living, dining and family areas plus a shaded alfresco by the recently renovated pool, there is plenty of room to entertain.

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House prices forecast flat for next 12 months, then upward trend will resume

Developer Nigel Satterley... still a healthy market for new houses, especially at lower end of the scale.

Interest rates ‘have peaked’ INTEREST rates have more than likely peaked, WA’s most successful developer Nigel Satterley told more than 300 industry people at an Urban Development Industry Association lunch at Burswood last week. Mr Satterley said a big turnout to free property affordability seminars in May was proof that there was still a healthy market for new houses, especially at the lower end of the

scale. However, developers needed to work harder to sell to a new type of buyer who was better-informed and more aware of their increased bargaining power. Buyers of new houses were in a strong position, with developers offering great deals to win business in a competitive market. “[New home buyers] are the ones who underpin the whole

market. We need to work really hard to keep first home buyers interested,” Mr Satterley said. Keystart chief executive Ivor Byrde explained the shared equity scheme in which the Department of Housing and Works will co-own up to 40 per cent of a new home to reduce the cost of houses up to $375,000. ■

INDUSTRY forecaster BIS Shrapnel has predicted that Perth house prices will remain flat for the next 12 months and only grow marginally in the 2009-2010 financial year. After the middle of 2010, affordability will begin to improve, helped by predicted strong wage growth in Western Australia. “This will provide some upward pressure on prices in 2010-11, with the median forecast to increase by six per cent,” the company said in a new research report. “The average cost of renting is set to rise much more than the cost of buying in 2008-09 and 2009-10, due to the undersupply of new housing.” BIS Shrapnel found the number of single-person households across nation is rising, despite escalating rents. Poor housing affordability and higher interest rates have failed to stop the number of single-person dwellings hitting almost one-quarter of all households, it said. The report’s author, BIS Shrapnel senior project manager Angie Zigomanis said rising rents and improving credit conditions would be the keys to the next upturn in capital city property values. “As credit conditions recover over the course of 2009, we expect banks will pass on lower borrowing rates to customers. This easing will

enable house price growth to pickup in many centres during 2009/10 and 2010/11,” he said. Based on census data, the report said the number of single-person households is growing significantly in the first home occupiers in their 20s and 30s, and among empty nesters. Paxton Hoad residential and commercial sales consultant Stephen Harrison said developers should wake up to a trend towards single-person dwellings when planning new residential estates. “This is a trend I believe that developers are only just waking up to now,” he told Residential. Mr Harrison said an entire block of studio and one-bedroom apartments on Glendalough’s Rawson Street sold off the plan to individual buyers for about $400,000 each. “In an incredibly difficult market, these apartments sold like hotcakes. Most of the buyers were singles or couples in their 20s or 30s,” he said. Unlike other capital cities, people who wanted to buy a one-bedroom home in Perth were forced to buy a small unit in an unattractive building that was 30 years old, he said. “There was nothing to step up to from that. Their next option was a three-bed, two-bath townhouse for about $600,000. And they don’t want the three-by-two.” ■

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Featuring three spacious sheoak floored bedrooms, plus an exclusive master bedroom spreading across the top floor, providing spectacular views over roof tops, tree tops and the Scotch playing fields to the city skyline, this residence offers a beautifully designed interior arranged over three floors.

Surrounded by lush parklands and quality schools, energetic kids will be tested with acres of greenery to run and kick the ball around – and the best bit? It’s all maintained by someone else. This area is a kids and parents dream. This stylishly refurbished, easy care home is the perfect place to raise a family.

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This is a beautiful 1950’s residence with polished floorboards, a renovated kitchen with granite bench tops, and bi-fold doors that lead out to an entertainment deck overlooking the tranquil reticulated gardens. Close to shops and recreation facilities, this home is in prime Floreat location.

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Elegant Character, Stunning Modernist Fusion Breathtaking home of substance and style offered in brand new condition. Superbly designed by one of Perth's emerging talents of architecture and building to offer the very best of modern living in a character environment. Set in an exceptional location on an elevated quarter acre block with north facing rear. Four expansive bedrooms, two sparkling bathrooms, media room, guest powder, generous kitchen/family/dining with outstanding feature wine cellar, secure double garaging and gorgeous pool. Contact Henry Willis.

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Contemporary resonance Spread over the levels, big windows capitalise on the ocean views, and the sunsets, which the current owners are loathe to leave, writes COURTNEY NOTTE and bar, bathroom, laundry and gym with access to a private courtyard. Sliding doors in the lounge and dining rooms, also with a granite bar, open to a long terrace that overlooks the pool and brick paved pathways that wind among the gardens. Spread over the levels, many large windows capitalise on the ocean views and sunsets from which the current owners say they will be loathe to part. To accommodate the owners’ love of cooking, the slate tiled kitchen on the split-level ground floor is elaborately equipped with dual ovens, a six-burner gas cook top and four electric hotplates. It connects to a family room with access to the vast outdoor areas, including a colonnade style entertaining area with established gardens and a vine-covered pergola. In the corner is a winding staircase to an upper lounge retreat on the first floor with balcony access and floor-to-ceiling corner windows that afford sweeping ocean views. A study is convenient to this living area. The second floor consists entirely of the master suite, with a walk-through wardrobe or dressing room and ensuite bathroom. Lights frame a large mirror above a floating marble vanity. A marble clad feature wall in the shower recess adds a touch of glamour. ■



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CITY BEACH 45 KINKUNA WAY EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FEATURES The slate tiled kitchen on the ground floor is elaborately equipped. AGENT Mack Hall & Associates CONTACT Cam Greig or Peter Burns 9286 5555

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• 3-4 mins walk to beach and shopping centre. • Brand new Overman & Zuideveld designed townhouse. • Fantastic finishes and fitout. • Hear the roar of the ocean. • A must SEE.

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• 501m2. • Timber Floors/Ducted Airconditioning. • Generous Proportions. • Glass Atrium Living. • Terraced Gardens + ROW.

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THOUGH built several years ago, modern architectural vision has ensured this tri-level home has a contemporary resonance. With palatial dimensions and hidden surprises at every turn, the residence can accommodate the most decadent of lifestyles. The generous interior and landscaped exterior, encompassing olive groves and tropical and Mediterranean landscaped gardens, appear to be mirror images in terms of design, with an abundance of secluded enclaves, quiet corners and private hideaways. A perimeter fence maintains privacy and protects modesty. Situated on a quiet street, the relaxed ambience of the property is not that of your typical suburban home. Once past the front gate, the sense of space afforded by soaring jarrah-lined ceilings and open living areas is emphasised by the integration of the indoor and outdoor areas. Sweeping ocean views from most rooms adds to the air of tranquillity about the home. Double arched doors in the gothic style open to a reception area, beyond which are the formal lounge and dining rooms with marble flooring. A curved wall opposite the high doors has staircases on either side – one to a shared bathroom and three minor bedrooms (one with an ensuite and balcony) and another to basement level, with a wine cellar


LOCATED just two kilometres from the Perth GPO, West Perth is more an extension of the city’s business district than a residential area, but people do live there – about 3000 of them – enjoying the benefits of inner-city living. AVERAGE HOUSE PRICE: The median house price at West Perth is $655k (Year to Dec 2007). ON SALE NOW: If apartment living with fabulous views is your dream, then West Perth is the suburb for you. Views are de rigueur from the yet to be completed Scene Apartments on Malcolm Street. These one and two bedroom apartments overlook Kings Park and the Swan River and start from $785,000. A sub-penthouse two by two apartment in the Halcyon complex on Coolgardie Street is on sale for $765$785k. Due for completion in December 2008, the complex has pool, gym, residents' lounge and alfresco area and complete security. DEMOGRAPHICS: The average age of West Perth residents is 34 years and the average household size is 1.7 persons. The median weekly household income is $1,072 and the median monthly mortgage repayment is $1,560. Rental properties account for

62 per cent of homes and 14 per cent are fully owned. RETAIL: Perth City is within walking distance so retail options abound but West Perth also boasts Harbour Town, built on the old Perth Markets site that lay empty for over 15 years. Harbour Town is paradise for bargain hunters, with more than 100 brand direct outlets selling end of season, sample ranges and seconds, along with stock manufactured specifically for outlet shopping. DINING: A great variety of dining choices are available at West Perth, from the array of casual cafes catering to the local workers to stylish, established restaurants such as the Olive Tree and Chianti on Collins. Oyster Bar - Black Tom is a popular Friday night haunt for locals and workers alike, and Shimizu in Harbour Town offers fabulous postshopping Japanese food. PUB BLIC TRANSPORT: The City

West Perth West or West Leederville train stations are handy to West Perth and there is a Clipper Bus Service to the Perth CBD. PARKS: Many West Perth residents are apartment dwellers and with the 400.6ha Kings Park on your doorstep who needs a garden? The area now known as Kings Park was set aside for 'public purposes' two years after settlement of the Swan River Colony and has remained the city's central park ever since. Initially called 'The Perth Park' the name was changed in 1901 to mark the accession of King Edward VII to the British throne. The local Aboriginal people had been

visiting Mooro Katta or Kaarta Gar-up (two of the names for Mount Eliza) for thousands of years and the base of Kings Park, known as Goonininup, was an important ceremonial and dreaming area for Aboriginal males. Today, Kings Park is visited by thousands of tourists and locals, all keen to enjoy the magnificent views, botanical gardens, memorials, playgrounds and restaurants. Smaller in scale than Kings Park but still a beautiful spot is the historic Harold Boas Gardens on the corner of Wellington and Havelock Streets, providing a restful respite for West Perth workers.

