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ISSUE 50 • JANUARY 27 • 2009

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ONE of the biggest factors that will influence the property market in Western Australia this year will be unemployment. According to Propell National Valuers Valuations Manager Travis Coleman major long-term financial decisions such as buying a house were determined by consumer confidence and, in particular, security about employment. “Currently, Western Australia enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in Australia at 3 per cent,’’ he said. “There would have to be a very significant rise in unemployment for the property market to be negatively impacted. “This trend last occurred during the early 1990s when unemployment rose above 10 per cent and property values




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began to fall because of a lack of consumer confidence in the property market.” Mr Coleman expects the property market in WA will remain relatively stable at the lower end of the market during the early months of 2009. “If buyers begin to believe that unemployment rates will not increase significantly, then there should be an uptake in sales as buyers take advantage

of low interest rates in the confidence that they will have employment to pay the mortgage repayments,’’ he said. “In such circumstances, the WA property market has the potential to defy many economic forecasters and begin to stabilise, and even rebound, because the State has the highest full-time wages in Australia.’’ He added that investors and property buyer should take the current window of opportunity in the property market to purchase ‘prime’ property. “If you are confident about your employment prospects, then it may be time to consider upgrading, especially in the price range above $1 million. “Areas to consider include the Western suburbs, inner and near city river suburbs as well as the northern and southern costal suburbs.’’ ■

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WA land sales buck downward trend Figures show lot sales are on the up and up, reports STEPHEN MILES WA’s top real estate developers sold 101 lots last week, according to latest figures from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA). “Sales are well up on the average 65 lot sales per week that our developers were recording in the period before the boost to the first home owners grant last October,” said UDIA chief executive Debra Goostrey. “The four months prior to that

boost were the worst four months in terms of sales numbers that we have ever recorded,” she said.

grant boost has had on the market.” She said the majority of sales were priced between $160,000 and $240,000 – the traditional first home buyer market. “Despite the doom and gloom reports across the country, these statistics are a ray of light for the property market in WA,” Ms Goostrey said. The figures are based on a survey of 12 UDIA Developer members. ■

“Despite the doom and gloom reports across the country, these statistics are a ray of light for the property market in WA” “It is promising to see that sales are picking up into 2009 and the increase is testament to the positive impact that the first home owners

AUSTRALIANS are more confident investing in property than in shares during 2009, a survey says. Forty per cent of respondents said their priority in 2009 is to buy property, an online survey by mortgage broker Loan Market Group revealed. Loan Market Group executive director John Kolenda said measures from policymakers to boost the flagging economy and softer property prices have made the housing market more attractive for investors. Since September, the Reserve Bank of Australia has slashed the cash rate by three percentage points to a seven-year low 4.25 per cent. Many market economists are forecasting the central bank to cut the cash rate to at least 3 per cent by June. And the Federal Government's increase in the first home owner's grant is set to stimulate the property market. “It's [the cash rate] expected to go lower, and that is obviously encouraging to prospective property buyers,”' Mr Kolenda said. “The increase in the first home owners grant to $14,000 and to $21,000 for buying or building a new home will expire on June 30 this year. “That is also likely to have a significant impact on the property market.”' The housing sector is subdued, with average house prices across the capital cities falling 1.8 per cent in the September quarter after a 0.2 per cent decline the three months before. And new home sales fell 1.1 per cent in November, while building approvals dropped 12.8 per cent in the same month. Only 6 per cent of those surveyed said they would invest in shares, following the Australian All Ordinaries index falling 43 per cent in 2008.


Evolution Realty makes debut Grandmaster takes the bull by the horns, reports CARMELLE SANDER REIWA Grandmaster realtor Ian Barnes defied the odds by launching his own real estate business last week. Within two hours of opening, Evolution Realty in Applecross signed more than $20 million in listings. According to Mr Barnes, the million dollar listings showed confidence in the real estate market and starting a business in challenging times. “The property market is tougher and people may question my timing but when it comes down to it, if you focus on understanding what people want from a selling and buying perspective, it is all about matching their needs,’’ he said. “If you have a strong performance record of being open and honest and delivering results, any business will get through downtimes no matter what industry they are in.’’ Mr Barnes started his career in real estate six years ago, and after only two years achieved REIWA Grandmaster status, the highest recognition of sales achievement an individual agent can receive in industry. He said it was a hard decision to branch out on his own, but praised his loyal client

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base and wife Agnes for making the leap. “I have a desire to be the master of my own destiny and it was never going to be just right unless I could have control over all steps of the selling process, and starting


my own business was a logical and natural ‘evolution’ for me,’’ he said. “I really am blessed with wonderful clients that have supported me for many years now. “I am thrilled that once they heard I was starting up my own business, they said to me ‘We are with you’.” Mr Barnes said now was an exciting moment in his personal career but also for the WA real estate market. “I expect the market to continue to be tight in 2009, and it is not a time to be testing the market but to meet the market,’’ he said. “Seller expectations need to be realistic as buyers will buy what they perceive to be outstanding value. “Unless pricing is about right, and presentation and marketing are first class, properties will sit there on the market for a long time. “I think it is a great time to upscale, downsize or generally to buy.” Mr Barnes believes there will be plenty of people in Perth’s affluent suburbs that still want to buy in the next 12 months, so it is about meeting the market, finding the right buyer and helping the people move. “I am very optimistic that the market for 2009, whilst tougher, and tighter, will present good opportunities if we look for them,’’ he said. Evolution Realty is located at 15 Kearns Crescent in Applecross. ■

