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Scarborough Beach development in national awards mix Woodhead-designed complex offers originality and diversity in a prime location. By COURTNEY NOTTE THE mixed use CeVue Scarborough Beach development is one of six WA projects vying for the top gong in the 2011 Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards. The development is a finalist in the Best Residential Development and Best Australian Development categories of the awards, which recognise excellence in the built
environment, and celebrates the achievements of the sector’s finest professionals and companies. The CeVue development was one of the catalysts for the redevelopment of the Scarborough foreshore and is expected to invigorate the area. It is the first new project on the foreshore in 17 years, and incorporates 78 permanent apartments, two
eateries, four commercial tenancies and 21 serviced apartments. Architectural firm Woodhead designed the complex to offer originality and diversity in the layout of the apartments, of which there are a range available, from 85sq m twobedroom apartments to penthouses and serviced apartments. The construction of CeVue was managed internally by Cape Bouvard
and completed on budget. The CeVue development has become the group’s iconic project. It generated an overall rate of return in excess of industry benchmarks to create significant interest in further proposed developments that Cape Bouvard will be undertaking in Scarborough and other desirable areas. Rider Levett Bucknall director
Investment property now a real option for many Next step may not be as difficult as you think, reports CARMELLE WILKINSON NOW is the perfect time to own your first investment property. Those who purchased their first home in recent years should consider taking the next step. According to Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers, many who bought into the property market in the past five years or so and have built up substantial equity in their home may now be well placed to purchase a second property. This – coupled with flat property prices,
a buyers’ market nationally and increasing rental returns – could put many people in the ‘box seat’, according to Smartline corporate services manager Kevin Cottier. “It could be that the first-homebuyers of recent years are now well placed to become the first-investment property buyers of 2011,” he said.“These are the people who bought within their means, have been working hard to pay down their mortgage and have benefited from steady increases in property values over the ensuing years, and
now have access to significant equity.” Mr Cottier said many first-time investors were held back by mistakenly seeing an investment property as double the cost of their existing mortgage. “They’re looking at a second property as ‘double the commitment’, when in reality that’s not necessarily the case with the benefit of having a tenant pay a large part of the mortgage and taxation deductions.” Contact Kevin Cottier on 0447 899 461or email@example.com ■
Alastair McMichael said: “This is the only property awards program where the real success of a development is measured in terms of operational efficiency, design and return on investment.” The award winners will be announced at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, May 14. ■
Rental pressure lifts sales PRESSURE on the rental industry and the resulting rent increases are having a positive effect on the real estate market, according to real estate agencies. RE/MAX WA managing director Geoff Baldwin said the vacancy rate had dropped from more than four per cent in January to 2.8 per cent. This, combined with the static interest rate and the drop in property prices, was causing renters to consider entering the market, causing sales volumes to lift significantly in April. “A tightening rental market has been a strong indicator of improving sales conditions in every cycle over the past 50 years, and this cycle is sure to be no different,” he said. ■
157 Railway Road, Subiaco
This is an opportunity to enter the Subiaco property market and make your mark. For sale is a charming 1920’s property with loads of potential, sitting on 386m2. Close to shops, public transport and all that Subiaco offers. Features X Character with loads of potential to improve at your leisure X Traditional features-timber flrs, high ornate ceilings, cornices & decorative skirting boards X Spacious lounge with functional fireplace X Open kitchen with large gas cooker and meals area X Undercover outdoor entertaining area X Landscaped, paved and reticulated gardens overlooking below ground pool
Price: From $799,000 Kathryn Perin
0405 709 763
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12 DEANE STREET COTTESLOE
HOUSE ON THE BEACH
Open the doors and discover this amazing home with multiple living spaces and views you can only dream about. Features include four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, high ceilings, original fireplace, jarrah floorboards, security system, split system air-conditioning, large balcony, ROW and double lock up garage. Currently owned by an international fashion designer and her husband, the home presents beautifully with lovely finishing touches. Located a stoneâ€™s throw from the famous Cottesloe beach and walking distance to the local cafes, restaurants and shops.
