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Light, bright, fresh and family-friendly in a picturesque Bicton cul-de-sac, it was built as the family dream home



BE one of the first to buy a block of land in the Ascot Vale and receive a free cruise on board the Queen Mary 2. A newly-released 4.9ha parcel of land between Ascot Racecourse and the Swan River will provide prospective residents with a unique inner-urban, riverside lifestyle. Bordered by Waterway Crescent, Resolution Drive and Grandstand Road, the exclusive development by Perth Racing comprises a total of 50 premium home sites, ranging in size from 270sqm to 429sqm. In addition, a special incentive is being offered to the first 10 purchasers – an all-expenses paid, 36-night luxury cruise for two on board the Queen Mary 2 from Singapore to Fremantle




This architect-designed family home in Bicton oozes flair, fun and form.








opportunity to buy in a secluded, quiet area that is close to both the river and the city. “Ascot Vale has been planned with the utmost sensitivity to its surroundings, ensuring it fits in with both the natural environment and the existing infrastructure,’’ he said. For more information call Peter Copley at Colliers International on 0408 906 689 or visit the sales office located on-site at 70 Grandstand Road, Ascot. ■

‘Ten buyers will get a 36-night cruise, all expenses paid’ CARMELLE SANDER Editor

via Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Alternatively, buyers may choose the option of receiving a $30,000 cash bonus in lieu. Perth Racing chief executive officer Alasdair Robertson said this was a rare

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Welcome to the modular age They have been designed to minimise environmental impact.

THIS week Altitude Real Estate sales consultant Dean Bradley shares his top tips on what to consider before selling.

By CARMELLE SANDER PREMIUM modular housing has arrived in Perth. With its head office in Cottesloe, Bachkit (pronounced batch-kit) is an innovative and unique concept in lowimpact modular homes. Aside from providing hassle-free housing solutions, the homes have been designed to minimise the impact on the environment with water efficiency fittings, minimum low-e glass with double glazing, New Zealand regrowth timber and wind and solar options used in its construction. Established in New Zealand nine years ago, the business prides itself on constructing homes in just 12 weeks. Mosman Park businessman Charlie Ball has brought the latest designs to Australia, and said Bachkit was an exciting innovation for the local building industry. “There are many reasons why I am excited to bring this product to Australia, particularly the fact it is such a low-impact


The modular designs suit holiday or permanent homes, granny flats, studios and remote housing.

design which is five-star energy rated,’’ he said. “The modular design suits holiday or permanent homes, granny flats, studios and high-end mining and remote housing.’’ Mr Ball said the premium architect design was based on the Lloyd-Wright and Neutra architecture of California and allowed for seamless indoor/outdoor living.

The homes are simplistic and stylish and take advantage of Australia’s warm weather with generous outdoor decking. Whatever the conditions, the sliding glass and aluminium louvre shutters offer year-round indulgence and security. There are five Bachkit options to choose from, which allows you to build and extend on your modular home as your needs develop. All options have hardwood decks and pre-finished solid timber floors for low maintenance and durability. Bathrooms and kitchens are fitted with a choice of appliances and ample storage spaces and buildings are fully insulated and fitted with recessed downlights both inside and out. For more information call Bachkit on 1300 288 223 or visit the website at ■

Signs improving as auctions begin to generate interest Agents are of the opinion recent sales are pointing to the bottom of the market being close GOING, going, gone. Recent success at auctions has a number of agents believing the bottom of the market is close. Last Saturday, a Doubleview property sold under the hammer for $850,000. The 875sqm block of land with house attracted a strong crowd of about 40, and four serious bidders. Paxton Hoad principal David Lawrance


said he was pleased with the positive turnout and said all signs indicated better times were ahead. “People are becoming more confident with the auction process and we are starting to see a lot more buyers becoming comfortable with the process,'' he said. “From a seller’s point of view, an auction can shorten the sale time and from a buyer’s point of view it’s a transparent

process with realistic marketplace expectations.” Mr Lawrance said the Doubleview property at 104 Millcrest Street, was zoned R30 and the successful buyers had decided to redevelop the block into two new townhouses. The existing 1950s home with four bedrooms will be knocked down to make way for the new development. ■

