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Sophisticated Style with Separation With no expense spared, this substantial 2 storey, 4 bedroom home resembles a 5 star resort and epitomises good taste and exceptional quality. With a superb layout suited to busy families this home incorporates all the comforts of luxury living with practical convenience. The upstairs kids retreat offers perfect separation for a growing family while the lavishly appointed downstairs area provides quiet luxury to escape the chaos of modern living. Wake up to your own private resort every morning.

4 Gunn Street, Floreat Open Saturday 19th September, 1.45pm - 3pm Twilight opening Wednesday 23rd September 5.30pm - 6.30pm

for sale $2,700,000

Emily Hiskins 0403 304 943 9284 4008


Peard Group shines at REIWA awards

Dunsborough draws closer New Perth to Bunbury bypass should cut travelling time by 30 minutes THE newly created Perth to Bunbury bypass will bring Dunsborough 30 minutes closer, making it more attractive and accessible to potential buyers. Stocker Preston Dunsborough property consultant Andrew Wynne said the bypass would have a big effect on accessibility to the area, and Dunsborough would no longer be perceived as an overnight destination. “The opening of the bypass

link will now allow people the opportunity of enjoying the attractions of the South-West and returning in the same day,’’ he said. “This has been highlighted with the absorption rate of entrylevel homes in the region and the shortage of choice now under $600,000. “The number of homes in this price region has dried up considerably, with the first-home

owners boost to be dissolved before the end of the year. “This has created a new entry-level platform with existing homes in the Dunsborough region in particular.” Mr Wynne said the Bunbury region was the second fastestgrowing region in Australia behind Queensland and all trends indicated this migration to the South-West region woluld continue. “All statistics compiled over the past 10 years reflect the continuing trend of relocation to this area,’’ he said. “Shire of Busselton planning

strategy documents, coupled with current statistics and growth trends, show the region currently having a net gain of 17 persons per week. “This reflects an average population growth of 3 per cent and will increase to 19 persons per week by 2026. “This growth rate in percentage terms is 30 per cent higher than the State average.” Mr Wynne said the Dunsborough region and surrounding district was at the start of a new, long-term growth cycle which would yield long-term benefits for property buyers. ■

Perth’s annual home sales top the nation Much better balance between supply and demand, coupled with modest capital growth PERTH has recorded the highest improvement in residential sales compared to any other Australian capital for the 12 months to June 2009. Figures released by property expert RPdata show house sales jumped by almost 60 per cent in Perth, compared to 32 per cent across Australia. Based on analysis recorded by RPdata research director Tim Lawless, the number of homes sold in Australia went from 98,500 in the June quarter last year to 130,000 this year.

“The future is looking brighter for Perth, with the resources sector once again picking up a modest degree of capital growth returning to the market,’’ Mr Lawless said. REIWA president Rob Druitt said Perth now had a much better balance between supply and demand, with about 12,800 properties for sale at the end of June, down from 15,000 in March. “The number of selling days has dropped from 76 in March to 70,” Mr Druitt said. “The price of residential land in Perth grew by just over 9 per cent in the quarter,

from a median of $220,000 in March to $240,000 in June. “Units and apartments also saw strong growth in the quarter, lifting by almost 9 per cent from a median of $349,000 to $380,000.” Sydney recorded the second highest improvement in home sales volumes over the past year, with volumes up by 38 per cent. Brisbane volumes were up 35 per cent and Melbourne sales were up 30 per cent. ■

PEARD Real Estate Group shone at the recent Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA) annual gala ball, picking up a swag of awards. Two sales representatives from the Peard Real Estate Group were ranked in the top five sales people in the State. Jarrod O’Neil from Peard & Associates in Hillarys achieved second place in the State for Top Sales Person (by listings sold) while David Weir from Peard Real Estate Scarborough achieved fifth place. Overall, the Peard Real Estate Group set a new record in sales turnover for the 2008/2009 financial year, with total property sales well over $850 million. Peard Real Estate Group managing director Stuart Cox said the company sold 1704 properties during 2008-09 with an average listto-sales ratio of almost 80 per cent. “The average sale price of a property sold by Peard Real Estate last financial year was $509,375, which was much higher than the overall median price of a home in Perth,’’ he said. “One of the highlights of the last financial year was the opening of our new Scarborough office located at 68 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough. Currently celebrating its first birthday, Mr Cox said the new Peard Scarborough office had exceeded all budget expectations. “In February 2009, the Peard Scarborough office opened a new property management division and this is going from strength to strength,’’ he said. “Based on current growth predictions and careful planning, we expect the Peard Scarborough office to become one of the best performing offices in our group over the next two years.’’ ■