DEB BRADY 0405 570 903
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ACTON WEST - 500 STIRLING HIGHWAY, PEPPERMINT GROVE PH: 9384 6999 FAX: 9385 2488 www.acton.com.au
EAST FREMANTLE 33 LOCKE CRESCENT AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS
Space Real Estate Toby Astill on 0410 855 803 www.spacerealty.com.au ttp://tinyurl.com/4ycf5yk
Picture perfect in all directions Exotic influences complement an idyllic location , writes JANE EVANS VIEWS of the harbour, ocean and river from this East Fremantle home are faultless, and almost too beautiful to be real. The river looks so close you could touch it, and the stunning panorama can never be built out. The owners of this magnificent architecturally designed residence bought the 782sq m block 17 years ago and in 2004, Ashley Richards designed them a home to take full advantage of
the elevated, northerly position. The interior reflects the owners’ travel experiences and is English,Thai and Australianinspired with European oak floors throughout. The sprawling residence has six bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a separate wing for the owners’ three teenage sons. Upstairs is a lavish master bedroom and ensuite, two guest bedrooms, a bathroom and a study/adult retreat.
The central living area has an open-plan galley kitchen with a walk-in pantry, stainless steel rangehood and appliances, and a breakfast bar. Bi-fold doors open to merge internal living with a generous front terrace and lawn area where the harbour is the backdrop. The back yard features a terraced plunge pool, expansive lawn and entertaining area. There is also a double undercroft garage with a cellar.
The owners said they designed the house to be highly functional and it will no doubt be an instant hit with children, while also perfect for sophisticated entertaining. The position of this fine home is like no other in Perth. “You could build another home just as nice, practically anywhere,” said the owner. “But you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful location.” ■
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‘Cottesloe cool’ at its coolest Fashion designer’s home ticks all the boxes, writes JANE EVANS WITH sweeping verandas over two levels and a whitewashed brick and weatherboard facade, this Deane street home has Cottesloe cool written all over it. Fitting then, that it belongs to a prominent West Australian fashion designer, her partner and their three children. The two-storey home reflects the owner’s label – pared back, chic and effortlessly stylish. Multiple living areas offer an abundance of space for the whole family. One of my favourite features is a long rectangular sunroom that runs off the minor bedrooms and makes a perfect children’s playroom. The master bedroom is opposite with a private ensuite bathroom. High ceilings, a mixture of sash and french windows and jarrah floorboards throughout create an open, light-filled interior that is highly functional and versatile. The entrance of the home leads
past a spacious study and separate lounge room, both with doors out to the front terrace. Adjoining the lounge is a romantic dining room with an original fireplace to warm winter dinner parties. The second storey of the home is devoted entirely to entertaining. A bar area is at the top of the landing, which flows into a vast second living area and sunken outdoor deck. The views from both levels are breathtaking, with the ocean just metres from the home’s front door. There is also alfresco entertaining at the rear, in the unlikely event that you tire of entertaining at the front. Additional features include a security system, split system airconditioning, ROW and a double lockup garage. This is just a stunning family home and many will appreciate its beautiful simplicity and laid-back ambience. Combined with the picturesque and convenient setting of Deane Street – just a stone’s throw from the beach and within walking distance to local cafes, restaurants and shops – this is a home that will be snapped up without hesitation. ■
COTTESLOE 12 DEANE STREET AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS
Acton West Deb Brady 0405 570 903 www.acton.com.au http://tinyurl.com/5v46pmt
Subiaco 28 Mere View Way
Subiaco 4/2 Brigid Road
Beautifully presented home with balcony’s and a courtyard overlooking the park. Chef’s kitchen with good storage. Laundry and separate powder room. Garage and north facing courtyard off ROW. Great opportunity to secure this property today!
Spacious apartment nestled quietly at the rear of this exclusive complex of only eight. Huge entertainer’s terrace, chef’s kitchen with European appliances, indoor pool, sauna, spa and gym in complex. Secure parking for two cars.
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms
Stroll to cafes and shops
Light and bright
Single level with lift
Open plan living
Quiet, private and secure
Sale Offers from $1,295,000 View Sat 14th May 1.00 - 1.45pm Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 Trevor Neil 0438 354 556
Sale $1,550,000 View By Appointment Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 Susan Taylor 0417 771 112
Subiaco 7 Allora Avenue
Subiaco 91 Olive Street
“Chateau Centro” Classic French Provincial with a Touch of Tuscany. European influences abound in this impressive residence. From the moment you enter via the brick portico you are transported to another dimension far away from the contemporary “Subi Centro”.
Charming freestanding brick single fronted gem situated in one of Subiaco’s finest tree lined streets. Fully appointed kitchen, central living room with fireplace, entertainer’s courtyard with twisting grapevines and rear lane access.