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SUBIACO 198 HEYTESBURY ROAD AGENT Paxton Hoad CONTACT Carolena Boyd 9381 9111

The charm of character in a Subiaco home Renovations have turned the ordinary into the extraordinary, reports COURTNEY NOTTE WITH EVERY convenience for modern family living, you are better able to appreciate the character charm of this stylishly renovated and extended home. Its charm is evident from the front, with a wide wraparound verandah, white picket fence and classically presented gardens featuring topiaries and clipped hedges. Step up to the verandah and through to the elegantly presented entry foyer that sets the tone for the home.

Polished floorboards contrast with the two-toned yellow decor, picture rails and white framework. The high decorative ceilings that create a feeling of space here continue through the house, while coloured leadlight windows and doors accentuate the home’s character roots. A decorative architrave separates the foyer from the formal lounge room. The light, dual colour scheme continues in this room, with an open fireplace, glass-paned windows

with an outdoor aspect and a door separating the rear section of the home from this area. Branching off the central hallway is a walkway to a minor bedroom and the master suite, each with a built-in wardrobe. These bedrooms are convenient to a shared bathroom, with a pedestal hand basin and glass-framed shower. A second minor bedroom and study are situated opposite each other further along the central hallway, which widens to the open-plan living areas.

Extra high ceilings in this part of the home emphasise the spaciousness of the kitchen, family room and meals area where the polished boards create a welcoming ambience. French doors and windows against the back wall overlook the rear courtyard, with rendered walls to protect modesty and provide privacy. A wall-mounted water feature sits above a pond. There is a long grassed area and a paved alfresco area protected by shade sails. â–

Dare to be different in West Perth DARE to be different and create your own spaces in this very hip two-level townhouse with a very distinct industrial feel. This funky one-bedroom, onebathroom immaculately presented apartment is located on the doorstep of Leederville's cafe and shopping strip and a short walk into the city and Northbridge. Polished concrete flooring, exposed beams and open-plan living complete the warehouse look and feel downstairs. Upstairs has polished hardwood floorboards, an impressive living area with soaring ceilings and an intimate bedroom with built-in wardrobes. The living area opens out onto a




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WEST PERTH 10 FLORENCE PLACE AGENT Altitude Real Estate CONTACT Team Tonich, 9388 3911 gorgeous private alfresco entertaining area on the balcony, which has glimpses of the city. This is truly a hidden treasure, located in a private laneway setting with access to Vincent Street, across the road from Beatty Park Leisure Centre.


Something special in West Leederville 4

A theatre room and spacious central living areas are some of the highlights of this attractive two-storey family home. By LUCY RICKARD

JUST three years old, this double-storey residence is in an enviable West Leederville location in a quiet, tree-lined street. The home is set slightly lower on the block, with landscaped gardens and a rendered brick and wrought iron fence at the front. A secure portico entry has a lock-up gate, with double frosted glass doors leading inside. The main bedroom is to the right, with double doors leading to the front gardens. The ensuite in the main bedroom is luxurious, with a deep spa, twin vanities and a separate shower, with a powder room accessible from the main hallway. Privacy doors segregate the main bedroom




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from the central living area, which comprises the kitchen, dining and lounge rooms. A spacious kitchen has a wide central bench, which provides storage, as well as benches and cupboards that stretch around it in a U-shape.

Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen include an electric wall oven, five-burner gas cook top and a dishwasher. The kitchen has a mosaic-styled splashback and a bulkhead with down-lighting. The lounge has an entertainment recess,

with doors on either side leading into a private theatre room. Stacked sliding doors from here and from the main living area lead to the paved alfresco area, which has a pitched roof patio with surrounding landscaped garden beds. The three minor bedrooms and a bathroom are on the upper level with a central lounge or activity room. A charming balcony extends out from this lounge area with double doors, and looks out through the trees to the street. â–





SOUTH PERTH 207 MILL POINT ROAD AGENT LJ Hooker Thornlie CONTACT Bob Brown 9459 7788

Dream home with views to Kings Park, Darling Ranges Owners say heart and soul put into four-storey residence. By COURTNEY NOTTE WITH uninterrupted 180-degree views from Kings Park to the Darling Ranges, unrivalled opulence and superior design, it is easy to see why the original owners described this prestigious South Perth residence as a realisation of their dream home. Situated on the foreshore opposite James Mitchell Park, the owners said they put their heart and soul into creating the luxurious four-storey home. While the top three levels are dedicated to living areas and sleeping quarters, the ground floor is reserved for more practical use. It has a four-car parking facility with automatic cedar garage doors, a wine cellar, storeroom, workshop and big, versatile space that suits a home gym or games room. At the side of the home, glass entry doors with a big window above let natural light into the spacious foyer. Double height ceilings add to the feeling of spaciousness and elegance established by long elliptical windows overlooking the pool area and porcelain floor tiles. Ahead, a winding jarrah staircase with decorative

Perfect place to raise a family SURROUNDED by lush parklands and quality schools, this stylishly refurbished fourbedroom, two-bathroom home is the perfect place to raise a family. Energetic kids will be tested with acres of greenery to run in and kick the ball around – and the best bit is that it is all maintained by someone else. Located across the road from John XXIII College, this area is a kids’ and parents’ dream. With beautiful cedar-framed doors leading

out to the large patio and a spacious backyard, this home is ideal for entertaining family and friends throughout the year. The bamboo-floored master bedroom and lowered living area give views across to the college, making it a breeze watching the kids go to and from school. The north-facing courtyard gives two of the bedrooms a view of their own. It is also a great place to sit back and escape with a book. ■

wrought-iron balustrade leads to the second floor. A fourperson lift has access to each level of the house. The master suite, consisting of an unsuited and walk-in wardrobe, the open-plan kitchen and meals area, separate family room and laundry with an adjoining bathroom and toilet are on the first floor. Some rooms in the house have a view of the pool in the colonnade style alfresco area. It is next to an undercover entertaining area with cedar-lined ceilings and down lights. Along with two minor bedrooms, a bathroom and powder room in a guest wing, the second floor has a separate study and formal lounge and dining areas. The jarrah flooring on this level has been arranged in such a way as to create a sunbeam type pattern. The owner said her husband designed the flooring to look like the rays of the setting sun. To accommodate the owners’ desire for a rooftop garden, there is an observation deck that adjoins a casual living area on the uppermost level. A glass balustrade minimises interference with the panoramic view. ■

Advert ID:1046378 694.486 mm By1017.634 mm Booking Code:RE Customer ID:MACK HALL & ASSOCIATES 31 Jameson Street, Mosman Park Colour: CMYK Stunning Modernist Appearance:24/06/08Creation

First “The Ultimate, futuristic lifestyle� Last Appearance:24/06/08

For Sale $2,390,000 Home Open Saturday 10.00 to 10.45am or by appointment

Built to a vibrant specification - a sensational NEW home incorporating all the luxuries you dream of! Clean lines, interesting angles & soaring verticals spectacular contemporary kitchen & adjoining family spaces - central alfresco loggia - upsized room proportions - downstairs guest suite/study Northerly rear entertaining terrace,

the list goes on .... 4 bedrooms (can be 5 bed), 3 bathrooms, kitchen/meals/family, lounge, loggia, double garage, 483sqm of land

Peter Burns

M: 0418 925 012 F: 9286 5566 1046378.13

T: 9286 5555





CLAREMONT 1 AGETT ROAD AGENT Acton Dalkeith CONTACT Amanda Gray 9386 8255 VIEW Contact the agent for home open times

The definitive makeover The luxurious interior design and lavish decor of this home is a credit to the owner’s vision and his attention to detail, reports COURTNEY NOTTE A PASSION for redevelopment inspired the owner of this exquisitely refurbished home to stage a complete overhaul of the original dwelling. The process began as a ‘major makeover’ but eventually became a complete redevelopment and took approximately 10 months to complete. The result is an exemplary residence, with many one-of-a-kind features and high-end finishes that lend a personal and elegant touch. The owner’s devotion to the project is obvious, with his detailed explanation of the luxurious interior design and lavish decor, including a sophisticated colour palette consisting mainly of golden honey tones. “The concepts of colour and texture are the overarching elements of the house, much like a painting,” he explained. Remote-controlled security gates protect the home, with an audiovisual intercom at an entry gatehouse. A bronze water feature is central to landscaped gardens, with natural limestone fences, planter boxes and pathways. Custom-made water features with marble backing have been placed around the house to provide a pleasant and tranquil view from every room.

