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ISSUE 106 • MARCH 16 • 2010

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CALL OR VISIT NOW for your chance to experience the Heather Levi touch. 439 Hay Street Subiaco 6008 WA

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9388 2788

28 Branksome Gardens, City Beach “Blank Canvas” - On the Strip...

AUCTION Sat 20th March 1145am on site

Possibly South City’s best positioned water front block in a private cul-de-sac shared with only one other property. Your own path leads to reserve, dunes, stunning white sand and pristine uncrowded beach. Look to the West and enjoy uninterrupted ocean views and to the East enjoy the backdrop of beautiful Bold Park. Walk the path at sunset to City Beach or stroll over the road for tennis with the kids. It doesn’t get any better than this! Once in a lifetime opportunity that cannot be repeated. Secure this dream property and start planning your South City lifestyle.

CHRISTOPHER DEE 0413 122 499 9383 7199


Prestige price boom Strong price rises at the top end of the market predicted after last year’s ‘disaster’ in the segment PERTH’S most expensive homes are likely to rise in price by 10-15 per cent this year as wealthy locals and overseas buyers hunt for prestigious addresses in a resilient economy, according to property researcher RP Data. The rebounding share market and increased business confidence is underpinning demand for capital city waterfront and other top-end homes, while prestige holiday homes are yet to catch up, senior researcher Cameron Kusher said. “You can’t underestimate how important the share market is for top-end buyers,” he said. Angus Raine, chief executive of real estate agency Raine & Horne, said last year had been a “disaster” for the prestige market. However, most sectors of the market had snapped back and were now heading towards a boom. Mr Kusher said capital city prestige property values fell 10 per cent during the global financial crisis, while coastal and holiday homes in areas such Dunsborough, Margaret River and Eagle Bay, in WA’s South-

West, recorded price falls of 20 per cent or more. RP Data found WA luxury home sales were among the strongest in the nation in the final quarter of last year, compared with the same period in 2008. More than a dozen homes with $5 millionplus price tags were sold in the final quarter of 2009, compared with just one in the same period a year earlier. Nationally, 72 homes priced at more than $5 million sold in the quarter. Geoff Baldwin, managing director of Re/max WA, said 2010 would be a year of increasing growth in the market, but upgraders should take action in the short term rather than waiting. “All indicators are pointing to prices to rise steadily during the next 12 months and beyond,” Mr Baldwin said. “When people see the market showing signs of growth, the temptation is to hold off and wait for more profits. However, this can be a big trap if you are considering upgrading your home.

“If your home is worth, say $500,000, and you are looking to buy a better house that is worth, say $700,000, the gap is $200,000. However, if you wait for the market to increase 10 per cent, your home will go up to $550,000 but the better home will go up to $770,000, increasing the gap to $220,000. “In a rising market the best advice for prospective upgraders is to take action sooner rather than later,” he said. Meanwhile, the Housing Industry Association confirmed that new housing supply was nowhere near demand. “We should have built 30,000 homes last year but we only built 21,500,” said HIA

senior adviser David Endersby. “We’re going to have the resource economy starting to inflate again, immigration will come on, which was a big proponent in the last boom, and we’ll be attracting more than a thousand people every week to come here. But where are they going to live?” Mr Endersby said claims by the Barnett Government that 70,000 land blocks were available to develop were “rubbish”. “This is a perennial argument . . . with the Department of Planning because they consider a block of land available once it is approved for development. But that block . . . could be five to 10 years away,” he said. ■

Stylish western suburbs apartments go on the market off the plan Fifteen classy units a short hop from City Beach and the Perth CBD have all the right elements, reports JANE EVANS

ELEMENT apartments at Churchlands Green will feature 15 luxury, single-level apartments over three levels. Less then five kilometres from City Beach and just seven from Perth’s CBD, Element is also on the doorstep of Floreat, City Beach, Wembley and Subiaco and within close reach of an array of first-class amenities including beaches, schools, Wembley golf course, restaurants, cinemas and shopping centres. Psaros Builders will build the apartments, which feature three bedrooms and two bathrooms, each with street and parkland views. There are two apartment designs available. They feature high-quality interior fittings and surfaces such as Smeg stainless-steel cooktops, electric under-bench ovens and

slide-out rangehoods, glass splashbacks and stone benchtops. Bathroom fixtures include imported tapware and fittings. All apartments include reversecycle air-conditioning and digital TV outlets are ready for connection to the master bedroom and living room. “The apartments offer an exquisite, lock-up-and-leave lifestyle for people who want to downsize, get rid of their mortgages or buy into this highly sought-after western suburbs pocket,” said Janine Thomas, Time Conti Sheffield director and joint selling agent for the complex. The basement level of the complex features two side-by-side secure parking bays. Churchlands Green is already

home to many prestigious residences, with more under construction. The development has carefully retained the mature native trees and additional plantings have enhanced the natural environment, which is a short distance from Herdsman Lake regional park. The apartments are now available off the plan from $985,000 to $1,275,000. To view apartment plans and specifications, contact Paul Di Lanzo, of Altitude Real Estate, on 0418 899 985 or Janine Thomas, of Time Conti Sheffield, on 0407 048 505, or log on to www. Element Apartments at Churchlands Green are located at Coneflower Corner, Churchlands. ■



If you demand the balance between an extraordinar y home and a fir st class builder/client relationship you must call Master Builder Michael Bur ke and experience design and home constr uction at its absolute best. Suite 1, 131 Herdsman Parade,Wembley WA 6014