Apartments desirable as Perth rents begin to soar Investors are putting their faith in apartments as rents surge 13 per cent. By CARMELLE SANDER STRATA properties such as apartments are becoming more popular with property investors in Perth because of the rising rents they can deliver. During the year ending in the September 2008 quarter, the median weekly rent for an apartment in the central Perth area which includes the Western suburbs surged by over 13 per cent to $380. According to DEPPRO Tax Depreciation Specialists managing director Paul Bennion , property investors who are deciding to purchase an apartment can further boost their cash flow by claiming the tax depreciation benefits associated

with such a property purchase. “It is unfortunate that property investors who purchase new strata property in WA such as an apartment for investment purposes are the most common group of investors who fail to obtain the full tax depreciation entitlements,’’ he said. “It is estimated that only one in five residential investors make use of the tax depreciation entitlements which are available to all investors on all investment properties. “Most investors do not realise that tax benefits obtained through depreciation can

be equivalent to 60 per cent of the total purchase price of the property.” For a new apartment in Perth, this can equate to over $200,000 in possible tax benefits through depreciation. A large proportion of these tax benefits are never claimed which means that each year hundreds of millions of dollars in tax benefits are lost every year by investors not claiming their legitimate entitlements. Mr Bennion said older style apartments also qualified for substantial tax depreciation benefits if a depreciation schedule is undertaken. ■


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THIS week The Mortgage Gallery managing director Ryan Dhue gives his top tips for second home buyers in 2009. 1. CHECK FINANCE If you have an existing loan and want to increase your borrowings to purchase a new home then check the large number of house finance options available. Since you first took out your existing home loan, you may have found that there are more appropriate home loan packages available to suit your changing financial situation. 2. TYPE OF LOAN If you are buying a second home, decide how long you are likely to live in the property. If you plan to live in the property for a number of years then it might be worthwhile considering fixing part of the home loan. If you are planning to stay in the property for a short period of time then you should choose a home loan with a lot of flexibility and minimum discharge costs. 3. WHAT’S YOUR WORTH? If you are considering selling your own home and buying a second home it is worth investing in a professional valuation to check how much your home is realistically worth. 4. MINIMUM EQUITY Generally, you should have a minimum of 20% equity in the new home you are considering buying to be considered for home loan approval. 5. FINANCIAL DISCIPLINE When second home buyers sell their property, there is a temptation to use some of their equity to buy luxury items such as a new car. This is particularly the case if they sell the property and decide to rent while looking for a new home. If you squander the equity in your first home, it could prevent you securing a home loan to upgrade to a better home loan. The transition process from selling your existing home to buying a new home requires a lot of financial discipline.



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Mt Hawthorn 115 Kalgoorlie Street AUCTION On site 3.00pm 14th February 2009 Your stairway to Heaven. A once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a Church & Hall on a 981sqm block zoned R30 in one of Mt Hawthorn’s best streets. Both buildings are in good condition and would suit a variety of uses including social/religious groups, residential redevelopment or new home site. Other uses may be permitted subject to council approval. Barry Litten 0412 237 977

West Leederville 167 Tower Street $859,000 Tranquility ... the heart of the action, this superb contemporary home set on easy care block opens to parkland setting. Downstairs boasts two separate living areas enjoying garden aspect at all points. Features ultra modern kitchen, play/study area. This house offers easy living.


Jolimont 19 Peel Street $1,180,000 Perfect on Peel. An idyllic lifestyle awaits with this stunning Peter Stannard built home on 465sqm easy care block in exclusive quiet cul-de-sac. Short stroll to shops, bus and Mabel Talbot Park lake precinct and minutes to Subiaco. This wonderful free-flowing home offers an abundance of space and sunshine. Presented to perfection, it is sure to impress. Inspect by appointment. Belinda King 0416 682 888

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North Perth 18 Leake Street $1,195,000 When location counts! Add this to the stunning and clever architectural design this home provides. Enjoy the space and privacy the busy executive seeks these days. With open free flowing floor plan downstairs hosting fantastic up to the minute kitchen dressed with stone & s/steel & warm timber floors. The space is just supreme. Bi-fold doors open to the entertainment area and pool. Michelle McGill and Meagen Crump 0407 950 588

West Leederville 107 St Leonards Avenue $1,395,000 Enchanted gardens... ...cover the majority of this splendid 670sqm potential duplex site set in our most prestigious street! Set at the front of the block is an absolutely stunning tuckpointed beauty - ripe for extension! This home offers many options including a very comfortable home that boasts exquisite character and massive potential! Viewing will fascinate! Michelle McGill and Meagen Crump 0407 950 588

West Leederville 10a Joseph Street $1,395,000 The modern haven. The flame trees set the mood for this promenade street highly sought after within the area. This home enjoys the same setting behind the private walls. Ultra modern in design and set on a 485sqm block. Open plan informal area servicing the meals and family room which flows to the extensive entertaining area. The extras go on... Great home for families or couples that like space. Michelle McGill and Meagen Crump 0407 950 588

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Attention to detail is evident throughout the home. By ROMENA MANNING 4




CITY BEACH 22 TRURO PLACE AGENT Schwenke Young & Co CONTACT Richard Schwenke on 0409 293 190 VIEW Contact the agent WEB in pantry, double underslung sinks, dishwasher and recycling shoot. Sheoak timber floors are laid from the entry through to living areas and upstairs, where a living room has home-theatre wiring and a bar matching kitchen décor. It opens to a balcony overlooking back gardens and separates main and minor bedrooms. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with open, frameless shower, mounted corner spa bath and a double vanity unit with sandstone tops. This private Oswald Homes-built house has ducted airconditioning and vacuum system and smart wiring, all on a 1080sqm block. ■

The River, The City, The Fairway, The Dream! For Sale by Offers to Purchase This Property must be sold! Features include: • 3 bed, 2 bath, study area & 2 car • Huge internal strata area of 193sqm • Large wrap around balcony of 124sqm • Opulent modern kitchen • Heated pool and BBQ area

View: Sat/Sun 11am-12noon Offers To Purchase: Closing 5pm Wed 25th Feb 09 Please contact c: Neil Kay m: 0439 687 688 c: Neha Shah m: 0412 644 438 o: 08 9325 2533

