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residential WESTERN SUBURBS WEEKLY

ISSUE 122 • JULY 6 • 2010

Head of the class The unique features of this custom designed Dalkeith home are in a class of their own. PAGE 4


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NEWS

Upgraders and investors assert authority UPGRADERS and investors are returning to the market in the wake of the scaled back First Home Owners’ Grant, accounting for an increasing majority of land sales, says one of the State’s leading residential developers, Mirvac. Mirvac WA chief executive Evan Campbell said since the end of the first-home owners’ boost last year, second-home buyers, investors and retirees had come back to the market and were dominating sales, taking over from first-home buyers jumping into the property market. Mr Campbell said while sales to first-home buyers were still strong, the pendulum had started to swing towards those looking to invest or upgrade, particularly at Mirvac’s residential communities in Mandurah.

A scaled back first-home owners scheme has started to normalise the property market, with other sectors becoming more prominent. By CARMELLE WILKINSON “First-home buyers were snapping up land in our Meadow Springs and Seascapes communities last year, but this year there has been a definite shift towards second and third-home buyers and investors,” he said. “Of our last 25 sales at Meadow Springs, three-quarters have been either upgraders or investors, while all sales over the last three months in Seascapes have been to this market.” Mr Campbell said the change was a result of increased confidence in the property

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market from purchasers now that the firsthome buyer market had normalised. “These buyers have been watching and waiting and feel like now is the time to act,” he said. “Those who are looking to upgrade to their next property have recognised the fact that there are some good opportunities in this market and that the gap between the home they are selling and the one they want to step into is only likely to grow as the market continues to pick up.

“Likewise, investors feel now is an opportune time to secure property at today’s prices.” Mr Campbell said Meadow Springs and Seascapes had attracted a range of buyers because they offered value for money and quality amenities in a convenient location. “Both have a unique point of difference that appeals to different sectors of the market, with Meadow Springs surrounding a championship golf course and Seascapes right on the beach,” he said. “Each has also been master-planned to take full advantage of its location and offers, or is close to, quality schools, a great choice of shops and sporting fields, all of which contribute to fostering a diverse community with a real sense of belonging.” ■

Sixty per cent of the latest land release at Port Coogee has sold since mid-March.

With all those heating appliances now in use, make sure they work properly. By CARMELLE WILKINSON WESTERN suburbs homeowners should be vigilant about the threat of house fires in winter. According to Todd Allender, managing director of Home Owners Utility Services (HOUS) – an emergency breakdown electrical and plumbing service for property owners – research showed that historically, more people died from house fires during June to September. “There are generally more house fires during the winter months because with the arrival of cooler weather, appliances such as electric blankets and heaters get pulled out of storage and used in many homes in Perth,’’ he said. “These appliances may be faulty or misused, with the result that a house fire can easily start, especially during the early hours of the morning. “Also, home owners with open fires are at risk if they do not properly screen embers falling from the fire. “House fires are particularly prevalent in rental properties and some tenants do not exercise the same level of care as owner-occupiers during the winter months.” Mr Allender said it was imperative that property owners checked that their smoke alarm systems were working. ■

Port Coogee lifestyle in urgent demand Advantages of beachside lifestyle close to Fremantle attracting ‘staggering number of buyers’. By CARMELLE WILKINSON LAND sales at Port Coogee have surged, with a staggering number of buyers seeking an affordable seaside lifestyle. Stage 4 blocks are selling like hotcakes, with already 60 per cent snapped up since its launch in mid-March. Lots range from 317sqm to 375sqm and are priced from

INVITATION TO VIEW

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Rarely do two Penthouses come up for Sale at the same time. Together, the penthouses will create an exclusive mansion of 8 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms, (four with ensuites) 2 garages for 4 cars + 2 secure car bays. “The Hemisphere” is an iconic 48 apartment building designed by internationally renowned architects, Woods Bagot Pty Ltd. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Swan River foreshore and City glow by night. Seeking $2.9m for each penthouse Offers welcome for both

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$685,000. With breathtaking ocean views and white sandy beaches right on the doorstep, Port Coogee is also only 5km away from the vibrant heart of Fremantle. For further information about land at Port Coogee, call 13 38 38 or visit www.portcoogee.com.au. ■


REVIEWS Unique entertainer is all class ‘No template for this type of house, which makes it special’, owner told JANE EVANS IT took three years to complete, but the owners of this Dalkeith residence could not have been happier with the result. Custom designed and built by Buildwise, the luxurious ultramodern home is markedly different from most others. “There was no template for this type of house,” said the owner. “That’s what makes it so special.” Clean lines and wide spaces unfold from the front gates. Built on a sloping block, tiered landscaped gardens at the entry comprise mature plants and an illuminated pond with spillways. A rendered exterior features marble stone cladding to a curved blade wall. Inside, marble flooring, stone surfaces, uplighting in coffered ceilings and built-in timber cabinetry feature throughout, creating a perfect balance between sleek

sophistication and homely warmth. Designed to maximise natural light and space, extensive use of glass ensures there is not a dark corner of the home. A sensational open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area on the lower ground level features commercial aluminium sliding doors that open out to a huge outdoor alfresco with builtin barbecue and outdoor kitchen. A 14m heated pool and spa provide a stunning backdrop. The owner said the home was such a perfect party house that she wished the one for her daughter’s 21st had lasted longer. “It just worked so well. People were able to be both inside and out and still interact; it was simply great,” she said. “We entertain a lot, so the house had to be functional as well.” There are four double bedrooms and four bathrooms,