1. DO YOU NEED TO SELL? In the current market, where property in Perth is taking an average of 79 days to sell and prices being achieved may not be realising the same level of growth as previous boom periods, it is worth holding off selling if you don’t really need to. 2. AM I TRADING UP? If you are looking to upgrade your property then this is the perfect time to make your move. For example, if you thought you would get $800,000 for your current home but in this market you get $720,000, you perceive that you have ‘lost’ $80,000. However, you then buy a property that you’d expect to pay $1,000,000 for but you secure the property for $900,000. You ‘save’ $100,000. Ultimately you are better off. 3. DOES MY PROPERTY HAVE A POINT OF DIFFERENCE? With just over 17,000 properties on the Perth market in September 2008, in comparison to 4900 in June 2006, having a unique selling point to your property is more essential than ever. Maximise what you do have and present the house well. 4. RIGHT PRICE Traditionally you may have applied a one-year, five-year or 10-year growth rate analysis to estimate the value of your property and hence what you market it for. In this market it is essential to look further than that and consider very recent sales in your area, the time they took to sell and the price they achieved versus that at which they first went to market.

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The stuff of family dreams This Bicton beauty exudes a warm ambience throughout and is situated close to the river. By CARMELLE SANDER NESTLED at the end of a picturesque cul-de-sac in Bicton is where you will find this rare gem. Sprawled over two levels, the architect-designed home exudes confidence and makes brilliant use of natural sunlight. The home was built nine years ago by Neil and Tracey McCleary, who knocked down their previous home on the block to make way for their dream home. However, a big family of five children and the desire for more space is driving the family to sell. “We’ve enjoyed living in this house, and most of the kids have grown up here,” Neil said. “But we need more room, and have actually built a new home on the block of land we own behind this property.’’ With soaring ceilings, Queensland blackbutt floors and built-in cabinetry, this uniquely-designed home presents well and creates a sense of space. Living areas are open-plan and free-flowing , and bi-fold

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timber doors open out onto the outside decking area, with gas-heated swimming pool and rock water wall. Upstairs there are four generously-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two bedrooms, including the master suite, have private balconies that look out over the Point Walter Golf Course. The master bedroom features cathedral ceilings, private ensuite with large shower and a spacious walk-in robe. The children’s bedrooms feature built-in study desks. The lacquer red kitchen on the ground level is a highlight of the home and features European appliances and stainless steel bench tops. Neil said a large family like his meant a lot of ‘stuff’ and when the home was built he wanted to ensure it had enough storage to keep their books, music/sports equipment and other bits and pieces. The double lock-up garage has floor-to-ceiling storage cupboards against one wall. ■




BICTON 11 STRAIN STREET FROM $2,450,000 FEATURES 4 bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms, large living areas, entertainment room, upstairs children’s retreat, high ceilings and swimming pool. AGENT Peard West Coast CONTACT David Lynch on 0409 955 554 VIEW Contact the agent WEB

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Award winner maximises views A green, leafy outlook is evident from many rooms of this stunning home, reports ROMENA MANNING



SUBIACO 147 ROBERTS ROAD AGENT Professionals South Perth CONTACT Dean Sims, 0412 812 029 VIEW Contact the agent WEB The master bedroom is upstairs and includes built-in-robes and a private bathroom, luxuriously fitted with marble. Views of the park



through a large cedar-framed window can be enjoyed from an unusual angular window seat. Downstairs is a front room that can act as a second bedroom or home office. This leads through large glass sliding doors to a timber deck and courtyard and has access to the main bathroom. The third bedroom also has direct access to this bathroom, allowing it to act as an ensuite if needed. Blackbutt timber flooring flows throughout the entire house and a timber feature in the entry adds a contemporary finish to this very sophisticated home.

The mod cons include ducted and multi-split concealed reverse cycle airconditioning, and smart wiring which ties together all lighting, security, intercom, telephone, home theatre and audio in the one system.

A remote double garage is at the rear of the property and a 50kg kitchen lift is conveniently positioned near the door to take the worry out of lugging the shopping upstairs.