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A GREAT amount of attention to detail has gone into the building of this ecofriendly designed house. Mixing aesthetics with functionality was high on the agenda, like a double curved roof with insulation and ventilated roof space, as well as a storage area. A long roundabout driveway is hidden behind a walled front boundary and established gardens. Feature lighting highlights an entry courtyard, with keyless and intercom entry from a gatehouse at the front. Once inside its solid cedar entry door, a sense of openness is apparent, with a double-height void and large glass panels making a gallery light and bright. An open-plan kitchen, dining and family area opens to the north-west facing backyard, which has a striking 80-year-old tuart tree at the centre of water-saving gardens. A solar-heated pool in one corner was designed to take advantage of winter sun. Big windows feature throughout, with the intention of maximising sky, garden and pool views, as well as ensuring crossventilation in all rooms. Granite benches in the galley kitchen combine with dark cabinets and a glass block splashback and incorporate a walk-


Duffel House retains Federation charm The bricks and slate used in its construction originate from France, reports COURTNEY NOTTE

OPPOSITE Rankin Gardens and the memorial clock tower, this house is one of Subiaco’s finest. The Heritage Council of Western Australian classes it as one of Subiaco’s most original and distinguished Federation homes – locally known as the Joseph Duffel Residence or Duffel House. It was built in 1906 by builders the Totterdell Brothers to the design of Hine and Selby, architects for Mr Joseph Duffel. Built in the Federation Queen Anne style, the single storey residence is an outstanding example of early Australian architecture. The main bedroom, formal lounge and bathroom lead from the entry foyer, which in turn connects to a large vestibule at the rear. The vestibule opens out to a family area and dining room, state-of-the-art kitchen with a cellar, second bathroom with

integrated laundry and two spacious minor bedrooms. The bricks and slate used in its construction originate from France and were brought to Australia as ballast on early sailing ships. Original fittings and fixtures feature throughout the home, including polished floorboards, decorative architraves, crown mouldings, carved fireplaces, chandeliers, and period tiling on the verandah and in the entry vestibule. Colourful leadlight doors and windows, as well as a turret over the verandah, are prominent Federation hallmarks. Its owners have remained faithful to the character of the house throughout considerable improvements and restorations made since moving in four years ago. They said they felt a connection to the

home and hoped that their creative flair and passion for design had captured its potential. They could see it had really ‘good bones’ and a solid, sound structure. It just needed some ‘TLC’, they said. The owners said one of their favourite features was full-width windows along the back wall of the dining room, with an outlook over the redesigned back yard and solar-heated pool. ■





SUBIACO 135 HAMERSLEY ROAD AGENT Michael Hoad, Paxton Hoad CONTACT 9381 9111 VIEW Contact the agent WEB

Inner city suburb dwelling breaks the mould A room at the front overlooking a fenced courtyard can be used as a formal lounge. By JUSTINA EU

LIVING within the close confines of a busy, inner-city suburb like Northbridge can usually mean confined dwelling, but this Webb & Brown-Neaves built residence breaks the mould, making great use of space on a compact 246sqm block. Spread over two levels, with dimensions reminiscent of a suburban family home rather than a typical city-central dwelling, its size is not its only impressive asset. As well as proximity to amenities and the shopping precincts of Northbridge and Perth CBD, it has a northern aspect and closerange city views. With a distinctive yet modest façade, the

home stands out. Rendered walls in bold, contrasting hues and sharp angles define the elevation. The expansive interior is all the more surprising, for the home’s outward appearance, seemingly narrow and shallow, belies its spacious living. To accommodate the needs of new owners, a room at the front overlooking a fenced courtyard, can be used as a formal lounge room or study. Polished wood flooring progresses from the entry foyer past a minor walkway to a laundry and powder room, into the openplan family room, meals area and kitchen,

where a sense of space again overwhelms. A light, bright colour scheme, double height ceilings with a void to a mezzanine area on the first level and many large windows and doors enhance the feeling. Glass panel doors lead to a rear alfresco area, with a tranquil private atmosphere, thanks to high perimeter walls and an overflow pot water feature. Vine-covered walls and mature trees colour this outdoor entertaining area, adding yet another element that give an edge to the residence. The bedrooms, including the master suite, are on the first floor. The ensuite and a shared bathroom are similarly appointed





NORTHBRIDGE 16 KAKULAS CRESCENT AGENT Rayner (WA) CONTACT Mark Rayner 0416 208 888 VIEW Contact the agent WEB

with stylish, modern decor. A walk-in wardrobe, the length of the room, and access to a street front balcony are features of the main bedroom. ■


Alive with features and style 3 3 4 Views, energy and a stunning design – this apartment has it WEST PERTH all. By ROMENA MANNING 4/2 BELLEVUE TERRACE PERTH views do not get much better than $12,000,000 the sprawling ones from this luxurious apartment. Kings Park, in particular Fraser Avenue, Narrows Bridge, the Swan River and the city are visible from all windows and balconies. Owners Rod and Kathryn moved in four years ago after the building was complete, and Rod said nothing compared to the feel of living there. “The energy is just awesome here – I’m certain anyone moving in here would realise that quickly,” he said. A developer of the building, Rod and his partner’s affinity with South Beach Miami was inspiration for the design, giving instruction to the architect to create a modern take on the Art Deco homes found there. That has translated admirably in the form of circular and oval windows and coffered ceilings, details like a keyhole-shaped

FEATURES Panoramic views over Kings Park, Swan River and CBD, luxurious appointments, contemporary Art Deco design, common entertaining area, gym, pool, spa and sauna, air conditioned wine cellar. AGENT William Porteous Properties International CONTACT William Porteous on 0439 880 24 VIEW Contact the agent WEB

feature passage and an ultra-contemporary kitchen. A highlight is a circular room at one end with glass walls that opens from the kitchen to a balcony, with spectacular views from inside and out.