NOT A SINGLE CENT TO SPEND – IT HAS ALL BEEN CARRIED OUT FOR YOU Penthouse apartment with river glimpses – absolutely stunning renovation. Large 2 bed, 1 bath plus study strata titled apartment. Whole top floor – No common walls. Whisper quiet street. Balcony overlooks the Zoo. Massive amount of storage. Everything is brand new. Close to River & shops. Easy access to Perth CBD. MUST BE SEEN TO APPRECIATE THE QUALITY WORKMANSHIP Inspect with: Marg Henderson 0417 957 191 Cheryl Stewart 0427 916 818

central estate agents

9388 3333

Subiaco 2/2 Brigid Road

Subiaco 32 Price Street

‘The Parisian’ Heated pool, sauna, spa, gym. Luxury lifestyle living in the very heart of Subiaco. Huge entertainers terrace, chef’s kitchen with granite tops and European appliances. Make your offer today! Three bedrooms, two bathrooms

Light and bright designer residence. Before you buy in this popular location, book an appointment to look at this two level designer residence with under croft and loads of storage. Block of 174sqm with over 400sqm of house with garages and balconies. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms

Spacious living areas

Open plan lounge and dining

Two secure car bays

Stunning kitchen with stone benches

Single level apartment 1 of 8 only

Main bedroom on ground level with ensuite

165m2 living plus 25m2 terrace Sale $1,295,000 - $1,395,000 View By Appointment Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 Jocelyn Taine 0405 489 927 6380 1212

Central courtyard Sale $1,595,000 - $1,685,000 View By Appointment Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 6380 1212





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Wembley 122B Salvado Road

Wembley 3/2 Marlow Street

Walk to Wembley and Subiaco, close to all amenities from this designer home tucked away in a quiet local street. This home was architecturally designed by David Hartree, ahead of its time, it has great use of natural light and space with towering ceilings. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms

Modern contemporary “Subi Centro” style without the price tag! Great location just a short stroll to the Wembley Hotel, shops and cafes. Golf club and beaches only minutes away. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms

Polished Jarrah boards

Open plan living areas

Delightful open plan living

Rear courtyard with water feature

Fourth bedroom or activity room

Ducted air conditioning

Two courtyards Sale Under Offer View By Appointment Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 6380 1212

Green title Sale $1,095,000 View By Appointment Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 6380 1212



Subiaco 52 Barker Road

Subiaco 61/1 Station Street

This stylish townhouse is perfect for the astute buyer or investor who is looking for a low maintenance residence within walking distance to all the cafes and shops that make Subiaco so famous. Note: Green title. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms

This stunning two storey townhouse is an absolute must view. The presentation is incredible. Investors or owner occupiers will enjoy the Subiaco lifestyle walk to trains, enjoy the cafes, restaurants, theatre and cinema - live the Subi life. Two bedrooms, both with ensuites

Polished boards

Double security car parking & storage

Kitchen with Bosch appliances

Pool and gym in complex

Lockup garage with massive storeroom

Air conditioned

Manicured courtyard garden Sale $1,100,000 - $1,150,000 View By Appointment Boyd Fraser 0403 007 725 6380 1212

Private courtyard with fountain feature Sale $880,000 - $910,000 View By Appointment Jocelyn Taine 0405 489 927 6380 1212



Floreat 3 Kirwan Street

West Leederville 4 Kerr Street

Build your dream home on this block value of approximately 905sqm, with BONUS three bedroom 1950’s family home. Formal lounge, spacious kitchen renovated in the 70’s, air conditioning, rewired and a bonus extension family room. Three bedrooms, one bathroom

