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Alfresco heaven With an alfresco zone to die for, this born-again West Leederville home has the OMG factor. PAGE 5

Not all beachfront residences are created equally truth– 180ž panoramic floor to ceiling, full ocean front views dare– take a private tour of these luxury apartments and risk not-wanting to leave! With over 200 guests at the exclusive preview of the finished luxury apartments, now is your time to arrange a private tour. Phone Andrew on 0407400872 & this world class complex will have you coming back for more! time is running out prices starting from $1.15$1.15 - $4.9m

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Step inside and be surprised. This wonderful home is situated only 100 metres from Masons Gardens and close to schools and shopping centres. * Four double size bedrooms * Two bathrooms * Study * Two living areas * Outdoor entertaining with sunroof * Meilè appliances * Caesar Stone benches throughout * Sparkling lap pool * Reverse cycle airconditiong * Alarm * Double lock up garage.


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Peta’s goals reignited with comeback Wife of former West Coast Eagle Chris Waterman is looking forward to the challenge. AFTER a short break, Peta Waterman, wife of former West Coast Eagle Chris Waterman, is returning to real estate. Now based at Acton North in City Beach, Peta joined Acton Mandurah in a business development role last year when Chris took on

the role of coach of Peel Thunder. She stepped back from real estate briefly when the family moved back to Perth and Chris became coach of Subiaco. “I love selling and have missed it over the last year,” she said. “Now that the kids are older and Chris is coaching locally I can focus on my career. I'm really looking forward to working with the Acton group, they have a fantastic name and are very well-respected.” Acton North director Scott Stanley said Peta’s

Skills shortage has industry worried

Landlords need to be hard-wired

Anticipated demand for labour in late 2010 from competing sources highlights the risk of the residential sector facing acute problems, STEPHEN MILES was told.

Every home or apartment, sold or leased, now needs to be fitted with a minimum of two RCDs, reports CARMELLE WILKINSON.

A SHORTAGE of skilled labour in the housing sector is getting worse, the Housing Industry Association says. The HIA said a recovery in private demand for new homes and renovation work, coupled with the recovering resources sector, were driving demand for the skilled residential labour force. “The simultaneity of the demand for this labour in 2010 from competing sources highlights the risk of the residential sector facing an acute shortage of skilled labour from late in 2010,” HIA chief economist Harley Dale said. He said the shortage of skilled labour could significantly constrain new-home construction. The HIA’s trade availability index in the March 2010 quarter fell to its lowest level since September 2008. The index dropped to -0.11 from -0.08 in the December quarter in 2009, meaning there was a moderate undersupply of tradespeople. “There were shortages in 10 out of 13 skilled trades in the March 2010 quarter,” Dr Dale said. Shortages were in bricklaying, carpentry, ceramic tiling, electrical, general building, landscaping, other trades, plumbing, roofing and site preparation. ■


sporting background gave her an excellent grounding for sales. “She is a people person and a team player, yet very competitive. Her drive and energy guarantee she will be successful,” he said. A talented sportswoman, Peta played netball for the Orioles in 1999 and 2000, before retiring to focus on motherhood. She continued to play at State league level with the Coastal Sharks, stopping in 2007 after an injury. ■

MANY owners of higher density properties such as town houses and apartments in Perth do not realise that new government rules relating to Residual Current Devices (RCDs) and smoke alarms apply to them as well as owners of stand-alone properties. According to Home Owners Utility Services (HOUS) managing director Todd Allender, a large number of emergency callouts conducted by his company found a large number of rental properties, in particular, still did not have RCD devices. “The Western Australian Government implemented new RCD regulations in August 2009,’’ he said. “This new legislation applies to people selling their homes, and landlords. “Every home sold or leased now needs to be fitted with a minimum of two RCDs, which should protect all power point and lighting circuits. “HOUS is finding that many owners of high density rental properties do not realise that when a new tenant takes up residency, landlords need to install the devices before the lease agreement is signed, and for homes with a continuing tenancy, landlords have until August 8, 2011, to fit the RCDs.” Mr Allender said the latest Census revealed that 24.7 per cent, or around one in four properties in Perth, are rental properties and many of these rental homes are higher

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density properties such as apartments. “The landlords of these properties either assume that the legislation does not apply to them or that it is a matter to be dealt with the strata company managing the complex,’’ he said. “From October 1, 2009, mains powered smoke alarms must be fitted in all existing residential buildings prior to sale and when a new tenancy agreement is signed for rental properties. “If there are no tenancy changes in rental properties, then mains powered smoke alarms must be fitted by October 1, 2011. “Further to this, HOUS recommends that only photoelectric smoke alarms are used and not the cheaper ionisation type.” Failure to comply with this legislation can result in significant financial penalties for landlords. More detailed information in relation to the new requirements for smoke alarms can be found at More detailed information in relation to the new requirements for RCDs can be found at www. ■

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We are delighted to announce that after many years of experience in the Real Estate industry, Sharlie Hammond has decided to join us at William Porteous Properties International. Working closely with Willie, Sharlie will now be representing the company in the Mandurah area to provide you with the level of professionalism and expertise your property deserves.