benchtops. A common entertaining area has kitchen facilities and opens outside to an infinity pool and a spa, where the views are equally impressive. Family commitments are taking the owners to another western suburb, but Rod said he hoped the new owners got as much enjoyment from this deluxe apartment as he has.■

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Timber and chrome trim and frosted glass cabinets in the kitchen amalgamate function and style, with a middle island bench creating a double galley. In the island, one round end has built-in chopping blocks with a central waste disposal sink. Features include built-in Gaggenau steamer, two integrated dishwashers, integrated microwave and granite feature



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SITTING on the balcony with a drink and looking over the river is a highlight for Greg, the owner of this two-storey Q-Constructions house. “It’s nicest coming on dusk, when the sun is setting,” he said. Greg said he loved the fact that the house was close to amenities like cafes, pub, river, transport, the beach and Fremantle centre. “It’s a decidedly big house; bigger than it looks from the front and with big bedrooms,” he said. He and his wife Karen are looking for a lifestyle change, and said the house would suit couples or families who didn’t want much maintenance, and that they could just lock, leave, and the property would look after itself. It spreads over two floors, with an elevated entry leading up to the main floor and bedrooms and service areas below. Baltic pine floorboards, which are 110-years-old and imported from Leeds Cricket Club, make a

statement in living areas, with dark knot and grain details featuring in the honey-coloured timber. Glass panels and doors open from a lounge room to the front balcony and allow sweeping views across the river. An elevated kitchen and dining area opens at the back to a carpeted games room with gabled roofline, where gable windows let in lots of sunlight. The kitchen has a timbercapped serving bench, built-in pantry, concealed appliances cupboard, stainless-steel dishwasher, gas burners and wall oven and recesses for microwave and fridge. A main bedroom opens at the back to a patio area with limestone paving and a raised salt-water, solar-heated pool, which Greg said was used non-stop in summer. Built-in speakers feature in the bedroom and outdoor entertaining area, as well as the lounge room and front balcony. ■

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CLAREMONT Unit - 65/34 Davies Rd 2 bed, 1 bath $329k Airey & Associates 9384 0077 CRAWLEY Apartment - 6.2/4 Crawley Ave 2 bed, 2 bath $935k Mack Hall & Associates 9286 5555 FLOREAT House - 18 Evandale St 3 bed, 2 bath $895k-$925k The Property Exchange 9388 3988 House - 40 Kintyre Rd 3 bed, 1 bath $1.175m The Property Exchange 9388 3988 MOSMAN PARK House- 60 Solomon St 3 bed, 1 bath Auction 14th Feb Airey & Associates 9384 0077 PERTH Townhouse - 17/45 Stuart St 3 bed, 2 bath $750$780k Property People 9208 1999 Apartment - 207/112 Mounts Bay Rd 1 bed, 1 bath from $300k Core Real Estate 6386 1530 Apartment - 201/12 Victoria Ave 1 bed, 1 bath $249k Acton Central 9381 5566 Apartment - 33/2 Mayfair

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First home buyers in record market share THE first home buyer share of the mortgage market has risen to a seven-year high in response to big rate cuts and generous grants to new home owners. Some 11,665 first-time borrowers made up 23.6 per cent of the home borrowing market in November, the highest proportion since January 2002, a big jump from October's 19.5 per cent share, official data showed. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data also showed that overall home loan approvals rose for the second straight month in November while the popularity of fixedrate loans dived to a record low. The number of housing finance commitments for owner-occupiers rose 1.3 per cent in November, seasonally adjusted. This followed October's 1.4 per cent gain, which reversed eight consecutive monthly falls. Commonwealth Bank senior economist Michael Workman said aggressive rate cuts and the Federal Government's boost to first-home buyer grants had restored housing sector confidence. “It is indicating that the interest rate cuts and also the first home buyers scheme have had quite a strong impact on lending,”' Mr Workman said. “The steep declines are over.” ■

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SUBIACO $595,000 Once you step behind the walled surrounds of this private 3

Subiaco 12 Juniper Bank Way




Lake and Park on your Door Step Register your interest in this amazing architect designed property in fashionable “Subi Centro”. Views from every aspect over the Lake and Park. Kitchenette on upper level gives another dimension to entertaining, with easy access to the balcony. Quality as you would expect of a home of this calibre. Builder’s own residence. * Three separate living areas * Gleaming european oak flooring * Upstairs lounge with entertainers deck * Study area * Large central courtyard with water feature

Sale Sale $1,895,000 View By Appointment Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 6380 1212 Centro

Subiaco 30 Rossello Lane




“ULTIMO” on the Rise No expense was spared when the owners built this fabulous European style home over three levels, with park and lake views in “Subi Rise”. Family and dining area with bi-fold doors integrating with an alfresco courtyard. Entertainer’s kitchen with Miele appliances inlcluding coffee machine, dishwasher and microwave. * Magnificent master suite on upper level * Direct access to Park and Lake * Home theatre/study * Northern aspect with views over Subiaco Common * All bedrooms with ensuites and terraces

Sale Sale $2,150,000 - $2,350,000 View By Appointment Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 Centro

Subiaco 22 Mere View Way

Subiaco 2/2 Brigid Road

Look out over Subiaco Common from this delightful low maintenance Subi Centro res. Entertainer’s kitchen with granite bench tops and European appliances. Enjoy the Centro lifestyle, walk to everything. Light, bright, private and secure. Three bedrooms, study area, two bathrooms

‘The Parisian’ Deluxe apartment on single level in the very heart of Subiaco. Huge entertainer’s terrace, chef’s kitchen with granite tops and European appliances. Private and secure. Walk to everything. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms

Gleaming timber floors

Spacious living areas

Plantation blinds throughout

Two secure car bays

Open plan living areas

Indoor pool and gym in complex

Tuscan style courtyard Sale $1,495,000 View By Appointment Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 Susan Taylor 0417 771 112