DECIDING to put the indoor and outdoor living areas upstairs has resulted in a prestigious design award for this luxury townhouse and has created a home with an enviable view. Green leafy outlooks are not the norm in Subiaco, but views of the adjacent park have been maximised by this design decision, and a 2008 building design excellence award from the Building Designers Association of WA is a deserved one. Upstairs, the beautifully appointed kitchen, complete with Miele appliances and stunning white Quantum Quartz Stone bench tops, leads on to an alfresco entertaining area that is magnificently positioned to enjoy the tranquillity and greenery of Mueller Park. The open-plan living and dining area inside also enjoys a sense of green space, courtesy of the generous use of glass and the raked ceiling.





MOSMAN PARK 105 VICTORIA STREET AGENT Mack Hall and Associates CONTACT Frank Torre on 9286 5555 or 0411 866 550 VIEW Contact the agent to arrange a private viewing WEB

Made for a family to spread its wings Renovations have transformed this 1950's home into a modern stunner, with maximum space and privacy. By COURTNEY NOTTE THE current owners, along with architect Charlie Robertson and landscape architect Jo Taylor, can be credited with the transformation of this circa 1950s bungalow from a modest living space into a stylish and familyfriendly home. Renovations and extensions completed in the past 18 months have taken the accommodation from a simple threebedroom, one-bathroom design to a new level, encompassing three distinct zones to maximise privacy and space for a family. “We designed the house with wings in mind. We have a wing for the au pair and separate parents’ and kids’ wings, which

means that we can have the kids in the play room and we can be in a separate area, so we are not under each other’s feet all the time,” the owner said. “The space was designed to provide simple, single-level living that suits a family with younger kids. “Integration of the indoor and outdoor areas was important, as we wanted each area to function separately but still work simultaneously.” While single-level living caters for the needs of the family, there is extra space in a bedroom on the first floor, currently in use as a live-in au pair’s quarters.

To suit the needs of new owners, the space could be used as a games room or living area. A minor bedroom or study and the formal lounge room branch off a central hallway, from which dark-stained jarrah floorboards progress to the centrally located freeflowing living areas and bedroom zones at the back. High ceilings enhance the feeling of space in the openplan kitchen, meals area and family room, where glass stacker doors open to a timberdecked undercover area that overlooks a gasheated pool and a grassed area with a sandpit and trampoline. This use of glass, plus a glass safety fence

around the pool, makes supervising children from inside the home easy. Floor-to-ceiling teak cabinets add a sophisticated touch to the kitchen. It has two wine fridges and stainless-steel Smeg appliances, a Miele dishwasher and CaesarStone bench tops. ■

The decision is yours when you purchase your prestige homesite at Ascot Vale. Be quick – only ten available! For full details visit or call Peter Copley at Colliers International on 0408 906 689.



Makeover adds modern, spacious appeal Among the improvements made to the home are features such as tasmanian oak flooring, reports COURTNEY NOTTE

RENOVATIONS completed by the current owners 18 months ago have updated both the form and function of this dual level residence, which, according to the owner, is “in a great spot with parks for the kids and in walking distance of the river and beach.” A sense of community in the quiet street is another benefit that her family of four have enjoyed during their time in the home. “Our neighbours are very friendly,” she said. “We’ll all get together and have Christmas drinks in the park. It’s a lovely community.” Established native gardens add street appeal to the modest red brick façade, with a mature willow tree shading an expansive grassed area.

Among improvements made to the home are features such as polished tasmanian oak flooring, freshly painted rooms with a contemporary colour scheme and new fitouts to the kitchen and bathrooms. A spacious room above the garage (with access from the entry foyer) accommodates the needs of a large family or a home business. Full width sliding doors lead to a balcony with a parkland aspect and built-in workstation ensures there is ample storage space. A separation wall with a decorative fireplace divides the formal lounge and dining rooms. Sliding doors in the meals area open to an elevated open-air alfresco area at the side. High, raked and beamed ceilings

combine with a light, bright colour scheme and an abundance of natural light to create a feeling of space in the free-flowing living areas. Stone bench tops and stainless steel Smeg appliances feature in the kitchen, situated opposite the laundry and with sliding doors to the elevated outdoor entertaining area, with UrbanStone paving, a pergola and tubular fencing to a pool area. A shared bathroom services the minor bedrooms, in a wing at the back. Each room has a built-in wardrobe. Additional features include reverse cycle airconditioning and reticulated gardens. It is on a 738sqm block. ■