“Mandurah is a fabulous location for a second home, investment property or lifestyle change. Since joining the company in March I have sold three homes, all of which generated a great deal of interest. As a result I now have a growing database of clients still looking to purchase. If you would like some advice on the position of your property in the current market, or are considering investing in the area, please contact me at any time.”

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Owner’s vision has turned this 1960s home into one of the most magnificent in the suburb, writes JANE EVANS THESE days, indoor-outdoor entertaining areas are common in houses in Perth, but the owner of this West Leederville home goes above and beyond with his. The rear alfresco area to the Gregory Street property would have to be one of the most impressive I have seen. It has even played host to a couple of weddings.

There is a resort-like ambience evident as soon as you step outside. Shea Timber flooring flows right up to the glass-framed, solar-heated pool. Stone-cladded panels adorn one wall of the area while a fully-integrated stainless steel outdoor kitchen and a cosy gas log fire adorn the other. An elevated spa bath with a flat screen

television completes the setting. Surrounded by lush, tropical foliage and Balinese garden ornaments, it really does feel like paradise. However, the magnificence of this home is not just limited to its alfresco area. The front of the property is grand, with a limestone-paved walk-through intersecting the meticulously lit garden that leads to the double-storey, rendered facade. The home features six spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms plus an outdoor shower. The central living area, which includes a

granite kitchen, lounge, and dining can be opened up to fully integrate the indooroutdoor living area, lending itself to both large gatherings and intimate get-togethers. On the second level is a spacious second living area or multi-purpose room with floor to ceiling windows looking on to the front garden and across Lake Monger reserve. What was once a dated 1960s home is now one of West Leederville’s finest, testament to the owner's vision and innovative design. ■


Magical makeover An old knockdown was transformed from the ugly duckling on the block into the beautiful swan, writes JANE EVANS FAR from traditional, this renovated North Fremantle home is so much more. Once a circa 1950s knockdown on the highest block in the area, the owner describes the makeover as “taking an old dump and transforming it into a gorgeous modern home”. Clean lines and a clever ergonomic design, overseen by award-winning designer Tom Brooking, create a truly stunning property, with materials such as timber, steel, Caeser stone, terrazzo and travertine providing a rich, warm ambience that flows throughout. A corrugated iron wave-shaped roof attached to the second storey addition – the master suite – perfectly frames a sweeping vista across North Fremantle, the ocean and out to Rottnest. The view is simply breathtaking. The extravagant master bedroom is enormous and features full height marble tiling in the open ensuite as well as a separate dressing room and a large private deck to take in the panoramic ocean views. There are three additional bedrooms on

the first floor. The unique facade of the home features louvres on the windows to make use of the elements and allow the crisp ocean breeze to sweep through. Generous open-plan living areas flow on to a stunning alfresco area which gives to a lap pool and landscaped lawn area. The sleek state-of-the-art kitchen is fitted with quality stainless steel appliances and custom high gloss cabinetry. While bold, artistic elements have been incorporated into the design of the home, efforts have also been made to ensure it is environmentally friendly. Solar panels and recycled materials have been used (the timber floorboards in the living area are from the original Bassendean gymnasium), and three rainwater tanks are positioned along the western border of the home. In its transformation from ugly duckling to beautiful swan, this remarkable home has exceeded the owner’s expectations and is sure to leave a lasting impression on those who view it. ■






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Home embraces senses Harmony is evident the moment you walk through the doors or into the tranquil gardens, writes CARMELLE WILKINSON AS I sip on my espresso, courtesy of the home’s fabulous Miele coffee machine, and gaze out to the tropical garden with lagoon swimming pool, I could be mistaken for thinking I was in my own private sanctuary. With a seal of approval from a Feng Shui master, the layout and natural flow of this quintessential Dalkeith home has been configured to promote health, happiness and prosperity. The harmonious environment is evident as soon as you walk in the entrance of this architect designed home, with a koi pond and water feature providing the soothing sounds of trickling water.