(08) 9387 7333

Subiaco 21 Clare Lane




The Zen House Designed by Hofman and Brown Architects on a corner lot in popular “Subi Centro”, this unique residence offers an enviable lifestyle. Only a short stroll to all that Subi has to offer, restaurants, cafes, theatre and Subiaco Oval. Four bedrooms with guest bedroom and adjacent bathroom on lower level, which could also be used as a home office with it’s separate entry via the courtyard. Excellent separation between the master bedroom and the other bedrooms. A study area with a wall of built in cupboards opens onto the north facing balcony. Both the minor bedrooms have a loft/storeroom, ideal place for the kids gear. Juliet balconies off the bedrooms are just another feature of this amazing house. Super size garage and store. ~Spa bath in master suite ~Downstairs living areas open onto the courtyard, a great place to entertain

Sale Sale $2,095,000 View By Appointment Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 6380 1212


Subiaco 2 Juniper Bank Way




Subiaco 32 Price Street

Lakeside Centro

Class of its Own

Unwinding over three levels with stunning views over the Lake and Park in popular “SUBI CENTRO”. Wake up in the mornings to a painted landscape with tranquil water views filtered through the trees. Candle light dinners with the lake as your backdrop. ~Kitchen with s/teel appliances and glass splashbacks ~Home theatre incorporated into lounge

Light and bright stylish designer residence in sought after “Subi Rise” over two levels with under croft and loads of storage. Perfect to lock up and leave. ~ Open plan lounge and dining ~ Stunning kitchen with stone benches ~ Main bedroom on ground level with ensuite

Sale $1,895,000 View Wed 17th March 5.30 - 6.30pm Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 6380 1212





Sale Sale Expressions of Interest View By Appointment Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 6380 1212


REVIEWS Jolimont’s hidden gem This extraordinary property is an entertainer’s oasis with its touch of the Orient and blend of indoor and outdoor living By JANE EVANS

TUCKED away in the tiny suburb of Jolimont is this tropical resort-style sanctuary. With Asian-inspired landscaping throughout the grounds, the home is reminiscent of a luxury Balinese villa. It was designed by Hofman and Brown Architects in 2002 with landscaping by Garden Blueprints and Ibis landscapes. The presentation, quality of workmanship and design of the property is stunning. Remilled jarrah floorboards feature in the central living area and wood has been used extensively throughout the rest of the home in the kitchen, windows and doorframes. The lounge, kitchen and dining form an open-plan living area, with bifold doors to an amazing timber-lined outdoor pavilion surrounded by exotic vegetation. A frangipani tree in one corner is opposite a built-in barbecue. The northern wall is lined with palm trees and illuminated water features underneath a vine-covered arbour. With such a tranquil and relaxed feel, the outdoor living area is truly an entertainer’s oasis. Inside, there are three bedrooms plus a study, and a sitting room at the front of the home that could be converted to a fourth bedroom.

The master bedroom is located on the first floor and has access to a stunning landscaped courtyard and an ensuite. Floor to ceiling built-in-robes are in all bedrooms. A below-ground wine cellar can accommodate 1000 bottles. There is also a Bose music system including five speakers in the living room and two speakers and a concealed bass module in the outdoor pavilion. This unique home has been designed to integrate indoor and outdoor living effortlessly and it does so in an extraordinary way. ■





JOLIMONT 15 PEEL STREET AGENT Paxton Hoad CONTACT Janey Sanderson 0411 524 211 WEB DETAILS

AUCTION SHOWCASE! 24th MARCH — SUBIACO HOTEL — 6PM ( unless sold prior)




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32 Northmore Street, DAGLISH POOLSIDE ENTERTAINER • Sought after location and rare opportunity • Split level architectural designed home • Stunning poolside alfresco entertaining • Study or home office • Massive games room • Spacious 882sqm


3 Shaftesbury Avenue, BAYSWATER DO UP OR DOZER • Weatherboard and iron cottage • Perched high on hill • Outstanding location near café precinct • Corner block with ROW and dual street frontage • Opportunities galore?











32 Crocker Way, INNALOO

17 Norman Street, WEMBLEY DOWNS

WHERE OLD MEETS NEW IN INNALOO • Renovated character home • High ceilings, wooden floorboards • Open plan living • Front strata home • Entertainer’s delight

LIFESTYLE, LOCATION, LEAFY VALLEY VIEWS • Blue chip location on city beach border • Opprtunities galore - paint & prosper, bulldoze and build • Close to schools, beach, shops • Elevated 459sqm block • Location, location, location!










49 Forbes Street, NORTHBRIDGE

6 Bulwer Street, HIGHGATE

FUNKY MULTI-LEVEL TOWNHOUSE • Bright, spacious living & entertaining areas • Features balconies & courtyard • Outstanding location & lifestyle opportunity • Private and secure property • Tenanted until September 2010 @ $2080pcm




• Elegant brick & iron character home • Ornate ceilings, timber floors, huge rooms • Outstanding location & lifestyle opportunity • 447sqm block with ROW


27 Northmore St, DAGLISH EOI Buyers over $600,000

DELIGHTFUL DAGLISH DUPLEX • 2 big bedrooms • High ceilings • Large living/meals • Separate kitchen • The most gorgeous gardens in Daglish! • Meticulously maintained • Survey-strata block (pending)

Powder 3 2 1 Study 1Room 91 Salvado Road, SUBIACO Offers over $1,550,000


CENTURY 21, the most recognised real estate icon on the planet, is now in the western suburbs. Opening your doors to the world.