“I love to entertain and everything about this house – the sound of the water, the north-facing back yard – screams party to me,” the owner said. To add to the warm and welcoming atmosphere, cedar-lined ceilings feature under the verandah, in one of two garages (one with access from Chester Road) and in the outdoor kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling travertine marble details the well-equipped kitchen, which has a barbecue and bar fridge and is attached to a storage shed for the pool equipment. To the left of a carpeted entry foyer is the main bedroom, with glass doors to the front yard and an ensuite bathroom. It has a spa, frameless glass shower, floating vanity with a stone bench top and connects to a two-way powder room. The formal living areas are opposite. High ceilings create a feeling of space, while stone benches with cupboards on either side of an instantaneous gas fire provide storage space. French doors open from the free flowing meals area and kitchen to the alfresco. The kitchen has bulkhead ceilings, a walkin pantry, stone benches and name brand appliances including a canopy rangehood and dual ovens. ■

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31 Heytesbury Road SUBIACO OPEN TO VIEW: 28 June @ 12.30 - 1.15pm

Advert ID:1077586 694.486 mm By1017.634 mm Booking Code:RE Customer ID:GROWTH REALTY View into A STUNNING WAY TO LIVE $1,750,000 Colour: CMYK the owners Relaxed lifestyle walk to cafes and local entertainment Extensive living and entertaining capacity Low maintenance to maximise lifestyle A home full of character, warmth and features

First Appearance:24/06/08 Last Appearance:24/06/08

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HAPPY TIMES “Previous residents and neighbours have visited and told us stories of their experience in this home. They have all been happy and memorable.”

Enzo Pagnozzi 0411 865 712 9388 3422 1077586.01

favourite rooms to relax in

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SUBIACO $1,850,000 Stylish new tri-level home of excellent quality and superb finishes.


WEST LEEDERVILLE Auction On Site 12pm 5th July 2008 This is the one you’ve been waiting for! Charming, extended 3 bed


This is an ideal entertainers home with fabulous living spaces, home theatre/games room, exceptional kitchen and more.


2 bath weatherboard with 2 living areas PLUS R30 612sqm potential 2 home site.


Marina Berzins


0419 195 873

Carolena Boyd 0418 905 963

Peter Lawrance 0418 923 424 WEST PERTH

For Sale by Tender

Closing 4:30pm Friday 11th July 2008 -623sqm office -Entire floor for sale -Well located in a modern building -9 secure undercroft parking bays -Currently partitioned into 7 individual office suites of varying sizes with common boardroom, reception, kitchen and toilet amenities -100 line phone system PERTH $290,000 Well appointed, fully furnished and equipped 1 bedroom first floor


WEMBLEY DOWNS $1,020,000-$1,090,000 Fantastic elevated location in highly sought after street on City


apartment in popular 10 year old complex of serviced apartments. This is an ideal investment property or first home.


Beach border. Featuring a large living room, family room, below ground pool, private entertaining area on a huge 898sqm block.


Marina Berzins


0419 195 873

Chris Ehlers

313 Rokeby Road, SUBIACO • 9381 9111

DOUBLEVIEW $670,000 Tucked away at the rear of a quiet and well maintained enclave of


5, this townhouse is perfect for those looking to downsize, or lock up and leave- with all the convenience this lifestyle location offers!


Carolena Boyd

-Being sold as a going concern

Stephen Harrison 0411 733 355

Paxton Hoad

Michael Hoad 9485 7637

Real estate agents • Property managers • Auctioneers ‘Do business with the people doing the business’


0418 905 963

SUBIACO $1,100,000 Walk to all that Rokeby Road has to offer from this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom freestanding limestone/iron home. Compact block/green SUBIACO $999,000 Picture book pretty Jarrah weatherboard/iron cottage. Elegant


title, large living and dining areas with high ceilings and polished floorboards, landing on upstairs level serves as a study area, single

formal lounge with fireplace, modernised kitchen, renovated bthrm, polished Jarrah boards, ornate ceilings and a picket fence.


lock up garage in a fabulous cul-de-sac location.

Michael Hoad


0419 935 295

-Fiber optic cabling -Directly on the ‘CAT’ bus route

9485 7637


Michael Hoad

9485 7637

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SUBIACO $1,975,000 A spectacular reconstruction of a Subiaco landmark into a fashionable city home! Splendid finishes throughout and located in a prime ‘Old Subi’ location. Large living areas, fabulous north facing deck off bedroom 1, intimate courtyards , cross cut travertine floors,

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SHENTON PARK $1,790,000 Two storey character home on Lake Jualbup. Homes on the lake don’t come up that often so be quick if you’d like to live on one of the most sought after streets in the Subiaco-Shenton Park precinct. 4 bedrooms, lounge plus dining plus meals area, backyard “Bali

Caesar stone tops in kitchen and laundry, marble in bathroom, European appliances and security entrance.

Style” hydro spa, 420sqm lot with ROW and a single lock up carport.

Michael Hoad

Michael Hoad

9485 7637

9485 7637

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88 Alfred Rd 3 bed, 1 bath from $800k Abel McGrath 1300 553 456

from $2.25m Dee Seed Real Estate 9386 6777 2/25 Proclamation St 2 bed, 1 bath $589k Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 SWANBOURNE

CRAWLEY 4 Crawley Ave 3 bed, 3 bath POA Dee Seed Real Estate 9386 6777 24/72 Broadway 1 bed, 1 bath $319k-$329k Unit Bexleys Real Estate 0419 944 337

42 Devon Rd 2 bed, 1 bath $1.25m Mack Hall & Associates 9286 5555 WEMBLEY

12 The Marlows 5 bed, 3 bath $3.5m Acton North 9285 0111 6 Newark Spur 4 bed, 2 bath $1.599m Acton North 9285 0111

289b Cambridge St 3 bed, 1 bath $595k Bexleys Real Estate 9383 7777 17/245 Cambridge St 1 bed, 1 bath $235k-$245k Bexleys Real Estate 9383 7777 71/99 Herdsman Pde 1 bed, 1 bath $215k Airey and Associates 9384 0077 47 McKenzie St 4 bed, 2bath $1.39m House Bexleys Real Estate 9383 7777 55 Keane St 3 bed, 2 bath $1.25m House Bexleys Real Estate 9383 7777



13 Boronia Ave 4 bed, 2 bath Auction Abel McGrath 1300 553 456 39 Aberdare Rd 4 bed, 2 bath $1.195m Growth Realty 9388 3422

4b Connaught St 3 bed, 2 bath $695k Bexleys Real Estate 9383 7777 24/50 Cambridge St 1 bed, 1 bath $225k-$229k Bexleys Real Estate 9383 7777 43 Joseph St 4 bed, 1 bath $895k Property People 9208 1999 67 Woolwich St 3 bed, 1 bath $875k Property People 9208 1999 96a McCourt St 3 bed, 2 bath $1.55m Property People 9208 1999

FLOREAT 115 Grantham St 4 bed, 2 bath $1.1m Acton North 9285 0111 21 Winmarley St 3 bed, 2 bath $1.225m Acton North 9285 0111 MT CLAREMONT

SHENTON PARK 30 Violet Grove 3 bed, 1 bath $698k Growth Realty 9388 3422 245 Nicholson Rd 3 bed, 2 bath $995k-$1.075m Acton Central 9381 5566 3/7 Keightley Rd 3 bed, 2 bath $739k Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 SUBIACO 19 Darbyshire Dve 3 bed, 2 bath $1.6m Acton Dalkeith 9386 8255 6/276 Barker Rd 1 bed, 1 bath fr $550k Acton Dalkeith 9386 8255 10/346 Barker Rd 2 bed, 2 bath $1.050m Acton Dalkeith 9386 8255 4/100 Subiaco Rd 1 bed, 1 bath $280k Acton Dalkeith 9386 8255 6 Laurino Rise 4 bed, 3 bath $1.25m Bexleys Real Estate 9383 7777 4/2 Douglas Ave 3 bed, 2 bath $795k The Property Exchange 9388 3988 14 Kings Rd 3 bed, 1 bath from $1.3m The Property Exchange 9389 3988 20a Churchill Ave 1 bed, 1 bath $440k The Property Exchange 9389 3988 8/4 Centro Ave 2 bed, 2 bath $669k-$689k Blackburne Property 9429 5777 6 Allora Ave 4 bed, 3 bath

8/38 Collier Road, MANJIMUP


• Located in Manjimup, the gateway to the tall timber country and the commercial centre of the southwest corner of W A. • Fantastic rental return of $145 per week. • Fully renovated, low maintenance investment. • Ideal 1st home or investment.