Four bedrooms, three bathrooms
Two bedrooms, one bathroom
Award winning kitchen with separate scullery
Home office/bedroom on ground level
Master suite with spacious dressing room
Mediterranean style courtyard with water feature
Ornate features throughout
Sale All offers presented - 28th May 2011 View Wednesday & Saturday 12.00 - 12.45pm Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 6380 1212 rwsubi.com
1/590 Hay Street, Subiaco 6380 1212
Sale Closing date for offers – 14th May 2011 View Sat 14th May 12.00 - 12.30pm Boyd Fraser 0403 007 725 Stephanie Taylor 0408 914 117
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MERE MINUTES FROM THE BEACH THIS renovated home on a 358sq m block is only three minutes from Scarborough Beach and is close to schools, parks and a sports club. It features extra parking, wooden parquetry flooring throughout, a built-in robe and semi-ensuite in the mas-
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Holiday ambience prevails Easy-care home with broad appeal, writes JANE EVANS SUPERBLY appointed throughout, this modern residence offers a holiday-at-home atmosphere with lush garden surrounds and quiet living areas. A step through the front door reveals how large the interiors are. Four double bedrooms, two of which have generous ensuites, comprise the accommodation. A complete guest suite is on the ground floor, with a walk-in robe, ensuite and access to the courtyard. The well-presented residence also has a home theatre and formal dining area overlooking a north-facing courtyard with a water fountain. The property spans 461sq m, with a remarkable rear garden, complete with immaculate hedging, established trees and pavers. A large veranda overlooks the lovely outdoor setting.
An open-plan configuration for the kitchen, dining and sitting areas allows these areas to open out to an east-facing courtyard, ideal for family entertaining. On the second level, the master bedroom is separated from the other bedrooms by a generous study area/second lounge or games rooms. This easy-to-maintain residence makes a great lock-upand-leave home, which will suit anyone who loves to travel but still likes a house to come home to. Selling agent Carmen Tutor said the home was ready for all demographics to move straight into. “Couples, families and even downsizers, who can live on the ground floor and leave the top floor for visiting children and grandchildren,” she said. Additional features include a double lock-up garage, an alarm system, airconditioning and reticulated landscaped gardens, All this is just a short walk to the Bay Road cafe, parks, river and yatch club and the heart of Claremont. ■
CLAREMONT 19 BAY ROAD AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS
Caporn Young Carmen Tutor on 0418 910 893 http://www.capornyoung.com.au/ http://tinyurl.com/3dgz52p
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No pets often means no tenant Landlords urged not to get barking mad on a prickly subject “Despite the fact that more people are choosing to own a pet, many landlords still maintain a no-pets policy when leasing their property,’’ he said. “By considering the owners of pets as candidates for a tenancy, landlords can increase the choice of tenants and also secure a higher rent thus boosting their rental returns during a time of rising interest rates.” Mr Young said special safeguards could be put in place if the tenant had a pet – for example a special pet bond can be written into the rental contract which will ensure the landlord is compensated if the pet does any damage to the property. There are two booklets that have been produced by The Australian Companion Animal Council for both landlords and tenants regarding pets. These booklets can be downloaded free of charge from their website at http://www.acac.org.au/ ■
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Set in an attractive leafy enclave on a low maintenance block of 476sqm in one of this suburb’s most sought after streets lies this contemporary two level 4 bed 3 bath home. Offering 3 light-ﬁlled living areas and a downstairs “parents retreat” this well designed home provides an abundance of living options for the busy family or a downsizer that doesn’t want to compromise. Absolutely all offers presented by Wed 18th May. This property will be sold! Seller reserves the right to accept an offer prior to the closing date.
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Reﬁned And Graceful A rare opportunity has become abailable to purchase one of this suburbs most charming residences! Set on a full 613sqm block with rear lane access this grand old dame is stunning in every way! 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and separate studio are the main features of this delightful turn of the century home yet it is the climbing wisteria, leadlight windows & wrap around veranda amongst other features that sets this property apart from the rest. A must see for the character lover! Seller reserves the right to accept an offer prior to the closing date
79 Leonards Ave, West Leederville
Absolutely all offers presented by 5pm Tuesday 31st May, 2011. This property will be sold! Seller reserves the right to accept an offer prior to the closing date.