165m2 living plus 25m2 terrace Sale Expressions of Interest View By Appointment Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 6380 1212



Subiaco 52 Rossello Lane




Looking For a New Lifestyle? Stunning designer residence in fashionable “Subi Centro” unwinding over three levels. Corner location with panoramic park and lake views from all aspects. Master suite on third level with ensuite and spacious walk in robe. Short stroll to Subiaco’s cafe strip, theatre and shops. * Stunning Lake and Park views * Kitchen with Corian and marble benches * Fantastic entertainer’s terrace * Ground level self contained studio * Gleaming Tuart timber floors * Built to capture natural sunlight

Sale Sale Expressions of Interest View By Appointment Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 6380 1212 Centro

Subiaco 1 Trillo Road




“AWARD WINNER” Unique opportunity to own this stunning residence. Individual design, quality built by Ross Griffin homes on a north facing corner lot in popular “Subi Centro”. Lift access to living areas on upper level where the open plan attitude creates definite feeling of space and offers a private oasis, opening onto entertainer’s terrace. Individual by design - Contemporary by nature. * Winner HIA “small lot housing project for 2008” * Fully equipped home theatre and study * Designer kitchen with open plan living * Bi-fold doors extend to covered terrace

Sale Sale $1,950,000 View By Appointment Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 6380 1212 Centro

Subiaco 62 Rossello Lane

Floreat 102 Birkdale Street

Brand new designer home featuring two levels plus loft with uninterrupted views over the Park and Lake in “Subi Rise”. Wonderful light and bright spaces fill this home creating that special ambience with wide corridors. Apartment lifestyle living on a green title Gleaming wooden floors

Vogue Living in Floreat Looking for the Centro lifestyle but not the price?? Well don’t pass this little beauty by - classy from the moment you walk inside to discover.. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms

Chef’s Kitchen with stainless steel appliances

Gleaming wooden floors

Living opens onto entertainer’s deck

Chef’s kitchen with s/steel appliances

Powder room downstairs

Free flowing family/dining

Loft with kitchen facilities, perfect for entertaining Sale $2,050,000 View By Appointment Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 6380 1212


Outdoor alfresco area with timber deck & sale Sale From $1,150,000 View By Appointment Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 6380 1212




A DREAM PAD FOR FUNKY PROFESSIONALS FUNKY interiors and a hip Subiaco address make this a dream pad for the coolest of professionals. The interior is sleek and modern with polished bamboo flooring, splashes of colour on feature walls and feature lighting to show off the artwork. The kitchen is decked out with granite bench tops, stainless-steel appliances, plenty of storage units and a stone feature wall adding a dash of texture. Upstairs is a mezzanine office space with an outlook to Roberts Road through large expanses of glass. The apartment can be sold fully furnished. ■






AGENT WA Prestige Properties CONTACT Ian Sargent, 9388 6422 or 0411 617 345 VIEW Contact the agent WEB


PLENTY OF ROOM ON GENEROUS BLOCK THIS solid brick-and-tile home with classic period features sits on a generous 809sqm of land in a quiet Menora street. High ceilings, polished timber floors, timber windows and picture rails feature throughout and the sleepout has classic louvre windows and French doors leading onto a balcony retreat. Reticulation and a bore keep the expansive leafy gardens green and there is plenty of room to extend at the rear of the property, which has rear access to Inverness Reserve. The kitchen includes a freestanding leadlight dresser and extends to a covered deck looking out over the rear garden. ■





AGENT The Property Exchange CONTACT Ingrid Bradshaw, 0411 411 365 VIEW Contact the agent WEB



SECLUDED, YET CLOSE TO AMENITIES ONLY four years old, this two-storey property is in a secluded location that is also very convenient to the train station and local shops. Downstairs features a spacious, tiled, openplan kitchen, dining and living area, with glass doors leading to a fully covered, outdoor entertainment area complete with water feature. The kitchen has stainless-steel Blanco appliances, Corian bench tops, bright blue glass splash backs, and there is easy access to the kitchen from the rear double garage. ■



WALK TO THE SHOPS FROM FLOREAT HOME SET on a generous 883sqm block and with side access for a boat, this four-bedroom contemporary home has plenty of room for a growing family. The spacious kitchen looks onto an openplan living and dining area with cathedral ceiling and French doors leading out to the heated, salt-water pool. Upstairs, the main bedroom has walk-in robe, ensuite and its own private balcony. Also upstairs is a study or games room with a Juliette balcony overlooking the pool and backyard. Private and secure behind a front brick wall, this home is walking distance to Floreat Forum. ■




AGENT Paxton Hoad CONTACT Michelle Morrison 0419 043 217 or 9381 9111 VIEW Contact the agent WEB





AGENT Bellcourt Property CONTACT Ben Stott, 9322 0000 or 0414 354 515 VIEW Contact the agent WEB







DUNSBOROUGH 22 BIRD CRESCENT AGENT Stocker Preston Dunsborough CONTACT Tony Farris on 9756 8888 VIEW Contact the agent WEB

State-of-the-art living overlooking bay Exclusive residence high in Old Dunsborough built last year is close to ocean’s edge and offers the finest appointments, reports SAMANTHA JONES THIS exclusive, architecturally designed residence is the latest in state-of-the-art living built by master builder Jason Springate in 2008. Positioned high in the Old Dunsborough precinct, the home is close to the ocean’s edge and designed to maximise natural light and flowing spaces. Offering the finest in modern appointments, it features an array of exterior and interior attractions and overlooks the turquoise waters of Geographe Bay. Set on 752sqm of land, the home

comprises 537sqm of living space, which includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a variety of luxury living zones. Among the spacious bedrooms is an exquisite master bedroom with luxurious ensuite, which has a large spa bath, down lighting, twin vanities, an abundance of storage space and a spacious open shower. There is also a study nook and a guest powder room. Comprising the focal point of the home is the superb open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, which flows

seamlessly through to the cedarlined balcony with built-in Everdure. Well-appointed, the designer kitchen has Smeg appliances, Caesar stone finishings, fridge recess, breakfast bar and plenty of bench and cupboard space. Outside, there are extensively landscaped gardens, a triple-bay garage with expansive storage areas and a fantastic decked alfresco entertaining area that includes a barbecue and outdoor kitchen. Extras include C Bus central lighting and temperature control, ducted airconditioning, polished terrazzo flooring, remote heat and Glo heating and video remote security gates. ■






EAGLE BAY 11 OTRANTO CLOSE AGENT Jennings Hopkins CONTACT Andrew Hopkins on 9755 3900 VIEW Contact the agent WEB

Elegant and functional family home in Eagle Bay The home oozes opulence with an immaculate kitchen. By SAMANTHA JONES

OOZING sheer opulence and designed by Dane Design Australia, this brand new home is situated high on a hill in Eagle Bay and is constructed of double-brick render with stonewall and slate features. Created with elegant and functional family and holiday living in mind, this superb home contains three expansive living areas, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Among the five bedrooms are two master suites, which enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounds, high ceilings, large walk-in robes and luxurious ensuites.

Another bedroom has a built-in desk and private balcony, whilst the two minor bedrooms have timber flooring, roman blinds and two double wardrobes. The immaculately designed kitchen has a large walk-in pantry, a Miele stainless-steel microwave, oven, gas stove, rangehood, dishwasher, an abundance of cupboard space, stone bench top, green splashback tiling and an island bench. A separate home theatre room has timber floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and access to the deck and lawned area. Extras include floor-to-ceiling windows in main living areas, Omnibus lighting system, reverse cycle

Fujitsu airconditioning, an open fireplace, slate flooring in the foyer, spotted gum flooring in the living room, top-quality carpets in the bedrooms and lounge room and down lighting throughout. Ensuring outdoor living and entertaining options, the exterior features a raised alfresco pagoda furnished with a large square dining table at bar-stool height, an infinity pool, second-level sun deck, an outdoor shower that is located near the pool and an abundant grassed area accessed via steps. In addition, the grounds are attractively landscaped, low-maintenance and reticulated throughout. â–

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Panoramic ocean views from Yallingup home Live in a secluded location just 150m from the beach. By SAMANTHA JONES ENJOY phenomenal panoramic ocean views from this picturesque Yallingup home, which sits in a raised position on an 809sqm block. The double-storey home comprises four bedrooms, one bathroom and plenty of entertaining and living options. Two of the four bedrooms in this large home enjoy ocean views, whilst all are carpeted, neutrally decorated, have built-in robes, ceiling fans and are spacious. One of the bedrooms also enjoys sliding-door private access to a balcony. The remaining minor bedrooms are located on the lower level, which was created as a kids’ retreat with two spacious bedrooms and a games room that leads out to a lower deck. From the large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, there is a breathtaking view via the floor-toceiling windows of the spectacular surrounds. With neutral décor, this area has pitched ceilings with exposed beams,

hanging feature lights and a fireplace. The modest kitchen has a breakfast bar, plenty of bench and cupboard space and is well positioned to service the indoor and outdoor living areas. Designed to bask in the stunning aquatic vistas, glass doors lead out to a large decked balcony that would be a perfect spot to relax and entertain. Tall trees and low-maintenance gardens encase the property’s exterior and a decked walkway leads to the entrance of the home. In the secluded northern end of Yallingup Hill, this home is 66km from Bunbury and a mere 150m from the idyllic waters of Yallingup Beach. ■





YALLINGUP 38 HAMMOND ROAD AGENT Jennings Hopkins CONTACT Lee York on 9755 3900 VIEW Contact the agent WEB

Selling South West Real Estate





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.

4 bed, 2 bath family home in the heart of Dunsborough. Light & bright living areas with views over the tranquil gardens. Reverse cycle air con, side access for boat or caravan.

Hidden away in a cul-de-sac close to all Dunsborough has to offer is this immaculately presented and maintained home. The ideal place to spend quality time away from city life.

This stylish home has recently been completed. 200m walk to Geographe Bay this two storey home offers a quality design with the convenience of being close to town.

$595,000 & $635,000




Joe White 0417 939 715

Tony Branch 0408 921 812

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Michael Mort 0403 342 681





This spacious home is perfect for family living, first home buyers or the astute investor. Located in a quiet street close to the Golf Course, sporting grounds, Dunsborough Town & beach.

Nestled in an exclusive precinct within Prevelly Beach, on the coast from Margaret River, is this substantial residence boasting 5 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and panoramic Indian Ocean views.

Beautiful two storey rammed earth private and secure 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home close to schools & Country Club. A peaceful bush outlook & neat alfresco area with heated outdoor spa.

With the living area on the 2nd floor & a stunning open plan design, it is easy to enjoy Bay views from this stunning two storey 4 bed, 3 bath home situated on Geographe Bay Road.





Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

David Cross 0439 496 926

Tony Branch 0408 921 812

Joe White 0417 939 715

238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281

Phone: (08) 9756 8800





PREVELLY 43 MITCHELL DRIVE AGENT Stocker Preston Margaret River CONTACT Ken Preston on 9780 5777 VIEW Contact the agent WEB www.stocker

Solar passive home near Prevelly beach This unusual home is near wineries and restaurants, reports SAMANTHA JONES UNUSUAL in architecture and dynamic in design, this solar passive home is a short walk from the glistening waters of Prevelly beach. With quality fittings throughout, the home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an abundance of living space. The beachside locale of this property would also suit those looking for a holiday home or investment property. Well-appointed, an open-plan kitchen and dining area is ideally suited to entertaining.