WEST PERTH 503/18 Rheola St 2 bed, 2 bath $395k Blackburne Property 9429 5777 74/38 Kings Park Rd 2 bed, 1 bath $449k Blackburne Property 9429 5777 8/1331 Hay St 2 bed, 1 bath $509k-$529k Blackburne Property 9429 5777 12a/2 Outram St 2 bed, 2 bath $625k Dee Seed Real Estate 9386 6777 17a Violet St 2 bed, 1 bath $650k Dee Seed Real Estate 9386 6777 4/173 Vincent St 3 bed, 2 bath $699k Dee Seed Real Estate 9386 6777 5/51 Mount St 2 bed, 2 bath $925k Dee Seed Real Estate 9386 6777 2/47 Mount St 3 bed, 2 bath $2.55m Dee Seed Real Estate 9386 6777 4/32 Outram St 1 bed, 1 bath from $595k Dee Seed Real Estate 9386 6777 Agents are invited to send their new listings to by 2pm on Thursday

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300 Newcastle Street, Perth WA 6000 9328 3866

High-definition living on offer in luxury apartment Thoughtful design captures views but preserves privacy


Just listed


Rob & Anna Stefanovski 0417 928 888

CAPTURING sweeping river and city views, the prime riverfront location of this new luxury apartment inspires envy. In a Multiplex development comprising two buildings, block A and block B, the complex is the definition of attention to detail and high quality finishes. The nearby jetty and restaurants, extensive parklands and cycle paths and water activities are easily accessible to residents of the complex, which is bound by Charles Court Reserve and the Swan River. On-site facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium and an infinity edge pool and reflection pond in a central courtyard between the two residential buildings. A timber deck and landscaped gardens frame this area. Apartment 34 is situated on the second floor of block B and offers 213sqm of living space. Detailed by stone, timber and marble, this sub-penthouse was designed to capitalise on the extensive views without compromising privacy. A lift services each apartment and provides direct access to the basement, where there are two secure car bays and a 10sqm storeroom reserved for this residence. For peace of mind, there is secure electronic entry and an intercom system. The main bedroom is accessible from the carpeted entry foyer. Walk-in wardrobes border the entrance to the ensuite, which is characterised by a marble feature wall and a floating vanity with dual hand basins. Mirrored





NEDLANDS 34/1 THE ESPLANADE AGENT Dee Seed Real Estate CONTACT Peter Turner and Ali Moore, 9386 6777 VIEW Contact the agent for home open times cupboards extend the length of one wall and stand opposite an oval bath and frameless glass shower. Along with the two minor bedrooms, this room has access to a balcony at the side of the home, with movable built-in shutters for weather protection and added privacy. The main bathroom and powder room are finished in a similar style to the ensuite and are situated close to the laundry, with ample storage space and integrated Miele whitegoods. The foyer widens to the open-plan lounge and dining rooms and kitchen (also with integrated Miele appliances), in which floor-to-ceiling glass affords impressive water views. At the front, there is an entertaining balcony with a gas bayonet and water and power connected. Electronically operated blinds control privacy and light, while adjustable exterior shutters protect modesty and assist in temperature control. ■



SOMETHING SPECIAL AT CITY BEACH FROM its limestone terraced back yard and leafy outlook, this fascinating and unique home was designed by architect Ken Waldon. This City Beach home will mesmerise you by its individuality and character, designed over so many different levels to take advantage of a sloping block. Nestled on a 786sqm north south block among peppermint

and tuart trees, the home has a very Margaret River feel about it. It is so easygoing that you can even choose whether you want it to be a three or four bedroom house, with two bathrooms, study, and a massive utility room. Entertain your guests on the decked courtyard with limestone steps leading you up to more levels of manicured and reticulated gardens.





$2,175,000 AGENT Schwenke Young & Co CONTACT Robbie Young, 0418 914 960 or 9385 9000


A CITY PAD WITH TREETOP VIEWS ENJOY resort style living in your new apartment which features an amazing sparkling swimming pool, outdoor spa, sauna, fully equipped gym and even a resident’s lounge complete with kitchen and pool table – and the great part is, you don’t have to maintain it. Located on the doorstep of the city and overlooking Harold Boas Gardens, this fully furnished two-bedroom, one-bathroom

apartment is in a fantastic complex, which has secure entry. Other than offering treetop views from every room, this residence also features air conditioning, a compact wellequipped kitchen and quality fittings and fixtures throughout. This is a perfectly priced investment property with great returns or an ideal city pad with excellent growth potential.





$459,000 - $479,000 AGENT Limnios Property Group CONTACT Rob Stefanovski, 9328 3866


A WEATHERBOARD DELIGHT IT IS hard not to fall in love with this gorgeous weatherboard home. This fully renovated character cottage features a new kitchen and open plan living which merges with the outdoor area. Big floor-to-ceiling glass doors open off the living area to reveal a massive patio covered entertaining area with timber decking - perfect for hosting any gathering!

The polished timber floorboards throughout have been complemented by the timber-finish new kitchen. This classic two double bedroom, one bathroom Mosman Park home is located on a corner block which gives the feeling of space, but at the same time it is private and protected. The home is fully air conditioned.



$870,000 AGENT Gordon Davies Real Estate CONTACT Henry Willis, 9389 3399

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Enviable Lifestyle Investments NEDLANDS

$4.5M (Others avail from $2.89m)

Enjoying a premier position in Nedlands newest designer landmark, this alluring sub-penthouse reveals an instant wow factor from the moment you enter. A stunning river view greets the eye from virtually every angle, whilst the large balcony makes this an entertainers paradise. This luxurious sanctuary offers an enviable riverfront lifestyle. Michael Hood 0414 979 328 1 THE ESPLANADE, NEDLANDS


FROM $950,000

Sitting on a landmark location, Raffles apartments are impeccable from the moment you enter. Embracing their coveted waterfront address, natural brightness pervades the apartments, while the mood is one of relaxed luxury with floor to ceiling windows bringing the outside in. With stunning river and city views, on site concierge and some of Perth’s finest eateries on your doorstep - you simply can’t resist. Graham Byrne 0409 291 369 OR Rebecca Brockwell 0401 939 532 70 CANNING BEACH RD, APPLECROSS



This sensational rammed earth home brilliantly blends a down-to-earth holiday ambience with the exclusivity of a Murray River frontage. The home has been designed to capitalise on its natural attributes, in this instance - glorious river views, northerly sunlight and lush gardens. Situated on 2278m2 of land there is also the potential to subdivide or room for a tennis court. Michael Hood 0414 979 328 OR Barbara Gare 0409 370 968 7 BANKSIA TCE, SOUTH YUNDERUP



Nothing to spend, elegance awaits a professional couple or those downsizing. Set back from the road and enjoying a leafy outlook from the quiet private location, this bright, large town home is located in a coveted position. Just a short stroll takes you to everything that South Perth has to offer.

Michael Hood 0414 979 328


9315 2888 1078424.01


Outlook great for beachside luxury Four new penthouses with views to islands will soon hit the market. By ANDREW GREGORY IF talk of the ambitious North Port Quay concept has got you excited, then perhaps you should look south of old Fremantle town to developer Stockland’s Islands development. Four penthouses with views of Rottnest, Carnac and Garden islands at Fremantle’s South Beach will soon hit the market in the second release of luxury beachside living opportunities close to the port city. Stage two of the Islands apartment development will also include seven beach houses and 16 two-bedroom and threebedroom apartments. Developer Stockland’s WA general manager Graham McArthur said Islands was the closest to the beach of any residential development in the Perth area. “We believe you won’t find another development in Perth’s metropolitan area where all you’ll find between your home and the ocean is beach,” he said. A boardwalk will lead to the beach from the residential area, which will have a heated lap pool, gymnasium, garden spaces and a private reading corner. Islands is on Ocean Drive in North Coogee, overlooking Catherine Point Reserve, about 3km south of the heart of Fremantle.