Almost brand new, Green title, low maintenance home. Tremendous location near to Subi shops, transport, pubs and parks. Sumptuous fittings throughout. Both front bedrooms have subtle, uninterrupted sunset views. YOU COULD NOT REPLACE AT THIS PRICE!! Three bedrooms, one bathroom

Sought after location

Granite & marble European kitchen

Retic off bore

Vitreous porcelain flooring

Acres of parklands at your doorstep

Marble staircase

Close to transport Sale $999,000 View Wed 5.00 - 5.45pm Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 6380 1212

Low maintenance garden Sale Offers $760,000 View By Appointment Graeme McLennan 0427 058 054 6380 1212



REVIEWS Life’s a breeze in this stunning home The practical and stylish design of this East Fremantle home makes it easy to sit back and relax, writes JANE EVANS

THERE is something very laid-back and easy about this East Fremantle home. The original home probably dates back to the 1950s or earlier, but three years ago the owners renovated the property from head to toe. Perched on an elevated block, it has uninterrupted river views from its main living area and timber deck. The interior of the home is beautiful yet effortless. It has a simple, chic feel with muted colours and natural fabrics.

An open-plan dining, kitchen and living area flows seamlessly on to the deck with retractable sliding doors, combining allseason indoor and outdoor entertaining. The kitchen has an extra-wide stainless steel oven and a Caesar stone breakfast bar. The swimming pool is perfectly positioned with a grassy area for children to play and a frangipani tree to rest under. There is great separation within the home; downstairs is an ideal television room or children’s den.

The master bedroom forms a private wing at the rear of the home with a dressing room and ensuite. Two of the three minor bedrooms have sliding door access to the front and rear of the property. The back garden is a quiet retreat with double-flowering cherry plums and a frangipani tree providing the master bedroom with a pleasant outlook. This stunning family home is both stylish and practical.






Caporn Young Emma Powell 0405 704 528 Contact the agent



A GEM OF A HOME IN A DREAM RIVERFRONT LOCATION Survey Strata 488 sqm riverfront block. Development possible. An elegant, modern home with European styling and a beautiful river beach with gorgeous • Two storey stunningly renovated home • 3 Bedrooms plus study

• 2 Full bathrooms, 2 WCs • Glamour kitchen

• Formal lounge, family room • Travertine floors, French doors

• Gorgeous river views • Upstairs deck



A SPARKLING NEW HOME - 100 METRES FROM THE RIVER! Recently completed, this beautifully finished and appointed home offers spacious rooms, an excellent floor plan and great living areas indoor and out. Just add personal touches to make this great house a home.Your personal touches will make this new house a stunning home. • 4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • Air conditioned

• Dazzling kitchen • Shady, private courtyard



0404 048 277

William Porteous

Mobile: 0439 880 242

• 2 Car garage • Brilliant river-precinct location

0439 880 242

Office: 9386 8800




“THE ARCHES” - A FEDERATION JEWEL WITH A HUGE 1713 LANDHOLDING Built in the 1880s, this gracious home is a testament to the style and craftsmanship of the era - beautifully maintained and set in park-like grounds. Superbly renovated and extended the home now has every convenience nexessary for comfortable living today. • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms

• 18m Resort style pool and spa • Lounge, dining and family rooms

• 6 Car-parking spaces • Gleaming floors, leadlights

• Fireplaces, high ceilings • Coach House apartment and studio



GRANDSTAND VIEWS - FROM NEW ZORZI HOME A sparkling new home on 3-levels in a prime location with all the style, quality and finishes expected of a Zorzi home. Superbly designed and built, the home features a stunning master suite with a full width terrace to embrace the magnificent panorama across the river to the city skyline. • 4 Bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms • Fabulous entertaining areas