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as well as two studies, a home theatre with a projector and surround sound, scullery, threecar garage and second living area upstairs. A beautifully appointed guest bedroom on the ground level features its own luxurious ensuite, a walk-through dressing room behind the bed and french doors that open out to the north-facing front terrace. The master bedroom is

equally lavish, with a freestanding bath on a stone plinth that can be concealed with electric blinds, a north-facing private balcony and a capacious dressing room. Both bedrooms also have built-in 42-inch plasma televisions. Decorator Lynda Spargo assisted with the interior which the owner said was kept minimal to avoid detracting from the beautiful architecture. ■

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$5,999,000

DALKEITH 32 CIRCE CIRCLE AGENT Acton Dalkeith CONTACT Jacquie Ryan 0408 272 383 WEB http://www.acton.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/3yzewnh

Sydney St North Perth

entertain @ home, with a theatre room that includes a projector and huge screen. Be the envy of your friends in this large quality built inner city home. Family size accommdation of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room + study, open plan kitchen, dining and family room. Features generous courtyard, double garage, reverse cycle air conditioning, security, ducted vacuum and fully wired for audio,dvd & foxtel . Well located amongst other $1m+ homes and only 5 kms to city. Book your viewing today!!!!!

92858070 billyard.com.au Peter Wheeler 0418 242240

FOR SALE by expressions of interest from $1,075,000


JOLIMONT Apartment - 8/591 Hay Street 3 bed, 2 bath $700,000725,000 Ray White Centro 6380 1212, 0417 771 112 LEEDERVILLE Townhouse - 5/5 Brentham Street 3 bed, 1 bath, $565,000 The Property Exchange 9388 3988, 0411 411 365 SCARBOROUGH Villa - 2/89 Ewen Street 3 bed, 1 bath $545,000 The Property Exchange 9388 3988, 0411 411 365 SHENTON PARK House - 84 Derby Road 3 bed, 3 bath $1,295,000 The Property Exchange 9388 3988, 0434 181 985 House - 349A Railway Road 2 bed, 1 bath $750,000 The Property Exchange 9388 3988, 0434 181 985 SOUTH PERTH House - 16 Banksia Terrace 5 bed, 3 bath $1,696,000 Equinox Realty 0404 445 076 SUBIACO Apartment - 17/2 Wexford Street 2 bed, 2 bath From $698,000 The Property Exchange

9388 3988, 0411 428 117 House - 30 Jasmine Avenue 4 bed, 2 bath $1,650m Ray White Centro 6380 1212, 0417 771 112 Apartment - 10/100 Subiaco Road 1 bed, 1 bath from $359,000 Network Exchange Realty 9271 8167, 0404042778 House - 101 Townsend Road 3 bed, 1 bath $1,295,000 The Property Exchange 9388 3988, 0411 428 117 Apartment - 64 Coghlan Road 3 bed, 2 bath $1,395,000 The Property Exchange 9388 3988, 0411 428 117 House - 9 Atkinson Road 3 bed, 3 bath $2,050,000 Ray White Centro 6380 1212, 0417 771 112

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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, Wed 2-6pm.

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REVIEWS

Genuine treasure has pride of place With opulence and space, this elegant house by the river is like no other, writes JANE EVANS THERE are so many wonderful facets to this prominent riverside home, it is hard to know where to begin. The original residence was built between 1937 and 1940 and has been occupied by the same owners for the past 11 years. It underwent a major renovation and extension when the current owners bought it, and the result is a home like no other. Spread out over 1184 square metres with a beautiful north-west facing aspect, the property has uninterrupted, permanently protected views of Freshwater Bay. There is a distinct neo-classical feel to the grounds with the house designed and built around a centralised, Roman-style courtyard. A vine-covered arbour and fishpond are features of this stunning, tiered outdoor area. At the entrance to the property, solid french doors open into a breezeway gallery with Saturnia marble flooring. To the right is the kitchen, lined with beechwood cabinetry and granite benchtops. Across the gallery is a dining room with a cosy fireplace and entrance to the lounge. Designed to embrace the views, cedar window and door frames capture the magnificent river vista from most rooms of

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the house. All bedrooms are on the ground level except for the master suite, which occupies the second floor along with a spacious sitting room and balcony. Below, a lovely west-facing alfresco terrace and lawn area has the river for a backdrop. The owners say they have enjoyed many games of bocce there on balmy summer evenings. Across the courtyard, two semi-detached rooms are used as a study and gymnasium but could also be used as additional bedrooms or studio space. This warm, light-filled home is enriched with a rare combination of contemporary elegance and timeless appeal, making it a genuine treasure of the western suburbs. ■

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$8,500,000

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William Porteous Properties International CONTACT Jody Fewster 0414 688 988 WEB http://www.porteous.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/25bt53t

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DALKEITH 3 ADAMS ROAD

9 Atkinson Road

‘Sophisticated Luxury’ Sale by Set Date all offers presented 24th July 2010 at 5pm. Stunning designer property over two levels, combining luxury living with minimum maintenance plus lifestyle. Take a swim in the heated pool with water feature, or have a BBQ around the pool on a hot pleasant day. Welcoming entry with Marble floors throughout this level, formal lounge and dining with gas log fire, beautiful drapes make this room very elegant. Living here will be a delight!