Prominent interior designer Isabelle Vergnaud of Collins Vergnaud said she borrowed the colour scheme from the surrounding beach and vegetation. “Islands has a timeless interior, long lasting and hopefully much loved – not a fashionable design exercise,” she said. The company’s residential interior design projects in Australia comprise homes in exclusive Sydney suburbs Vaucluse and Mosman as well as luxury condominiums in the embassy district of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. “For Islands, we have borrowed the soft and natural tones of the stones, the sand and the vegetation from the beach and translated them into calm and soothing colour schemes with variations to suit different tastes. “We believe neutral palettes create a backdrop to the

purchasers’ lifestyle and are more receptive to personal accents,” Ms Vergnaud said. Sydney-based Collins Vergnaud has designed interiors for exclusive luxury resorts and hotels such as the Hilton Doha in Qatar, Hilton Fiji and W Hotels in both Sydney and the Maldives. The development’s green credentials will include rainwater tanks and greywater recycling, shared air conditioning units, recycled timber and gas-boosted solar hot water systems. Award-winning architecture firm Architectus designed the Islands development in a joint venture with Perth based CCN Architects. The second stage comes amid hype surrounding the North Port Quay concept. ■

08 9325 2533 Level 10, 2 The Espalande, Perth

Sub penthouse – size does matter.

Brand new – Waterfront views.

58-132 Terrace Road, Perth.

39-100 Terrace Road, East Perth.

Altair Waterfront Apartment. 152m2 of pure luxury living, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with ensuite spa bath. Large balconies, East facing 14th floor river views. Resort style facilities, double easy access car bays and store.

Reflections apartment. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two car bays, 12th floor West tower corner view apartment. Total area 196m2, front and rear balconies – all this with resort-style facilities.

For Sale $1,850,000 c Richard Mathlin m 0430 437 863

For Sale $1,475,000 c Richard Mathlin m 0430 437 863 c Neil Kay m 0439 687 688

Panoramic views



Easy steps to lessen odds

Keep the bad guys at bay Smart designs to keep the burglars out of your new home. By DONNA COLEMAN YOU HAVE secured your block of land and entered the next phase of designing, building, decorating and landscaping the house of your dreams. Architects will ensure the design of the house makes best use of every vantage point the property has to offer, incorporating any views and making sure the house faces the right direction to allow the cool summer breezes and natural sunlight to filter throughout. The home has been designed to be a “green house” – environmentally friendly and sustainable – and interior decorators have been called in to make sure the design elements of the inside flow seamlessly into the outdoor living areas. While you may think you have taken care of all the design requirements, there is an element of which you may not have been aware. And it is arguably the most important to ensure you and your family remain safe and secure in your new dream home. The Office of Crime Prevention has launched the Designing Out Crime strategy, which aims to reduce the opportunities for crime through home and landscape design. The Designing Out Crime unit intends to raise awareness and develop policies and programs to ensure that environmental design helps reduce crime. Designing Out Crime executive manager Michael Coe said key responsibilities include embedding unit principles into planning processes, providing financial support to research, developing best-

practice training and raising awareness. “Offenders typically assess a potential crime target or location before committing a crime,” Mr Coe said. “The design and management of space can create the perception that offending is more risky and discourage the offence. “Designing Out Crime can reduce the incidence of crime and the fear of crime through the use of several approaches, including surveillance, having clearlydefined boundaries, controlling access and space maintenance.” Mr Coe said although many of the policies of the unit were more tailored to the corporate level, homeowners should consider implementing them when designing their own homes. “We encourage homeowners to integrate design elements that allow clear sight lines and natural surveillance through appropriate landscaping, low walls or ‘seethrough’ fencing, effective lighting and in some circumstances, the use of mirrors,” he said. “We recommend good sensor lighting and removing ‘hiding spots’ around the property to ensure safe access. “Clearly defined boundaries between public space and private property, with distinguishable entrances, also act as a crime deterrent.” Mr Coe said the inter-agency approach to the Designing Out Crime strategy enabled better safety and security for residents. “Urban developments are now incorporating neighbourhoods with a

networks of streets, providing pedestrians and cyclists with a variety of routes – thus reducing the high proportion of cul-de-sacs. “Parks are being made safer, with the provision of appropriate vandal proof and well-maintained landscaping and more streets and houses now look onto parks and open spaces.” Construction designs have also been considered in the Designing Out Crime strategy and recommendations include integrating buildings into public places and ensuring they are safe and accessible for all users, with more doors and windows and fewer windowless walls.” Mr Coe said another strategy introduced by the Office of Crime Prevention in response to a rising number of residential burglaries is Burglar Beware. “Burglar Beware is underpinned by an assumption that crime prevention and reduction should not be the sole responsibility of police,” Mr Coe said. “All levels of government and the community have a stake in the safety and well-being of residents.” The Burglar Beware program addresses a range of issues that impact on burglary, including home security, community awareness and involvement, coordination between government agencies, and offender diversion and intervention. The State-wide awareness-raising campaigns are government-funded and will add value to any initiatives undertaken at the local level. ■

LOCK UP your shed, garage and letterbox. Don’t let a burglar steal your tools or use them to break into your house – always put your tools away and lock your shed and garage. Make sure your letterbox is locked to prevent mail from being stolen. Consider getting a dog. Barking dogs warn people that something is wrong, so burglars avoid homes with dogs. Install a burglar alarm. Installing a burglar alarm can scare off burglars. Make sure your alarm is easy to see from the street, is loud and that it immediately sends a signal to a security service. Join Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch is a successful program that involves the community and the police working together to reduce crime and to improve safety in your neighbourhood. The Neighbourhood Watch program provides you with information, hints and tips on how to prevent burglaries, theft, graffiti, vandalism and other crimes taking place in your area. To find out more about joining the Neighbourhood Watch program, contact your local police station. ■


Top quality in limestone and iron See this cleverly designed two-storey home in a fabulous cul-de-sac, writes COURTNEY NOTTE FLOOR to ceiling windows in almost every room of this quality freestanding limestone and iron home in Subiaco are certain to please anyone who loves the idea of natural light filtering through. Clever design has enabled big picture windows throughout the home, complemented by the softer glow of downlights. This two storey home boasts high ceilings and





SUBIACO 26 RUPERT STREET AGENT Paxton Hoad CONTACT Michael Hoad 0411 885 556 or 9381 9111 VIEW Contact the agent

polished floorboards throughout the big openplan kitchen, dining and lounge area downstairs, with the three bedrooms and two immaculate bathrooms located upstairs. The landing on the upstairs level serves as a study area. In a fabulous cul-de-sac location on a compact green title block, this home is only a short walk to all the highlights of Rokeby Road. ■

Stunning modern apartment in sophisticated complex




courtyard, timber floorboards, halogen downlights, and speaker wiring in the ceiling so music filters through every room. The kitchen is very modern boasting granite bench tops, quality stainless steel appliances, a big walkin pantry and plenty of storage space. The bathroom provides an escape from the world, boasting a deep bath in which you can relax your daily stresses away.