• Downstairs terrace with barbecue • Perfect to lock-up and leave

• 3 Car garage, elevator and full security • Ideal to lock-up and leave



0439 880 242

0404 048 277

William Porteous

Mobile: 0439 880 242

Office: 9386 8800



History, elegance and timeless style all bundled into one Nod to contemporary extensions at no cost to landmark period beauty, writes JANE EVANS verandah and working fireplaces throughout. The kitchen, dining, informal lounge and alfresco at the rear of the home were added some years ago and were done so with careful consideration of keeping with the style of the original building. The interior is fresh and neutral with plenty of natural light. Adjacent to the large alfresco entertainment area is a fully fenced resort-style pool and spa, barbecue area and pavilion. The spacious, roofed terrace is perfect for informal living year round, with roll-down cafe blinds to keep out the weather in the winter months. At the end of the garden, a double-storey original limestone coach house has been transformed into a contemporary studio apartment with a spacious living area downstairs and a bedroom and bathroom upstairs. There is also a separate cottage, ideal for use as a home office, gym or teenagers’ retreat. This landmark home is truly beautiful. ■





EAST FREMANTLE 200 CANNING HIGHWAY AGENT William Porteous Properties CONTACT Mark Dimmock 0404 048 277 VIEW Contact the agent WEB DETAILS


THERE is nothing unimpressive about this grand old East Fremantle home. Sprawled over 1700sqm, the property is timeless in style and rich in history. It was originally built in the late 1880s for one of the founding families of Fremantle and was named The Archers. Since then it has been a home of distinction. It is a testament to the style and craftsmanship of the Federation era, and features original elements from other Fremantle landmarks. The stunning leadlight doors at the front of the home are from the Left Bank Cafe and Restaurant, once a two-storey mansion built at the turn of the century. The impressive large rear french windows originate from the Fremantle Wool Stores. The home is immaculately presented and has preserved its period charm. It features high ceilings, a beautiful 14m-long entrance, graceful architraves, jarrah floorboards, a wide front


Introducing the Reserve Release: five premium lots in the heart of Burns Beach Estate. Magnificent parklands, the future school and sporting oval are located nearby, and the beach is just a short walk or bike ride away. Buy now and secure not only a $20,000 building bonus,* but also the idyllic coastal lifestyle that only Burns Beach Estate can offer. Visit, drop by the Sales Office on Grand Ocean Entrance or call Gail Fischer on 0438 388 594.

*Terms and conditions apply and are available at or by calling 0438 388 594.


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A Bachkit home offers more than just an affordable option when you’re building a weekender. Through close attention to detail and use of quality materials, Bachkit delivers an exceptional standard of fit and finish with significantly lower construction times. What’s more, our architect designed modular homes not only compliment the landscape, but environmentally conscious construction methods ensure they sit

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REVIEWS “With David’s strategies and negotiation skills your home is worth more with him looking after you.” “...I am so confident of my strategies that if I don’t get a result within 60 days I will cut my fee in half!”

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Small but perfectly formed residence Spacious, sustainable home makes a statement. By JANE EVANS

LUXURY HOME ON (49HA) 122 ACRES Luxury country property featuring architect designed, modern home by Trevor Saleeba with heated indoor pool. Spearate 2brm cottage with shed and stables. Magnificent landscaped gardens and grounds. Seventy acres pasture with excellent water supply, 50 acres bush. The ultimate executive lifestyle property just 25 minutes to Albany, 35 min to Denmark. (T13) LUXURY HOME ON (49HA) 122 ACRES

Kevin Marshall 0408 936 380 Office: 9841 4022

A small block can pose a challenge to many builders but one western suburbs building company used a unique construction method to build this striking Mosman Park home. Tucked away on a private laneway, the contemporary property spans a mere 220sqm. It was completed in 2008 and was designed upwards rather then outwards by Nedlands based R and D Building, specialists in small lot development. Principal builder Richard Harris said a small block posed a few problems with the biggest being the limited access of trades to the site. The sustainable, low-energy home was constructed using insulated concrete panels to

keep heat out during summer and keep heat in during winter. Mr Harris said working with concrete offered the flexibility for a largely geometric and contemporary residence. The Mosman Bay home has a spacious front courtyard, an open-plan living area and a gallery style kitchen with Corian bench tops, stainless steel appliances and a rangehood oven. Upstairs, the master bedroom has an ensuite and a balcony, and there is also a generously sized main bathroom. The block is compact and private, and there is an abundance of space and light in the home. ■





MOSMAN PARK 6 KAMMAN LANE AGENT Gordon Davies Real Estate CONTACT Henry Willis 0418 939 429 VIEW Contact the agent WEB DETAILS

258 York St, Albany WA 6330

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

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The Roar of the Crowd...