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Sale Sale by Set Date 24th July 2010 at 5pm View Saturday 10th July 12.00 - 12.30pm Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 6380 1212 rwsubi.com

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Limited release just metres from the ocean. 60% Already Sold! Live a stone’s throw from the beach at Stage 4 Port Coogee. You could enjoy spectacular ocean views whilst having a world class marina and village on your doorstep. When you do manage to tear yourself away from the beach, cosmopolitan Fremantle is only 5km away. Lots range from 316m2 to 375m2 and are priced from $685,000*. Be quick as Stage 4 is now 60% sold. To find out more call 13 38 38, or visit the Sales Office located on Orsino Blvd (off Cockburn Rd), North Coogee. Opening hours Wed 2-5pm, Sat & Sun 1-5pm.

www.portcoogee.com.au *Price and availability subject to change. Purchasers must rely on their own enquiries and the Contract of Sale.

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

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SUBIACO

90 BARKER ROAD

GLORIOUS CHARACTER SHINES BE transported back in time as you walk through the doors of this beautifully restored character home. Just seconds from the hustle and bustle of Subiaco, behind a wrought-iron fence, is this beautiful circa 1900s home on a spacious block. The home has been extended and renovated to accommodate four bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as several split-level living areas. Inside, the home is full of character with open fireplaces, chandeliers, polished timber floors, large timber-framed windows and stained-glass windows. ■

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HERE is your opportunity to secure an exclusive penthouse position right on the water’s edge. Situated in a fabulous enclave of riverfront homes, this two-storey penthouse has breathtaking views. From the living room, kitchen and balcony you can see the famous blue boat shed and across the river all the way to South Perth. The 3x2 home has two undercover car bays, a rear sheltered courtyard and access from Wingfield Avenue. ■

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AGENT Equinox Realty CONTACT Alison Johnstone on 0404 445 076 WEB www.equinoxrealty.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/23be6zm


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REVIEWS

Blissful abode in a vibrant neighbourhood Designed around a central courtyard, the outdoor area makes a stylish focal point with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, writes JANE EVANS TUCKED away, yet centrally located, this executive designer home combines the best of both worlds. The stunning Subiaco property occupies two levels on a corner block in a private enclave off Roberts Road. The owners were attracted to the easy, open-plan feel of the home, and the fact that it had a pool. Designed around a central courtyard with a heated plunge pool and water feature, the outdoor area makes a stylish focal point with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Marble floors flow throughout the first floor. A sleek galley kitchen overlooks the lounge and dining, and features Miele appliances, a glass splashback, granite bench tops and two-toned cabinetry in a white and timber finish. The lounge area features a built-in entertainment unit with speakers and wall-mounted flat screen television.

At the other end of the home, a large timber-framed pivot door opens into an elegant formal lounge and dining area with a gas log fire and sophisticated ambience. A floating blackbutt timber staircase connects the two levels. There are three bedrooms, all upstairs. Two of them have glass juliet balconies overlooking the pool. An enormous and luxuriously appointed central bathroom services the two minor bedrooms. Landscaped courtyards surround the contemporary designed home, providing an attractive aspect. Extensive use of glass allows light to filter through the home, adding warmth to the otherwise cool, stylish interior. Other features of the home include an alarm system, double garage with rear laneway access and an external area with a wash basin. This immaculate home merges luxury living with minimum maintenance. â–

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SET DATE SALE, JULY 24 AT 5PM

SUBIACO 9 ATKINSON ROAD AGENT Ray White Centro CONTACT Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 WEB http://www.rwsubi.com DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/28akdym


for sale understated elegance 49 Dumfries Road Floreat $1.85m 4 3 2

Emily Hiskins 0403 304 943 www.spacerealty.com.au

This sleek and stylish family home stands head and shoulders above its competition. Clean lines and sundrenched spaces combine with a stunning outdoor entertaining and pool area to create a feeling of understated elegance. Come and see for yourself.

palazzo passion 3/591 Hay Street Jolimont $735,000

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Home is where the heart is. Your Palazzo apartment is your own private haven just minutes away from bustling Subiaco. Palazzo is elegant living in a

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Aaron Potter

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area. At Palazzo Subiaco lifestyle meets Italian passion, luxury and design.


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From $2.1M

WEST LEEDERVILLE

CLAREMONT

Imposing Federation Family Home! A Very Rare Find Indeed!

Magnificent extended and renovated C1900 house set over 3 lots totalling 701 sq metres offering the rare opportunity of a large family home right in the heart of Subiaco and just moments to the city!

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Janey Sanderson 0411 524 211

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$1,630,000

An absolutely beautifully enhanced character home with reflections of a by gone era. Modern renovations speak of the past affectionately whlst encompassing today’s lifestyle needs, Magnificent leadlights, wide hallway, gleaming polished floorboards,

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Wonderful art-deco home offering all the appeal and character of a home of the 1930’s with a seamless extension and a great location. Beautiful period features are a highlight of this home with a rear extension and renovated kitchen which provides all the comforts of the modern era. With three bedrooms, study or fourth bedroom, two living area’s, two bathrooms and a spaciour rear garden, this home is absolutely wonderful. Ideally located close to everything that wonderful West Leederville has to offer, a perfect investment or family home.