STUNNING SUBI STYLE! • Architectural designed home • Spacious living & entertaining areas • Feature private terraces, balconies & courtyards • Desirable location & lifestyle choice

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The Ultim ate Lifestyle

AGENT Mack Hall and Associates CONTACT Nathan McIntosh 0419 831 393 WEB DETAILS



UNIQUE BLEND OF OLD AND NEW THIS stunning, contemporary home blends traditional old world charm with a sleek minimalist style, ideal for modern family living. The home features a flexible floorplan of five bedrooms, large living spaces and a central courtyard. Silver trevitino and Corian marble are used in abundance in the rear open-plan kitchen living area that forms the

very hub of everyday living. Additional features include soaring ceiling heights, extensive use of limestone, marble glass and timber, Miele and Smeg appliances and a 1000-bottle capacity wine cellar. There is also a motion sensor security alarm. ■




$1,495,000 AGENT RealMark West CONTACT Christopher Dee 0413 122 499 WEB DETAILS



LUXURY LIVING WITH TREETOP VIEWS a new kitchen and laundry, four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is also a beautiful fenced pool and cabana with a north-facing rear garden, all on a 936sqm block. ■

CRAWLEY Townhouse - 2/1 The Avenue 3 bed, 2 bath From $1,495,000 The Property Exchange 9388 3988 or 0411 428 117

SCARBOROUGH House - 142 Burniston Street 3 bed, 2 bath $840,000 - $880,000 Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 or 0419 935 295

WEMBLEY DOWNS Duplex - 110 Hale Road 3 bed, 2 bath $659,000 Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 or 0418 905 963

WOODLANDS Duplex - 1 Hazel Avenue 3 bed, 1 bath $650,000 - $720,000 Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 or 0419 935 295

SUBIACO House - 1 Tipperary Mews 3 bed, 2 bath $1,550,000 Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 or 0411 524 211

SUBIACO House - 153 Bagot Road 3 bed, 2 bath $1,950,000 Growth Realty 9388 3422 or 0411 865 712

SHENTON PARK House - 167 Derby Road 3 bed, 3 bath $1,365,000 Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 or 0410 818 896 & 0418 923 900

WEST LEEDERVILLE Townhouse - 114A Northwood Street 3 bed, 2 bath From $1,195,000 The Property Exchange 9388 3988 or 0411 428 117

WEST LEEDERVILLE Duplex - 34 Ruislip Street 3 bed, 1 bath $950,000 Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 or 0411 885 556

CLAREMONT Townhouse - 17 Chatsworth Terrace 3 bed, 1 bath $739,000 Space Realty 9284 4008 or 0417 669 384

AWAR D WINNING ST YLE Seacrest Homes welcomes you to view the award winning Carnac. Winner of the Master Builders Bank West 2010 Housing Excellence Award for best display home over $650,000, the Carnac is the latest release in our portfolio of breathtaking homes. No detail has been overlooked in this stunning home and our passion for luxury living comes alive in this inspired design. A spacious and luxurious home featuring a sparkling central water feature and swimming pool wrapping light filled living and alfresco areas, The Carnac creates the perfect blend between indoor and outdoor living. Visit The Carnac display home, or contact us today to discuss your dream home. The Carnac, 14 Orsino Boulevard Port Coogee. Open Sat & Sun 1-5pm, Mon & Wed 2-6pm.

Tel 9302 6220 all hours


Just listed

THIS charming City Beach home is nestled amongst the gum trees. It has expansive treetop views in a uniquely private and tranquil location. Features include sanded and bleached jarrah floorboards throughout,


Cott classic uncorked Conceived 10 years ago in France over a bottle of wine, the result is a joy, reports JANE EVANS 4




11 CLARENDON STREET, COTTESLOE AGENT William Porteous Properties International CONTACT William Porteous 0439 880 242 or Andrew Porteous 0488 118 687 WEB DETAILS

CONTEMPORARY, warm and luxurious, this Tim Wright-designed property is right at home in the heart of Cottesloe. The home was conceived almost 10 years ago over a bottle of wine in France and the international influence is evident throughout. A large door at the entrance is intricately carved and was a find from the owners’ travels to Marrakesh. At the rear, a graceful stone staircase down to the tennis court was inspired by the label on that fateful bottle of wine in France. Occupying a terraced 1416 square metre block, the impressive home spans three spacious levels, and is flanked by a full-sized, high-quality synthetic grass

tennis court in its sizeable grounds. There are five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Entrance to the home is through an iron side gate that leads into a stunning front garden. A turquoise coloured swimming pool surrounded by verdant landscaping provides the ultimate vista for the limestone loggia, which the main living areas open out to. An outdoor fireplace allows the owners to enjoy meals in the cosy alfresco all year around. There is also a barbecue pavilion adjacent to the pool, which is fully fenced with clear glass. The rear garden features a wide stone terrace overlooking the tennis court with

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an external bar area. The interior is light and versatile, with European oak flooring throughout the spacious rooms on the ground floor and bi-fold glass doors opening up to the gardens. The sleek white galley-style kitchen is craftsman built and superbly fitted and equipped. It features stainless-steel benchtops and a large walk-in pantry with a computer recess. The second storey houses the bedrooms, each with cedar window frames and venetian blinds. A home of striking symmetry and timeless appeal, this residence lends itself to entertaining or relaxing in magnificent surroundings. ■


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Fully furnished apartments from only $405,000*

5 star resort managed by Mirvac Hotels

Rental guaranteed - 2 years

Flexible owner usage throughout the year*

To get your place in the snow contact Andrew Clarke on 9384 3100. Browne Grove & Associates Suite 1/355 Stirling Highway, Claremont Phone 9273 4444




3/16 Overton Gdns, COTTESLOE






This breath taking world class residence offers only the best to ensure luxury. The private lift services all levels which provide an abundance of mind blowing amenities. A superb home!