Wrapping around the north-facing Balinese garden complete with pagoda cabana, lush foliage and waterfall, the home enjoys a gorgeous outlook from every room. Lovingly refurbished, the home features brand new carpets, light fittings, bathrooms, kitchen, cabinetry and temperature controlled wine cellar, which can store 1000 bottles of your finest drops. Featuring four large bedrooms and four bathrooms, the home has fantastic separation and is ideal for a family. Two master suites give parents the option of retreating upstairs to their private haven or to the back of the home where they can be

closer to minor bedrooms (for those with younger children). The owner told Residential the real hub of the home was the stunning kitchen/dining area, with Caesar stone bench tops, marble splashbacks and up stands, soft-close drawers, quality Miele appliances and a separate wet kitchen. Connecting the two living zones of the home the ‘hub’ also features a jet master fireplace and has direct access to the alfresco area, which is perfect for entertaining. The owner said another one of her favourite areas in the home would have to be the versatile theatre/lounge room at the front of the home. “I do yoga here with five others and there is plenty of space and a nice outlook over the garden and pool,’’ she said. Oozing quality and style throughout, the

home also features a Bose outdoor sound system, heaps of storage, travertine floors, Cbus wiring and spilt system air conditioning. ■






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Ray White Centro 6380 1212 or 0417 771 112 PERTH Apartment - 2/569 Wellington Street From $660,000 2 bed, 1 bath The Property Exchange 9388 3988 or 0403 310 155 Apartment - 42/569 Wellington Street $525,000 1 bed, 1 bath The Property Exchange 9388 3988 or 0403 310 155 Apartment - 23/134 Mounts Bay Road $525,000 2 bed, 1 bath Ray White Centro 6380 1212 or 0417 771 112 WEST PERTH Apartment - 6/24 Cliff Street 3 bed, 2 bath $1,950,000 Equinox Realty 0404 445 076 Unit - 7/34 Carr Street From $430,000 2 bed, 1 bath Growth Realty 9388 3422 or 0411 865 712 AUCTIONS CITY BEACH House - 6 Olinda Avenue Auction June 12 at noon onsite 5 bed, 2 bath Realmark West 9383 7199 or 0403 344 649

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90-YEAR-OLD CHARACTER PRESERVED SITUATED in a quiet cul-de-sac on about 374sq m this circa 1921 home has a romantic and charming facade. Delicate character features seamlessly blend with the quality modern renovations. An open-plan kitchen and informal lounge overlook the garden, with bonus cubby house for the kids. It also features air conditioning, timber floorboards and a well thought out floor plan. ■





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An Ocean Panorama Is Yours Forever From This Luxurious New Beachfront Apartment • Internal area: 246sqm • Master bedroom with ensuite • 2 Additional bedrooms • 1 Additional bathroom & powder room • Spacious, open plan living areas • State of the art kitchen • Office/study • 2 Large, private balconies with bbq • 2 Secure parking bays & 2 storerooms • C-bus wiring/ducted AC/intercom systems • Residents-only gym & 2 lap pools

Jody Fewster 0414 688 988 Office: 9386 8800


Timeless classic From a grocery store 100 years ago to a fine home today after extensive renovations that have remained true to its Victorian architecture and feel, writes JANE EVANS

THERE is such a beautiful, old-fashioned ambience to this prominent Claremont home. Built in the early 1900s, the property was originally the Bennett Brothers’ grocery store. Today, the commanding residence on the corner of Chester and Agett roads pays fitting homage to the stunning Victorian Italianate architecture of the period. The home was renovated during the 1980s but retains a timeless, European inspired feel. It reminds me of a Parisian apartment, only larger. As I walk through the wrought iron gate and solid timber doors of the entrance, it strikes me that that the interior of the home is just as

intriguing as the outside. A blend of quality, original and recycled materials combine with superior modern fittings to create a rich and vibrant home. These include textured rendered walls, warm terracotta and timber floors, wrought iron detailing and plantation shutters. Exposed brick and granite adds rustic charm to the country-style kitchen and spacious dining area, which features bifold timber french doors out to a beautiful north-facing courtyard with a spa and stone water feature. An elegant lounge room with a stunning gas fireplace leads to the home’s original entrance hall and a third bedroom, which could be used

very practically as a home office with its own entrance. On the second level, a sitting area is flanked by a choice of two master bedrooms, one, very spacious with a balcony overlooking the courtyard and ensuite and the other, also with an ensuite but featuring a Juliet balcony overlooking the street. Both would do me just fine. This magnificent property is homely and inviting, yet so utterly stylish. What it may lack in space (by today’s standards), it more then makes up for in loveliness. ■