Michael Hoad 0411 885 556 Michelle Morrison

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$369,000

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Michael Hoad

Romance and Roses

0411 885 556

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Carolena Boyd

0418 905 963

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Master Bedroom with Ensuite Second Bedroom with Ensuite STunning kitchen with Miele Appliances Caeser Stone and glass finishes Open Plan Living area to balcony

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$2,699,000

CITY BEACH

fantastic street appeal, this location offers access to all amenities

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COTTESLOE

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$2.2-$2.4M Something For The Whole Family

King Of The Streeet

Located in one of Cottesloe’s smalles and quietest cul-de-sacs, this grand 100 yr home is a true example of “they don’t make them like they used to”! Set among mature trees with a

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0419 043 217 Roy Paxton 0410 818 896

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Whether you are looking for your fist home, or a little something for your property portfolio - this little gem is ideal! Renovated, top floor, security complex. Hurry!

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999,000 Most Affordable Entrance Into Top End Living

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$820,000 Get into the Cottesloe Lifestyle!

Retire to this view after a hard day’s work, from the upstairs entertaining area of a beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with study and office, 3 other living areas, stunning kitchen, 2 x double car garages and salt water pool on 1090sqm. Call Chris Ehlers today on 0419 935 295 ....this is your opportunity, 3 bedroom, double fronted brick and iron character home in basic condition but in a prime location, on TWO LOTS, totalling 442sqm with ROW

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Very quiet street in a very quiet neighbourhood, just the right size for two with private front courtyard and lush back garden, light open lounge opening onto limestone paved courtyard. A real gem!!

Carolena Boyd

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0418 905 963

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Take advantage of the tremendous value shown in this 3 bedroom home. Tucked away in the Cottesloe Village precinct, this renovated duplex home really is a gem. Walking distance to the cafe strip, public transport, Schools, Parks and the beach, this one really does tick all the boxes!

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APARTMENTS Crisp, clean and so very tasteful This Old Swan Brewery penthouse is the ultimate sophisticated riverside dwelling, writes JANE EVANS

THERE is nothing quite like the Old Swan Brewery. The historic complex is one of Perth’s finest landmarks and the penthouse apartment on its third floor is no ordinary residence. The beautiful home has a huge 370sqm of internal living space. Panoramic views of the river stretch as far as the eye can see from the spacious open-

plan living area with a protected balcony that runs the length of the room. The front door of the apartment opens into a wide foyer separated by a wall petition. Crisp white walls and travertine flooring provide a blank canvas for any furniture. Around the corner, the lounge and dining areas merge seamlessly and feature a built-in entertainment unit. A functional kitchen flanks the area with stainless-steel appliances, frosted cabinetry and granite benchtops. One element of the home I found particularly interesting were the inconspicuous doors that open into new rooms with the slide of a finger. One of these doors conceals a magnificent bar and cinema room, unlike anything I have ever seen in an apartment. Exposed wooden beams, retained from the original brewery, give the room a rustic

feel and are an aide memoire of the building’s rich character and history. The room also features a sleek long bar, approximately three metres in length, with built-in illuminated shelving. This sophisticated room is so captivating; it was hard to pull myself away from it. Each of the three bedrooms and two bathrooms are located on the western side of the apartment, some with internal vistas of the exposed brick and arched french windows of the original building. All feature built-in robes and are generous in size. There is one secure car bay with direct access to the building and a double lock-up garage on the opposite side of Mounts Bay Road, accessible via a walkway. There are also two premium restaurants within the complex, which offers a level of exclusivity unparalleled in WA. ■

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CRAWLEY 307/171-173 MOUNTS BAY ROAD AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS

Mont Property Mary Parker 0416 191 158 www.montproperty.com.au http://preview.tinyurl.com/244al9q

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE NORTH BEACH

FLORA TERRACE AND CASTLE STREET

STYLISH CASTLES READY TO CONQUER WITH completion of these stylish and spacious homes very close, the opportunity to secure this North Beach lifestyle is now available. Paradise is Flora Castles where art, innovation and design combine to create an exclusive and beautiful lifestyle in the heart of the northern coast. Designed to accommodate your every need and desire, Flora Castle’s homes combine an enviable North Beach location with meticulous design and exquisite natural materials, offering an opulence and sophistication. Six brand new townhouses and apartments are available, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and remote double garages. ■

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FROM $900,000 AGENT Peard Real Estate CONTACT Carl Freeman 0408 793 037 WEB www.peard.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/249txo8

JOLIMONT

8/591 HAY STREET

CHANCE TO KICK BACK IN RESORT MODE IF you are after a resort-style apartment, look no further than this Jolimont gem. On the ground floor, and rented until the end of August 2010, the apartment has everything you could possibly want, including a secure car bay, pool and outdoor entertaining area with barbecues. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment also has a modern kitchen with stone benches and quality stainless steel appliances. ■

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$700,000-$725,000 AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS

Ray White Centro Susan Taylor on 0417 771 112 www.rwsubi.com.au http://tinyurl.com/35crvo6