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11b Macarthur St, COTTESLOE

0418 917 661

Reg Ransom


An impeccable contemporary style residence with timber floors, natural finishes,lounge opening into desirable northerly courtyard, separate formal dining with access to delightful alfresco area.


0418 917 661

Reg Ransom conj. Frank Torre Mack Hall & Assoc 0411 866 550



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10/156 Broome St, COTTESLOE



ONCE IN A LIFETIME Absolute river frontage with 180 degree views and no height restrictions! 1365 sqm block plus 176sqm of shared access.This is your opporunity to own a rare peice of Dalkeith Land with development a must! Land Value!


0419 907 628

Reg Ransom







0418 917 661





114a Victoria Ave, DALKEITH

Big top floor apartment, an opportunity to invest or move in to this beachside location. Don’t miss out, you won’t see better at the price! Best value in area.

Jennifer Rosenstein



The homes features are world-class. Effortless entertaining, free flowing living & most importantly, superbly located to enjoy the Azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

Reg Ransom conj. William Porteous 0439 880 242

0418 917 661


This is a HUGE home - the design and decor along with quality appointments throughout are a credit to the owners & the choice of a quality builder. An exceptional home which you are sure to desire.

Malcolm McColl conj. Ron Payne 0418 908 508

0417 007 404


Rare opportunity to relive the gentility of yesteryear Life in luxurious Number 8 has much to recommend it. By JANE EVANS AS I pull up in the circular driveway of this stately Fremantle home, I imagine a bygone era of guests arriving in horse-drawn carriages. Up the red fantail staircase they would go, and on to the sweeping verandah. From its elevated position on Hampton Road, the commanding double-storey residence looks out over Fremantle, the old prison and across the sea, from Rottnest to Garden islands. Built at the turn of the century by Captain

Fothergill’s family, Number 8 is an important Fremantle icon with a rich heritage. The elegance of the limestone exterior and cast-iron lace balustrades continues inside with decorative arches, soaring ceilings and polished floorboards. Tessellated tiling flows from the verandah into the grand foyer. A formal lounge to the left of the entrance features a large four-panel bay window, allowing sunlight to stream into this regal room. A luxurious formal dining room opposite is the perfect space for a dinner party with a servery from the kitchen. Fireplaces adorn most rooms of the home. There is an underground cellar at the rear with a separate bar area.

The second floor accommodates several bedrooms and a bathroom, and has access to front and rear verandahs at both ends. The front verandah is the perfect vantage point to enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the 180-degree panoramic views of Fremantle, while the rear overlooks the enormous backyard. Original stables at the rear of the property have been perfectly preserved, making them ideal for enjoyment as they are, or as a separate studio. There is also a paved alfresco with steps up to the second tier of the block, which can be accessed from a rear laneway. There is parking at the front of the home for at least three cars and additional space at the rear.






William Porteous Properties International CONTACT Mark Dimmock on 0404 048 277 WEB DETAILS This iconic residence offers the chance to invest in a part of Fremantle’s cultural heritage, as well as a home to be treasured for many years to come. ■


Enter the new Viento, and immediately you ressentirez que tout est parfait dans cette maison: le sentiment qu’elle est faite pour vous. Impossible de l’apprécier pleinement sans l’avoir visitée. Découvrez la maintenant, à Pinnata Mews, Churchlands Green. Et vous découvrirez une architecture rafinée like never before. Visit the Viento. Once you feel it, you’ll understand.

To arrange a private viewing of The Viento call Russell on 0438 946 949. Pinnata Mews, Churchlands Green (off Pearson St). Display hours Sat/Sun 1-5pm, Monday twilight viewing 3-7pm. For more home information and a location map text Viento to 1973 3033* or visit

*Max cost per text is 0.28c. SMS helpline 1800 734 717



INSPIRATIONAL : TRANQUIL : SENSATIONAL OUTSTANDING RESORT STYLE RESIDENCE Designed by Hofman and Brown Architects, this fabulous home is extraordinary in its presentation, quality of workmanship and design.... With tranquil tropical Asian inspired landscaping throughout the grounds, this home offers a casual yet sophisticated indoor/outdoor lifestyle in these most luxurious surroundings. Its presentation is amazing and the attention to detail paid in its creation is quite exceptional.

15 PEEL STREET, JOLIMONT OPEN WEDNESDAYS 5.30-6.30pm and SATURDAYS 10.30-11.30am AUCTION ON SITE SATURDAY 27 MARCH AT 10.00AM (if not sold prior)

Janey Sanderson 0411 524 211



The Best Location

Grand old home in the dress circle of Subiaco.


This much loved home with 2 storey addition at the rear offers 5 bedrooms plus study, a grand lounge, spacious family room and dining area, 2 bathrooms and a modern kitchen.

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Michael Hoad


0411 885 556

T 9381 9111





Bigger than the rest !!

$3,100,000 Penthouse Delight

Stunning presentation offering generous living and dining, separate study, three bedrooms, two bathrooms plus powder room. Expansive Swan River views, double glazing, secure undercoft parking and store, reverse cycle air conditioning, Miele kitchen plus more!

James Paxton

0418 923 900


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$1,550,000 Exciting Executive!

This looks like the other old timber frame homes along the street but behind that weathered old face is a big living area off the kitchen that could just about be used to play a game of cricket in. Most likely to be used for formal dining following onto a big lounge with sliding doors out to the back yard, it could be a perfect kids room or studio or fitness centre for the whole neighbourhood. That is of course if you don’t decide to just knock it over or toucan be built onto the rear laneway.

Chris Ehlers





0419 935 295

$650,000-$720,000 Huge potential in Woodlands!!

Your fabulous inner-Subi lock up n leave overlooking Market Square Gardens! Built in 2001, this three level impressive home has a great outlook from every window and it’s location couldn’t be much better.



This home features solid Tasmanian Oak floors in living/kitchen area, dining area, laundry room and entrance vestibule. The large kitchen boasts granite benchtops, freestanding stainless steel La Germania dual fuel oven, 2 drawer stainless steel Fisher and Paykel dishwasher and double sink.

Janey Sanderson



0411 524 211

$1,690,000 Sublime!

This very rare 3 bed ‘house’ style duplex is also very cute with its garden of Iceberg roses just ready to bloom again. There is room for a pool or caravan or boat or that car you’ve always wanted to work on. You could even add an extra room or three. It is attached only through the garages and still being a duplex block, has a 20metre frontage ready for future side by side development.




Chris Ehlers

The most beautiful character home on offer in Subiaco today. Exquisitely furnished and immaculately presented by attentive owners. 3 big bedrooms, 2 lavish bathrooms, formal sitting room (or bedroom 4), formal dining and vast family area with meals section adjacent to designer kitchen.

0419 935 295 Michael Hoad

3 1 3 R O K E BY R OA D, S U B I AC O

0411 885 556

T 9381 9111

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The Property Exchange Niki Peinke on 0411 428 117

Labours of love shine brightly The owners build homes because they love it, and their passion shows. By CARMELLE SANDER THE owners of this stunning twolevel residence design and build homes as a hobby, and their passion for creating beautiful homes is evident in its high-quality workmanship and attention to detail. Tucked away in a new precinct of Subiaco adjacent to Kings Park, the home is surrounded by equally contemporary properties, all sharing a quiet landscaped laneway with pockets of off-street parking for friends. From the entrance the home exudes a relaxed Balinese feel courtesy of the timber decking and landscaped gardens that surround the property. The tropical ambience continues into the night, with garden lights enhancing the central courtyard. A soaring void in the formal lounge allows a unique timber

fireplace to become a piece of art and the marble-tiled entry adds a touch of glamour. Tasmanian oak floors flow throughout the remainder of the home, including the open staircase. A very deliberate continuity in materials gives the home an understated elegance. The kitchen is an absolute stunner, with a black granite island bench serving as a great breakfast spot. The choice of black for the kitchen splashback is a brave but fabulous decision, contrasting with the stainless-steel workbench and timber cabinetry. On the second level are the bedrooms, master suite, office nook and a spacious activity area that overlooks the formal lounge. The master suite has a large ensuite, walk-in robes and a decked balcony. ■

Auction (unless sold prior) Saturday 20 March 2010 12.00pm - on site 5




APPLECROSS 67 Melville Beach Road

Riverside Mansion

Impressive in its proportion and position, all aspects of riverfront living have been addressed! Words will do very little to prepare you for the breathtaking experience you will enjoy by owning this home! Tastefully renovated and extended in recent times to make use of the elevated 945sqm green title lot. With a combination of top range modern appliances, marble, granite and solid timber, full security system and ducted reverse cycle air conditioning throughout the home, you’ll feel safe, secure and comfortable. Enjoy all this and more.... and 365 glorious sunsets every year! This is a lifestyle property!

OPEN FOR INSPECTION: Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm Saturdays 12.00 - 1.00pm Adam Piller: 0402 456 485 Alan Bourke: 0411 812 434 Office: 9474 2000

Luxury Tuscan Living Near River AUCTION on site Sun 28th March at 3pm (if not sold prior)

Short stroll to the beautiful, sprawling Abrahams Reserve and the Swan River. Close to the prestigious University of WA, Royal Perth and Nedlands Yacht Clubs and Nedlands Golf Course. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home inspired by JuIiet’s home in Verona has many modern features: Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and dishwasher, large dining and sitting rooms which open up to a Tuscan inspired courtyard with wrought iron features, 3 good sized bedrooms all with built in robes, 2 elegant bathrooms, wrought iron staircase to second level and spacious balcony. There is also double security parking with electronic gates and video camera.

Call Marek Srokowski t. 9310 2066 m. 0412 193 419 e.

Your real estate questions answered by Niki Peinke, director of The Property Exchange in Subiaco Q: I want to buy a property with my brother. I have heard there are a couple of ways that coownership can work. Could you explain these to me? There are two types of coownership. Firstly, you can be joint tenants. This simply means that the parties own the property jointly, in equal shares (that is, 50/50). If one joint tenant dies, the property automatically passes to the other owner. Another option is to be tenants in common. In this case, either party can sell their share of land or leave it to someone in a will. Tenants in common can own the property in equal shares, or in any other split (70/30, for example). Generally, in your case, tenants in common would probably be more appropriate. Q: Is there any sort of annual cycle to the Perth property market? Are there expected peaks and troughs of activity? In my opinion, the answer here is no. The activity is pretty consistent throughout the year and the annual peaks and troughs are minimal. There is sometimes a slight flurry of activity at the end of the year, with families

SUBIACO Number of house sales for last year (to December 31, 2009): 106 Median house price: $1,160,000 Growth Rates 1 year: -0.9% 5 year: 13.2% 10 year: 12.1%

relocating closer to new schools and so forth, and a slight flurry after Christmas for those who did not have the time to relocate before Christmas! With the new superannuation rules in place, there may be more selling activity to attain settlements before the end of the financial year but it all seems to even out. And yes ... people do buy homes in winter. The peaks and troughs of the property market have much more to do with economic movements than with the time of the year.

OUT with the OLD...