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MODERN LUXURY ON A SENSATIONAL SCALE. An architectural Masterpiece with breathtaking 180 degree views among the finest in Dalkeith. Timeless, generous and immensely impressive, this impeccable as-new Tri-level masterwork offers luxurious family living in one of the area’s most desirable Avenue’s. The interiors allow an abundance of natural light throughout and limitless possibilities for our own personalization…so that your family can live in complete harmony. Just moments to the Rivers Edge, Dalkeith Village, Private Schools and Public Transport. Architecture by award winning “Richard Szklarz”, offering the highest fixtures, fittings and finishes. Open Kitchen/meals with Caesar Stone island bench, Miele appliances, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers. Wide Terrace on the Northern side of the Kitchen with built in BBQ overlooking a 25mtr heated lap pool with piped underwater music. Family room with glorious northern sun for winter warmth and separate children’s games room overlooking pool and private grassed rear yard. Sumptuous master suite with spectacular 180 degree river views, balcony and day spar style ensuite equal to any Small Luxury Hotel of the world. 5 double bedrooms with privacy, separation and customised built in wardrobes and study facilities. Dream home office featuring customized built in office cabinetry. Numerous living areas with cool limestone flooring, underfloor heating and C Bus lighting and window controls throughout. Air-conditioned wine cellar, gymnasium, 3 car garaging plus extra off street car parking, valet ducted vacuum, alarm and also not to forget, the in ground trampoline for those special little ones….View by appointment INTERNET ID# 213892

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GREAT HOLIDAY INVESTMENT RELAX in style in this luxury two-storey Dunsborough home. Located in the popular Bay Village Resort with glimpses of Geographe Bay, owners and guests have access to the resorts facilities such as heated swimming pool, day spa, restaurant and sit management. This is a great holiday investment, which allows for rental returns plus the bonus of using it yourself. ■






AGENT Stocker Preston Dunsborough CONTACT Louis De Chiera 0418 909 899 WEB DETAILS


RURAL AMBIENCE BELIES CITY LOCALE OPPOSITE the quietest park in the western suburbs, and at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home evokes a feeling of living in the State’s South-West. With peppermint trees, hammocks, sea breezes, bush walks and the sweet sounds of birds chirping nearby, it’s easy to forget you’re in the Perth metro area and only a short drive to a number of popular attractions such as Cottesloe Beach and the Claremont shopping and restaurant district. ■




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·Brand new Architect designed home ·Close proximity to the beach ·Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms ·2 living zones (fireplace) and theatre room ·Master bed has luxury bath and balcony ·Chefs kitchen - quality appliances, stone benchtop. ·Blackbutt flooring and soaring floor to roof windows ·Valet vacuuming and camera security ·Wooden decking to low maintenance yard ·Well appointed – and fully equipped if required. ·Well situated to schools, train station and shops ·Asking $2000 per week

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APARTMENT WITH WOW FACTOR THIS ultra-modern apartment in West Perth has the wow factor. The apartment enjoys stunning views from every room, including the Swan River and city to the east and the gorgeous tree aspect of Kings Park to the west. It features a designer kitchen, heated bathroom floors, a surround sound system, high ceilings, six plasmas/LCD screens with DVD and Foxtel and bamboo floors. Everything is included, down to the cutlery, creating a true walk-in, walkout lifestyle. ■






Equinox Realty Alison Johnstone 0404 44 5076

FOR SALE You will find little opposition to the claims that Mount Street is the most desirable residential address in Perth. For a start, it’s a short stroll across the footbridge to the Terrace in one direction and Kings Park the opposite. Perched on the edge of Mt. Eliza, Benjamin Heights is a boutique and exclusive apartment building constructed in 2002. There are just 5 full floor apartments in the development which is complemented with a luxurious lobby and adjoining board room, lap pool, gym and spa. The penthouse is on offer for the first time. This unique property has the lion’s share of the building with the exclusivity of 531 sqm of the building on the title compared with 294 sqm for the apartments below. The exclusive areas are made up of 3 parking bays, balconies, storage, independent office, roof garden and luxuriously

appointed 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment. You hear people talk about ‘breathtaking views’ all the time. These words are bandied about loosely by a lot of agents about a lot of properties that are for sale. The view from this amazing apartment will truly stop you in your tracks. Like me, you too will walk away with a lasting impression that, with every recall moment, you can’t help but smile each and every time. It’s difficult to put the photos you see now into perspective, so I urge you to call me and make a time to view this wonderful home by appointment only.