SUBIACO 1/7 CENTRO AVE AGENT The Property Exchange CONTACT Niki Peinke 0411 428 117 or 9388 3988 VIEW Contact the agent







HERE is your chance to purchase a stunning apartment in the most sophisticated of complexes within metres from the heart of Subiaco. This is one of the most original and respected complexes in Centro Avenue marked by a stunning entry, top quality and stylish fittings and natural finishes. The features of this two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment read more like a shopping list – there’s a water feature, a big Cedar spa in the



From backwater to boomtown A pioneer of Margaret River when it was little more than farmland by the sea looks at the changes that will be necessary for the region to fulfil the promise of the future. By ANDREW GREGORY AFTER almost 30 years as a real estate agent in Margaret River, it is fair to say that Ray Stocker (left) knows a great deal about the community and property market in Western Australia’s most beloved tourism destination. He founded the business now known as Stocker Preston in 1979 after “dropping out” of Perth, a practice now more sympathetically known as a sea change. Mr Stocker is now serving his final few more months as an employee of the company after selling his share of the business last year. He intends to remain in the area and work in the industry as a private consultant. “Basically, this area was pretty much a declining rural area of sheep and beef farmers when I started,” he recalls. “The whole wine industry was relatively unknown. The average block of land in town was $4,000 and you would pay about $17,000

for an old house,” Mr Stocker said. “It’s quite interesting because back then, people were a lot more welcoming because they knew they needed population growth to survive - they needed people.” Margaret River was still a sleepy town in the 1980s, with so-called “drop-outs” enjoying the surfing conditions but starting to open their own businesses. Significantly, many small, rural holdings were released in that decade. Quotas were introduced to the dairy industry, which bolstered business conditions for local farmers, and the vineyards began developing their wine brands. Winemaker Cape Mentelle won the coveted Jimmy Watson award for its dry red claret two years in a row. Even the football team was enjoying success. “It was pretty buoyant, without being over the top,” Mr Stocker recalls of the heady 1980s. “That’s when much of the tourist accommodation was constructed. A lot of accommodation was

developed either in town or on farm properties out of town.” In 1985, Dennis Horgon hosted a performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at his vineyard, the first in a series of concerts that featured some of the biggest names in modern music. Tom Jones, KD Lang, Ray Charles and Simply Red were some of the stars featured. Then came the 1990s – the boom era. Visitors filling the new tourist accommodation and big liquor companies began buying into the vineyards in order to get a Margaret River brand on their stock lists. Mr Stocker said it was important to remember the humble beginnings of the renowned wine and tourism region in light of the nature of Margaret River today. With a controversial planning strategy now being considered for the area, he said decision makers needed to take into account both the region’s past and likely future when mapping out a strategy. “You have to look forward to

the next 20 or 30 years, but people don’t want to do that because they know that things will change, and it won’t be the same place that drew them here.” “But the reality is that you have got to think about that, about what it is going to be like, what the population is going to be and where they are going to live. And to preserve things we are going to need to preserve,” he said. “This is not about opening up the area to developers. If we are going to have an increased population, then let’s make sure we put policies in place and a town planning scheme which enables us to manage that properly and develop the right areas, and preserve the stuff we need to preserve.” “What has happened at different times in the past 20 years is that in the absence of a strong town strategy, council has had to respond to ambit claims by developers. “With a strong town planning scheme you can say ‘sorry, that doesn’t fit the strategy’,” he said. ■

Greens, shire at loggerheads over controversial plan AUGUSTA-MARGARET RIVER shire president Steve Harrison has clashed with the Greens party over controversial future plans for the celebrated tourism region. Cr Harrison rejected an invitation by Greens South West MLC Paul Llewellyn to a round table meeting on Margaret River’s future this month, claiming it was made up of a “small, unrepresentative group” of people. “This Council will continue to stand firm against any attempts to hijack the democratic processes, irrespective of the origin or nature of such pressures,” he said. Greens MLC Giz Watson tabled a petition in Parliament, signed by 32 people, calling on the Legislative Council to enquire into the activities of the Shire in relation to the draft district planning scheme for the area. “In respect of townsite planning for Margaret River they are ignoring the submissions of their community and have confused the community over population growth and supply of land within the townsite of Margaret River,” she said. “The Shire is engaged in closed-door negotiations with landowners to trade development opportunity for contributions to a road that has been found by consultants to serve no useful purpose.” Cr Harrison bristled at the petition’s claims, saying that the Shire was following proper process.

The Barrabadean Stud at Gidgegannup, which has been sold to a private buyer.

Buyer beats auction date to snap up iconic stud land

An aerial view of the Margaret River region. Development plans for WA’s premier tourist destination have become the subject of contention between the Greens party and the shire.

“The Department of Planning and Infrastructure recognises that we are following due process. The Department of Local Government has no concerns regarding the processes. Our Council receives strong support from many knowledgeable and respected State politicians, including Adele Farina and Barry House,” he said. “If any member of the community has genuine concerns about planning processes

they are welcome to contact the CEO, Director of Planning or councillors and make a time to discuss. Everyone has an equal right to put forward their views and be properly heard.” Federal Forrest MP Nola Marino said it was very difficult to manage competing demands of population growth and the need to preserve the strengths of the Margaret River community and environment. ■

THE iconic Barrabadean Stud in Gidgegannup was snapped up by a private buyer before its auction date of June 22, and just 10 days after it was first advertised. Details of the sale have been kept confidential and, according to John Garland from John Garland International, it will remain that way. “We can’t say who purchased the property, but there was significant interest from both within WA and interstate,” said Mr Garland. He said the buyer appreciated the uniqueness of the horse facilities, ambience and its proximity to the city. Covering 287ha in Gidgegannup, this expansive piece of land was one of the first of its kind in Australia and was in the Robert Van Helvoort family for 30 years. ■


A villa in which to enjoy marina life Geographe Bay is on one side, with canals to the other INSIDE the Port Geographe marina, this villa enjoys impressive views with the ocean on one side and the canals to the other. The villas have a light brick and timber façade with bright blue finishes, and are neatly in a row facing the ocean. This two-storey villa has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is on the market fully furnished and equipped. Designed to be a low maintenance holiday property, the villa has spacious tiled living areas and a secure alfresco area. The lower level of the villa comprises an open-plan living area, with the kitchen at the

rear looking over the freeform dining and lounge room. A wide bench and breakfast bar separates the kitchen and dining rooms. Stainless steel appliances including an electric wall oven and gas burner feature in the kitchen, which also has a fridge/freezer and overhead cupboards. The upper level of the home contains the sleeping quarters, with a wide balcony extending from the main bedroom. The balcony provides shade for the alfresco area on the ground floor, where the

paved space is ideal for enjoying a barbecue. Low maintenance garden beds and lawns border this alfresco area. The beach is a short walk away, and there is a cycle path for those keen on taking a leisurely ride around the area. Set on Spinnaker Boulevard, they are located within the marina, with hundreds of boats moored just metres away, and a number of boat ramps into the marina on the other side. Port Geographe is about 10 minutes east of Busselton, and has a tavern, restaurant, marina and boat launching facilities. â–





PORT GEOGRAPHE UNIT 16, 19-27 SPINNAKER BOULEVARD AGENT Acton Dunsborough CONTACT Tony Branch, 0408 921 812

Selling South West Real Estate





Exceptional two storey home with 4 large bedrooms 2 bathrooms, walk-in store room, huge games & 8x3 metre pool. This home is in perfect showroom condition.

This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom duplex with 2 bedrooms, games & bathroom downstairs. Master bedroom/kitchen/living/dining and deck area upstairs with the obligatory Bay view!

Here is the opportunity to purchase a site in one of Dunsboroughs newest subdivision releases Situated in Old Dunsborough & within a stroll to the towns best beaches.

This corner 440sqm site provides the opportunity to capture the northerly aspect providing winter sunshine & overlooks a heavily wooded reserve.



From $695,000


Joe White 0417 939 715

Joe White 0417 939 715

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Alan Jones 0418 947 000





Rare property in the prestigious Meelup Hill Estate set on 1.15ha. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with great entertaining area all overlooking your own private dam.

A Peppi Tree shaded cottage built Circa 1970 with 4 spacious bedrooms 1 bathroom, a deck with a northerly aspect on a large 873sqm block. A prime site to redevelop your dream home on.

A selection of blocks in Dunsborough Lakes with picturesque parkland gardens, Golf Course, lakes & close proximity to Dunsborough Town Centre, beaches & schools.

This beautifully presented stylish home is located only 150m to Geographe Bay with 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms & well appointed kitchen. The perfect residence or lock & leave holiday home.