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11 - 12 NOON Hot opportunity to secure one of 5 unique green title designer homes with towering views over Trigg Beach. Will be sold! A once in a lifetime opportunity has presented to secure your choice of 5 vibrant, exotic, intoxicating, landmark coastal homes. Situated in a private hilltop street atop “Guadalupe Hill” (The old blue house site.) Walk to everything! Entertain with panache or just enjoy holing up for the winter and living the cosy life by the sea! You will never want to leave these warm light flooded living spaces enjoying magnificent ocean views from Scarborough, all the way along the expanse of Trigg beach, and up to Hillarys Marina (with even a Perth City glimpse!) only metres from the sparkling shoreline and crashing waves. Enjoy the longevity and security that a rare green title opportunity in this cosmopolitan precinct presents. Features three bedrooms, office, two bathrooms, 3 w/c’s, stainless bench tops, second kitchenette, double lock up garage, large subterranean storeroom/cellar, reverse cycle air conditioning, security system. Secure one today - yours forever! WILL BE SOLD!

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

ZENITH New display apartment Now open 85% SOL D!

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3A LAKE MONGER DRIVE

IMPRESSIVE HOME IN UNIQUE POSITION - Stylish inner city address - 1,2 & 3 bedroom from $395,000 - Cutting edge design - Fully equipped gymnasium - Outdoor BBQ area - Entertaining deck - Stunning skyline pool - Proudly developed by Diploma

Display Apartment: Open Sunday 11am-2pm 101 Murray St Perth Sales Enquiries: Allegro Realty 92213674 www.diploma.com.au www.allegrorealty.com.au

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ZENITH APARTMENTS 101 Murray Street Perth

ARCHITECTUALLY designed to take full advantage of its unique position, this impressive residence offers an ideal lifestyle. Within easy access to the freeway and a few minutes to the vibrant Leederville cafe strip, the home is perfectly situated and has views over Lake Monger and parkland. Built over three levels with lift access, it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and spacious open-plan living area with gas fireplace and polished timber floors. The white entertainer’s kitchen is spacious and well lit and has an island bench

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AGENT Ray White Centro CONTACT Trevor Neil: 0438 354 556 or Ivan Helman 0421 416 144 WEB www.rwsubi.com DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/26x2w46 with gas cook top and range hood. It also features a master suite with vaulted ceilings, private terrace, study, paved courtyard, reticulated gardens, plenty of storage and reverse cycle air conditioning. ■

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REVIEWS

Sleek pair tick all the boxes With modern and stylish design, and a winning location, these stunning homes in North Coogee have it all, writes TANYA MACNAUGHTON WHEN it comes to combining sleek and stylish contemporary living with an undeniably alluring location, these two stunning residences in North Coogee are the complete package. Only 300m from the beach, the new oceanside brick and colorbond homes have three luxurious bedrooms and two well-appointed bathrooms. The rendered facade sets a modern tone right from the beginning that continues throughout each of the two-storey chic executive homes. Entry to each residence is through a charming foyer with stunning timber floorboards which have also been used across the spacious openplan living zone, including the family room, dining and kitchen. The designer kitchen features gloss cabinets, splashbacks, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Large sliding doors in the dining area open to the timber-decked outdoor entertaining zone, perfect for relaxing with family and friends. Quality carpets have been chosen for the bedrooms and first floor lounge/retreat. The master bedroom suite has access to the front balcony plus a gorgeous ensuite finished by pristine white full-wall tiling, a twin basin vanity unit and large shower. The homes also have reverse-cycle airconditioning, an alarm system, double lock-up garage, neutral decor and reticulated gardens. ■

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APPLECROSS 23 STROME ROAD AGENT Evolution Realty CONTACT Ian Barnes 0410 412 308 or 9364 7488 WEB www.evolutionrealty.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/28voana

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NORTH COOGEE 7 AND 9 LEONIDAS ROAD AGENT Southside Realty CONTACT Joe Gianoli 0417 733 114 or 9418 3333 WEB www.southsiderealty.net DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/27ounbb

More like a resort than a home The stunning riveside location is only the start of the enviable features of this stunning Applecross home, including tennis court and heated pool, writes TANYA MACNAUGHTON SET on a sprawling 1335sqm dress circle block, this luxurious Applecross residence provides a long list of enviable resort-like lifestyle features. The desirable riverside locale only enhances the generous choice of entertainment and recreation facilities – from a full-sized tennis court with lights to undercover heated lap pool, spa and sauna. An outside kitchen and cabana area, the perfect place for gathering with family and

friends, complements this outdoor entertaining area. The attractive home has a contemporary design with a sense of understated opulence and attention to detail. The spacious four-bedroom house has three beautifully appointed bathrooms with floor to ceiling tiling and quality fittings. With an extravagant appeal, the master bedroom suite has a walk-in robe, private balcony and opulent ensuite.