MOSMAN PARK 1 HARLEY TERRACE AGENT Peard West Coast CONTACT Andrew Cooper on 9385 3377 or 0418 909 354 VIEW Contact the agents WEB



2 sold only 6 remaining Boutique development nearing completion in Roydhouse Street – close to the buzz of Subiaco, but in a quiet cul de sac. Hillam design and quality finishes. Generous single level apartments (>170m2 + balconies). Exciting light-filled spaces with resort-style living. From $1.6m Call Jessica Miller 9388 6422 or 0414 748 175

The Directors and staff of The Property Exchange wish to extend to all of their clients, friends and families, warmest wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. With sincere gratitude for all your ongoing support through the year!



Near city living with space and style High ceilings and neutral tones add to the clean, classic style and sense of space. By ROMENA MANNING

AT the cul de sac end of a pretty, jacarandalined street, this house is two doors away from West Leederville Primary School and has new additions like fresh paint, new carpet and a new outdoor entertaining area. The owners bought it new six years ago and now with three children are moving somewhere with a little more room to grow. Despite this, the owner said she thought the house would suit a young family or professional couple equally. Double timber doors lead into a big, open plan living area with dining and family areas in succession, overlooked by a kitchen. The chocolate-coloured kitchen has CaesarStone benches and neutral coloured

accents, complemented by stainless steel appliances and extras like plate racks at either side of a rangehood. Solid blackbutt floors are laid through this living area and high ceilings and neutral tones add to its clean, classic style and sense of space. The owner said it was a low-maintenance block, with minimal trees and gardens providing shade and greenery to an alfresco area. Sliding doors from the dining space open outside, with new decking and a timber screen behind. All bedrooms are on the second floor and the owner said she enjoyed the separation of space between a main bedroom and minor bedrooms. She said

having an extra lounge room upstairs was great because she could put the children up there with their friends and a movie while adults could enjoy the space downstairs. All bedrooms are double-sized, airconditioned and have built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom opens to its own balcony and has an ensuite with corner shower, toilet and vanity unit with stone top. It is walking distance from shops and the Leederville café strip. ■





WEST LEEDERVILLE 7 LESSER STREET AGENT The Property Exchange CONTACT Janey Sanderson, 0411 524 211 VIEW Contact the agent WEB

Just listed CRAWLEY Apartment- 33/3 Park Ave 2 bed, 2 bath $1.175m Mack Hall 9286 5555

PRIME LOTS FOR SALE A limited number of prestigious lots are now for sale within the heart of City Beach.

Stage 1 - SOLD OUT Stage 2 - Be quick! 7 Lots sold 8 Lots remaining Choose from a variety of lot sizes to build your dream home.

Lots priced from $705,000 (average price $956,000) Call Mal Roberts at DTZ on 9325 5880 or 0417 488 644 or visit Ocean Mia Sales Office open Wednesdays & Sundays 3 - 4pm

DAGLISH Townhouse- 1/17 Troy Tce 3 bed, 2 bath $725k The Property Exchange 9388 3988 House- 8 Willcock Ave 3 bed, 1bath $1.24m Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 FLOREAT House- 17 Glengarrif Dr 4 bed, 3 bath $1.35-$1.55m Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 House- 6 Evandale St 3 bed, 1 bath $889k Ray White Centro 6380 1212 MT CLAREMONT Land- 131 Rochdale Rd N/A fr $800k Altus Real Estate 9284 6777 House- 131A Rochdale Rd 2 bed, 1 bath $779k Altus Real Estate 9284 6777 NEDLANDS Townhouse1/4 Monash Ave 2 bed, 1 bath $595k Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 House- 33 Verdun St 4 bed, 3 bath $1.995m Altus Real Estate 9284 6777 House- 26 Marita St 3 bed, 1 bath $1.51m Woodville Property 9328 8099