From $235,000


Joe White 0417 939 715

Joe White 0417 939 715

Office 9756 8800

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281

Phone: (08) 9756 8800


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YALLINGUP 32/67 SMITHS BEACH ROAD AGENT Stocker Preston - Dunsborough CONTACT Louis De Chiera 0418 909 899 or 9756 8888 VIEW Contact the agent

The ocean at your feet, luxury appliances at your fingertips – this is the perfect getaway. By SAMANTHA JONES ENJOY spectacular views from this twostorey and modern beach style villa. Located in luxurious Smiths Beach Resort, the villa is a hop, skip and a jump away from restaurants, wine and food deli, conference facilities, swimming pools and a bar. The unit has a quality interior design and is completely fitted out and furnished. There are crisp, clean finishes throughout, including terrazzo flooring. There is a large open upstairs area leading





Eagle Bay


onto a large balcony area with ocean views through bi-fold glass doors. The kitchen is part of the upstairs openplan living area that opens out to a balcony with views of the surrounding hills and beach. It has stainless steel appliances, an integrated timber finish, fridge, freezer and a microwave recess. The lounge also shares these views and has a fireplace with a stainless steel flue and sliding door access to the balcony. There are two bedrooms and both have built-in wardrobes. The upstairs master bedroom is king-sized and has a bath ensuite. The downstairs bedroom is studio style and has a bar fridge, microwave and separate bathroom. It would also be possible to close off the up and downstairs areas to allow for separate living. With the waves from Smiths Beach licking at your feet, this property would make a fantastic private getaway or rental investment. ■

Busselton Eagle Bay Vistas Featuring stunning North facing views of the turquoise waters of Eagle Bay and an unparalleled standard of living, this brand new 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home sets a new level for contemporary style and prestige. Super chic, with undeniable flair of sophistication, thoughtfully designed with a host of inclusions offering you total comfort & five star luxury. $3,950,000 Lee York 04368 867 737

Aerial View

Shop 1 237 Naturaliste Terrace Dunsborough WA 6281 Tel: 9755 3900 Fax: 9755 3911


Ideal home or holiday home near beach





QUINDALUP 13 OLLIS STREET AGENT Stocker Preston - Dunsborough CONTACT Peter De Chiera 0418 931 206 or 9756 8888

In a quiet street and with easy-care gardens needing little upkeep, writes CASSANDRA DE WIND A COMBINATION of varying shades of rich-hued colours decorate this modern, pavilion-style residence, which has vaulted ceilings, a cedarlook garage door and neatly established gardens at the façade of the home. Built on an 810sqm block of land, the property is only three years old and contains three bedrooms, a home office and two bathrooms. Tasmanian oak floorboards add a contemporary touch to the living areas in the house, which is offset by neutral cream-coloured walls. Pitched ceilings continue through the residence, which add the feeling of space to most of the internal living rooms. Airconditioning from a splitsystem unit flows through the spacious, open-planned casual zones.

The formal dining room has a north-facing aspect that provides a great outlook into the gardens. Each of the bedrooms is doublesized and includes built-in wardrobes. Easy care gardens adorn the rear yards, requiring little maintenance and upkeep. A workshop in the gardens can transform into a boat shed with its spacious layout. Also with a northern aspect, the timber-decked patio surrounded by pebble gardens is one of the highlights in the back yard. The design of the pattern matches the front of the home, as it keeps the same sharp, distinct patterns in different colours. In a quiet street that is walking distance to the beachside, this property would be ideal as a holiday home. ■

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Here is solitude, with the city left behind ESCAPE the fast-paced city lifestyle for this home, nestled on more than two hectares. Landscaped gardens line the driveway that leads up to this country-styled brick and tile house. A front verandah provides a casual entry into this peaceful home. An open-plan living area is the hub of the home, comprising the kitchen, living and dining rooms. A separate lounge is set to the left of the main entry hall, with a hallway leading through to the central living area at the rear. A hallway in the opposite direction leads to the main bedroom, which has twin walk-in robes and an ensuite with a corner spa. The kitchen features a double freestanding oven, a wide bench and

breakfast bar. An activity room is central to three minor bedrooms, each with built-in robes, and located off the main living room. A separate games room has a built-in brick bar and wet area, with sliding doors providing an alternative exit to the back yard. The alfresco area is accessible from both the lounge and games rooms, and stretches across the rear of the home. The paved area overlooks the extensive property and the big below ground fully fenced pool. Extras include solar hot water, a water tank (33,500L) and fenced paddocks. The home is secure and low maintenance, and on such a spacious block is sure to provide privacy and tranquillity. ■

Built circa 1970 and internally renovated in 2006 the shy and retiring exterior belies a new kitchen, timber floors, 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom (2 toilets), Kitchen/dining area plus separate lounge. The finer points centre around two separate titles of 913m² and 931m² respectively, located at the corner of Smith Street and Caves Road in Siesta Park. Shed, room for a tennis court but most importantly an expansive under populated pristine beach at the foot of Smith Street where the sparkling waters tease you from your back verandah. The beach reserve is quite literally 60m from your boundary.

$1,550,000 9756 8800 238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough

Contact: Joe White 0417 939 715


AGENT Jennings Hopkins CONTACT Jason Dragstra 0400 208 268


Investment home with wide panoramic views Surrounded by prestigious houses, this easy-care property is ideal for those seeking a modest holiday home in the small surfside town of Yallingup, writes LUCY RICKARD THIS investment property may be low key in its appearance, but makes up for it with its views. Peering out over the treetops of the homes below, this home has panoramic ocean views to the Yallingup main break. Enjoy the sunsets over the ocean from the wide balcony that stretches across the rear of the home. Driving down the tree-lined driveway, the outlook over the treetops to the ocean can

be clearly seen. Surrounded by a number of prestigious properties, this home has great potential. Avid surfers will be able to view the swell from the comfort of the living room, with floor-to-ceiling windows capturing the breathtaking vista. The easy-care property is ideal for those seeking a modest holiday home in the small surfside town of Yallingup. Although not as modern as some of its

neighbours, the home has everything a family might need for a holiday down south separate living areas, privacy and a spectacular view. Two living areas create ample space for a holidaying family, with a kitchen and dining area on the top floor opening out to a wide decked balcony. The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. â–





YALLINGUP 26 WARDANUP CRESCENT AGENT Jenning Hopkins CONTACT Lee York 0438 867 737







Escape to an amazing property in the heart of the Yallingup forest region. This sensational home has just been completed and boasts outstanding finishes and is surrounded by fully landscaped, reticulated gardens and a generous outdoor entertaining area. A large kitchen with Corian benchtops and stainless steel appliances, clean lines, high ceilings and bamboo flooring throughout compliment the quality built large 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom home. The home also features 2 separate living areas and private guest quarters. Positioned on a very private pretty 2 acre block with a northerly aspect, the home is conveniently located close to Duns township, popular restaurants, as well as Yallingup & Smiths Beaches. The practical and flexible floor plan has been designed to suit both permanent or holiday living for 2 families. Significantly reduced to sell.





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Set on tranquil elevated block in beautiful Yallingup Hills, this stunning architecturally designed home on 3.6 acres boats outstanding features. Designed by award winning architect, Matt Harvey, this modern family home offers free flowing living areas, 4 generous bedrooms, study, 2 separate living areas and double lock-up garage. The outstanding alfresco entertaining area has a northerly aspect with a view to the lake and valley and the clever use of glass throughout the home enhances the winter sun and surrounding natural beauty. This fantastic property, matched by its gorgeous location being close to Lamonts, Caves House and world famous Yallingup surf break, will impress and offers a peaceful haven suited for permanent or holiday living.







Property has a beachside feel






Fully fenced, one-hectare property has its own workshop and water tank. By LUCY RICKARD A TURQUOISE weatherboard exterior paired with a pitched iron roof conjures up the illusion of living in a beachside locale. A deck sprawls across the home, which is built in a slight curve around the alfresco area. Three sections of the pitched roof create separate alfresco areas, joined by a decked walkway. The central area extends out from the open-plan living area.

This space can be turned into a large entertaining area with the opening of the wide sliding doors. The colour scheme continues indoors where the kitchen has bold turquoise benches. This is complemented by timber cabinets and stunning pendant down lighting. The kitchen overlooks the dining and lounge rooms to the main alfresco area. Each of the bedrooms are double sized, and have built-in

AGENT JMW Real Estate CONTACT Alan Jones 0418 947 000 or 9756 8800

robes, with an ensuite servicing the main bedroom. A private rear courtyard accessible from the main bedroom has an outdoor shower. This north-facing property has reticulated gardens and lawns. The property is in a sought-after location, walking distance to local galleries and restaurants. The fully fenced property is more than one hectare and includes a large workshop and a 227,000L water tank. â–





Renovated Ripper!

Golfers Dream Home

This trendy 2 storey, 3 bed, 2 bath home only 400m from the beach is truly an entertainers delight. If you dare to be different, then this funky home set on 700sqm could be it. Ross Sorgiovanni 0419 949 852 / 9756

Classic, superbly designed and built residence fronting and overlooking the 5th tee, fairway and green. Includes 3 bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms with loads more extras. Peter De Chiera 0418 931 206 / 9756 8888



Do you want style, luxury and an income?