The house also provides an elegantly equipped home office with direct external access. There is garaging for three cars under the main roof with direct access into the kitchen, which features stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher plus integrated fridge/freezer. The kitchen is centrally located, allowing for easy access to the living and outdoor entertaining areas. Further advantages of this highly desirable property include electric security gates and an alarm system. The block has a zoning of R15 for future subdivision potential and investment opportunity. ■


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$1,895,000

CITY BEACH 37 PANDORA DRIVE AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS

Realmark West Christopher Dee on 0413 122 499 www.realmark.com.au http://tinyurl.com/28omb36

Beauty has aged without a blemish This home is spacious, comfortable and ideally located close to the coast, writes JANE EVANS I LOVE walking into a new house and admiring what the owners have done, but sometimes I find it more inspiring to walk into an older house and imagine the possibilities. The owners of this muchloved City Beach house built it during the 1960s and have called it home ever since. It is not hard to see why. Perched high on the hill in sought-after Pandora Drive, the home has panoramic northeastern treetop views of Wembley Downs. Characteristic of the area, the expansive property spans 939sqm, which includes tiered landscaped gardens and lawns. Double undercroft garaging on the ground floor has an internal stairwell. An external staircase leads to the first floor and entry to the home. A large swimming pool, builtin barbecue and alfresco area form a fantastic open-air entertaining area on this level, with magnificent views. Slate flooring flows through

the downstairs living areas. A carpeted formal lounge to the left of the entry features an ornate fireplace and full-length glass windows to take advantage of the leafy aspect. The galley style kitchen has granite bench tops and European appliances with generous bench space and cupboards. It opens out to a large rear patio with a terraced garden and rock water feature. There are four bedrooms, three of which are upstairs and have built-in robes. The master bedroom has a separate ensuite and balcony. Downstairs, the fourth bedroom is used as a second living area and has an ensuite. There is also a study or home office and a semi-detached studio at the back. Additional features include a gas hot water system and quality window treatments. Ideally located close to the coast and local amenities, this spacious family home has the perfect framework for someone to come along and add a contemporary touch. â–


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Opulence with views to boot This home was designed with entertaining in mind and is close to beaches, galleries and restaurants, writes SAMANTHA JONES THIS opulent limestone-and-brick rendered home is just minutes away from Yallingup and its renowned beaches, galleries and restaurants. With unparalleled valley and ocean views, the stunning home is on a meticulous, low-maintenance 2.02ha block with an abundance of water from a bore. Designed with entertaining in mind, the interior has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a wealth of living room spread over two floors. Elegant and luxurious, the main bedroom has a walk-in robe with ground safe, a built-in TV and a spacious ensuite with extra large ceramic tiles, heated towel rails and a separate toilet. Well located, the kitchen has granite bench tops, a six-burner stove, stainless steel rangehood and dishwasher, a breakfast bar and an expanse of bench space. Upstairs, a home theatre room with projection equipment could also be used as a games room. The home has tasmanian oak flooring throughout living zones, meranti-lined ceilings upstairs, maple veneer internal doors and reversecycle airconditioning. Outside features include an 18m pool with decking, frameless glass fencing, an outdoor kitchen and dining pagoda, weather shields, outdoor shower and an extensive lawn area that overlooks the pool. A double lock-up garage under the main roof has remote doors and there is a double colorbond workshop with a boat port. â–

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YALLINGUP 10 KARDA PLACE AGENT Acton South West Dunsborough CONTACT Julie Fairclough 9755 3399 WEB www.acton.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/36bdo8b


COASTAL & COUNTRY

Stylish abundance of lifestyle bonuses Separate accommodation quarters offer excellent catering facilities for family and friends, writes SAMANTHA JONES FINISHED to the highest standard, this home in Yallingup Hills was built by award-winning builder Jarrod Holst and offers the very best in upscale country living. On 1.2ha of land, the limestone and cedar construction is surrounded by an expanse of native greenery and has stunning ocean views. Stylish features of the inspired interior include high-pitched cedar ceilings with exposed beams, timber floors and an array of floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that take advantage of the lovely vistas. Separate accommodation quarters is a thoughtful design choice offering excellent catering facilities for family and friends. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite to the big master bedroom. An open-plan kitchen, dining and living area that merges seamlessly with the outdoor entertaining zone is the home’s focal point. It is modern and elegant with feature lighting, a neutral colour scheme and a built-in fireplace set into a feature-stone wall. The kitchen is well appointed in this area and has a built-in pantry, quality bench tops, lots of cupboard space and a single fridge recess.

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YALLINGUP 96 SONNING LOOP AGENT CONTACT VIEW WEB DETAILS

Acton South West Dunsborough Julie Fairclough 9755 3399 Contact the agent www.acton.com.au http://tinyurl.com/263nz2m

A second separate living area has its own kitchenette. Airconditioning throughout and the inclusion of fans ensure temperature comfort year-round. Accessed from the central living zone, the generous alfresco deck area provides a truly ambient entertaining environment. The surrounding gardens are low maintenance, fully reticulated with a bore water supply and meticulously landscaped. There is also a large fully-powered lock-up shed. This property also has a bed-and-breakfast licence. ■

DUNSBOROUGH PREMIUM BEACHFRONT PROPERTY

Escape to Bindoon 6 Rare Rural Lifestyle Lots

Absolute Beachfront

$1,549,000

Don’t just dream about it! Act now to purchase your own piece of South West paradise. This blue chip luxury holiday home is the perfect place to unwind overlooking the crystal blue waters of Geographe Bay whilst also providing you with a steady and impressive rental return. The modern, custom built home is appointed with the finest fixtures & appliances, which are complimented by the first class furniture (included). Impressive ocean views from the spacious well appointed kitchen, dining & both living areas that lead to the elevated paved outdoor entertaining. Step onto the sprawling park that adjoins the property to the beach & the walk way that leads to the village centre. Inspection will impress and must be arranged with exclusive agent Garry Morris