17 Glengariff Drive, Floreat PERTH Apartment- 106/12 Victoria Ave 1 bed, 1 bath $219k Acton Central 9381 5566 SHENTON PARK House- 75 Derby Rd 5 bed, 2 bath $999k Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 SUBIACO House- 36 Barker Rd 4 bed, 2 bath $1.549m Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 House- 66 Coral Tree Ave 3 bed, 2 bath $1.25m

Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 House- 38 Coolgardie St 3 bed, 1 bath $888k Central Estate Agents 9388 3333 House- 11 Darbyshire Dve 4 bed, 2 bath $1.265m Growth Realty 9388 3422 House- 19 View St 3 bed, 2 bath $1.79m The Property Exchange 9388 3988

Paxton Hoad 9381 9111

SWANBOURNE House- 18 Otway St 3 bed, 2 bath $1.25m

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WEST LEEDERVILLE House- 44/32 Cambridge St 1 bed, 1 bath $225k Bexleys Real Estate 9383 7777

AUCTIONS COTTESLOE Apartment- 12/152 Marine Pde 2 bed, 2 bath 20th Dec Mack Hall & Associates 9286 5555


Old blends with new in landmark home Fireplaces add authenticity and charm to this heritage residence. By COURTNEY NOTTE KNOWN locally as Braemar House, this landmark residence is a true East Fremantle classic. A legacy of the meticulously maintained character home’s history remains in the form of prominent period features, such as timber floorboards, high ceilings (with roses) and large rooms. Modern family living is catered for in the renovated residence with updated kitchen facilities and a tasteful blend of traditional and contemporary features that blend seamlessly for the ultimate combination of old and new. Hedges form a privacy screen at the front of the heritage residence, where a brick paved path bordered by grassed areas leads to a verandah with decorative brackets. Mature trees shade the yard, which appears colourful and complements the traditional interior aesthetic. A bright colour scheme defines the central hallway, which sets the tone for the home and serves a practical purpose with slimline built-

in cupboards beyond a decorative architrave. Fireplaces add authenticity and charm to the character appeal of the separate formal living rooms. A study, with an olive-green colour scheme, with wood blinds on two big windows, has a carved fireplace and a garden aspect. A slow combustion heater provides comfort to the free-flowing kitchen, meals area and family room during the cooler months. There is ample storage and preparation space in the well-equipped kitchen, with a long island bench and timber-look cabinetry. Built-in wardrobes are a feature of each bedroom, which are every bit as impressive as the living areas. Mirroring the idyllic outdoor setting at the front is a rear entertaining area with a covered alfresco and colourful garden surrounds. Additional features include a cellar, airconditioning, security alarm and secure parking. ■





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APARTMENTS Burswood penthouse hits the jackpot A big outdoor space overlooks the golf course and there is an outdoor kitchen and built-in barbecue. By ROMENA MANNING

PANORAMIC views over Burswood golf course, the Swan River and the city are a highlight of this penthouse apartment in The Fairway complex. It has secure intercom access to the apartment and secure entry to complex facilities like a pool and barbecue area. This big outdoor space overlooks the golf course and there is an outdoor kitchen and built-in barbecue with bench seating and timber screening. The light-filled apartment has 245sqm of space, including balconies, and it displays a high quality of craftsmanship, with stone benches, European vitrified tiles and wool carpets.





BURSWOOD 14/23 BOW RIVER CRESCENT AGENT Alan Bourke Real Estate CONTACT James Thompson, 0421 677 856 or Richard Tuechert, 0414 533 380 VIEW Contact the agent VIEW The kitchen is the hub of its living areas, with Miele appliances like convection microwave, wine fridge and oven built into its sleek design,

along with integrated dishwasher and walk-in pantry. A long island bench holds gas burners and underslung sinks and has a dining section at one end. Open lounge and dining areas lead on from the kitchen and large sliding glass panels open in turn to a balcony with louvres to shut out the sun, while allowing views over to the city. A main bedroom suite has its own balcony

access and views over the river and city, and it has an ensuite with double vanity unit with stone tops and a glass panel joining it to the room, which allows equally nice views from a bath. It has two allocated, secure parking bays underneath and a storage room and has access to the centre of this new development, which includes cafĂŠ, restaurant and day spa. â&#x2013;