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OFFERS AROUND $10,000,000
SOUTH PERTH 1/180 MILL POINT ROAD AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS
Height of luxury on foreshore Stunning apartment offers premier lifestyle, writes JANE EVANS OFFERING the height of luxury in a premier location, this stunning groundfloor apartment evokes a sense of timeless sophistication with breathtaking views across the Swan River to the city. Set along the picturesque South Perth foreshore, the expansive apartment offers the finest in modern, executive living with opulent lounge, dining and entertaining
rooms designed to provide a captivating perspective of the spectacular setting. The residence spans 514sq m and has an open floor plan. Enjoy the exquisite outlook while cooking up a storm in the huge, state-of -the-art kitchen. Features include designer stainless steel appliances – all integrated – plentiful storage, a large
walk-in pantry and a panoramic backdrop of the cityscape. Accommodation includes three large bedrooms, each serviced by its own lavishly appointed marble ensuite and each with access to an alfresco terrace. A communal gym, pool and sauna on the ground level provides a little extra indulgence, while the communal alfresco area,
lounge and kitchen enhance the joy of entertaining outside your apartment. There is also a four-car garage space allocated to this home. With world-class finishes and state of the art technology, this unrivalled complex sets a new benchmark in luxury living and will impress even the most discerning of buyers. ■
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$1,750.000 NEDLANDS BRAND NEW Splendid 4brm, 3bath, 2storey home just completed by National Estate Builders.. All rooms are a good size, large living areas including home theatre, fantastic finishes throughout - timber, granite, glass. All mod cons.
$1,490,000 SUBIACO ROOM FOR ALL Stylish character home with particularly large rooms. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Magnificent leadlights, wide hallways, polished floorboards. Heated below ground pool and double garage
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$899,000 SUBIACO PLENTY OF OPTIONS! Absolute charmer on TWO LOTS. Late 1920’s brick/tile home with 2brm, study & gracious lounge with fireplace. Modern kitchen, polished Jarrah floors, ornate ceilings & zinc light windows and door panels.
$1,200,000 SHENTON PARK BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME This is a perfect opportunity for you to purchase a fabulous block of land in one of Shenton Park’s prettiest locations.
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$929,000 DAGLISH LOCK UP AND LEAVE This mordern 4brm, 2bath 2 storey home in fabulous location is fantastic value! Set on a small easy care block with secure gated entry this is a perfect lock-up-and-leave homee! Marina Berzins 0419 195 873
$399,000 SUBIACO SUPER FOR YOUR SUPA!! Fantastic hassle free investment with guaranteed rent return. This 2brm serviced apartment in central location is an ideal addition to your superannunation fund or investment portfolio(net returns of $18,000pa) Marina Berzins 0419 195 873
$619,000 SUBIACO SLIP INTO SOMETHING COMFORTABLE When you visit this gorgeous 2brm townhouse in a small quiet group of 4, you will be captivated by its sparkling presentation, charm and location in peaceful tree lined cul de sac Carolena Boyd 0418 905
$309,500 SUBIACO LEAVING HOME? This gorgeous bedsit has been stylishly renovated with quality fixtures & fittings throughout,a space maximising designed floor plan & a pretty limestone courtyard Carolena Boyd
$318,000 JOLIMONT GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT Fabulous gnd floor apartment in lovely leafy development of only 8. Offering 39sqm of internal living space comprising bedroom, ensuite, open plan living/dining and neat kitchen. Marina Berzins 0419 195 873
$299,000 SUBIACO YOUR PASSPORT TO THE SUBI LIFESTYLE Neat one bedroom unit in well managed group close to West Perth, Kings Park and central Subi. This end unit has a modern (but not new) kitchen & bathroom. Michael Hoad 0411 885 556
OFFERS CLAREMONT VICTORIAN GEM A stoneâ€™s throw to the water with river views! An elegant 100 year old Colonial on large 1072sqm block in stunning location. 4brm, 2bath, spacious family room. James Paxton 0418 923 900
$1,690,000 SHENTON PARK THE COMPLETE PACKAGE Stunning fully renovated character family home dating back to 1914. 4brms, 2baths, wonderful separation with childrens lounge/games upstairs. Country kitchen overlooks heated pool and alfresco James Paxton 0418 923 900
$2,350,000 CLAREMONT SUPERB RIVER VIEWS Located in the second installation to the Multiplex masterpiece, this 3brm apartment offers great space and depth to evoke sentiments of a private and exclusive santuary. James Paxton 0418 923 900