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Islands awash with treasure Ocean views and top-end fittings feature in this apartment, writes TANYA MACNAUGHTON CONSIDERED one of the most luxurious apartment complexes in Perth, The Islands South Beach provides residents with resort style, beachside living and an ocean panorama second to none. With only a pathway between the complex and sandy beaches, the location is rivalled only by the list of top-end features across this twostorey penthouse apartment. Entry to the residence is from the fourth floor into the family room with a soaring high ceiling and thick sliding doors to the oceanfront balcony. Breathtaking views and retractable shutters make this the ultimate entertaining area. Stainless-steel Miele appliances feature in the kitchen and include a dishwasher, steam oven, gas burners

and wine fridge. There is one double-sized minor bedroom on this floor which has builtin robes and access to the second outdoor entertaining/barbecue area that can also be enclosed by shutters. A bathroom with lots of storage space services this bedroom while the laundry opposite has a washing machine and dryer. There is a lift opposite the kitchen, which, like the adjacent staircase, goes up to the second level. The deluxe master bedroom suite has another balcony, built-in robes and ensuite with superior fitout. Other features range from smartwiring and C-bus lighting to ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning and security. The complex has two swimming pools, a gym, sauna and soon-to-be-opened cafe. â&#x2013;

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RENOVATION PERFECTS HOME’S CHARMS NO expense has been spared on this charming, recently renovated period home. Features include soaring ceilings, gleaming floorboards, ornate detailing, magnificent chandeliers, stained glass and top-quality fixtures. Further scope exists to landscape or extend on this north-facing block. There are three bedrroms and one bathroom as well as a generous living areas and off-street parking. The renovations include a new zincalum roof, new guttering and downpipes on the outside and new electrical wiring inside as well as a new Rinnai Infinity instantaneous gas hot water


system, new cornices and ceiling roses by Chris Savage and Associates and new Caesarstone bench tops in the bathroom and laundry. ■





Mack Hall & Associates Linda Sullivan 0439 926 688


STROLL TO THE CITY CENTRE PERFECTLY positioned, this unit is close to Perth CBD. The brick and tile home with attractive shrubbery at the front offers 60sqm of living space. The home has two bedrooms and one





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16 Coneflower Corner, Churchlands

A THREE LEVEL RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX FEATURING: • 15 architecturally designed apartments • Choice of 3 Bedrooms and 2 / 2.5 Bathrooms • Stunning park frontage • Only 7km to the Perth CBD and 5km to City Beach • Spacious open plan living areas • Highest quality specification fixtures and finishes • Secure lock up and leave lifestyle • 2 safe undercover car bays per apartment


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RESTORE TO FORMER GLORY OR SUB-DIVIDE THIS Large older style character home is set on 928sqm and has the potential to be restored to its former glory or transformed into something more modern. Compromising five bedrooms and two bathrooms, there is loads of room for children to run around in the garden and a carport providing space for two cars. The property is zoned R25/40 providing the potential to subdivide. In the highly desirable South Perth, the home is directly opposite the prestigious Royal Perth golf course. ■



SPACE AND PRIVACY IN UNIQUE VILLA THIS unique and attractive villa in the heart of Subiaco has been renovated inside. The sun lit home features timber floors, modern halogen lighting, high vaulted ceilings and a contemporary kitchen all on one single level. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom as well as an open-plan living and dining area. A pretty north-facing courtyard offers space and privacy with beautiful established trees and a water feature. Undercover parking for one car is available near the front door. ■