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By SAMANTHA JONES PRESENTING the finest in modern opulence, this stunning residence has outstanding features and finishings in every room. Overlooking the fairway and lake, the main bedroom is on the second floor and has a private balcony, providing exquisite vistas of the surrounds. Its luxurious ensuite has wall heating, heated towel rail and a designer double shower hidden by a curved wall, which encases two basins and is accessed via a dressing room. Another two bedrooms are on this level and have direct access to the second bathroom. The remaining minor bedroom is on the first floor, along with a generous-sized laundry, bathroom, expansive living area with built-in fireplace, Italian light fittings, high ceilings and a jarrah staircase that leads to the second level. The use of extensive glazing in this area allows a view to the garden and to a feature lake beyond, which separates this property from the neighbouring homes, ensuring privacy. With high-quality appliances, the kitchen is next to the dining area. It has Corian bench tops and sink, island bench with cook top and designer range hood and plenty of storage options.

DUNSBOROUGH 21 CARNEGIE DRIVE AGENT JMW Real Estate CONTACT Tony Branch 9756 8800 VIEW Contact the agent WEB

An outdoor alfresco area under the main roof has electronic flyscreens, which could be used to screen the area, while allowing an unobstructed view of the surrounding vistas. Extras to this outstanding residence include two heaters and outdoor speakers in the timber-lined roof, views over the 18th fairway and lakes, polished jarrah floorboards to the second storey, airconditioning and built-in robes to all bedrooms. The exterior of this home, which is on a 665sqm block, includes neat, elegant gardens that complement its lavish interior. ■

Enviable world-class lifestyle opportunity Business options, as well as being an outstanding home. By SAMANTHA JONES AWAY from chaotic city living and overlooking the Indian Ocean, this tranquil beach home is set high on the hill in Gracetown. Close to the clear waters of Cowaramup Bay, the two-storey home effectively capitalises on the spectacular surrounds and provides entertaining options.

The open-plan upper level has a new modern kitchen that flows on to an outdoor decking area, which offers wonderful views of the surf breaks in Cowaramup Bay, Northpoint, Huzza’s and Southpoint. This area would be ideal for entertaining, as it contains a central kitchen that services the lounge and dining area, as well as the wrap-around big decked verandah. There is polished wood flooring in the central living area and a white and bright decor, with exposed-brick walls and pitched exposed beam ceilings, as well as a plethora of windows and doors that

highlight the aquatic landscape from all parts of the home. Downstairs, there is room to sleep up to eight people and a garage that leads to the house, which contains an abundance of storage space. Suitable for investors, this home is set up for short-term accommodation, with bookings in place. It would also be ideal as a permanent residence or holiday home. Close to some of the best beaches and coastal environments in the world, Gracetown is in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, central to the Town of Margaret River and a 15-minute drive to Yallingup. It is 84km from Bunbury. ■





GRACETOWN LOT 1/1 GALLIERS STREET AGENT JMW Real Estate CONTACT David Cross on 9756 8800 VIEW Contact the agent WEB


Spectacular North Facing Family Residence with Fabulous River Views For Ever 129 Point Walter Road, BICTON

Price reduced for immediate sale $3.975 million or offers

Beautifully finished and immaculately presented this home has been constructed using many gorgeous products including Karratha Stone, natural limestone, iron, timber, vast areas of glass, wrought iron and dazzling Sydney Rose Gum polished floor boards. Land Area: 507sqm Accommodation comprises: • Delightful open plan Living and Dining Area opening to private deck with fabulous river views. • Serene and tranquil with amazing views across natural bushland to river and beyond. • Large Informal Family Living area opening to swimming pool • Impressive Entry Hall • Study • Beautifully appointed Kitchen and Informal Meals Area • 4 large bedrooms (including Master Suite) • 2 very spacious bathrooms + Powder room • Large fitted laundry and plenty of storage space

WILLIAM PORTEOUS 0439 880 242 William Porteous Properties International 9386 8800