$1.4 million

This new 5 bed, 3 bath, 5-star fully furnished villa situated in the absolute beachfront Regency Beach Club is for you. Inc air con, polished timber floors, beautiful bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, great timber deck upstairs & patio downstairs & use of resort facilities. Peter De Chiera 0418 931 206 / 9756 8888

$3.85 million MARYBROOK $1.925 million YALLINGUP

$945,000 YALLINGUP

$2.7 million

Stylish Residence

Absolute Beachfront Quality

Ocean Views with Nature Escape!

Rare Magic!

This stunning 4 bed, 2 bath home situated on a massive 4701sqm block inc 2 large living areas & an undercover outdoor deck area with built in BBQ providing beautiful ocean views. Louis De Chiera 0418 909 899 / 9756 8888

Purchase this newly completed luxurious holiday residence with panoramic ocean views. Superbly appointed & incorporates over 350sqm of internal & external living. Louis De Chiera 0418 909 899 / 9756 8888

Set high above Dunsborough, with ocean view, special rural lots of this calibre are a rarity under a million dollars! This 2.5 acre block offers everlasting ocean views! Tony Farris 0417 951 838 / 9756 8888

Elevated & overlooking a pristine valley & neighbouring vineyards, this 14.3 acre block is pure heaven. Beachside of Caves Rd, the sand dunes are only a 900m walk away. Joe Jordanoff 0402 594 040 / 9756 8888 DUNSBOROUGH




Careful decisions are needed to reach the right conclusion to make the best of a sizeable nest-egg for financial security says ANDREW GREGORY

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ASTUTE, high net-worth investors often ask their financial planner what they should do with any surplus cash? Should they pay off their home loan (if they still have one), make extra contributions toward their superannuation, or opt to purchase a negatively-geared investment? The question has particular relevance for imminent retirees or empty-nesters who have their last big bundle of cash to invest after downsizing from a family home to a smaller dwelling. Interest-rate rises and inflation concerns, combined with volatile share and property markets, have further raised the bar on the importance of any decision you may make. Over the past 15 years there have been massive changes in Federal legislation and opportunities in superannuation and its tax regime. Share, bond, property and regional markets have had marked ups and downs. There have been major changes in lifestyles and household situations. The volatility in economic conditions, careers, legislation, taxation and Government retirement policies is set to continue. Long-term saving and investment falls mainly into two categories: superannuation (which is subject to special tax arrangements and preservation conditions) and nonsuperannuation investments that are covered by normal tax provisions. An appropriate investment balance between the two categories at any stage of your career is crucial but is not easy to define. Given rules limiting access to superannuation, it will be important to build sizeable liquid assets outside super, especially for those in their twenties to forties. However, this will be less tax effective than investing in super and could encourage higher lifestyle spending and postponement of super contributions. Macquarie Bank has designed an information leaflet to help investors make an informed choice between investing extra cash in your home, super or property. The banks stresses that your choice should directly reflect your particular financial circumstances, your attitude to risk or aversion to debt. Other variables, including present and future marginal tax rates, interest rates for

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Paying down home loan provides preferred result Concessional super conts provides preferred result Gearing into a non-super portfolio provides preferred result Macquarie’s current long term projection rates +/-1.0% pa: Investment return: 7.36% pa after fees. Borrowing rate: 9.0% pa (typical 10 year rate eff Apr 2008)

home loans and for investment loans; and the expected returns on these investments, need to be weighed up carefully. The bank has plotted two key factors in making these key investment decisions – the cost of borrowing and the return on investments – in a series of graphs. The graphs were produced so that investors can form their own opinions on what interest rates they will pay and their expected investment returns. The biggest big factor affecting these projections is the amount of income tax that an individual pays. Three graphs based on different marginal tax rates have been produced. The bank uses a 10-year investment period as a baseline and assumes that the individual would be able to access the superannuation benefits at the end of the 10-year period, tax-free, once they reach age 60. A biggest variable is the anticipated rate of return on investment, shown in the graphs in percentage terms rather than a dollar amount. Bullish investors, or seasoned share traders who anticipate a return of 10 per cent or a year more on their investments, can look at one area of the graph. So-called “mum and dad”

investors, many who have built far more defensive investment portfolios, can look at another. The shaded areas of the graph indicate the preferred place to put your money – depending on your tax rate – between paying off your home loan; making extra contributions to superannuation; and a negative-geared investment. The most crucial element in any financial planning is a regular review of performance. Success or failure can be judged by the perfect science of hindsight. If you have achieved success, it could be by setting realistic goals, by implementing sound strategies, through hard work in identifying specific options and products, by harnessing the skills of others and by disciplined saving. Rarely, is it achieved by mere good fortune. The process of financial planning is never finished. Good strategies can drive investment action for a number of years. Even the best designed strategies must be revisited or redesigned if your circumstances and those of the world of personal finance change. The best plans are always those that provide built-in flexibility. ■


TOP 5 STEPS TO FINANCIAL SECURITY 1. Take small, positive steps over a long period. One or two big steps occasionally won’t get you far and could be dangerous. 2. Get expert advice but work hard yourself over time to achieve results tailored precisely to your objectives and circumstances. Be wary of friendly advice which is not expert and relates to someone else’s situation. 3. Go for balanced strategies and diversified investments. Be sceptical of fast-buck schemes, specialised opportunities, investment fashions and purely tax-driven tactics which carry much greater risks. 4. Use change to your advantage. Career transition, redundancy and retirement can provide positive opportunities for improving one’s financial situation. However, the risks need to be carefully assessed and managed. A clear sense of direction and an appreciation of the rules of the game (especially in superannuation and tax) are vital ingredients for success. 5. Review regularly your progress and be prepared to adjust your strategies and action plans with an eye to the future as well as concern for now. No strategy or plan set in concrete can work for long.






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Outdoor Entertaining is a delight with FULL Outdoor Kitchen. The home is ALL style, filled with character and special features with 3 beds, 2 baths, lounge, open living and dining, huge kitchen, u/ground cellar, o/door office and more all on 527sqm. On the door step of Rokeby’s cafes and walking distance to Kings Park and the city. SEE MORE on page 15.


Check this out! Large 2 storey home built around early 2000 on a green title 419sqm block. Offering 4 beds with bir’s -the master with ensuite. Main bath features a spa, spacious formal and informal living, dbl l/up garage and 3wc’s. Located close to SCGH, UWA, Shenton College and Kings Park. This home will give your family plenty of room to move about.


Comfortable home really worth viewing, it will be a FANTASTIC buy. Easy flowing floor plan offering 3 beds, 2 baths and 3wcs. Sunny north facing sitting room and study, spacious living area with high vaulted ceiling opens out to the relaxing timber decked c/yard, sep dining, very functional kitchen and has a dbl l/up garage. This one is special!!







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$1,095,000 PRIVATE & SECURE



With stunning Tasmanian oak floorboards this bright rear 3 bed, 2 bath, townhouse is well set back in a small enclave. Freshly decorated large open living and dining which opens onto a private courtyard, nicely appointed kitchen, carport and extra car bay, air conditioning, security system plus extra storage space in loft. View, compare and be impressed.



Well presented 4 bedroom brick and iron character home located opposite Mueller Park. Features large central passage, fireplaces, high ceiling and polished floorboards plus below ground pool. The big added bonus is that the 478 sqm block is zoned R50 and has the potential to be subdivided.


SUPERBLY LOCATED 708 SQM corner site zoned R30 close to SJOG Hospital. Classic Art Deco brick and tile home with period features. Offering extensive accommodation or the incredible opportunity to subdivide into 2 lots, each having its own street frontage. This property offers a range of options and is worth seeing to comprehend what you can do.

ENZO PAGNOZZI 0411 865 712


This is a truly fabulous buy!! A 3 bedroom front duplex on a lovely quiet street. Just a short walk to Shenton Park Shopping Centre, close to SCG, UWA, Shenton College and other amenities. An ideal property for the investor, parents looking to accommodate adult children going to uni or the first home buyer.





Small group of 5 townhouses with 3 beds and 2 baths, each Named after a gold mine, this property represents a golden with it’s own unique floor plan and quality fittings and fixtures opportunity for the astute buyer. Blocks such as this, being throughout. Located on the border of Wembley, just north of 655 sqm with North facing rear yard are exceedingly rare... Lake Monger with easy access to the freeway. Local shopping, Glendalough Train Station and Bus Exchange are within an easy walking distance.

Residential Magazine June 24, 2008  

Prestige property magazine of Perth Western suburbs for the week commencing June 24, 2008.

Residential Magazine June 24, 2008  

Prestige property magazine of Perth Western suburbs for the week commencing June 24, 2008.