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Uber chic living down on the farm Set on 22ha of verdant land and overlooking a pretty winter creek, this home is an ideal base for a modern farmer. By SAMANTHA JONES SET 350 metres back from the road, this 22ha rural property incorporates a functional and versatile farm with a contemporary home. The resort-style pavilion overlooks the Anniebrook winter creek to the vineyards beyond and has 110sqm of internal living space accentuated by high ceilings. A spacious studio-style bedroom provides accommodation and has a deluxe ensuite with twin vanities, a feature mirror, freestanding bath, separate shower, heated towel rail and a screened toilet. Well appointed within the spacious open living zone, the impressive chefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; kitchen is set in a raised position and has a large island bench, industrial tempinyaki plate, wok burner and industrial baking oven. Outside, a large jarrah-decked entertaining area has a sunken BBQ area with fire pit that suits entertainment purposes and has lovely vistas of the surrounds. Glazing and bi-fold doors throughout maximise the picturesque outlook. Features include impeccable decoration throughout, Egyptian fans, coir matting natural fibre flooring, two reverse-cycle airconditioners, a big laundry and plentiful storage space. The property itself has an abundant water supply from a large dam, three rainwater tanks and a well. There are eight separate paddocks of various sizes, which include full electric fencing to four and hot wires to three. Additional benefits include highly productive soils, an extra-highcelinged powered workshop, a garage at the front of property, water troughs to four paddocks, a separate round yard, new cattle crush, three holding yards and a full-size dressage arena. â&#x2013;

JHY Realty 9759 1300 Contact the agent


Bay provides idyllic setting This impressive house capitalises on a beachfront location with use of natural light and excellent entertaining areas, writes SAMANTHA JONES MERE metres from the crystal waters of Geographe Bay is this stunning two-storey property that redefines spacious living. Instantly impressive with its unique blend of blue and white colouring to the exterior, the home capitalises on the idyllic surroundings. A big balcony at the front of the home features decking and a pitched roof, and presents an excellent entertaining setting. Leading off from here through a sliding glass door is the first of two living areas that features an openplan kitchen, meals and lounge area. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, wooden cupboards and plenty of storage. There are also polished floorboards throughout this open-plan area.

The second living area is tiled and is on the ground floor. It has a pitched ceiling that enhances the roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandeur. The four airconditioned bedrooms are well-appointed. The minor bedrooms are carpeted, while the master bedroom has polished floors. White, bright and natural light are the key aesthetics to the interior decoration, with neutral colouring maintained throughout. Set on 482sqm of land, the property has a double lock-up garage and low-maintenance gardens. The two separate living areas and the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s close proximity to the ocean ensure its suitability for a multitude of purposes for prospective buyers. â&#x2013;






JMW Real Estate Joe White 9756 8800 Contact the agent

Shop 6, 10 William Street, Fremantle 9335 8411 Fax 9430 4642 Global * National * Local * You

Margaret River Rise

Minutes to Town Centre . . . 10 Minutes to Beaches & 5 Minutes Wineries

ACT NOW TO SNARE A PIECE OF THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER MARGARET RIVER RISE DEVELOPMENT! Long awaited and 10 years in the making from the Outline Development Plan, this special Residential land release is being offered for a limited time only at a never to be repeated price, with strong interest from Perth and the North West expected. Situated west of town, the development is proving popular with six of the 24 lots already earmarked for sale. This is not a time to sit on the fence as the ďŹ rst ďŹ ve buyers will have their choice of lots for just $350,000. The last land release in the area was 1997 so it may be another decade before an opportunity as good as this presents itself again. West of town optimises the Margaret River lifestyle, being close to famous surf beaches, the main street of town, award-winning wineries, the Margaret River and pristine forests. The area is perfect for those looking to slow down, but still lead an active lifestyle. Margaret River Rise will establish itself as the Peppermint Grove of this popular region.

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Far from the madding crowd This spacious Dunsborough home surrounded by native gardens and trees is the perfect place to retreat for some peace and quiet, writes SAMANTHA JONES TRULY serene, this lovely Dunsborough home is enhanced by the beautiful native gardens and trees that surround it. Located in one of the special rural subdivisions in the area, this property offers discerning buyers a wonderful place to reside away from the hustle and bustle of city living. Comprising 10,027sqm of landscaped gardens and trees, the property features a main homestead with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a selfcontained studio with one bedroom and bathroom under the same roof. The bedrooms are carpeted and spacious and the master bedroom has access to an ensuite, while the minor rooms use the second main bathroom. The interior features plenty of floorto-ceiling windows and doors to best soak up the view. There is a variety of internal living spaces to cater for both formal and informal occasions. A classic elegance prevails in the home’s décor choices with light tones, recessed ceilings and downlighting featured.