The room and the life style are now available in one package in this 80’s icon with great pool and plenty of bedrooms and living area for all the family.


Carolena Boyd



0418 905 963



A Glamorous Urban Lifestyle

Sports lovers - here is the home for you! Quaint 3 bed character brick and iron cottage featuring leadlight doors, ornate ceilings, 4 open fireplaces, kitchen, dining and living rooms and a sunlit north facing front garden.


Carolena Boyd




Josh Sumner 0408 055 359

This superb property is a prize for a winner-a suitable reward for those who hate coming second! Right house, right street, right suburb. If these things really matter to you, then this property is ideal!


Khaled Garman 0422 388 515

This classic limestone semi detached home is set in the highly desirable and popular precinct of North Fremantle, walking distance to the river and port beach. Boasting 3 bedrooms, open plan living, a late 90’s renovated kitchen and internal bathroom/laundry.

Personality, promise and premium lifestyle


0418 923 900

Michael Hoad

T 9381 9111

and studio with own bathroom and double lock up garage.

0411 885 556




Space, Quality and Style





As It Was

Room for all in this spectacular limestone fronted brick iron character home in central Subi. Situated on 503sqm lot , this wonderful home has freestanding office


James Paxton



0411 885 556



One of the Finest Homes in the District

First time since new! This one owner home sits on a generous block that is only a short stroll to shops and transport. Accommodation includes formal lounge, spacious kitchen/dining, 3 bedrooms plus sleepout.


Michael Hoad





0418 923 900

Magnificent lounge, gracious family room and conservatory, timber floors throughout, stained glass, ornate ceilings, fireplaces and French doors, large garage with remote controlled door, auto reticulation, salt water pool and a large wine cellar.


James Paxton

EOI Family Getaway

Substantial contemporary double brick and tile residence built over 2 levels on generous 906sqm reticulated block with wonderful estuary views. Minutes from the water, golf course, cafes etc



0418 923 900

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River Views

Walk through the door, kick off your shoes, turn on the stereo and savour the lush garden outlook from all rooms in this renovated and expansive 3 bed, 2 bath


James Paxton



Josh Sumner 0408 055 359



Freestanding Character Home, A West Perth Classic

River views from this brilliant 2 bedroom 2 bathroom sub penthouse on the 6th floor. Superb finishes including stone tops, Miele appliances, full security, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, excellent parking and storage.


Khaled Garman 0422 388 515



Khaled Garman 0422 388 515

Featuring; magnificent high ceilings, stunning fireplace, polished floors, generous open plan lounge, dining and renovated kitchen featuring modern gas fittings and dishwasher with the added bonus of a spacious and versatile yard with great entertaining potential.


James Paxton 0418 923 900



Beer at the Queens?

This immaculate generous townhouse is tastefully appointed and an absolute pleasure to present. Elegant lounge, dusky blue kitchen with meals opens to welcoming court with day bench.


0411 885 556

Michael Hoad

reverse cycle air conditioning, top quality fixtures and fittings.

0411 885 556




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A Resort Lifestyle

Large airy rooms with spectacular timber floors,proper wine cellar, large north facing terraces on upper levels,large private rear courtyard with BBQ area, ducted


Michael Hoad

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0411 885 556


Stylish Mediterranean

An architectural statement this two storey home is beautifully maintained and is designed to suit an active family. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, study, lounge (gas fire),dining, meals, family area. upstairs gym or studio.


Michael Hoad

1 2


0418 923 900

Immaculate two storey home with especially classy finishes.Parquet floors, granite tops to kitchen and bathroom, stainless steel Smeg kitchen appliances, marble bathroom, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, front & rear courtyards with terracotta tiles.