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No more ugly duckling Old home now a beauty, writes JANE EVANS THE ugliness of this original 1960s single level home did not deter the owners who fortunately could see the property’s good bones and enormous potential. Three years on, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is a warm, modern abode with as much style as functionality. The front garden has been landscaped and secured by industrial style iron gates, perfect for the owner’s curious young daughters, both under four, and the family dog. Slightly elevated, the home has a commanding view of the tree-lined street. Sliding doors connect the front terrace to a spacious formal lounge, making it the perfect indoor/outdoor entertaining area. Inside, the entire home has been modernised and beautifully appointed. Forming part of a recent extension is a sleek galley kitchen with granite bench tops, stainless steel appliances and a blend of high gloss black and white cabinetry. The kitchen overlooks the main living area, which is bathed in light via large french windows (original-
WEMBLEY 179 JERSEY STREET AGENT Realmark West CONTACT Dean Bradley on 0411 110 779 WEB www.realmark.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/66 gup2l
ly the home’s garage doors) on one side and large sliding doors on the other. A lovely, landscaped back garden provides additional alfresco and grass areas to entertain and enjoy every day – a Sunday lunch with friends or a Saturday morning coffee with your partner. “It’s a house for families,” said one owner. “We’ve had up to 30 people here for a party easily.” A great location within walking distance to everything coupled with clever and stylish design makes this a home you won’t forget. ■
Great blend of old and new Old home falls seamlessly in line with modern living by magic of renovation. By JANE EVANS FORMERLY a single storey, white brick and matching Colorbond roof home, this original 1953 residence has been sympathetically renovated and extended to create a synthesis of the old and the new. The owners have lived in the Redfern Street property for 14 years. “The inside had a really nice feel about it with the hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout,” said one owner. “I love the fusion of the 1950s high ceilings, subtle cornice work and large timber frame windows with the sleek contemporary open floor plan design we achieved through renovating.” The modern two-storey home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, in addition to a fourth bedroom, study or parents’ retreat. There is also a highly versatile self-contained freestanding studio at the rear of the block, with its own modern ensuite. Light-filled, open-plan living reveals itself from the moment you step inside the front door.
A striking timber and stainless steel kitchen with a dishwasher and walk-in pantry is flanked by a generous living and dining area with large picture windows capturing landscaped garden aspects. A sunlit area underneath the floating staircase lends itself perfectly to a library or computer nook and the owner said this was one of his favourite areas to sit and sift through his vinyl record collection. Bifold doors at the rear of the home connect an expansive second living area with the elevated timber decked alfresco area and limestone surrounds, overlooking a stylish solar heated plunge pool. The lavish master suite is upstairs and includes his and hers walk-in robes and a sleek charcoal, timber and white bathroom. Additional features include a security alarm, reverse cycle ducted air conditioning, three hot water systems and a huge automatic double garage. Highly functional yet stylish and modern, this is one smart home.■
NORTH PERTH 18 REDFERN STREET AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS
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15 ROB ROY STREET
SECLUSION ADDS TO SERENE CHARACTER SITUATED on a gorgeous 612sq m block on one of Swanbourne’s quietest and most secluded streets is where you will find this charming character home. The two-storey glamour is truly unique and boasts balconies to the front and rear so you can enjoy views across Swanbourne and to the ocean. Five bedrooms come complete with built-in robes, plush carpet and a lovely bay window to sit and enjoy a good book. A study/6th bedroom is finished with polished timber floors. The home also features split system airconditioners, ceiling fans, huge kitchen, fireplace, plenty of storage and an underground wine cellar. ■
LOW TO MID $2,000,000s AGENT CONTACT WEB DETAILS
Abel McGrath Simon McGrath 0418 918 678 www.abelmcgrath.com.au http://tinyurl.com/3mqrshv
Not many people can say the Rolling Stones played in their backyard. Last opportunity to buy in Stage 1. In April 1995, the Stones gave a sold-out performance at Perry Lakes. Today, you can own a piece of history in this iconic location. Only 10 lots remain in Stage 1. These lots range from 315sqm to 529sqm and are priced from $670,000. Situated between the beach and the city this all-access estate is close to schools, shops and natural parklands. Position your next home among the legends at Perry Lakes.
Contact Jacquie Ryan of Acton Dalkeith on 0408 272 383 or visit the sales ofﬁce (corner Champion Crescent and Meagher Drive) Monday, Wednesday and weekends from 2pm to 5pm.