Pretty as a picture, inside and out




This recently renovated house has a picturesque facade and landscaped gardens, reports SAMANTHA JONES RECENTLY renovated and located in the Windlemere Estate, this charming home combines an old-world aesthetic with contemporary conveniences. On a 1305sqm block, the brick and Colorbond home blends seamlessly with the attractive landscaped surrounds, creating a truly picturesque façade. A white picket fence allows entry to the property via a mauve wooden archway adorned by a smattering of colourful flowers and plants that lead up to the homestead. Upon entry, a variety of living areas comprise the interior, providing a functional and spacious home ideal for families. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a large open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. The area is fully tiled and has ceiling fans and feature lighting. Well-appointed, the kitchen has plenty of bench space, fridge and microwave recesses and an outlook to the back yard. Additional living areas include a study or office and a TV room. Leading off from the dining area are two large sliding doors that lead to both of the outdoor entertaining zones that comprise the enchanting exterior. The outdoor entertaining zone, a highlight of the property, includes an idyllic outdoor garden, BBQ area and a large back yard. There are paved and grassed areas, covered and open


AGENT JMW Real Estate CONTACT Joe White 9756 8800 VIEW Contact the agent

patio areas and creative garden features that allow for a unique external living area, perfect for entertaining guests. There is also a large shed or workshop. Close to shops and transport, the property is 59km from Bunbury and 199km from Perth.â&#x2013;

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This beach shack has exclusive ocean views which can never be built out, looking from Cape Clairault in the north to beyond the protected waters of Cowaramup Bay in the south.

Classic craftsmanship visible from every angle. 1.2ha with permanent water supply & beautiful rural views. This is one of the classiest 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes in the district.

Five prime blocks available in this idyllic Old Dunsborough location complete with relaxing bushland vistas. Walking distance to beach & town. From 412sqm.

If you have been looking to enter the property market you must take a look at this home. This neat 4 bedroom home is situated on a 630sqm block & would make a great entry level home.



From $565,000


David Cross 0439 496 926

Joe White 0417 939 715

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Tony Branch 0408 921 812





Your choice of two luxurious 2 & 3 bed, 2 bath fully furnished 2 storey holiday apartments each with a car bay. Situated in a prime location in the centre of town & only 100m to beach.

A superb home generous in size & perfect for a large family. This 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home enjoys a bush outlook with glimpes across the trees to Geographe Bay.

Located in Cape Rise Estate, this 2 storey, 4 bed, 2 bath home is perfect for family. Large backyard with fruit trees, veggie garden, water tank, rear access & undercover alfresco area.

Hidden away on 2.01ha (5 acres) this tranquil property is encompassed by tall stands of mature trees. Cul-de-sac location, only minutes from Meelup beach, Eagle Bay & Dunsborough.

$595,000 & $635,000




Joe White 0417 939 715

Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

Michael 0403 342 681

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281

Phone: (08) 9756 8800



No holes to rail against New system nails the hole-free way of hanging pictures. By AMANDA RANKIN DECIDING exactly where to hang that prized piece of art can be nail-biting stuff, because once that hole is drilled there’s no going back. That is unless you use a hanging rail system that allows you to change your mind and your artwork as often as you like without a hole in sight. These innovative hanging systems have been on the market for a while, but according to Gallery360’s project manager, Jeremy Strack, the Arti Teq system has fine-tuned and streamlined the concept to create a stylish and flexible system that no art lover should be without. “Having researched and experimented with many of the newer designs, we selected the Arti Teq Hanging System due to the innovation of design, ease of installation and adaptability of its components in regard to interchanging artwork on display,” Mr Strack said. The system consists of a discreet


track that is positioned close to the ceiling or cornice. The cords (available in either nylon or stainless steel) are clipped on and can be moved anywhere along the track and adjusted to any length via a pressure hook system. Manufactured in the Netherlands, the Arti Teq is available in three finishes; brushed aluminium, white or primer that can be painted to match wall colours. Do-it-yourself kits are available from Gallery360 in Subiaco. Prices start from $49 for a two-metre long track with cords and hooks. Installation is easy or Gallery360 can provide an expert to install the system for you. “In a residential space, one of the major benefits for our clients is that they are able to change their artwork easily and with a minimum of time and effort,” Mr Strack said. “This means they can alternate pieces they choose to have on display or from a décor point of view, change the look and feel of a

Top: Sales consultant Francesca Gnagnarella. Right: No need for holes in the wall to hang art.

space very easily and quickly.” Also available is the Arti Teq Combi-Rail that incorporates lighting into the system, ensuring artwork is displayed to its full potential. The light armatures are available



in different lengths to best illuminate and showcase the art. The cost of the Combi-Rail is significantly more than the regular track but the result can bring an artwork to life, emphasising texture and intensity of colour.