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To Get Started Call: DEAN BARTRAM 0433 792 307

APARTMENTS Executive living by river’s edge Individual interiors fitted with luxurious fittings in private lane. By AMANDA RANKIN This brand new complex comprising seven luxurious apartments is situated in a private, riverside cul-de-sac next to the new Steve’s development. While externally each residence has the same very contemporary look, the interiors have been individually designed and number four has superb fittings and finishes throughout. Spanning 440sqm of living space over three levels, the ground floor is dedicated to guests or very lucky offspring. There are two bedrooms sharing a stunning bathroom, and a self-contained living area with kitchen facilities opens to a sunny rear courtyard. The second level is dedicated to dining and living spaces, with a sleek kitchen in the centre.

Glossy white cabinetry and stone benches contrast with stainless-steel Meile appliances and a glass splashback provides light reflection and an illusion of endless space. A nearby nook has an inbuilt coffee machine and wine fridge, leaving the kitchen area free for food preparation. Ceiling-height glass sliding doors span the length of the front living area and lead to an L-shaped slatetiled terrace where outdoor living can be enjoyed. To the rear is another living room that can be used as a home theatre, and a nearby powder room is a thoughtful addition. The entire top floor has been given over to the master suite, and it is large and luxurious, with another L-shaped terrace and a wall of glass windows. The slate ensuite bathroom is beautifully designed, with a huge open shower area leading to a very private rear balcony. An internal lift, c-bus wiring and full security are other features of this very slick residence. ■







Space Realty Tonia McNeilly on 0416 161 556


THE AVENUE. From $467, 910. DEMOLISH & BUILD SERVICE If you’re dreaming of an entirely new home but you love where you live, Lifestyle Homes has the solution. We’ll arrange for the demolition of your existing house, work with you to personalise one of our designs to suit your life and your lot, and then build your dream home in the location you love. Ask at any of our display homes: AVENUE, Southern River, 9490 8031 • BROADWATER, Harrisdale, 9397 2760 • LEXINGTON, Madeley, 9409 4242 • MADISON, Iluka, 9304 2852 • OPUS, Forrestdale, 9397 1795. • PLAZA, Baldivis, 0418 952 341. They’re all open Sat/Sun 1-5pm, Mon/Wed 2-5pm • • 6466 1200 Marketforce LSHO0115


LIKE NO OTHER An inspiring 5 bedroom home that captures the casual yet modern way we live in Perth. Designed to give the family the maximum amount of indoor/outdoor living area, making it capable of hosting large parties and then converting to a cozy home for the immediate family. The fresh crisp decor of the home is universal in its appeal with white granites, large format tiles and warm floorboards throughout. • Large home theatre • Formal lounge/dining

• Study • Aqua pool

• Full security, smart wiring r/c a/c • 3 bath

27 Colin Street, Dalkeith

$3.595 Million

• Gourmet kitchen • 2 car garage

Tonia McNeilly 0416 161 556

LUXURIOUS NEW CHARACTER HOME The home has a free flowing design that allows open interaction between those in the formal and informal living rooms with the stunning custom designed kitchen acting as the hub of the home. Master bedroom and hotel style ensuite and the ‘his and her’ study are located at the front of the home with the 3 minor bedrooms all king size at the rear where the playroom is located. • Exquisite hand made silk curtains • European light fittings

$3.195 Million

• SMEG appliances • Full security, reticulated

• Excellent storage • Stunning marbles.

89 Mountjoy Road, Nedlands

• Timber windows & French doors • R/c air con

Tonia McNeilly 0416 161 556

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A Family Favourite This beautiful home is the epitome of contemporary family living. The charming elevation, timber decking, lush green lawns and gorgeous towering gum trees resembles a Margaret River holiday home! With its family friendly oor plan and stunning contemporary extension incorporating a modern kitchen and spacious open plan living area this one will sell quickly!

For details phone Emily Hiskins 0403 304 943 or Toby Astill 0410 855 803

EOI $1,650,000

35 Shann Street, Floreat

The perfect weekend getaway N TIO 1th C AU ril 1 Ap

Kalamunda/Bickley Viewing time Sat 20th & Sun 21st 1.00 - 1.45pm

280 Mundaring Weir Rd If you are looking for a home that defies convention and ignores fashion - then this is it! A new angle on architecture, north facing, recycled timbers & split level with wide open spaces. 17+ acres of prime Bickley Valley real estate at one with its surroundings. Opportunities are endless - the perfect weekend getaway holiday home, short term accommodation options, subdivisable, or simply an outstanding home. MAKE THE TIME. • Split level • Brick, iron & timber home • North facing views from the entire living area • Indoor heated spa • Dble garage

Auction 11th April unless sold prior

Gooseberry Hill

41 Lenori Rd Orange Grove

Viewing time Sun 21st March 2-30-3pm

15 Staniland St Gooseberry Hill

Proudly presenting this stunning 4x2 situated in lovely Gooseberry Lifestyle opportunity, horse lovers come and discover this outstanding 4x2 home situated in tranquil Orange Grove. Just under five acres, Hill. This home is finished to an outstanding standard. The views designed with quality fittings and structure on all levels. are to be enjoyed day or night and beautifully finish off the property • 2000m2, low maintenance gardens • Separate study • Workshop and double garage. • Gourmet Chefs kitchen • Reverse cycle air conditioning • Below ground pool • 20 km from CBD • Plenty of room for boat, caravan or trailer

• R/C air conditioning, 3 phase power • 426m2 homestead • 5 x stables, 4 x day boxes & large washbay, 3 x walkyards • 8 x reticulated paddocks, 2 x tack rooms • Dble automated garage, huge 180m2 Colorbond shed • Floodlit arena and roundyard • 9ft ceilings and 6’’ skirtings