EXCLUSIVE AGENT GARRY MORRIS 0417 964 823 Fraser Real Estate (08) 9755 3251 Email: garry@fraserrealestate.com.au

• Simply organise plans and build your dream home • Power, telephone and scheme water provided • Prime location, only 2kms to Bindoon townsite • Fenced with gates and crossovers in place • Stage 1 offers 3 lots starting from $299,000 Contact Jackie Shervington 0419 045 783 Kris Teakle 0409 686 626


Selling South West Real Estate YALLINGUP

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$765,000

Beautiful pastured block with tall stands of Jarrah trees 1.874ha (4.62 acres) fully fenced property Huge building envelope, 16m x 8m shed on site Close to Yallingup, Smiths Beach and Dunsborough townsite

Michael Mort 0403 342 681 michael@jmwrealestate.com.au

QUINDALUP

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DUNSBOROUGH

● 238 Naturaliste Terrace, corner of Dunn Bay Road ● Centre of Town ● Site Area 1952sqm

● Zoned Business ● Interim Holding Returns ● The Best Redevelopment Opportunity in Dunsborough

Alan Jones 0418 947 000 alan@jmwrealestate.com.au

● New Listing! Spacious, near new 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a 500sqm block ● Immaculately presented home for permanent living, the avid golfer or a lockup and leave ● Open plan, air-conditioned kitchen/living and dining area, cinema room and master bedroom

From $595,000

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Be captivated by the spectacular setting of this luxurious home Backdrop of natural bush and a hint of ocean in the distance Reverse cycle air conditioning and separate store room Located in one of the premier rural locations of the South West

New Listing! Priced from $595,000 This beautifully presented home is guarenteed to impress 4 bed, 2 bath with study, activities room and a central theatre room Double lock up garage, garden shed, reticulated lawns and gardens, alfresco and separate patio ● Just move in and relax whilst enjoying the immaculate surrounds

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147 darryl@jmwrealestate.com.au

QUEDJINUP

$549,000

Michael Mort 0403 342 681 michael@jmwrealestate.com.au

EAGLE BAY

$1,050,000

DUNSBOROUGH

$5,500,000

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147 darryl@jmwrealestate.com.au

$1,495,000

DUNSBOROUGH

$850,000 ea

EAGLE BAY LAND FROM $595,000 TOP END OF KESTRAL STREET

● Price Reduced! Lofted 3 bedroom cottage style home with high ceilings and timber floors ● Set over 3.9ha (9.6acres)of lush Rural Residential land ● Nearby pathway leads through Dunsborough Lakes and into town ● Generous covered outdoor entertaining area and separate studio ● Perfect Rural living environment with no compromises

Joe White 0417 939 715 joe@jmwrealestate.com.au

QUINDALUP

$599,000

● Serviced with scheme water, underground power & broadband ● Lot 311 4958sqm $595,000 Lot 310 4964sqm SOLD! ● Lot 312 7957sqm $695,000 Lot 314 7586sqm $735,000 ● Lot 335 5563sqm $775,000 Lot 313 18617sqm $895,000 with dam ● Lot 319 13085sqm $950,000 Lot 315 5675sqm $1,050,000 ● Lot 325 15063sqm $1,150,000 Lot 301 2588sqm $1,750,000 ● Lot 305 4459sqm $1,995,000 Joe White 0417 939 715 joe@jmwrealestate.com.au EAGLE BAY

$1,295,000

YALLINGUP

● 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

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Lance Hart 0417 979 516 lance@jmwrealestate.com.au

Michael Mort 0403 342 681 michael@jmwrealestate.com.au

Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713 paul@jmwrealestate.com.au

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

David Cross 0439 496 926

Michelle Hosking 0421 322 589 michelle@jmwrealestate.com.au

$949,000

● A chance to secure a rare lot in the highly sought after Vintners Ridge Estate,this elevated 2.3acre block has a perfectly positioned building envelope ● Beautiful stands of tall timbers which act as a natural backdrop ● Enjoy privacy and still be close to Town ● Construct your dream home and take in valley and dam views

Nicole Brearley 0404 971 032

● A great chance to purchase a property in one of the most sought after locations in Dunsborough with a choice of four vacant lots available ● Located directly opposite the pristine beaches of Geographe Bay ● A short stroll into the town centre ensures this will always be a blue ribbon location ● House plans ready to go if you choose to use them

Private and secluded 2 bed, 2 bath villa Situated in the Yallingup Luxury Retreat Superb bathrooms & quality finishes throughout Set amongst beautifully manicured gardens Inspection is a must

Tony Branch 0408 921 812

Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713

238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281

YALLINGUP

$500,000

● Very private fully treed Yallingup hideaway block ● Within minutes from surf, wineries and Dunsborough Town Centre ● 2.06 hectares (5 acres) with a large building envelope and plentiful wildlife

Tony Branch 0408 921 812 tony@jmwrealestate.com.au

Lance Hart 0417 979 516

MIchelle Hosking 0421 322 589

Phone: (08) 9756 8800


COASTAL & COUNTRY

HOME RENOVATIONS

Romantic cocktails overlooking Lake Chittering

Very few homes have this exclusive view over the lake! In pristine condition set behind the beauty and privacy of natural forest the home is facing north-east on a ridgeline overlooking acres of pasture to the panorama of the lake and Chittering Valley. This property is special for design, location, presentation, views that cannot be overstated. Formal living areas and windows of natural light complement this four bedroom, two bathroom home with quality features set in five interesting landscaped acres that includes his workshop and her studio.