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subiaco :: 26 price street
priceless The ultimate in fashionable inner Subiaco living, located in the desirable pocket of Subi Centro, a contemporary architectural styled property with a casual edge creates a spectacular modern family home with a strong emphasis on lifestyle... priceless. Within arm’s reach of the buzz that is Subiaco, this immaculately presented home is a highly functional, comfortable and contemporary abode. No quality has been spared in the design of this home and the layout provides versatility to a busy family. A home and location for those accustomed to ﬁrst class living.
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dean bradley 0411 110 779 :: 08 6382 6122
wembley downs :: 6 purdom road
a suprise awaits! Upon inspecting this property you will be pleasantly surprised! for sale :: This is entry level Wembley Downs at its best, for those looking $789,000 to maximise their lifestyle in one of Perth’s best suburbs.
The house sits on a signiﬁcant 513m2 survey strata block at saturday 11 - 11.30am the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by quality homes more info :: and located close to some of Perth’s most prestigious inproperty.info/6purdom schools and most popular beaches. The house is lovely from the street; the 4x2 double storey is welcoming and homely. Internally it presents a treat.
peter kasten 0423 636 443 :: 08 9328 0927
ﬂoreat :: 6 peebles road
registered buyers missed out! SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER!
The opportunities are endless with this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom residence with sleep out that sits on a golden 1176sqm corner site in one of Floreat’s most sought after streets. This is rare ﬁnd is conveniently positioned just a stones throw to Grantham Park, 5 minutes to Floreat Forum Shopping Centre and 10 minutes to City Beach. Whatever you decide, you won’t be disappointed by this prime piece of real estate. Renovate or detonate, it’s up to you!
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jason kuriata 0438 990 690 :: 08 6382 6100
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Your real estate questions answered by Niki Peinke, director of The Property Exchange in Subiaco
Casual elegance in leafy nook Village-like feel belies cosy home’s central location. By JANE EVANS ENJOY lounging by the pool and entertaining friends under a generous rear alfresco area at this special Floreat home. The superior location has much to offer – a quiet cul-desac setting opposite a leafy park and children’s playground. The defining ambience of this spacious home is casual family living. Glass and wood combine throughout the home to create a sense of harmony and light. This tightly-held pocket of Floreat is in the Shenton College catchment zone and is
highly sought after. While offering a leafy, small village-like feel, the home is actually very near major bus stops and close to both the beach and CBD. The property spans 943sq m and has three large bedrooms plus a study (or fourth bedroom) and two bathrooms. It also features two large living areas inside, both opening to their own outdoor entertaining areas, and an enormous kitchen with Miele appliances. Large rear and front enclosed gardens overlooked
by a generous verandah, along with fruit trees and a delightful swimming pool make up the versatile and attractive outdoor areas. Additional features include a large double automated lock-up garage with large rear roll-up door and generous mezzanine storage area. There is also reverse cycle air-conditioning and a semiensuite to the main bedroom. Landscaped and reticulated gardens surround this homely residence, which will attract buyers who want to put their own stamp on a home. ■
FLOREAT 8 GRASBY STREET AGENT Paxton Hoad CONTACT Michelle Morrison on 0419 043 217 WEB www.paxtonhoad.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/4bn5hjd
Sellers need to be wary of this tactic THIS week, instead of answering your questions, I’m going to give you a bit of and be cautious not to choose an agent simply because they quote the highest a lecture. There are many different views on price. So here is my advice in the current the state of the market at the moment with lots of doom and gloom being market: handed out by would-be experts. SELLERS: If you can’t get your place However, it is in fact a very normal sold, I would suggest you either adjust your price to be market. There are willing There are many different highly competitive, or take the properbuyers and willing sellers and proper- views on the state of the ty off the market and rent it out for ties are turning market at the moment 12 months. over quite consiswith lots of doom and BUYERS: Listen tently. is a fantastic The properties gloom being handed out up.This market to buy into, that are sticking are as the prices are merely those that by would-be experts. great and the outhave not met the However, it is in fact a look positive, espemarket on price, or cially if you are those whose pres- very normal market. looking at investentation does not ment properties, as match the asking the rental market is very healthy. price. If you need to sell your current If you bought your property in 2006 or after, you probably wouldn’t have home to buy, sell first, get cashed up, then go out and buy – as a cash buyer had a great deal of capital growth. Therefore, it would be unreasonable you will get your new home at a far better price. to expect to attain a higher price. Many sellers are getting angry and INVESTORS: Do your research on prices and buy now while there is plenfrustrated at not achieving a sale. Many are blaming their agent for not ty of stock to choose from and the rental market is offering a good return. achieving a result. But if a seller will not adjust the AGENTS: Be honest with your price of their property on their agent’s clients. Don’t just tell them what they advice when they’re getting no want to hear in order to get their busiresponse, they need to take some ness. responsibility for the ongoing lack of Disclaimer: Please note that the information interest. in this column is an opinion only, and shall It is the agent’s responsibility to not be taken as a representation in any advise their client on pricing in the cur- respect on the part of The Property rent market, and unfortunately some Exchange. agents have been proposing drastically inflated sale prices in appraisals in order to win the business.This terribly counter-productive ploy most often leads to the property becoming stale and selling well below its true value (if at all).
COASTAL & COUNTRY
Opt for seclusion in a special place Large, quintessential country home offers privacy and space, writes SAMANTHA JONES
YALLINGUP 74 BAYFIELD COURT AGENT JMW Real Estate CONTACT Michelle Hosking 0421 322 589 WEB jmwrealestate.com.au DETAILS http://tinyurl.com/6b7g5pk
TOTAL seclusion is on offer with this Yallingup home set at the end of a cul-de-sac. Hidden from view on 3.35ha, the rammed earth home has wrap-around verandas that enhance the country vibe. Living areas are open and spacious and include a huge central area at the heart of the home. Sure to impress even the fussiest cook, the impressive kitchen has granite benchtops, an Asko dishwasher and 900mm gas hotplates. It overlooks a casual meals and lounge area, which includes a built-in fireplace and has multiple exits to ensure seamless integration with the wrap-around verandas that provide excellent alfresco options. All four bedrooms are roomy and share use of the family bath-
room, with the exception of the master bedroom, which has recently undergone a major renovation and has a luxurious ensuite. Features include a study, polished wood flooring, high ceilings, downlighting, ceiling fans and a light and bright decor. The grounds are easily maintained and reticulated with strategically planted trees adding to its quintessential country appeal. Two large tanks supply water and there is a bore, powered workshop and a triple garage. Number 74 Bayfield Court presents an excellent lifestyle opportunity for horse lovers. It has an abundance of pasture for jumps and an arena, plus a purpose-built fenced and covered area. ■
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Located in a quiet cul-de-sac less than 400m to Town and a short stroll to the beach Large quality built home is positioned on a generous 700sqm block Offering four large bedrooms and three living areas, the home allows plenty of room Enjoy the Down South lifestyle no matter the weather, under the massive covered alfresco Large shed is an added bonus for the handy person or just those with large storage needs
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Joe White 0417 939 715
4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Rammed Earth homestead Massive 3.35ha (8.3acres) is perfect for all your rural pursuits The master suite with all creature comforts is the perfect sanctuary Two large water tanks, bore, large powered shed/workshop, triple carport & reticulated gardens Sensational opportunity for horse lovers - masses of level pasture
Lance Hart 0417 979 516
Massive 6 acre block in Meelup Valley with sweeping valley, ocean and creek views One of the most unique South West properties with beautiful tall timbers to offer privacy The property backs onto Wise Winery and is nestled in the North side of Cape Naturaliste Road Stunning gardens and grounds surround the property A once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a secluded, private property
Alan Jones 0418 947 000
Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147
238 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough WA 6281
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UNDER OFFER 26 CANADA STREET, DIANELLA
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630 NEWCASTLE ST LEEDERVILLE
LUXURY IN THE HEART OF LEEDY $600K - $635K
6/3 ROSSLYN ST, WEST LEEDERVILLE
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Beautiful brick and tile home on 374 sqm street front block, boasting many features: polished Jarrah floor boards throughout, three double bedrooms, tiled bathroom with separate shower, modern kitchen featuring quality bench tops, spacious front living room with fireplace and much, much, more.
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HEART OF THE CBD
7/8 CENTRO AVENUE, SUBIACO
107 RUPERT STREET, SUBIACO
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Step out the door onto King Street. You can’t get any closer to the action. You’ll be home from work before others have even started their car. Well appointed, spacious apartment with timber floors and quality fittings throughout, large balcony, chef’s kitchen, secure building with secure parking.
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