Verandahs and extensive paving wrap around the majority of the home’s perimeter, which allow entertaining possibilities as well as a lovely environment to bask in the breathtaking scenery. A flowing winter creak adds further layers of peaceful serenity. There is also a triple garage with three separate roller doors for convenience. A short distance from essential amenities, the home holds appeal for both investors and those looking for a permanent residence. ■





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JMW Real Estate Tony Branch 9756 8800 Contact the agent

Home Open Sunday 11-12 65a Rockingham Beach Road Absolute Waterfront Living - Holiday or Sea Change Lifestyle

HAVE A PROPERTY TO RENT? Melita Means Business Our Property Manager specialises in leasing properties to corporate tenants. Why not benefit from Melita’s corporate contacts with the management of your property?

OUR COSTS Being a new agency, we’re keen for your business so we have a highly competitive all inclusive fee structure.

SAVINGS TO YOU The following services are not charged: • No fees for Property Condition Reports • No fees for Final Bond Inspections • No fees for Property Inspections • No fees for Financial Year Reports • No Letting Fees • No Advertising Costs

Melita Ryan Property Manager P: 9499 6000 M: 0419 347 276

Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views from the balcony as you watch the sunset. Only 40 minutes from the CBD. This superior location is just metres from the proposed Rockingham marina, wine bars and award winning restaurants. Be part of a community that offers the cleanest beaches in WA and enjoy the holiday lifestyle as you watch your investment grow. This lovely home features: • Open plan kitchen dining/family room with spectacular views • Lower level double bedroom with ensuite and separate WC • Upper level family activity and hideaway kitchenette • Large balcony with alfresco dining space and panoramic ocean views • 4 x double bedrooms and family bathroom • Double lock-up garage • Plenty of storage space • Easily maintainable gardens.

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To view this once in a lifetime home call: Nola Tully on 0408 545 559

Selling South West Real Estate DUNSBOROUGH






DUNSBOROUGH From$560,000

● Ideally located within a leisurely stroll to Old Dunsborough foreshore and Meelup Reserve ● 872sqm corner site looks so much larger with the huge street frontage ● Faithfully delivers rent and the address delivers blue chip capital growth

● Existing cottage is leased, providing an interim return for the prospective developer ● Site area of 1230sqm with a frontage of 22.76m ● Potential view factor from a new development ● Close proximity to town and priced to sell ● Great potential for a group housing development

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New Listing! Minutes to the best coastline in the South West 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom well maintained home in a quiet bush setting Over 1ha (2.72 acres) in a tightly held precinct Fantastic lifestyle property close to Gracetown, on the West side of Caves Road ● Central to Yallingup and Margaret River

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Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Joe White 0417 939 715

David Cross 0439 496 926

Michael Mort 0403 342 681







Lot 17 Lot 3 Lot 2 Lot 24

412sqm 424sqm 401sqm 540sqm

$560,000 $639,000 $649,000 $649,000


● New Listing! Generous 908sqm slightly elevated duplex approved block complete with approved house plans ● Set amongst the Peppi trees in central Dunsborough, just minutes to the pristine Bay ● 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage - currently tenanted at $290p/w ● Perfect for re-development in the future

● Unique 14.5 ha (35.8 acres) holding that has sweeping unrestricted views over Geographe Bay ● Located on the southern side of Cape Naturaliste Road between Sugar Loaf Road and Bunker Bay Road only 11.3kms from Dunsborough ● Has a frontage to Cape Naturaliste Road of approximately 327m ● Surrounded by National Parkland on two boundaries

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Hop, skip and jump to pristine beaches of Quindalup Set over 2 levels - dual living opportunity Private balcony with ocean glimpses - perfect for entertaining Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large walk in pantry and quality fixtures and fittings ● Exceptional peace and privacy

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Joe White 0417 939 715

Alan Jones 0418 947 000

Joe White 0417 939 715

Joe White 0417 939 715








Dress circle location with extensive ocean views Only 350m to beach & 500m from renowned surf beach Provides ample yet modest accommodation for holidays A prime site with interim income source Two storey home with a balcony adjoining the second level An inspection will not disappoint!



● Great little getaway for the weekender with valley views on a low maintenance 1.6 hectare property ● 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living area, laundry and adjoining veranda of approximately 24sqm ● Transportable, steel framed, metal/Hardiflex clad, insulated cottage

● Sleek, stylish 5 bedroom home ● Perfect blend of quality workmanship, clever design and stylish features, creates the ideal place to relax or entertain ● Old Dunsborough beach, boat launching and primary school all located within a short stroll from this 600sqm block

● Uniquely designed home positioned on a partially cleared and timbered 8598sqm block in a covenient rural location ● Spacious 4 bed, 3 bath home with open plan living/dining/kitchen and Marri bench tops and cupboards in the kitchen ● Large decked outdoor entertaining and lawn area with a northerly aspect ● 135,000 litre water tank and bore, large shed and storeroom

● Fabulous luxurious and modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom first level apartment ● Very high standard specifications, fully furnished ● Ocean views, quiet location, excellent security ● Basement lockup garaging for 2 vehicles plus storeroom ● Inspection a must

Alan Jones 0418 947 000

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Alan Jones 0418 947 000







DUNSBOROUGH From$365,000

● 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

● Located in the mixed use development of Bay View Centro ● Stone bench tops, timber floors, quality lighting and fittings ● Open plan kitchen/living/dining area opening onto the balcony ● Balcony views over creek traversed parkland and only a 200 metre stroll to the beach

● Secure your family investment in one of Dunsboroughs most popular holiday resorts ● Superbly appointed, architecturally designed 2 bedroom villa plus loft comfortably sleeps 6 people ● Is being sold fully furnished walk in, walk out ● Perfectly positioned opposite the walkway to the beach

● 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

Joe White 0417 939 715

Joe White 0417 939 715

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

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

LUXURY LIVING Couple cover all the angles A husband-and-wife team share their expertise to create luxurious outdoor living areas, complete with lighting and furniture, writes JANE EVANS WITH established careers in landscape and interior design, Fremantle residents Guy and Jodi Mouritz are hoping that their first child, due in six weeks, will inherit some of the creative gene. “Hopefully he or she will grow up to make a good site manager or adopt some of their mum’s creative touch,” said Guy. The parents-to-be are the duo behind luxury outdoor living specialists Ritz Exterior Design. Guy started the company 10 years ago after turning his hand from building and construction in rural WA to landscape and gardens in the city. “I have always enjoyed creative arts, logic and practicality but I tend to get frustrated with repetitive tasks,” he said. “Landscape design and construction incorporates such a wide range of products and services, there really is an endless supply of inspiration and potential in every project.” After a career in fashion and retail in

London, Jodie returned to Perth in 2004 and met Guy. The two were married in 2007 and not long after Jodie started an advanced diploma in interior design. “It was always the plan to bring the two Guy and Jodi Mouritz of Ritz Exterior Design. Picture: Martin Kennealey disciplines together,” said Guy. Jodi also has a diploma in sustainability and “Jodi’s creative drive and passion for incorporates green practices into all the interior design couples with my experience company’s designs. and design knowledge in landscape.” “Being married and working together can While Guy designs and builds the projects, be a recipe for disaster,” said Guy. Jodi oversees lighting and feature designs, “But I think we are lucky to have a sources and specifies the furniture and common interest in design and enjoy our products within the project. work, so the company is just another great “With Jodi’s flair and detail in finishing opportunity to build on our partnership in projects with beautiful furniture, Ritz life.” Exterior Design offers the complete luxury Guy said one of the most enjoyable aspects outdoor living package,” Guy said. of the job was developing relationships with


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clients. “We have completed several projects on different homes for the same clients over the years and through that time watched their families grow,” he said. “I always love seeing the way our work helps our clients enjoy their time at home with friends and family, it is also great to see how much of a selling point the outdoor living space becomes when the homes are put on the market – outdoor living really seems to have a universal appeal.” ■

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West Leederville Charming Character in Stunning Setting.

10 Lesser Street

From $1,275,000


Enjoying a quiet cul-de-sac position, on approximately 374sqm block, this circa 1921 home has a romantic and charming façade which only hints at the character features with quality renovations. A true family home within walking distance of shopping centre, café and schools and easy access to freeway, parks and recreation. One to fall in love with!


Michelle McGill and Meagen Crump

0407 950 588




West Leederville Superb Renovation

15 Tate Street

A lovingly restored home hosting opulent character perfectly balanced with exquisite renovations ensuring all lifestyles are met. No expense has been spared in ensuring the quality, function and finish of the galley style kitchen. Set in one of our most scenic streets on 306sqm block with and endless list of features.


Michelle McGill and Meagen Crump

0407 950 588




Leederville 27/628 Newcastle Street Warm Tones



A contemporary residence fashioned with immaculate taste offering 2 large bedrooms. Massive bathroom with spa. Reverse cycle air conditioning.


Michelle McGill and Meagen Crump


0407 950 588

Leederville 23/628 Newcastle Street Dressed in White

Ultimate in living is this striking designers own home with 2 double bedrooms. Sensational location and total security make it a winner!


Michelle McGill and Meagen Crump


0407 950 588

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