James Paxton


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Charming character cottage in wonderful south of highway location close to Peppermint Grove border. This elevated 807sqm bore reticulated block with views to the city skyline offers the perfect lifestyle for empty nesters, renovators or to build your new home.



Cottesloe classic abounds with views Spacious, private and secure, it is behind high walls in a superb location, writes JANE EVANS JUST nine houses from the beach on one of Perth’s most prominent streets, is this classic Cottesloe property. With a commanding elevated position, the house has stunning ocean views from the second floor. Nestled behind a white wall and gates, the home is private and secure while close to the heart of this bustling beach suburb. It has a north-facing orientation and is light-filled and spacious. There are two balconies from which to enjoy the fantastic panorama. The rear balcony is larger and offers an abundance of space to dine, host barbecues and entertain friends on summer evenings. The front balcony is the ideal spot to sit back and enjoy a morning cup of coffee overlooking Eric Street. The main living areas are on the second level with a separate family

room, kitchen and dining room adjacent to the two balconies. Downstairs, the home has three bedrooms and a bathroom. Sliding doors from the master bedroom open out to a rear sunfilled courtyard. There is also a study with an inbuilt shelving unit. Downlights feature throughout the home. The home has a simple, pleasant neutral-coloured interior and is fresh and appealing. Although it is somewhat dated, it would take little to transform it into something contemporary and striking. The position, combined with great foundations, make it a fantastic property. This comfortable home is an ideal investment for both now and the future. Just minutes from Claremont and several private schools, the property is also close to the city and Fremantle. ■







Mach Hall and Associates Frank Torre 0411 866 550



$1,295,000 4




Perfectly located within 10 minutes of the beach and Perth City you will find this spacious, quality, architecturally designed BRAND NEW HOME. Located within a short stroll of the property are two amazing lakes, excellent schools, public transportation and shops. Features of the home include open plan living, versatile layout with master bedroom on the ground floor or upstairs, quality fixtures and fittings, double lock up garage and an excellent yard for children. If you are looking for a spacious, low maintenance, quality home in a great location then look no further. N House: 262sqm N Land: 335sqm ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES:-

N 4 double bedrooms N 2 bathrooms and 2 WC’s N Brand new kitchen meals area N Formal lounge N Sitting room N Large family room with access to rear yard N Upstairs games room N Entertaining deck N Solar heater below ground pool N HUGE 941m2 block with subdivision potential N All perfectly located between Grantham and Cambridge Streets.

N 3 double bedrooms N 3 bathrooms and 3 WC’s N 4th bedroom/home theatre room N Stunning kitchen with granite bench tops N Open plan living N Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning N Large alfresco with barbeque nook N excellent north facing yard wtih grass N double lock up garage with access to rear yard





This exceptional Californian Bungalow home will impress the most discerning buyers. It is a home to enjoy NOW and benefit from in the future. The many features of this home include high ceilings, polished timber boards, massive living areas and one of the very best kitchens I have ever seen in 10 years of real estate. Come and view for yourself you will not be disappointed.

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APARTMENTS Spectacular views at every stylish turn Endless views from all living areas stretch from the city to Kings Park, writes CARMELLE SANDER with views of the pool and barbecue area downstairs. An impressive white kitchen, with Caesar stone bench tops and a large walk-in pantry is sure to please the chef of the home. It also features quality Miele appliances and spacious cupboards and drawers. Delicately decorated in high-quality finishes and personal touches, there is nothing left to do but move in. Ideally situated, the apartment is just a few minutes from the CBD and only a short drive or leisurely walk to the restaurants and cafes along Mends Street in South Perth. The apartment also features plenty of storage space, reverse cycle air conditioning, security, laundry, bamboo flooring in all living areas and parking for two cars. Downstairs, take advantage of the pool, spa, gym or sauna at your leisure. ■


19 Kavanagh Street, West Leederville


Blue Chip Location! Developers Circle This! Hill of Tara! Opportunity to take advantage of the hard work that has already been done in obtaining all of the approvals for the subdivision of two prime lots along with approved plans for two architecturally designed homes that complement each other beautifully. The lots are 518 and 557sqm respectively with a common access road of 135sqm. Lake views are

2/50 Subiaco Square, