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ISSUE 88 • OCTOBER 20 • 2009

High and mighty Stunning panoramic views of the city and river make this East Fremantle beauty one of a kind. PAGE 14


By Expression of Interest

108 Circe Circle DALKEITH

5 4 2 1

THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY AND STYLE THIS MAGNIFICENT HOME WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. Accommodation: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large open plan kitchen and dining, family / living, drawing room and study, upstairs lounge area, loggia and alfresco terrace, pool and bar area, cinema, large cellar and double garage. Only the highest quality materials and finishes are evident everywhere you look in this visually stunning Grandwood home superbly located in the heart of Dalkeith. There are echoes of the art-deco style in spectacular ceilings and innovative lighting plan, while the craftsman built cupboards, marble floors and sumptuous window treatments contribute to the excellence of the whole. The grand proportions provide spacious family accommodation, and a skilful floor plan ensures the spaces work perfectly for a busy family.

Tony Morgan 0418 900 349 Gerald Morgan 9386 0000


Listings lag with demand back on the boil Million-dollar price tags prove no deterrent as market works itself back to old highs, writes CARMELLE SANDER. LISTINGS may be down, but interest in the western suburbs property market is hotter than ever. Recent figures released from REIWA show a 30 per cent decline in stock listings in Perth’s premium suburbs over the past six months. However, agents are optimistic these figures reflect the start of a new boom. In April this year there were 859 homes listed, compared to 595 last month. Peter Burns from Mack Hall & Associates believes the reason numbers have dropped so significantly is because values have come down, encouraging an influx of new buyers to the area. “Prices have gradually improved over the past six months and a large amount of properties have sold during that period, thus contributing to today’s shortage in supply,’’ he said. “Over the past several months, prices have crept steadily upwards and have now stabilised at close to where they were 12 months ago.

“I would suggest that the market performed extremely well by pulling back most of the perceived losses over the past 12 months and now levelling out to previous 2008 levels.” Browne Grove director Andrew Clarke said international investors were leading the charge. “Their financial advisers have said WA is the place to invest, and for property, the western suburbs is the centre of that.” His agency was also getting a lot of interest from expats and confident locals. “Anything over $1 million is going; people are getting desperate even to get into properties up to $1.6 million to $1.8 million,’’ Mr Clarke said. “It wasn’t that long ago (during the boom) that people were lining up to get into properties before the (for sale) signs went up, and that’s starting to happen again. It’s funny how people’s mentality changes so quickly.” Scott Banister-Jones from Scott BJ Properties agreed, saying the western suburbs market had turned a corner and was

Listings for the past six months Apr-09 May-09 Jun-09


Aug-09 Sep-09

Western Suburbs





Perth Metro Region

14,338 13,944



11,478 11,221

now recovering at speed. “Two apartments I sold recently recorded the highest sale price for each complex,’’ he said. “I believe in the following weeks more properties will be coming onto the market; however, in this climate they are being sold at a rapid rate. “Some sellers are a bit more cautious as they have just experienced one of the very few times in history where house prices have gone backwards, yet I believe in the current market the decline in numbers is mainly due to more sales and people waiting until the weather warms up to sell their property.” According to The Property Exchange director Niki Peinke the limited stock around at the moment was extremely


frustrating for buyers who did not have the choice they did about six months ago. Apart from an increase in sales, she believed the drop in listings was the result of many homes being taken off the market when everything slowed down, and transferred to the rental market, which was very buoyant at that time. “These homes are still under rental contract now and therefore not ready to be sold,’’ she said. “Also, with the market recovering, sellers are now holding back in the hope of achieving a higher price.” Ms Peinke said the western suburbs market was performing well in terms of turnover. Most homes that were realistically priced were selling fast. ■

More than 200,000 old homes ripe for redevelopment in WA Builder sees growing trend towards rebuilding, especially in more established suburbs THERE are more than 200,000 homes which are currently over 40 years old and lend themselves to redevelopment, according to Anthony Kinder, managing director of home builders Wilson & Hart. Mr Kinder said the 1966 census showed there were 222,000 private dwellings in WA that were over 40 years old, generally the trigger point for redevelopment as the buildings had been fully depreciated. “The redevelopment of these older homes will become a growing trend in Western Australia over the coming decade, especially in the more established parts of Perth,’’ he said. “For example, ABS figures for the last financial year show that the

value of new residential housing approvals for the Central Perth area, which covers most of the western suburbs, totalled $285 million. “The ABS figures also show that new residential housing development was particularly strong last financial year in the Town of Cambridge ($78 million) and City of Nedlands ($64 million).’’ Mr Kinder, who is a former president of the HIA in WA, added that the trend towards new home building in established areas was set to increase as a result of the State Government’s recently announced Directions 2031 proposed planning scheme. “Directions 2031 seeks to deliver 47 per cent of Perth’s

future housing – equating to 121,000 new dwellings – through the creation of new lots in established areas of Perth by 2031,’’ he said. Mr Kinder said anyone who was considering buying an older home with a view to demolishing the property should check relevant government regulations. “The property could be heritage-listed and that may prevent such a demolition,’’ he said. “There are also a myriad other regulations and rules related to various government agencies which individual developers have to comply with and it is therefore wise to get professional assistance before deciding to demolish. “When building a new home on an old site, the home buyer should

try to ensure the new home is designed to maximise the lifestyle potential of the property. “Homes built more than 40 years ago were focused on functionality rather than lifestyle. “Today, lifestyle is a key issue in the housing market and new homes have to be carefully designed both inside and externally to enhance the lifestyle of the residents as well as the resale value of the property.’’ ■ Anthony Kinder, managing director of Wilson & Hart, points out the pluses and pitfalls of redeveloping older homes.

229 Stirling Hwy Claremont 6010 Stefan Jujnovich 0417 969 976 Gavin Young 0438 338 863



Saturday 10th October 2009 12 noon on site


SPACIOUS LIVING A rare opportunity to acquire a sensational apartment on the Escarpment. Situated in a commanding position, capturing breathtaking River Views. Comprises three bedrooms all with BIRs, remodelled bathroom, spacious lounge/ dining with built in jarrah cabinet with leadlights and a compact kitchen.


Inspection: Saturday 10.00am to 12.00 noon, Wednesday 11.00am-12.00pm

As joint agents Reg Ransom 0418 917 661 Office 9384 3100 Browne Grove & Associates

Eileen Fewtrell 0407 089 859 Office 9364 4888 Eileen Fewtrell & Associates

REVIEWS Luxury, location in a modern masterpiece Sheer sophistication pervades this architect-designed home with stunning landscaping and ocean views, writes JANE EVANS ARCHITECTURALLY designed by Grant Johnston and Odden Rodrigues, this threelevel Cottesloe home exudes sheer sophistication. The home was built in 2003 and has been finished with the highest of quality. Entry to the property is through an american white oak gate, which opens into a stunning Asian-inspired tiered courtyard featuring a marble pond and waterfall. The stunning landscaping is the work of Tierra Design. The sleek exterior of the home is made up of split face travertine marble and polished coloured Venetian dado. Just one street from the beach, a stunning ocean vista can be enjoyed from both upper levels. Capri sandstone flooring flows throughout the home and is complemented by polished timber veneer and lacquered cabinetry in the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, cellar and

living areas. The home has three bedrooms, each accompanied by their own ensuite, and three spacious living areas. The bathrooms feature Hansa and Grohe bathroom hardware and tapware, and each has heated towel rails. On the third floor is a state-of-the-art kitchen featuring a dumb waiter to the other levels, marble and stainless steel bench tops and Gaggenau appliances. A frosted glass illuminated light well creates a striking feature adjacent to the kitchen. The home features touch screens on three levels to control lights and air conditioning. There is also video surveillance of the home’s exterior, front and rear with multiple cameras. Designed to combine luxury with location, the house is a modern masterpiece suited perfectly to its prestigious address. ■




COTTESLOE UNIT A/13 HAMERSLEY STREET AGENT William Porteous Properties CONTACT William Porteous 9386 8800 WEB DETAILS




Exotic, charming and fascinating, Siam is an artistic blend of classic tradition and contemporary warmth. Be surprised and delighted with the clever fusion of private, living and entertainment areas as you journey through this home where spacious living areas blend seamlessly with courtyards and balconies.


Santorini is a blend of contemporary design and sophisticated purity with a hint of the Aegean. With a 5m high library, spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, mesmerising blue pool and a cellar (cave) hidden behind a waterfall, this stylish domain defines modern lifestyle.

For a limited time, visit us at 3 & 5 Derby Street, Swanbourne Home Open: Wed, Sat and Sun 3-5pm or by appointment.

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34-36 Cliff Street Fremantle

For Sale

Rare Late 1800s Fremantle Home Boasting A Harmonious Fusion of Heritage and Contemporary Styling Mark Dimmock 0404 048 277 • 5 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • 2 Powder rooms • Home office • Sauna • Gym •2 Secure car bays

William Porteous 0439 880 242 Office: 9386 8800

144A and 144B Broome Street,



BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME These two prime blocks of land can be sold together or individually. Each block measures 504sqm with 10.1m frontage and rear right of way access. Situated in close proximity to Marina Parade, the Indian Ocean is just a short walk away. Don’t miss the chance to build the home of your dreams and become part of the fabulous Cottesloe lifestyle. All of this could be right on your doorstep.

William Porteous

Jody Fewster 0414 688 988 9386 8800


32 Johnston Street, Peppermint Grove

0439 880 242 9386 8800


Saturday 7th November

516SQM RARE LAND This spacious 516sqm residential block provides the perfect opportunity to build the home you have always wanted. Close to the Napoleon Street shops and restaurants and a short distance from the Royal Freshwater Yacht Club, it offers all the advantages of living in one of the most sought after suburbs in Western Australia.

William Porteous

Jody Fewster 0414 688 988 9386 8800

0439 880 242 9386 8800


Room for a family to play and grow This family-friendly home exemplifies the very best that leafy Floreat has to offer, reports AMANDA RANKIN. WITH its expansive green parks, wide streets and generous block sizes, space is never an issue in leafy Floreat. This two-storey five-bedroom home on a 1009sqm corner block is no exception, providing a large family with plenty of room to move and grow. A sweeping drive leads up to a shady and elegant front porch with double doors opening to a tiled entry. Tiles continue through to the sunny refurbished kitchen, which features stone benchtops, a walk-in appliance nook and larder and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen and adjacent meals area enjoy a fabulous view over the belowground pool and shady gazebo, while the spacious family room with timber floors and french doors also opens to the pool area. Ornate ceilings and a decorative fireplace give an elegant feel to the formal lounge and dining room at the front of the home. This room and a front office both overlook the

rolling front lawn and garden, kept lush by bore reticulation. Yet another living room or home theatre room looks on to a fabulous alfresco entertaining space with a timber-lined pitched roof, built-in gas barbecue and a pizza oven. With an expanse of lawn nearby, this is an idyllic area for summer entertaining. A solid timber staircase leads to the second level where all five bedrooms have built-in robes. The master bedroom has a

stylish ensuite bathroom, there is a second spacious bathroom on this level and a third bathroom off the laundry downstairs. The four-car garage and workshop at the rear of the house is barely noticeable and there is both side street access and internal access to the home. This family-friendly residence is ideally situated in a quiet Floreat street with Mclean Park at one end and Bold Park at the other. ■






Growth Realty Enzo Pagnozzo on 0411 865 712

OSWALD STYLE More than a builder of fine homes, Oswald is a culture. A style of living so exceptional it mirrors the aspirations of but a privileged few. Now with an entry price of $580,000 Oswald Homes has brought the Oswald experience within greater reach for those who desire the ultimate in design, construction, style and service. Visit a display home to find out more or call 9231 4800

Open 7 Lupin Hill Grove, Nedlands. Sat and Sun 2-4pm. For Sale offers between $2.7-$2.8m.

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Open 24 The Boulevard, Floreat. Sat and Sun 2-4pm.

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Now Open 19 Gali Lane, City Beach, Ocean Mia Estate. Sat and Sun 2-4pm. For Sale.





41 Watkins Road, Dalkeith The Ultimate Family Home This exceptional two storey family home is positioned on an elevated 1012sqm (corner block) featuring the highly sought north facing aspect. Expertly designed to cater for large families seeking multiple living areas, formal lounge/dining, casual meals/family space plus a separate living area ideal for a children’s play room. Outside, the grounds have been professionally landscaped to combine

FOR SALE $4,950,000

Inspections By appointment

child friendly grounds, large heated pool an outdoor terrace ideal for entertaining all year round. • 6 bedrooms, study, 3 bathrooms • Separate guest suite • Multiple living zones • Incredible outdoor living + heated pool • Secure parking (x4)

Mark Anderson M: 0411 645 174 T: 9286 5555

F: 9286 5566


Coastal living a cool move Just a stone’s throw from the beach and the best that Cottesloe has to offer, this elegant family home offers a dream lifestyle, reports JANE EVANS

THERE is a simplicity to this Cottesloe property that makes it a natural family home. Built five years ago, the house is immaculately presented with a crisp white interior, polished floorboards and an abundance of natural northern sunlight. Nestled halfway down Grant Street, the home is just a stone’s throw from Daisy’s Cafe and Cottesloe Beach. The current owners moved in three years ago and immediately added their own touch by refurbishing the kitchen, installing a swimming pool, french doors and polished floorboards.

The result is a home with chic and cool, coastal ambiance. “We love the bright airiness of the home,” said one of the owners. “It is such an easy house to live in.” The property has four bedrooms and three bathrooms with a separate zone for the owner’s children on the upper level. Each minor bedroom is fitted with robes and built-in desks. There is also a large study and dedicated home theatre. A long hallway extends from the entrance through to an open-plan lounge and dining area with a sleek chef’s kitchen featuring Qstone bench tops, Miele appliances and a separate butler’s pantry and wet kitchen. Retractable glass doors open out to a concrete alfresco area overlooking a dramatic timber-decked plunge pool and illuminated water feature. “We spend the entire summer outside,” said the owner. “We never go inside to eat.” The use of quality materials in the construction of the home is evident with the best finishes and appliances throughout. Additional features include reverse-cycle airconditioning, a security alarm, reticulation, a double garage with two additional car bays and a separate workshop. The property has private and secure access via a rear right-ofway and is opposite a natural reserve. The stunning taupe and limestone exterior of the home perfectly finishes this classic Cottesloe home. ■





COTTESLOE 65 GRANT STREET AGENT Mack Hall and Associates CONTACT Frank Torre 0411 866 550 WEB DETAILS


8 Lowanna Way, City Beach 10am on site, sat nov 7 2009 (if not sold prior) pm : 0 es am 0 m 10 - 7. i T n 5 pe 30 .1 O 9. ) 6 s ht t g a S wili (T s ed W

Photo taken from rooftop of existing home

Looking back from beach

Scott Swingler hilltop “farmyard”


Perhaps the most unique ocean panorama in City Beach - taking in all the local landmarks! Rarely do you find such incredible elevation so close to the water’s edge! BONUS: fresh 2x2 beach shack with views.


Huge 1062sqm landholding

Views of all the local landmarks

Sprawling vegie patch

Surfclub & Oceanus Restaurant

Verge side chook-run!

The Boardwalk & The Kiosk Cafe

0403 344 649 9383 7199


3 Bird Street, Mosman Park (Chidley Point) Huge Riverside Family Haven Stunning home on palatial proportions with magnificent views of the river “opulent and elegant in style” Dramatic living areas, spectacular viewing loggia for entertaining, huge tranquil grounds and great kids spaces. Easy access to river and beach - close to private schools. A very rare offering • 4 Bedrooms, Study


• 3 Bathrooms • Study


• Kitchen/Meals/Family

Inspections By appointment

• Dining/Music

• Lounge • Activity • 3 car garage • Workshop and cellar • 1,262sqm of land

Peter Burns M: 0418 925 012 T: 9286 5555

F: 9286 5566






Probably the Best...

Classic Grandeur


This brick and iron character cottage sparkles with anticipation of your renovation and finishing touches. Lead lit entrance, fireplaces, gleaming polished floorboards, spotless and with neutral decor. Very neat and easy to improve upon.

Carolena Boyd


0418 905 963

3 1 2

$1,050,000 Spacious and Light

Magnificent federation era brick and bullnosed iron home with sweeping verandah. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge, family, separate dining and conservatory overlooking solar heated below ground pool. Ducted reverse cycle sir conditioning, stained glass, high ceilings, fireplace, jarrah floors, double



garage on 686sqm block.

...apartment available in Subi. One of only 5 in a dedicated and secure residential building. Opposite park and lake. 194sqm internal, all on one level, with 2 big balconies and lavish finishes. 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus large study and own double garage. This is a plum.



2 2

The living areas of this spacious home open on to a lawned garden and large alfresco area. Offering three bedrooms; including a large main bedroom with ensuite, games room with bar, large living room with fireplace, dining area, study and second bathroom.

Michael Hoad


0411 885 556


Michael Hoad


0411 885 556 Michelle Morrison


By The Lake and Parkland


Like No Other

This brand new apartment ticks all the boxes. Brilliant light, north, east & south, superb parklands and river views, 3 big brms, 2bthrms and powder room. Also includes generous living and dining, separate study and wonderful fully equipped Miele kitchen.

James Paxton

0418 923 900


3 2 4


upstairs. This is the ideal lock and leave home with a small paved sitting area at the front and tidy patch of lawn at the rear.

Quaint 3 bed character brick and iron cottage a short stroll from absolutely everything! Whilst TLC and renovation work would complete this property, it is extremely liveable and ready to move into.

Carolena Boyd


0418 905 963

2 2

$1,195,000 Flooded With Sunlight

3 1 1

$965,000 Peaceful, Private, Perfect...


This sleek and stylish near new home exudes a sense of calm, style and relaxed indulgence! With its abundance of light, a kitchen “to die for” and commercial



grade features, this luxurious home is part of your new cosmopolitan lifestyle! Al fresco areas include a north facing stone terrace, a timber decked central terrace off the kitchen and a wonderfully atmospheric undercover entertaining balcony


accessed from the two main bedrooms. Its in a truly brilliant location just a short stroll to the Oxford Street cafe strip, the train station, buses and Lake Monger.



Chris Ehlers


A Cutie-Full of Charm...

Off The Plans

This lovely home is ready to just move into and enjoys the best views from the big kitchen/meals and living area downstairs, as well as from the large master suite


0419 043 217


2 spectacular brand new contemporary homes built over 2 levels and offering enormous accommodation. Stunning finishes including Caesar stone, European appliances, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, outdoor alfresco with kitchen and provision for pool.

0419 935 295 James Paxton

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

0418 923 900

T 9381 9111

4 2 2

Nestled among roses and cherry blossoms this beautifully presented home offers a flexible floorplan over two levels. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms,open plan kitchen and living suffused with northern light. It’s gorgeous & you won’t find another like it.

Michelle Morrison 0419 043 217

Marina Berzins 0419 195 873

3 2 1

W W W W. P A X T O N H O A D . C O M . A U

Janey Sanderson

0411 524 211




EAST FREMANTLE 49 VIEW TERRACE $P.O.A. FEATURES Endless views, massive master suite, infinity pool, spacious liv ing areas, kids retreat, home cinema, reverse cycle air condi tioning, grand street appeal. AGENT Browne Grove & Associates CONTACT Andrew Clarke on 0407 400 872 WEB DETAILS

Drop anchor for Fremantle mansion Atop Richmond Hill, be swept away by a resort-style residence with views as far as the eye can see, writes CARMELLE SANDER IMAGINE relaxing in a deep bath with a glass of red, admiring the romantic lights of the river and city. With floor to ceiling windows in the master suite, this two-storey East Fremantle stunner enjoys one of the best views in Perth. Perched high on Richmond Hill, the residence offers a mesmerising vista stretching from the coast to the hills, embracing Cottesloe, Mosman Park, the Swan River and the CBD. Homes featured in Residential are always desirable, but occasionally a residence leaves a lasting impression. This home is truly spectacular. On arrival at 49 View Terrace, the viewer is captivated by the grand street appeal and first-class design.

An infinity edge pool at the front of the home flows into a striking cascading water feature, creating a tranquil mood on entry via steps to a main entrance. Fremantle building designer Tom Brooking has incorporated innovative design with meticulous attention to detail. The outside formal entrance is a striking feature of the home, with its sweeping ceilings, designer lighting and pond. Inside, the home is equally as impressive with quality finishes and appliances throughout, polished concrete floors, an indoor water feature, home cinema and more than 400sqm of living space. The kitchen and main living areas are tastefully decorated and enjoy spectacular views of the river and beyond.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling glass doors, this area opens into a stunning entertainment area with alfresco, infinity edge pool and manicured gardens. The property is north-facing, so sunlight brightens the home throughout the seasons and the outdoor space is shielded from the south-west wind. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, there is ample space for a growing family and visitors who will relish the resort-style accommodation.

Marian Street,

Auction Saturday 7 November @ 11am

Sketch this in your mind,

Australian federation bungalow gets new owner in 1959. The new owner introduces some European influences to the home. Today elements of some character features remain together with the chook pen and veggie garden. Wanted serial renovator or build new home on this

534 sqm block..

A children’s activity retreat upstairs is suitable for use as a fifth bedroom if required. The extensive master suite is to be envied, with his and hers walk-in robes, resort-style ensuite with deep bath and large sitting area with study nook. There is also a generous-sized balcony, taking advantage of its prime position on the hill with views as far as the eye can see. The home also features an abundance of storage space, reverse cycle airconditioning, alarm system and reticulated gardens. â–

features 3 bedroom, cellar, timber floor boards, high ceilings, central location & bore retic 534 sqm block

9285 8070 peter wheeler 0418 242 240


Four “Must Dos” for Selling in a Fluctuating Real Estate Market The steps you take to prepare your home to sell can have a big bearing on the eventual outcome.

Altus Director David Fear looks on as the renovation continues on his home in Webster Street Nedlands

A “Piece of Gold” Inside Every Home There’s a “piece of gold” inside every home says David Fear, Director of Altus Real Estate. David, who is presently renovating his own home in Webster Street Nedlands, loves nothing better than to take his first steps into a house, particularly older homes. “It’s very rare that I can’t see the potential in an older home. Sometimes it’s in the possible view. But others, it’s in taking advantage of the northern light, or completely transforming a space in line with the way we live in 2009.”

David knows his love of older homes is not shared. “There’s no doubt that the tendency to want to bulldoze and rebuild has increased in recent years.” “I understand the desire to build a dream home.” “I just think that often people don’t consider the other possibility; that they could achieve the same outcome, by working with the property, instead of dismissing it outright.” The major advantage of working with an existing home according to David is the cost. The changes he is making to

his home, an art deco classic built in the 1930s, are a good case in point. “Basically, if I was to build the house from scratch, the costs would be in the order of four to $500,000 more.” “But because we’re working with the existing layout, and re-using a lot of the original materials, the costs are significantly less.” “Yes there’s a downside to renovating. It can be a bit messy and inconvenient at times.” “But the thrill associated with the transformation is well worth it.”

This is the view of Jamie Harrington, Director of Altus Real Estate, in Swanbourne. “Do things right and you can increase the amount of traffic through your home” says Harrington. Jamie should know. In recent weeks he’s consistently had large groups of people through several of his Home Opens, including three that sold in the first week. Jamie’s secret? Systems. “One of the first things I try to

ensure is that the home is priced competitively. Together with the client, I look at what has sold…and then we price accordingly”. Jamie’s second piece of advice is to present your home at its optimum. He recommends employing the services of an Interior Stylist, and then making sure you act on that advice. “Interior Stylists see your home the way a potential buyer does. This can be invaluable in spotting possible causes for concern, which can get in the way of a sale.” The use of professional photography is also an important part of the process. “This is a big

one” says Jamie, “particularly in 2009, when so many people base their buying decisions on first impressions”. Jamie recommends knowing when your house looks its best and organising to have the photographs shot at that time. Jamie’s last suggestion relates to the sales copy. A lot of people make the mistake of over promising in their ads. This is a definite turn off for buyers. Instead, Jamie recommends leaving a little bit out of the copy and surprising the buyers. It’s always better if they go “wow” instead of “oh” he says.

This property in Mengler St Claremont had 25 groups through and sold after one Home Open

One of the few opportunities to enjoy Beachfront apartment living in the Perth Metropolitan Area Units 6 and 8, Enderby Close, South Fremantle From $990,000 (only 2 available) These two brand new 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom apartments (both with 2 bathrooms) situated upon South Beach Fremantle are definitely the thing for those looking to wind down and take in some of life’s simple pleasures.

Synergy Plus 25A Saunders St , Swanbourne




This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom architecturally designed home in the heart of Swanbourne is ideal for the live and let live family. Close to Scotch College and its vast playing fields, the new Claremont Quarter, and easy access to transport, the home features a central kitchen, 3 different living areas and a sparkling pool. With excellent separation of adult and children’s (young adults) areas, the home is ideal for those who enjoy coming together as a family unit, but who also value their space. Be master of your own ship in this free flowing home. David Fear 0403 052 222


They combine the best of beachside living – the ideal for most Australians – with the ambiance and coffee culture of Fremantle… arguably the state’s most cosmopolitan hub. Selling agent David Fears believes they’re ideal for those who are active, feel good near the water, or who just want to enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and the surrounding Fremantle area - 365 days a year.

Yearning for Space 12 Beagle St , Mosman Park


Set in natural tones and native landscaped gardens and featuring two lifts, a gymnasium and pool, the building gives off a resort feel. As David says, “by day recreate. By night recreate again. This place is pleasure heaven for those ready to enjoy it”. For an appointment to view call David Fear of Altus Real Estate on 0403 052 222.



Occupying an expansive tennis court size (approx 1062 sqm) block, this neat 5 bedroom family home with a dream back garden is ideal for those who want their kids to experience the “free and easy” Aussie lifestyle we had as youngsters. Close to all amenities including private schools, boutique shopping districts and acres of parks and playing fields, and with a pristine landscaped pool area, the home is the ideal oasis for busy families with busy kids. Jamie Harrington 0413 009 962

From $1,600,000

Mosman Park


Office: 9284 6777


REAL ESTATE Listening. Learning. Leading.



Luxury living with river views This two-storey Shelley home offers spacious living and lush gardens, all within walking distance to the Canning River, writes JANE EVANS JUST metres from the shores of the Canning River, this Spanish-style home overlooks a tranquil natural landscape that can never be built out. Built in 1972, the double-storey Shelley home has since undergone several renovations. The current owners bought the home six years ago from a woman who “loved her palm trees”, and the lush front gardens are testament.


Black french windows, a wrought iron balustrade and terracotta tiles complement the home’s rendered off-white facade. The ground floor comprises a spacious master bedroom, which was converted from the original garage, and an ensuite and walk-in robe. To the left of the entrance is a lounge and dining area, which opens to an alfresco area and swimming pool, ideal for entertaining in summer.

The expansive family home, set on 802sqm, has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The main living areas are on the second floor with the kitchen, dining room and lounge adjacent. Features of the kitchen include stainless steel Smeg appliances and below and overhead cabinetry. Two separate balconies enclose the front of the upper level, each with stunning river






vistas. The owner said she thoroughly enjoyed sailing on the river. “The fantastic location of the home feels like we live in the country yet we are so close to the CBD,” she said. The low-maintenance property is also close to several prestigious schools and universities such as All Saints and Rossmoyne schools, and Curtin and Murdoch Universities. ■


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Cullen Babington Hughes will undertake your settlement at a very competitive rate. Contact Shannon Murphy on 9389 3999 for an obligation free quote.



Modern Lady with Room to Move 15 Lupin Hill Grove, 5 Nedlands / $1,839,000



A blank canvass awaits your pizzazz with this new 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom (5 star energy rating) home built on the largest block (approx 733 sqm) in the Hollywood precinct.

Pre-Presentation Level Price Nedlands/ High 1millions This large 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home is in the pre-sale phase. An opportunity exists to purchase before the owner forks out thousands in getting it ready for Home Open standard. A fantastic opportunity for those with vision..







This premium 2 bedroom apartment with sweeping views across the Cottesloe Tennis Club and with ocean glimpses is currently rented out on a short-term basis for great returns. “Best in complex” apartments don’t come up very often. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Melanie 0421 383 089 or David 0403 052 222

David Fear 0403 052 222

Jewel in the Crown Unit 5, 118 Broome Street, Cottesloe / $669,000

Jamie Harrington 0413 009 962

Can You Help? Do you know of a home that would suit these people? WANTED TO BUY


Oil and Gas Industry Executive. Pristine home required. Cottesloe, Swanbourne and Peppermint Grove. Up to $4.5 million.

Professional Couple with young family. Keen to acquire an estate with room for tennis court and pool. Peppermint Grove, Dalkeith, Claremont. $2.5-4.5 million.

Young Family. Prepared to do work on house. Swanbourne, Claremont. Up to $1.7 million.

“Empty Nester” Couple. Looking for 3 or 4 bedroom home. Main bedroom and main living area on ground floor. Lock up and leave. Claremont, Swanbourne. Up to $2 million.

Investor. Looking for apartments in Cottesloe and Claremont. Up to $800,000.

Overseas Family. Daughter currently boarding. Want low maintenance property in Claremont and surrounding areas so they can drop in. Up to $850,000.

Jamie Harrington 0413 009 962

WANTED TO BUY Northern Suburbs Couple. Want to be closer to city and in western suburbs. Looking for older house on big block. Up to $1.7 million. Investor/Developer. Looking for home with potential to improve. Western suburbs. Up to $1.5 million. Investor. Looking for property in good location in western suburbs. Willing to rent back. Can go up to $1.1 million. Kaye Maskiell 0418 908 934

WANTED TO BUY Family. Seek home in the Claremont, Swanbourne, Nedlands area. In a quiet location. Looking for 3/4 bedroom home. Up to $1.2 million. Artistic Lady. Wants gracious apartment with high ceilings. Capacity to lock and leave is important. Nedlands, Claremont and Cottesloe. Price to be advised. Investor. Looking for rentable older home with a view to retire in. Southern suburbs preferred.

David Fear 0403 052 222

Melanie Fear 0421 383 089



Investor. Requires small duplex block. House unimportant.

Oil and Gas MD. Western suburbs. Needs the “wow” factor. Up to $2500 per week. Professional Sportsman. 3 children Looking for 12 month lease, 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom in western suburbs (particularly Floreat). Up to $1200 per week. Oil and Gas Family. 2 adults plus teenager. Don’t like carpet. 6 month lease. Up to $1200 per week. Mining Industry People to rent. 2 Adults, 2 Children, 2 Birman cats Want 3 or 4 bedroom home in Swanbourne, Cottesloe area for 6 months. Up to $1100 per week. Single Oil and Gas Contractor. Western suburbs. Looking for something amazing. Up to $1000 per week. Single Guy. West Perth, Subiaco and Claremont. Fully furnished and equipped. Modern and slick. Up to $800 per week.

Claremont. Swanbourne. Up to $1.4 million. Downsizer. Needs apartment. 2 by 1 with ocean views. Cottesloe. Approx $900,000. Retired lady. Requires 3 bedroom villa in small complex. Nedlands or Claremont. Up to $800,000. Perth based buyers. 2 Holiday homes required on small acreage Yallingup. $500,000 and $750,000. Phone Peter Van Veen 0419 960 234


Trevor Starke 9284 6777

Office: 9284 6777

REAL ESTATE Listening. Learning. Leading.



Far from the madding crowd Seclusion and picture-perfect grounds make this a country haven, says SAMANTHA JONES PICTURE perfect, this 2.33ha property is secluded from the outside world and has its own private valley with stream and dam. Set against a backdrop of bush and granite-retained gardens, the home enjoys breathtaking views over the valley, stream and dam from almost every room. It has four large bedrooms, two bathrooms and an openplan living area with modern galley kitchen and dining, sunken lounge with combustion heater plus separate living area with reverse cycle airconditioning. High ceilings and timber floors are featured throughout and there is a formal entry. Natural light adds to the

appeal, which is enhanced by french doors and bay windows. There is also stained glass, floor-to-ceiling glazing and modern features that are cleverly incorporated with the home’s traditional elements. The luxurious master bedroom and ensuite are secluded from all other rooms and have their own private deck. Entertainment decks are located on three sides of the home and the grounds are reticulated. Separate from the home is a double carport with powered workshop and horse stables with tack room. The property also has an art studio and gallery with cottage industry approval. ■






Acton South West 9755 3399 Contact the agent

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Why he marches to the beat of a different drum!

To many Perth pub stalwarts, it only seems like yesterday. But it’s been 30 years since Barry began drumming up business of a very different kind in some of Perth’s best bands. Today, Barry’s high energy approach is still at the fore, but his focus is on snaring the highest real estate price for his clients. In a career spanning 22 years, Barry has negotiated the sale of almost one thousand homes. For an outstanding real estate result, with just a touch of rhythm, you should talk to Barry Litten today. phone 9208 1999


Life’s good when you’ve got it all This Yallingup property has so much to offer. By SAMANTHA JONES

4 Outside, a large gable-roof patio and alfresco area is ideal for entertaining and there is a double carport. The second dwelling – studio one – has a lounge and dining area, a country kitchen, master bedroom, loft and a separate wet area outside. Studio two, the third residence, is spacious and has a large open-plan living area, country kitchen, two big bedrooms and internal wet areas. Zoned tourism/viticulture, the property also has a large workshop, big separate shed, freestanding double carport and a large rainwater tank. ■





Stocker Preston Dunsborough John De Chiera on 9756 8888 Contact the agent


ENJOY enviable views across the neighbouring wineries of Reedy Creek and Wills Domain from this property, which sits in an elevated position looking down to the valley. The 11.95ha property is partly cleared and partly bush and makes an ideal rural setting with potential to run a business. The property has a large lake at the entry and a long winding driveway leading to the three residences. The main home, a pavilionstyle residence, has four large bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has an office or study and a large lounge or dining room, games and family room.


SLOPING SITE, NARROW FRONTAGE OR IRREGULAR LOT SHAPE? Not a problem. At Residential Attitudes, we love a challenge. In fact, we believe it’s the challenging lots that bring out our most creative and innovative ideas, resulting in a home that is truly unique. A home that works with its surroundings, not against them. And most importantly, a home that is a true reflection of you. If you’re facing a challenging building project, call 1800 331 388 or visit


Selling South West Real Estate DUNSBOROUGH








● Three level contemporary designed home built for holiday or permanent living located only 100m to the bay ● Terrazzo flooring, ducted air-conditioning, built in BBQ area and a sitting room/office with adjoining room terrace ● Located in a unique Dunsborough location with panoramic views from all levels

● Gracetown beach house with self contained studio ● The main house has been newly renovated with ocean views from kitchen ● A verandah wraps around the front and side of the house ● The block is over 1000sqm and the location is hard to beat

● 1.563 hectares (3.8 acres) hidden away from the main road ● Building envelope strategically located with exceptional adjacent lake and vineyard valley vistas ● Semi treed and alive with green pasture and wildflowers and located a few kilometres from Yallingup Beach

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Michael Mort 0403 342 681

David Cross 0439 496 926

Julian Nott 0439 917 321

Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713





● A genuine Lock & Leave with beautiful timber decks front & side, storeroom & storage shed ● Inviting open plan kitchen & living area with high ceilings ● Brilliant town access & the beach even closer via walkway opposite ● Prized Lorna Street location (recently closed from Dunn Bay Rd)

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Joe White 0417 939 715

Lance Hart 0417 979 516



Excellent ocean, valley and ridge views Massive 8293sqm north facing block Beautiful stand of tall trees Superbly located building envelope Sought after Yallingup Hills



● Character Edwardian Style timber and iron home set on a generous 747sqm block ● Fantastic Country Club Estate living with peaceful Reserve outlook ● 3 bed, 2 bath + activity room, master bedroom with parents retreat ● Reverse cycle air conditioning and pot belly stove ● Located in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance to school and beach

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Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713

Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713


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Prized Old Dunsborough location Endless ocean views Moor the boat out front Stunning North East facing lot Only a stones throw to the beautiful swimming beach opposite the property

Lance Hart 0417 979 516

Home Open Sat 3rd Oct 10:00am-12:00pm Rare opportunity to secure a property in the prestigious Meelup Hill Estate Comfortable family home, or alternatively a fantastic holiday getaway Limestone and timber construction with Blackbutt flooring and Jarrah featured throughout





Quality brick & iron home in private corner on a 673sqm block Only 550 metres from the sparkling waters of Geographe Bay Large open plan kitchen, dining and living area North facing timber deck entertaining and lawn area Double lock up garage with auto tilt door and plenty of parking space for boats and cars


● Conveniently located in central Dunsborough ● Situated in a small group of villas close to everything Dunsborough has to offer ● Open plan kitchen/living/dining area with a lock up shed ● Suitable for permanent or holiday living as the ideal lock up and leave property

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Michael Mort 0403 342 681

David Cross 0439 496 926



4 bedroom 2 bathroom brick and Colorbond home Study, lounge, two family areas with woodfire Dishwasher, gas cook top and stainless range hood 3 water tanks (approx 200,000 ltrs) 3 Hectares set on Caves Road South, 7km from Margaret River



● Outstanding views of Geographe Bay which can be retained from this 1.3 hectare (3 acre) block ● Close to town and a great place to explore the South West ● Let your imagination run wild and create your own rural retreat

● Adjacent to bushland reserve, with a small dam and access off Quedjinup Drive ● Perfect if you want a few more acres for horses or horticulture ● Brick and Colorbond house, approximately 9 years old ● 11.88 ha (29 acres) of undulating pasture between Dunsborough and Yallingup

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

Joe White 0417 939 715




● Resort style property with access to tennis court and swimming pool ● Brand new two storey town house boasting 3 bed, 2 bath and some of today’s most luxurious features ● Ideal place to holiday or retire with all of life’s requirements close by ● Only a short distance to the Golf Course Clubhouse and tranquil beach

● Panoramic ocean views from this irreplaceable piece of prime coastal real estate ● Rural productive land with a plentiful supply of fresh water in 5 dams and winter creek line ● Comfortable house and machinery shed/workshop

● Wake up to the sound of water lapping against the shores of Geographe Bay from this beautifully positioned home, set on a 809sqm block ● A must for anyone serious about quality real estate in a beachside location ● Features include air-conditioning and lockable shed ● Currently tenanted for $330.00 per week

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

David Cross 0439 496 926

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281

Phone: (08) 9756 8800




MARGARET RIVER 143 GLENELLIE ROAD AGENT Margaret River Real Estate CONTACT Michaela Hales 9757 9333 VIEW Contact the agent WEB DETAILS

How green is my valley Six bedrooms and four bathrooms in two residences all under the same roof, plus a brand new tennis court, add to this property’s immense appeal, writes SAMANTHA JONES PERCHED at the crest of a hill, this capacious residence is on 3ha of land and enjoys views across the valley. All under the same roof, there are six bedrooms and four bathrooms over two separate residences. The main home has three double bedrooms with their own access to

the expansive veranda and gardens. Offering views over the neighbouring pasture, the master bedroom has a large ensuite and generous walk-in robe. A formal lounge, which could be a study, is off the main entrance and a big open family room enjoys the comfort of a slow combustion

wood fire. There is a formal dining and meals area as well as a large well-equipped kitchen with wall oven, island cook-top, dishwasher, range hood and storage room. A huge alfresco is accessible from the family room. Used previously as a bed and breakfast, the guest wing with

separate entrance is a home within itself and has two large bedrooms, each with an ensuite. It has a large open living area that overlooks pristine gardens, while the well-equipped kitchen leads to the homes’ second laundry. Outside, the grounds are immaculate with sweeping lawns

and easy-care garden beds, and a winter creek runs along the western boundary while the small dam services two tanks, used to reticulate the grounds. A further highlight is the brand new paved tennis court, which is overlooked by a fully renovated games room with bar. ■

Gourmet parcels on menu at Dinner Hill Quality grazing land amid rolling hills, plus the advantage of eight separate titles allowing for sub-division, reports SAMANTHA JONES IN a serene rural setting, this property is 20 minutes from Donnybrook and one hour to Busselton and Bunbury. Named Dinner Hill, the 400ha estate represents some of the cheapest quality grazing land in the South West region. There is approximately 100ha of pine plantation under a management agreement, which adds diversification to the property. The rolling hills are well watered and pastured and can carry up to approximately 270 breeders and followers. Other attributes include eight separate titles, which allows for possible future subdivision and three-road access points to assist with this. Dinner Hill also adjoins State Forest, which offers further protection to the property. ■

400ha BLOCK



VNW Independent Steve Vaughan on 0428 120 407 Contact the agent

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

“despite the average time houses in the Western Suburbs are on the market is now greater than 110 days, I am so confident of my strategies that if I don’t get a result within 60 days then I will cut my fee in half!”* *Conditions apply

Call David now on 0403 052 222 or 9284 6777

Busselton • Yallingup • Old Dunsborough “RISHKA PARK” Equestrian Estate An immaculate property set in the heart of the majestic Tuart Forest in the South West of WA, close to all of town’s conveniences & just minutes away from beautiful coastal beaches & boat ramp/marina. Tailored to those who enjoy executive, modern country living, this property features a multi award-winning 4 bedroom plus study, 2 bathrooms (both with spas),3 living areas with high ceilings & beautiful Marri flooring. A large games room with wet bar & wall mounted LCD TV connected to “smart wiring” system, wide verandahs all round with an extensive alfresco area under main roof overlooking picturesque forest. The property also boasts superb equine facilities including 4 Avalon stables (WIWO), hot/cold wash down, feed shed & massive multipurpose 9m x 12m shed with tackroom & bathroom large enough for horse float & boat/caravan, all colour coordinated to blend with the home. There are 6 irrigated paddocks, electrified “Bayco” fencing, international floodlit dressage arena & immaculately maintained & reticulated gardens & lawns.

Auction, 11am Saturday 28th November Eloise Jennings 0418 933 130

Unsurpassed Yallingup Views

Rent Now, Develop Later

Located unquestionably in one of the best

Relax on your balcony & watch all the action

Northern positions on Yallingup Hill, enjoy

on Geographe Bay; see whales play with their

watching the waves roll in & the famous

calves; yachts sail by & spectacular sunrises

Yallingup sunset, from all 5 levels of this stunning 5x3 home. The home offers a myriad of features including: large open plan living overlooking infinity edge heated swimming plunge pool; Marri floors; large theatre room; dream kitchen; rear lawn area safe for

every morning. The North East facing views of this 913m2 property are unsurpassed. Duplex approved, develop your dream home & profit from leasing or selling the other. With the existing 3 bed, 2 bath home, enjoy carefree

the children to play; study nook; resort style

holidays if you want to hold for the future.

bathrooms; & last but certainly not least,

This is a superb opportunity for the astute

oversized double garage with extra storage

investor in a prime capital growth zone that

(large enough for a jet ski). Call today!

rarely becomes available.

Auction 11am Sat 14th November Lee York 0438 869 737

$1,850,000 Andrew Hopkins 0407 440 438

Dunsborough Shop 5, Naturaliste Forum Dunsborough WA 6281 Tel: 9759 1300 Fax: 9759 1311



Unique beauty that lasts a lifetime Every piece of cut glass created by Tradition Stained Glass is unique and every design is a one-off, so it is never massproduced. “A stained glass window really is like a three-dimensional piece of artwork because the way the light refracts off the glass makes it come alive,” Kim said. “As the intensity and angles of the light change, so does the piece of work. “People are always aspiring to have beautiful art in their homes and stained glass can still create a big wow factor in any setting.” Tradition Stained Glass is at Unit 2/94 Thompson Road, North Fremantle. For more information, visit ■

Glass artist Kim Fitzpatrick is seeing a resurgence in the use of stained glass in both old and new Perth homes, writes TANYA MACNAUGHTON THERE is definitely something to be said about the gorgeous, atmospheric and enhancing quality of stained glass. Traditionally the artwork in churches, stained glass has become increasingly prominent as a focal point in both older and contemporary homes. Internationally recognised master craftsman Kim Fitzpatrick is the creative talent behind 100-year-old family company Tradition Stained Glass. The North Fremantle-based glass artist said the sheer beauty of stained glass never goes out of fashion. “The houses in Perth’s western suburbs contain arguably Australia’s best collection of stained glass in a residential context,” Kim said. “Subiaco, for example, has more leadlight glass than other location.” Tradition Stained Glass was founded by Kim’s great grandfather in Bergen op Zoom in Holland at the turn of the century. He in turn passed his basic skills on to Kim’s grandfather who in 1952 moved his

Kim Fitzpatrick of Tradition Stained Glass creating one of his works of art.

family and business to Fremantle. Having fallen in love with the art form, the well-respected Dutch craftsman began to explore different ways to create beautiful pieces in the medium, using traditional techniques that Kim still uses today. One of these includes the use of a special European lead-making tool, which produces lead that is lighter and stronger than alternatives. Kim’s work includes the restoration of old

and rare pieces through to new designs for contemporary homes. “We’re seeing the community turn back to traditional handmade products that last generations because people are sick of poor quality consumable products that wear out or go out of style within a few years,” he said.


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