While the Arti Teq hanging system might appeal more to serious art collectors, it is a stylish way to hang prints or cherished photographs even if you don’t own an original masterpiece.■




10 BENT STREET Everything here is BRAND NEW. Accommodation includes 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ocean views from ground level. Michelle Hawkins 0413 624 832


Newly renovated 2 storey, 4 bed, 3 bath, timber and brick home near Ocean Beach and views to Wilson Inlet. Large parking undercover and storage sheds on 1185m2 corner block. See more photos available at the web address:

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Shop 8, 31 Gayton Road, City Beach 9385


Get the sales Guru working for you

Contact Stuart 0427 494 590


QUALITY BUILT & ROOM TO MOVE Located in the Belvidere precinct, this is a home that has the lot. Internal lift, 3 car garage and ultra large alfresco. Upper level kitchenette with possible granny flat. Be impressed by the large wine cellar and private home theatre. All white goods included - just move in. David Arnold 0413 610 570 9221 5977

Now is the time to buy well located real estate Magnificent waterfront lots located adjacent to the foreshore Dongara’s premium Northshore estate offer panoramic ocean views at ridiculously low prices start from $265,000 Plus the vendor is offering 12 months interest free finance All services available close to schools & town The best value beachside land in WA Large blocks from 900 sqm Buy now and save with 1st Homebuyers/ Govt. rebates

DON’T MISS OUT! For plan & brochures Robyn or John Cooper Mobile: 0428 427 823 Office: 9927 1322 or visit our Website: dongaranorthshore.

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LUXURY LIVING The very fabric of a creative community You can find the soul of patchwork and quilting in Mosman Park, reports CARMELLE SANDER CONVENIENTLY located in the heart of Mosman Park, Calico & Ivy is the soul of patchwork and quilting in the Western Suburbs. Owner Debbie Ogilby purchased the store in April, after being a customer for over 20 years. She said part of her vision for the store was to enable customers to feel the same sense of satisfaction she has always felt by stitching clothing and home furnishings for her home. Calico & Ivy specialise in an array of unique and sumptuous fabric, quilting weight cottons, high quality yarns for knitting and crochet, gifts, as well as books and patterns for inspiration and instruction. Debbie said having two daughters and a daughter-in-law who were eager stitchers, it was important to have relevant resources available, from which they, and their peers, could draw and grow. “Self-expression, be it in their own attire, that of their children or their home environment is a very important way of showing individuality in a world that seems to be becoming very much a lot of the same,’’ she said. “Simply put, I wish everyone to have the confidence to show more of their personality to the world and I want Calico & Ivy to be a facilitator towards this goal. “I encourage people to start children young, encourage girls to stitch from the heart and be proud of the end result. “I believe that if hard-found time and energy have been expended in a creative pursuit, quality materials with great design element (or in the case of knitting/crochet top quality yarn) are a priority.” To create your future heirloom and covetable possession, Calico & Ivy also hold a variety of classes which are led by motivating and experienced teachers. With Christmas just around the corner, the store also stocks a huge gift line, ranging from ready-made bags, stitched and knitted toys, books, stationary and fabric packs.

“We are not a ready-made decorating store. Rather than selling the finished product we aim to encourage the process of creating individual garments or furnishings by giving as much assistance through classes, or help over the counter,’’ Debbie said.

“We also aim to stock fabrics and yarn that are more difficult to source here in Perth but that are highly-sought after by stitchers in the ‘know’. “I believe having an extensive range of choices available to them is what will keep

them excited by the world of stitching.” ■ Contact: Calico & Ivy Glyde Street, Mosman Park Details: 9383 3794 or visit

Thank you for your support throughout 2008 Wishing all clients and readers of Residential a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. From the Residential Real Estate Team.

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Residential Property Magazine #44  
Residential Property Magazine #44  

Residential Property Magazine #44