Sale $849-$879,000

Sale From $1.2 Million

Sharon Grey 0417 926 385 9293 4888

54 John St

View by appointment

View by appointment

How does a stunning indoor pool with home gym, spa & alfresco sound to you?? This quality home offers everything the family desires and is situated in picturesque Gooseberry Hill. Feel yourself relax as you take the drive home from a busy day to arrive at your ‘very unique’ hills abode. Go for a plunge in your personal 15m lap pool, or perhaps enjoy a glass of wine on the open deck amongst the treetops - overlooking Gooseberry Hill Recreation Reserve. • Quality built 4x2 with sep parent’s retreat & sep ensuite • Top of the range fittings, appliances & mod cons • Smart wiring to entire house • Flexibility for home office or studio with own entrance

Sale From $990,000

Cnr Haynes St & Central Mall, Kalamunda

9293 4888









JMW Real Estate Dunsborough Joe White on 9756 8800

Panoramic oceanic opulence Exceptional architecturally-designed family accommodation with tennis court, pool and boat shed. IT is hard not to be impressed by this commanding home in Quindalup. With its distinctive Mediterranean influences, it exudes grandeur. Constructed over two levels, it has a timeless construction that offers unobstructed views of the Bay. Architecturally designed, formal features such as limestone walls, Tasmanian oak floors, dutch ceilings, polished granite benches, cedar and sheoak joinery, and the highest of quality fixtures and fittings are defining features throughout. With family living in mind, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a study and a powder room. Additionally, a self-contained living area on the lower level offers extra accommodation. Upstairs, an open-plan informal living and dining area provides an ideal space for family living. It includes a kitchen, dining and lounge


area that flows through to the outdoor balcony. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, including a rangehood and dishwasher. There are lots of storage options, fridge/freezer and microwave recesses and a lovely coastal aspect. Formal sitting and dining rooms offer extra living space. With no expense spared, the exterior reflects the quality of the interior, with its full size and floodlit tennis court, lap pool with adjoining and secluded entertaining areas and a fully enclosed boat shed or workshop. Neat landscaped gardens with native influences adorn the home and add to its appeal. Located on a prestigious strip in Quindalup, it is just minutes from Dunsborough town centre. The residence is located in a private and secluded beachside area. ■

INVEST IN THE SOUTH WEST Residential will feature a special Invest in the South West feature on March 30th 2010, prior to the Easter long weekend. lnvest in the South West will feature leading agents and many of the outstanding opportunities that can come from investing in a property down south. Property anlaysts have their say on when is the best time to buy after property values fell by as much as 40 per cent in some areas during the global financial crisis. They also have some bold predictions on the future outlook for the region. For more information or to make a booking, please contact

Jenny Weir 0413 444 085

March 30 is the edition of Residential leading into the Easter long weekend. Traditionally, most of Perth including our Western Suburbs readers takes advantage of the long weekend to re-visit the beautiful Southwest region. There will be extra copies of Residential on hand in and around Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River during these holidays. Booking and copy deadline for lnvest in the South West feature is close of business, March 24. *60,000 people read the Western Suburbs Weekly each week. Morgan Readership Survey 24 months to September 3oth 2009




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Timber tones set the mood Bushland surrounds this distinctive Quindalup home, making it a perfectly serene country hideaway, writes SAMANTHA JONES TUCKED away on 1.5ha of pristine natural bushland, this uniquely designed home, built by local builder Dennis Cuthbert, caters to the highest of standards. With a distinctive design that encapsulates and enhances the stunning native surrounds, the home has two separate living areas, plenty of outdoor entertaining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home bursts with modernity and there are quality fittings and a striking use of oregon and pine timber throughout. Living comforts are provided with the additions of insulation, airconditioning and down lighting. A kitchen, living and dining area is the focal zone of the home, providing ample room for family living and entertaining. The kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops, plenty of cupboard space and an industrial-sized gas stove and oven. There is a central slow-combustion fireplace and outdoors a patio, ideal for entertaining, leads from this area. On the second level, a functional mezzanine floor features a spacious second living area and a carpeted master bedroom. Opening out to a timber balcony via french doors, the master bedroom has a well-equipped ensuite and enjoys a peaceful, elevated view over the fully reticulated garden. The remaining minor bedrooms are spacious and there is cobblestone tiling in the bathrooms. Other features of the property include a bore, 6m x 9m shed, a garden shed, 135,000-litre rainwater tank, garden pond and an open fireplace. At the top of Naturaliste Ridge, this outstanding, treed block is close to all South-West attractions. ■





QUINDALUP 125 WISTERIA DRIVE AGENT Stocker Preston Dunsborugh CONTACT Joe Jordanoff 9756 8888 WEB DETAILS







split-level home features recycled timber, stone, glass, brick and iron. The light and airy home has 360-degree, north-facing views. The home is on 7ha of prime Bickley land and blends with its natural surrounds. The twobedroom, two-bathroom property includes a

ONSITE APRIL 11, 11AM AGENT Ray White Kalamunda CONTACT Sharon Grey 0417 926 385 or 9293 4888 WEB DETAILS

double garage. This unique home is perfect for a weekend holiday home or short-term accommodation. ■

“With David’s strategies and negotiation skills your home is worth more with him looking after you.”



Call David now on 0403 052 222 or 9284 6777


The benchmark of all rural holdings. 12.5 acres, private lake, imposing 7 brm 4 bath mansion, 22m heated lap pool, sauna, tennis court - unparalleled in every aspect. 35 minutes to Perth City.