It is spacious, light and bright. Just off the main entrance, the kitchen is a defining feature of the home. It has down lighting, plenty of bench space, stainless steel appliances, range hood, an abundance of cabinetry, fridge recess, built-in pantry, an outlook to the exterior and a breakfast bar. There is also a games room and a separate carpeted lounge room with sliding door. In addition, an attached studio would be ideal as a teenagers retreat or guest accommodation.

A large decked alfresco area leads off from the central living zone and presents entertaining options, while the neat low maintenance gardens subtly adorn the exterior allowing the home’s unique design to take precedence. Extras include a Solar Photo Voltaic system, built-in robes to all bedrooms, synergy, town water, secure parking and a workshop. Set on 1095sqm of land, the home is close to wineries, excellent restaurants and a plethora of tourist attractions. ■

Dunsborough • Yallingup • Eagle Bay • Busselton Eagle Bay Panorama Live the life of luxury at Eagle Bay. Drink in the beautiful blues & turquoise hues of magnificent Eagle Bay from the huge open plan living area, all 5 bedrooms, entertaining decks & infinity edge swimming pool. This luxurious two storey home offers only the finest lifestyle choice, enquire today. $5,000,000 Andrew Hopkins 0407 440 438

Shop 1 237 Naturaliste Terrace Dunsborough WA 6281 Tel: 9755 3900 Fax: 9755 3911

AUCTIONS - MUST BE SOLD! Brand New Executive Home With Stunning Eagle Bay Vistas Featuring stunning North facing views of the turquoise waters of Eagle Bay and an unparalleled standard of living, this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home sets a new level for contemporary style and prestige. Super chic, with undeniable flair of sophistication, thoughtfully designed with a host of inclusions offering you total comfort & five star luxury. Will present all offers prior to Auction, this property must be sold. Auction 4.00pm Saturday 28th Feb 2009 Lee York 0438 867 737

Old Dunsborough Beach House Worst house best street - we all know the saying, & now we have the property. Classic Old Dunsborough Beach Shack just steps from the Old Dunsborough foreshore on a 832m2 block with potential for awesome ocean views. Don’t waste another Summer away from the beach, this is the best and must be sold – but be quick our Vendor is keen to negotiate prior to auction, all offers presented. Auction 2.00pm Saturday 28th Feb 2009 Lee York 0438 867 737

Abbey Monoghans Corner 7 Caves Rd Abbey WA 6280 Tel: 9755 0900 Fax: 9755 0911

Dunsborough Shop 1 237 Naturaliste Terrace Dunsborough WA 6281 Tel: 9755 3900 Fax: 9755 3911

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STREET LIFE Street ticks all the right boxes Steeped in history, Cottesloe’s Broome Street is also one of the suburb’s most desirable, reports

LOCATION: Broome Street stretches from Curtin Avenue in South Cottesloe to North Street. MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

AMANDA RANKIN NAMED after Sir Frederick Napier Broome, Western Australia's governor from 1883 to 1890, Broome Street in Cottesloe is a favourite street in a suburb that has more than its share of desirable locations. Steeped in history and lined with shady Norfolk pines, the street runs parallel to Marine Terrace and has many stunning, heritage listed buildings, including the Cottesloe Civic Centre. Originally the home of former Attorney General Richard William Pennefather, it was sold to Claude Albo de Bernales in 1911 and named Overton Lodge. De Bernales began extensive alterations and additions in Spanish and Italian classic style, including the jarrah panelling and extensive stone


walls and gardens that remain today. The Cottesloe Council acquired Overton Lodge in 1950 for £45,000 (about $95,000) and it is now Cottesloe's Civic Centre and War Memorial Town Hall, as well as a popular wedding location. Cottesloe Councillor John Utting and his wife Diana have lived in Broome Street for nearly 40 years and John has been a member of council for more than 20 of these. Their house was one of the first new homes to be built in the street post WWII and neither of them can imagine living anywhere else. “It's just a pleasant quiet street to live in that is close to the beach,” John said. “I used to walk down to the beach for a swim every day in my younger days but I don't do that anymore.” John and Diana met in 1950 at one of the regular dances held at the Cottesloe Surf Club and married in 1952. They decided that Cottesloe seemed like a nice place to settle down and


bought their block of land in Broome Street for around £20,000 ($42,000). Frank Torre from Mack Hall & Associates says Broome Street ticks all the boxes when it comes to beachside living. “Broome Street is the blue ribbon boulevard of Cottesloe,” he said. “Living there allows you to be a minute’s stroll from the beach yet you can still have a lovely garden and not get blown away be the sea breeze.” It is also a street where it’s possible to have an ocean view without being right on the oceanfront. Lucky residents at the southern end of Broome Street enjoy views over the Sea View Golf Course directly across to Rottnest Island. The Sea View Golf Club can boast a bit of history too, along with its breathtaking ocean views. The club is the third oldest in Western Australia and history reveals in 1909 a group of men stood at Broome Street overlooking a waste scrubland and envisaged a series of immaculate fairways, greens and trees. ■


Cottesloe Beach, Ocean Beach Hotel, Cottesloe Beach Hotel, Indiana Tea House, Sea View Golf Club, Cottesloe Civic Centre. WITHIN 3KM: The Swan River, Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, an array of private and public schools.

FOR SALE: ■ 1/39 Broome St, $649,000 Renouf Real Estate Agent: Jayson Renouf, 0412 597 586 ■ 164 Broome St, $1.9m Mack Hall & Associates Claremont Agent: Frank Torre 0411 866 550 ■13 Broome St, $1.89m Mack Hall & Associates Claremont Agent: Marcus Sproule, 0409 990 559


STUNNING RIVER VIEWS $3,300,000 BLACKWALL REACH PARADE, BICTON • Large 721 square metre green title lot • One of the best available water front blocks on the Swan River • Design and construct your own dream home and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity on the river

Details: Robert Farris 0418 956 700

Ron Farris Real Estate Pty Ltd. Suite 9, 23 Richardson Street South Perth WA 6151 PH: 9367 7888 FAX: 9367 1154


DELUXE MARGARET RIVER HOME One look at this stunning contemporary home in one of Margaret River’s tightly held land subdivisions & it will be very hard to resist. Enter along the deciduous tree lined driveway to the welcoming water feature that lures you to the front door of the home over the front decking & you are already hooked.


ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY Large north facing block on 2 titles, total 1960sqm, both blocks with dual frontage. 40m frontage to Geographe Bay Road with direct access to most sought after section of Quindalup beach, 47m unobstructed frontage to Toby’s Inlet. Close to proposed Yacht Club house. Would suit large home and tennis court. Old but habitable residence, live there until your dream home is built.

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19 HEREFORD PLACE vegie patch & fenced paddocks • Full sized grass tennis court • Beautifully landscaped including powered bower hut • Minutes to town centre & beach • Motivated sellers will rent back

Home Open: Saturday 11am -1pm Property features include: • 2.47 acre undulating Contact property • Architectural designed 4x2 home • R/c James J Clark at Empire Margaret River aircond & ducted vacuum system • Small orchard, 0402 328 471 WK: 9757 9393

MARGARET RIVER WINE APPELLATION A managed strata vineyard with 2 large executive homes to share on common property located between Cowaramup & Caves Rds. 6.91 acres of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc & Cabernet. Approx 10 y/o vines. Attractive development with an extremely large lake of water being the feature of this property. Ideal opportunity to make some wine,

FLANDERS VINEYARD have your own label, or just have a vineyard interest. By Expression of Interest Brian Moulton 0418 931 114 Acton South West Dunsborough (08) 9755 3399

LUXURY LIVING Cutting edge luxury and beauty, inside and out More than a shop or even a showroom, Forezzi sets the standard in tiles, reports AMANDA RANKIN

Ross Mignacca is obsessed with beautiful, imported tiles.

WALKING into Forezzi on Stirling Highway, Claremont, is a bit like walking into an art gallery. Calling it a shop would be an insult and even showroom is too drab a word for this stunning display of tiles. Now in its fifth year, Forezzi stocks tiles of the highest quality and utmost beauty and is frequented by architects, interior designers and builders on the look out for the latest tiling trends. Owner Ross Mignacca's obsession with beautiful tiles began in Italy. “When we speak tiles I’m talking natural

stone, and natural stone and travertine are at the heart of the Italian tile industry,” Ross said. Forezzi sells all-natural stone, which includes sandstone, marble, travertine and granite, but there is also a large selection of mosaics, ceramic and glass tiles including luxurious glass tiles layered with 18 carat gold. There are even genuine leather tiles that look fabulous, feel soft underfoot and are easy to maintain. They are also surprisingly cost effective, as are many of the tiles available at Forezzi.

“I think it's important to clarify that natural stone is not as expensive as some people think,” Ross said. “And it is a living, breathing product that in no way can be compared with a man-made tile.” The majority of Forezzi's tiles are from Italy or Spain and most are exclusive to Forezzi. As for trends, Ross said the natural sandstone tones were still popular and travertine was always a big seller. Ross is also a big advocate of

environmentally friendly tiles, and makes an effort to import tiles that are environmentally sound. Another trend is using tiles for feature walls and on the sides of buildings, and many of the tiles in Forezzi truly are works of art that look too good to be walked on. “At Forezzi we are more likely to set trends than follow them,” Ross said. “I'm constantly travelling, looking for new and exciting tiles because architects and interior designers working in the western suburbs are constantly after the latest look.” ■

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SUBIACO $1,850,000

SUBIACO $1,195,000

This home is ideal for the extended family as it has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 kitchens. Alternatively, it can be used as two separate dwellings, one with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living area and the other with 2 bedrooms, living, kitchen and bathroom. The house is on a large 642 sqm block with rear access.


SUBIACO $559,000


SUBIACO $735,000

Build your dream home on this block of land which is beautifully situated, close to public transport, parks, shopping district and schools.



This centrally located townhouse has a vast array of premier fashion shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres on your doorstep. It features 2 large bedrooms with birs, main with balcony, totally renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, good size living area opening onto private courtyard and under cover parking.


WEMBLEY $1,550,000

Backing onto the beautiful Mabel Talbot Park, this stunning near new ultra modern home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4th bedroom or office, theatre room, 2 car garage, Home Automated Solutions, Multiroom Audio Controller Amplifier, security system, stone benchtops, glass splashback and bifold doors opening onto large balcony.



This near new trendy 1 bedroom, 2 level apartment has 101sqm of living, a huge balcony of 21 sqm, 2 wcs, secure under cover parking, security access and it’s in a small group of only 6. Close to parks, supermarkets, restaurants and coffee shops.



This may be the last vacant block in the heart of old Subiaco! It has a 10 metre frontage and is 37 metres deep with fully approved plans for a 2 storey home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. You have shopping, restaurants, cafes, schools and theatre at your doorstep. Call us today!







Large 751 sqm block with superb brick and tile character home with beautiful period features and large rooms, located on a lovely leafy street and close to Kings Park. The home is well positioned on the block which has a 22 metre frontage and sealed rear lane to allow for extensions to create a spectacular home and realise the property’s full potential.



This superbly designed 2 storey home which is finished to a high standard features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a study, upstairs activity area, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, double lock up garage with an open plan living area that opens onto a north facing courtyard on a green title 256 sqm block. Close to parks, schools & shops.



This brand new superbly designed funky one bedroom townhouse has quality fittings and fixtures, air-conditioning and parking for 2 cars. It’s located just a short walk to the famed Oxford Street cafe strip which has an abundance of retail, entertainment and recreational attractions.

ENZO PAGNOZZI 0411 865 712


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