Phone 9574 2455

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DUNSBOROUGH 5 GUY CRESCENT AGENT JMW Real Estate CONTACT Joe White on 0417 939 715 or Tony Branch on 0408 921 812 WEB www.jmwrealestate.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/28bfdz9

With a kitchen that oozes style and quality, you will be cooking like a master chef in no time. By CARMELLE WILKINSON

Toodyay

“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 altusrealestate.com.au

YOU will never be short of space in this generous fourbedroom, two-bathroom home. Located in Cape Rise just outside the Dunsborough CBD, the property is surrounded by tall, established trees, lush landscaped streets and a great community atmosphere. A large open-plan living, kitchen and dining area has high ceilings and opens out to a covered entertaining area, overlooking lush green gardens and backing on to a peaceful park. Stunning blackbutt timber floors complement the neutral tones throughout the home, giving a sense of warmth and serenity. In addition to the large living area, there is a separate

Exmouth - Lot 382 Corella Court Live “The Ningaloo’’ Lifestyle . . . • Sought after 1235sqm east facing block • Huge 46.30m canal frontage for secure mooring of your boat • Build your own year-round retreat and take advantage of Exmouth’s close proximity to beautiful beaches, great fishing, diving and much much more.

Sale: $420,000 Mark Lucas 0439 494 481 9949 1144 raywhiteexmouth.com

activity/games room and a separate office/media room upon entry. The functional kitchen oozes style and quality with Corian bench tops, Smeg stainless steel five-burner gas cook top, glass splashbacks and large walk-in pantry. You will be cooking like a master chef in no time. The sumptuous master suite is at the rear of the home and overlooks the park. A large ensuite has a boatshaped bathtub, double shower and his/her vanities. All the bedrooms are double sized with large robes and plenty of natural light. The home is on a 788sqm block and has a double lockup garage, air conditioning and exceptional peace and privacy. ■

Mindarie

Auction

Saturday 31/7/10 if not sold prior Open for inspection every Sat & Sun 11.00-11.45 38 Clarecastle Retreat This property will be sold Stunning executive townhouse styled living located in the most prestigious street of Mindarie on the peninsula. Features 4 bedrooms main bathroom, stunning ensuite with spa, huge balconies, three entertaining areas and chef’s kitchen with quality appliances. Views from each level to the mouth of the marina. Amazing weekender, excellent investment or easy living, low maintenance, with the cafes, restaurants, shops and hotels at your doorstep.

Contact: Tracy Laurence 0421 449 352 Email: tracy.laurence@peard.com.au


LUXURY LIVING

Above: Wendy Culbertson and her son Michael in Wallpaper Candy Wallpapers’ Beaufort Street outlet in Highgate.

Worth all the paperwork The wallpaper trend has become so popular since they decided to start the ball rolling that they are now looking to expand interstate, writes JANE EVANS WENDY Culbertson is a walking wallpaper handbook – show her a picture of any wallpaper and she is almost guaranteed to tell you its name, era and who produces it. Oh, and how quickly she can get it for you. The interiors enthusiast and her husband David are the owners of the Wall Candy Wallpapers stores in North Fremantle and Highgate. Renowned for their colourful and sometimes eccentric window displays, the stores are impossible to miss (especially with a large, hot pink Buddha statue guarding the Beaufort Street store.) Originally from WA, the couple moved to England for several years where they became involved in property development and became acquainted with leading UK wallpaper manufacturer Graham & Brown. On their return to Fremantle in 2004, Wendy realised that wallpaper

was yet to take off again in Australia and decided to get the ball rolling. Wallpaper Candy Wallpapers is the exclusive supplier of Graham & Brown wallpapers and distributes right across Australia and New Zealand. In addition to the Graham & Brown line, the company also sells an eclectic range of lighting, rugs, home wares, fabrics and other wallpapers. It also offers interior design consultation. “It’s hard to find something different and unusual,” Wendy said. “So when I do I get quite excited.” Wendy admits her and David’s home is “covered in wallpaper” and that she likes to constantly experiment with new designs, especially as wallpaper is so easy to apply and remove these days. “People are really embracing colour at the moment,” she said. “We’ve moved on from that neutral, beige phase and I now

encourage clients to combine patterns with stripes – it’s fantastic.” The couple have three children but it is their middle son, Michael, who has taken the keenest interest in the family business. The 20-year-old manages the Highgate store, which opened last year. In addition to the two stores, Wendy and David are hoping to expand the business and open stores interstate next year. They currently supply 99 wallpapers – at $99 a roll – to Bunnings Warehouse stores through the special orders department, where customers can order the paper as well as samples. In addition, they have assisted with the interiors of countless nightclubs, bars, shops and hairdressing salons across Perth. With the wallpaper trend seemingly cemented in the ground, it does not look like Wallpaper Candy Wallpapers will be heading in any direction other than up any time soon. ■

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