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residential ISSUE 29 • JUNE 2 • 2011

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South Scarborough split level townhouse in small well maintained group. Easy living and very low maintenance is what appeals with this 3 bed 2 bath home with separate lounge, open plane kitchen, meals and family all with floating timber floor boards. All this opens on to a large north facing fully paved patio pergola area with built in below ground spa. The property includes split system air conditioning and lock up garage and is currently rented at $420 per week until May 2011. Call now to view.


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Situated in an elevated location and set on a 582sqm block (Zoned R40), this rear townhouse offers stunning views, duplex potential and would make for a sound investment. Feats - Stunning views from the balcony and living areas over Abbett Park and beyond, kitchen feat stain/steel app inc dishwasher, High ceilings, 3 beds with ceiling fans, A/C, Secure lock up gge.

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High on the hill with outstanding valley and park views. Double storey street front townhouse feats high ceilings, 4 beds all with robes, 2 baths, new kitchen with stone tops, huge breakfast bar and a dishwasher, open living with lounge and dining, french doors opening into front courtyard, upstairs a large family room, study and glorious balcony taking in the beautiful valley views, it will blow you away, there is still the massive terraced backyard as well.

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1B Bowra Avenue, Woodlands $695,000 DREAM PLEASER Lovely, modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse situated within a small group featuring low maintenance courtyard, a/c and perfectly located close to shops, transport & all amenities.


This front two storey 4 double bedrooms, 2 bath family home features Built in robes, separate dining, home theatre, Large kitchen and meals area, monster pool room with down lights, balcony and ocean views! reverse cycle air conditioning, Double garage, private enclosed courtyard with a grass area and only a 400 meter walk to the Prestigious Hale school.

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This property offers graceful appeal throughout with 3 well sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and all the desirable features such as stone bench tops, ducted air conditioning and an alfresco area to enjoy. Offering superior quality, this property is worth your inspection and is bound to please. With a rental history of $575 per week this property could suit the investor or owner occupier.

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Low prices, but rising returns draw investors Market conditions are ideal to invest. By CARMELLE WILKINSON RISING rental returns and competitive property prices in prime riverside and inner-city suburbs have sparked interest among investors. Over the past three months, Caporn Young Estate Agents have reported growing interest from property investors wanting to purchase investment properties in prime Perth suburbs. Caporn Young director Steven Currie said property investors had been largely absent from the top end of the property market in the past


three years and a general lack of confidence due to the global financial crisis deterred many investors from buying into the top-end real estate market in Perth. “At the same time, rental returns were relatively low, which made it difficult for investors to service home loans,’’ he said.

“However, over recent months our company has sold higher priced properties that are now achieving annual rental returns in excess of 5 per cent. “Investors realise that property values in these area are now at the bottom of the property cycle and now is the time to buy a property in the area and lock in long-term capital growth.” Mr Currie said over recent months, weekly rents had begun to rise strongly in many locations around the river and inner city. “Steady property prices and rising rents have been the perfect combination for investors to re-emerge back into the real estate market and Caporn Young expects this trend to

‘Soft’ housing market set to persist Too much supply and poor buyer confidence is hindering growth

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PERTH has bucked the latest trend in house prices, lifting by 0.5 per cent in the March quarter, while nationally prices in capital cities have dropped. Figures from RP Data-Rismark and the Australian Bureau of Statistics house price index showed prices in capital cities dropped by 1.7 per cent this quarter, in the biggest quarterly fall in 12 years. The worst markets, with falls of 2.5 per cent, were Melbourne and Brisbane, followed by Sydney with a 1.8 per cent decline, and Adelaide, which showed a 1 per cent drop. Hobart was the only other capital city that did not record a fall. Despite the improvement, Perth prices are still down 3.2 per cent through the past 12

months and fell 1.9 per cent through March, while nationally prices in capital cities were down by 0.02 per cent through the year. RP Data research director Tim Lawless said the flat capital city dwelling values through March could be a boon for first-home buyers. “With household incomes growing at 6 per cent per annum, interest rates potentially approaching the peak of the tightening cycle, rents increasing and house values going nowhere, buyers are seeking an improvement in their position,” he said. “With first-home buyers now representing a bit less than 15 per cent of all owner-occupier housing finance commitments, it is likely that market activity in the first-time buyer market will

increase in the medium term.” Mr Lawless said key indicators pointed toward a sedate capital growth environment for the rest of the year. “Before there is any real upwards pressure on home values, there will need to be some absorption of effective supply and a return of sustained buyer confidence to the market.” Rismark joint managing director Ben Skilbeck said Rismark had forecast a “soft landing” in the Australian housing market in the second half of 2010 that would persist through 2011. “These forecasts are coming to fruition,” Mr Skilbeck said. “If the RBA does raise interest rates one or two more times this year, we expect to see further valuation improvements.” ■

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ing top-end properties as a form of accelerate during 2011,’’ he said. “In wealth creation for their retireparticular, property investors are ment,’’ he said. targeting the top end of the real “Our company is finding that estate market because of the excepinvestors are particularly tional value it now offers. interested in older style “Investors are becoming properties which have a more active in the local high level of land content. real estate market because “Investors are attracted they understand that the to these properties market has bottomed and because through cosmetic prices are likely to rise in improvements, rental the near future.” returns for these properMr Currie said interest Steve Currie ties can be significantly from investors at his agency boosted. had jumped by around 40 per cent “In addition, we are also finding over the past three months. strong interest in new-near city “Recent changes to superannuaexecutive apartments due to the tion which limit contributions for high weekly rents they can achieve, older Australians are also encouragespecially if they are furnished.” ■ ing more people to considering buy-

Renovations booming as owners avoid weaker market WITH the slowing Perth property market, many property owners are choosing to stay and upgrade their properties rather than sell. According to Jones Ballard Property Group director Adrian Ballard, the latest ABS figures for building approvals show that during the first eight months of this financial year, residential building approvals in the City of South Perth jumped to nearly $100 million, compared to about $65 million the year before. “This trend was also evidenced in other premium property markets, with the ABS figures showing that during the same period, residential building approvals in the central Perth area, which includes the western suburbs, jumped by over $65 million to $378.5 million,’’ he said. “These property owners are looking to the future because they understand the premium property market is now at rock-bottom and

they can achieve significant capital gains over the medium term through upgrading their homes. “Typically, original character homes in the older suburbs of Perth such as South Perth, Como, Kensington, North Perth and the western suburbs are high in land value and are currently ripe for upgrading if the property owner is looking to sell in the medium term. “Many properties in these older areas of Perth have under-performed in terms of their long-term average capital growth. Over the past year, for example, the median price of a home in Como has increased by just 3.5 per cent, however, over the past decade, the median price of a home in this suburb has risen each year on average by 11.7 per cent.” Mr Ballard says he expects the trend to increase over the coming year. ■





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Owner’s eye on designer living A modern masterpiece. By KEREN BELLOS A MODERN, minimalist aesthetic and functional family living come together to create this striking masterpiece at Mindarie. Built by Webb & Brown-Neaves in 2007, the five-bedroom, two-bathroom abode achieves design balance, partly due to one owner’s influence. Her studies in architecture and photography have no doubt helped her develop a sharp eye for consistency and detail, which is evident throughout her meticulously-maintained home. “I had researched the project extensively and accumulated lots of ideas,” she told Residential North. “We wanted a resort-style look and strong focus on uncluttered, spacious living.” As the mother of a large family, separate living areas were also one of her design priorities. Doors can be closed to isolate noise, and the pool area includes an outdoor shower, toilet and change room, allowing her teenage children to entertain their friends poolside without disturbing the rest of the house. She cites the flow of the home as one of her

favourite features, and the journey through the porcelain-tiled entry, up the generous staircase and to the open-plan gallery is continuous and effortless.The area, quite simply, is an architectural delight. A gabled ceiling set with expansive glass windows bathes the kitchen, dining and family zones in natural light, and maximises the ocean views.

Black and white cabinetry create a striking contrast in the kitchen, which features Caesarstone bench tops, appliance cupboards, recessed pantry, 900mm oven, dishwasher, wide fridge recess and breakfast bar. The gallery’s glass sliding doors lead to the balcony, which overlooks the pool and offers spectacular views of the district to Thomson Bay.

According to DQ Real Estate Agent Johann Dique, it is the pool area that makes the home extraordinary. Featuring three waterfalls that can be illuminated at night, the solar-heated lap pool is surrounded by timber decking and a low-maintenance garden. A study that easily meets the family’s needs and master suite with luxurious ensuite complete the upper level. Downstairs comprises the minor bedrooms, living room, alfresco entertainment area and laundry. The fourth bedroom is equipped to function as a theatre room, while the double garage features windows and has the potential to be utilised as a studio. All of this is on a 712sq m block in a cul-desac of premier homes that is near the beach, parks and marina. “It’s a dream home at the right price,” Mr Dique said. The residence will be auctioned at 5.30pm on Saturday, June 25. ■





TOWNHOUSE RISES ABOVE THE REST ATOP a stone platform in an elevated position, this home offers striking valley and park views. It is a townhouse like no other, with an unusual timber and wood facade that makes it stand out from surrounding homes. Inside, there are glossy wood floors, high ceilings, and classic fittings and fixtures. Accommodation on the ground floor comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a new kitchen with stone bench tops and dishwasher, an open living room, and lounge and dining rooms. Upstairs, there is a large family room and a study, both of which connect to a balcony that capitalises on the valley views. ■




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TAKE A RESORT-STYLE BREAK AT HOME A CLEAR Mediterranean influence pervades the backyard of this stylish contemporary home, with four bedrooms and two renovated bathrooms. There are several separate living areas, including formal lounge and dining rooms, central open-plan living areas, and a separate games room with easy access to the heated pool. Off the entry is a study. Each of the four bedrooms has a wardrobe, and the master bedroom also has its own ensuite. The rear entertaining area is akin to a resort, with an open-air alfresco area with an elaborate water feature. ■




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QUALITY, SPACE AND STYLE ON DISPLAY QUALITY, space and style are the hallmarks of this new townhouse, with stunning golf course views from a balcony. The ground floor comprises a spacious open-plan living and dining area, a separate lounge, and functional kitchen with stainless steel appliances such as a dishwasher. Sliding doors connect the main living area to a private decked courtyard, perfect for entertaining guests. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms with walk-in robes, two bathrooms and a carpeted living area with a balcony. Extras include a remote-controlled double garage with rear roller door access. â–






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A WARM, INVITING ATMOSPHERE UNUSUAL timber accents add warmth and depth to the living areas of this home, opposite Lake Valley Park. Pitched, wood-lined ceilings, timber window frames and defining ceiling features lend the living areas a cosy atmosphere, with features reminiscent of an alpine ski resort. People who love entertaining will not be able to go past the elegant formal lounge room and outdoor bar area overlooking the pool. Extras include a separate spa room, ducted airconditioning, alarm, undercover parking for a boat or caravan and workshop. â–




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Spectacular pool area is standout design feature Majestic residence combines interior elegance and resort-style outdoor living. By KEREN BELLOS THE result of five months planning and liaising with designers, this Ocean Reef residence’s pool area is nothing short of spectacular. Water blades spill and Jandy jets create shimmering arcs in the pool, which is striking in the most brilliant blue hue. It is not surprising that the owners have spent countless hours entertaining poolside, with family and friends sunbathing on the deck, relaxing in the separate spa or clamouring for a seat on the pool’s inbuilt ledge with a drink in hand. A Zesti wood-fired pizza oven, which has withstood the elements, completes the area. “It’s brilliant for the coast because it has a stainless steel cover that doesn’t rust and it’s also maintenance free,” one owner said. He and his wife bought the home 12 years ago, unable to resist its openness and facade. “A lot of houses look the same but this one is different,” he said. “It won’t date and doesn’t look a day older than when we bought it.” The stately residence, which is surrounded by premier homes, is on an 831sq m block and faces the ocean, with the proposed Ocean Reef Marina just a stone’s throw away. Double entry doors open to reveal a grand lobby, where a water feature creates a tranquil atmosphere.

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VERSATILITY KEY TO GOOD LIVING THE key to this home’s appeal lies in its versatility. Space and privacy is guaranteed, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and several living areas over two levels. The formal lounge and dining rooms at the front connect to a courtyard with patio, and to the family and meals areas via french doors. The first floor is home to the minor bedrooms, a home office, huge games or theatre room, and a stunning kitchen. Upstairs, the master bedroom doubles as a parents’ retreat, with a walk-in robe, ensuite and private balcony. A patio overlooks the saltwater pool with surrounding deck. ■





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Executive lifestyle with panache Unwind in a coastal environment. By KEREN BELLOS FOR those who long to live by the beach with the facilities of a marina, shops and eateries close at hand, this is your chance to soak up that lifestyle. Within 600m of the glistening waters and walk trails of Sorrento Beach, this double-storey residence presents the perfect opportunity to live in a relaxed coastal environment. Gleaming timber flooring adds warmth to the three-bedroom, two-bathroom interior. Quality floorboards extend upstairs to the open-plan area, which includes dining and family rooms plus kitchen. Equipped with Caesarstone bench tops, glass splashbacks, ample storage space and stainless steel appliances, the modern white kitchen is sleek and streamlined. However, the home’s standout feature is

its pitched roof, designed with expansive, north-facing windows that bathe the openplan area in natural light, and offer widereaching views. A balcony is accessible via glass doors and provides a perfect place to unwind while enjoying ocean glimpses and listening to the sounds of nature. A spacious master bedroom, featuring a walkin dressing room and ensuite in earthy hues, completes the upper level. Downstairs, two double-sized minor bedrooms share a bathroom and are ideal for guest accommodation. A study and a lounge theatre room with front courtyard access are also found on this level. Additional features include airconditioning, security, a shoppers’ entry from the double garage and good storage space. ■



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there is a guest suite with adjoining bathroom for them. The accommodation also comprises two double-sized minor bedrooms with built-in robes that are separated by an activity room, as well as an upstairs resort-style master suite that features a large walk-in dressing room. Black and white provide a striking contrast in the beautifully-appointed, openstyle ensuite that includes twin vanities, shower and sumptuous spa bath. The master suite and luxurious cocktails lounge, which adds a touch of glamour to the home, open to a romantic balcony. Also featuring a theatre room, study and façade of twin random block limestone columns and expansive glass, this residence gives buyers great incentive to become the “First Family”. ■


WITH a clever design that maximises the available land and focuses on stylish living, this modern Iluka residence has everything – except a family. The former display home, which was built in grand style by In Vogue in 2007, has never been lived in and buyers have an opportunity to snap it up at below-replacement value. Catering for the modern lifestyle, the designers have incorporated areas for quiet relaxation, formal and informal dining, spacious family living and entertaining on the 670 sq m block. It is the large and open kitchen that makes interacting with family and friends such a pleasure. Featuring an island bench, raised breakfast bar, double-door pantry and stylish overhead cupboards, the kitchen is a product of quality craftsmanship. It is bathed in natural light and integrates seamlessly with the meals area and family room. A timber-lined alfresco area with coffered ceiling is accessible via glass doors and is ideally positioned to overlook an Lshaped, wrap-around pool. As Acton North agent Carol Arthern rightly points out, the large, spacious rear garden offers the advantage of not being overlooked by neighbours. When it comes time for guests to retire,

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Imperial lifestyle in prime location Tuscan manor has it all, writes KEREN BELLOS IT is hard not to be impressed with this Tuscan manor. Set high in the North Shore estate on a 1013sq m block, it offers a family 500sqm of stylish living space. The residence, which was built by Kelleher Homes in 1998, is somewhat imperial in structure. The entrance hallway features polished porcelain tiling and has an imposing staircase that is bordered by grand columns. Tallow wood flooring flows throughout the three main living areas, which are located on the top level to make the most of the ocean views. An open-plan area integrates the family room, meals area and kitchen, which has been finished to perfection in timber and is equipped with a built-in pantry, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar.

With an array of cupboards and a wine rack, there is no shortage of storage space. An office and theatre room with built-in screen and projector complete the upper level. Four bedrooms are located downstairs and one of the home’s standout features is that each has its own ensuite. The master suite has views of the pool area, which is set in surrounds that are ideal for hosting a function in style. An enclosed, decked gazebo with built-in bar and barbecue offers another entertaining option. With the additional features of a double garage with store room, security system, intercom, ducted vacuum system, reverse-cycle airconditioning, smart wiring and reticulation, this Kallaroo residence will appeal to buyers seeking a fine lifestyle in a prime location. â–







AGENT Davey Real Estate North Beach CONTACT Nadine Kalb 0411 601 112 WEB DETAILS


COTTESLOE, GORDON STREET From cocktails in the courtyard, to candlelit dinners in your secluded living areas, you

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will love entertaining in this elegant and distinctively designed home. If you are

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searching for apartment style living on a green title, low maintenance block, this home is perfect for you!


throughout • Heart of private school precinct


$2,350,000 Saturday, 4th June 2011 from 11:00-11:30am Claremont 9385 5559 RICHARD YOUNG 0412 385 056 TAMMY HOWARD 0424 138 221

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Functional home close to the ocean Thermally efficient living. By KEREN BELLOS




FROM $949,000


LESS than 2km from the sea, this Scarborough residence maximises style, sophistication and functionality while minimising a family’s impact on the environment. The home, which was built by APC Constructions in 2009, is thermally efficient and features a stunning brick and limestone façade that eliminates the need for repeated paintwork. On entry, there is a theatre room equipped with audio cabling, and a spacious study that lies behind white frosted glass doors. The downstairs hub is an openplan living area that has attractive timber-look flooring and encompasses the kitchen. Featuring ample sleek white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, concealed pantry storage,

double fridge recess and a Caesarstone bench top breakfast bar, the kitchen is an interactive space. It adjoins a dining area with large windows, and the sunlight that floods in keeps the space light and bright during the day. The living space continues outside to the rear alfresco courtyard, which has a raised timber-lined ceiling and downlights. It has been designed to offer pure relaxation in privacy, with high walls that screen out neighbours. On the ground floor, there is also a guest room with an adjacent bathroom that caters for people with a disability. It features a large basin, frameless shower, ample power points and light switches that can be activated at the push of a button. â–

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Every feature with a family focus Features include equipped theatre room and palatial master suite. By COURTNEY NOTTE ITS prime position in the burgeoning beachside suburb of Jindalee is just one of this home’s myriad benefits. It epitomises luxury living for a family, thanks to a stylish, mixed palette of colours and materials throughout. Externally, it is just as impressive, with an entertaining area that will delight guests and owners regardless of the weather. As well as a decked undercover area with feature lighting, there is a fenced pool with a blade waterfall feature. Space abounds in the central open-plan living area and separate theatre and games’ rooms. The theatre comes complete with projector, speakers and screen. Sliding doors connect the games room, with polished floorboards, to the backyard. Next door, bold red feature walls and backlit display niches liven up neutral decor in a free-flowing meals area, family room and kitchen. Pendant lights above the dining table add a clever touch. Fisher & Paykel appliances, such as a dishwasher, gas cooker, rangehood and electric oven, ensure the kitchen will impress the

most discerning chef. The cabinets have a dark wood grain finish and contrast nicely with light benchtops. The palatial master suite is equipped with mirrored floor-to-ceiling robes along one wall, as well as an ensuite with a corner spa, shower, double vanity unit and separate powder room. Four of the minor bedrooms have builtin robes.

The fifth is a versatile room that could be used as a study, depending on the needs of the owners. For convenience, there is also a dedicated study nook between the minor bedrooms. Extras include a double garage, smart wiring and ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning. There is also the convenience of a linen press and ironing nook in the laundry. ■

Award Winning Luxury Home in Prime Position 69 Branksome Gardens, City Beach $3,395 mil




Literally metres from the beach Set on one of Perth’s best seafront locations this stunning home will take your breath away, while providing you with a breath of fresh sea air! Master Builder’s Association 2008 Housing Excellence AWARD WINNER and Australian National Finalist, this home is a ”feather in the cap” of highly regarded builder, Tony Tomizzi. Timber features extensively throughout, with extra wide Blackbutt flooring and cedar door frames and louvers providing such a warm and homely appeal. The kitchen is to die for - clearly designed with a focus on functionality with a dumb waiter elevator to carry shopping up from the garage. All so beautifully finished with Quantum Quartz bench tops, glass splash backs and stainless steel appliances. Commercial grade bi fold doors connect the main living area to the cedar lined alfresco area with built in barbecue, perfect for all season entertaining. So very well appointed with under floor heating, smart wiring throughout, Foxtel available in most rooms, ducted vacuum and cellar. Truly an opportunity not to be missed is this award winning offering of luxury and style in South City Beach.

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Absolute luxury close to the beach Quality abounds in top home, writes CAROLINE FRANK THIS John Hodgin-designed home has a dramatic Australian resort-style design, which will give new owners the feeling of being permanently on holiday. Built around an award-winning heated pool, all of the lower level rooms in the four-bed-

room property flow out across poured aggregate to the edge of the pool. This double-storey home offers absolute luxury and the enviable position of having only a small reserve between the home and the beach. Once inside you will be taken with the quality, warmth and liveability the home provides where you have the option to go for a swim in the morning in the heated pool, enjoying the overhead feature waterfall and then take

an afternoon walk on the beach, which is just off your back doorstep. There are several entertaining areas in the home with two living areas on the ground floor and an additional living area on the second floor complete with a second kitchen. The master bedroom suite with pool views and direct access to the pool features Hollywood-style ensuite with a multi-jet hot tub, heated floors and his and her vanities.






The second-storey houses three enormous bedrooms all with views and double built-in robes and there is an upstairs covered balcony with frameless glass fencing. Parking is abundant, with a massive turning circle, a double lock-up garage, and additional parking for any size boat or caravan. Other features include ducted vacuum, gas heating, down lights, feature lighting and ceiling fans throughout. â–



BRAND NEW STYLISH APARTMENTS 15 DUNN BAY ROAD  Only 200m to Beach & Town  The perfect solution for a carefree lifestyle  Prime investment or holiday opportunities at an unbelievable price  Gourmet kitchen, stone bench tops & soft closing vinyl wrapped cupboards

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Ultimate Luxury Old Dunsborough This architecturally designed masterpiece offers a champagne lifestyle of unsurpassed luxury just 100m from the Old Dunsborough foreshore. This home is opulent yet inviting with a distinctive combination of beautiful natural building materials and an impeccable standard of finish that is rarely seen. The modern open plan living area allows seamless interaction between the amazing kitchen, lounge and dining, then simply open the Jarrah bifold doors to incorporate the impressive alfresco area creating the perfect indoor/outdoor living and entertaining environment. Boasting 4 bedrooms each with private balcony and ensuite, this magnificent home is a showcase of exceptional design and quality. An inspection is a must.

From $2,690,000 Eloise Jennings

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Life’s a beach in this holiday home Walk to popular surf breaks. By CAROLINE FRANK WITHIN easy walking distance to the favourite surf breaks of South Point, Huzzas, North Point and the swimming beach, this well-designed beach holiday home is set up and ready to go. The property is the ideal investment and can accommodate the whole family, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, one with reverse cycle airconditioning, and a games room. The property has everything you would want in a holiday home – lowmaintenance gardens, robust, solid con-

struction, and short-term rental potential, and is nestled out of the prevailing conditions in the ebb of the winds, close to all the facilities of Gracetown. The kitchen enhances the already present country-coastal rustic charm of the property, comprising cool blue cupboards and laminate bench tops, quality white appliances including oven and gas stove, complete with a unique corrugated iron splashback. There is also an outdoor undercover entertaining area.

Set on over 1000sq m, all the essential ingredients are right here to provide space for both adults and kids to enjoy a holiday in the ‘Bay’. Pack the car, load the esky and relax, with the best of the South-West right on your doorstep. The boatshed outside can accommodate a boat and jet ski, and there is offstreet parking for a number of cars. The rooftop boasts sensational ocean views all the way up to Cape Clairault and bay views to the ocean. ■


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