Sam Saffioti 0418 953 215

Selling South West Real Estate GRACETOWN








● New Listing! High on the hill in Gracetown, overlooking the Indian Ocean this 2 level beach house is perfect for entertaining ● Open plan living flows onto covered outdoor deck with fantastic views of the surf ● The lower level offers accommodation for up to 8 people ● Perfect for those Down South holidays you’ve always dreamt of

● Set over 1013sqm of gently sloping land and just a short walk to secluded Injidup Beach ● Offering a compelling mix of timber, Rammed Earth and Colorbond, this 3 year old home features high ceilings and is flooded with natural light ● 2 water tanks with a total capacity of 130,000 L

● Beautifully appointed two storey loft home with good ocean views on a generous 615sqm block offering a pristine, fully reticulated garden ● Large, well equipped kitchen and open living plan ● Features include double size bedrooms, Tasmanian Oak flooring, reverse cycle a/c, recessed ceilings and spa bath in ensuite ● Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in an outstanding area of town

● A fantastic opportunity to purchase a duplex potential property so close to Geographe Bay ● Beautifully renovated home sits on a massive 951sqm block ● Fully reticulated landscaped gardens and superb pool ● Timber floors,raised ceilings,Granite benchtops, air-con, spacious living areas and quality fixtures and fittings

David Cross 0439 496 926

Joe White 0417 939 715

Lance Hart 0417 979 516

Lance Hart 0417 979 516





● New Listing! Designed to maximise the natural surrounds ● Nestled in a tranquil bush setting on 3.3ha (8.15 acres) with elevated and private native vistas ● Close to Town and the coast on the Boodjidup Creek system ● High ceilings, Jarrah flooring and restored internal fixtures ● North facing verandah perfect for entertaining and wood fire pizza oven

● Perfect opportunity to capitalize on 1012sqm duplex approved site ● Two level, four bedroom, two bathroom beach house currently rented at $325 per week ● Would make the perfect holiday home or short term rental ● Utilize the approval and develop with the plans already in place ● Side by side development maximises the outstanding views of the Bay

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David Cross 0439 496 926

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

David Cross 0439 496 926





Perched high on the Margaret River Just minutes between the coast and the Margaret River Township This 4 ha (10 acre) property represents a unique opportunity Breathtaking expansive views of the vineyard and valley Solar passive, North facing 4 bedroom home accommodating separate dual offices and reception area




● Huge 43.3m frontage, this fantastic 2001sqm block offers plenty of options to the astute investor ● Located in Old Eagle Bay on prestigious Eagle Crescent only a short stroll to the Bay ● Is well treed which could provide privacy from the road and potential views from a 2nd storey home

Michael Mort 0403 342 681




● Magnificent farm accessible by sealed roads consisting of approx 40 hectares (103 acres) ● The property is fully fenced and divided into separate paddocks with two large machinery and hay sheds ● Beautifully finished home with two living areas ● Massive outdoor living area with bar, spa and lush reticulated lawns

● Located in an outstanding part of Dunsborough, nestled in a quiet cul-desac and surrounded by quality homes ● This spacious 4 bed, 2 bath home offers a large open living plan with high cathedral style ceilings, as well as a separate dining area and study ● Kitchen located conveniently next to the outside decking and entertaining area on a 570sqm block

● Have what some only dream about, walk to the beach for a swim and then return home to savour the captivating views and tranquility from this classic 4 bed, 2 bath Eagle Bay beach house ● Located on a 809sqm block with extensive decks, timber flooring, studio, sun room, woodfire and A/C to living areas, oriental style bath, 3 water tanks and water wise terraced gardens

● Have you always dreamt of Summer holidays in Dunsborough? ● Two 2 bed, 1 bath villas with access to the resort facilities including heated indoor swimming pool,restaurant, bar and day spa ● Only minutes to the beach and even closer to the main attractions in the town centre ● Prime investment opportunity with the added advantage of rental income

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

Lance Hart 0417 979 516

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

Michael Mort 0403 342 681









● 3 bed, 2 bath, two storey luxurious holiday home on Dunn Bay Road ● Timber flooring, air conditioning and two balconies ● Located in central Dunsborough ● This holiday stay property is currently rented

● Generous building envelope within walking distance to the glorious Injidup Bay. ● 16220sqm (4 acres) of down south beauty - simply a prime piece of real estate ● Short stroll to the newly built Injidup Spa Retreat and natural spas ● One of the only rural estates on the west side of Caves Road

● 3 bed, 2 bath resort style living situated in a security gated complex ● Auto reverse cycle air -conditioning ● Small easy-care reticulated garden and storage shed ● Swimming pool and tennis court located in complex ● Situated on the edge of Golf Course

● Surrounded by fairways, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom plus study home is only a short stroll to the Club House ● Air conditioning to the family areas and a modern kitchen ● Low maintenance garden and rear lane access for boat or caravan ● Located in a great part of “The Lakes”

Joe White 0417 939 715

Julian Nott 0439 917 321

Tony Branch 0408 921 812

Tony Branch 0408 921 812

Alan Jones 0418 947 000

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Joe White 0417 939 715

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

David Cross 0439 496 926

Tony Branch 0408 921 812

Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713

238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281

Julian Nott 0439 917 321

Lance Hart 0417 979 516

Phone: (08) 9756 8800

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You can do all this yourself or you can leave it to the property management experts. Browne Grove & Associates have a team of highly experienced managers to take care of your property. Our skilled leasing consultant, accurately assesses market rent and actively sells your property to prospective tenants, rather than just being a tour guide. All prospective tenants are thoroughly screened using our 200 point check. We will advertise your property on,,,,, and We have over 2000 tenant enquiries every month making it quicker to rent your property. Call Andrew Clarke Director 0407 400 872 or Rosemary O’Neill General Manager 0408 335 606.

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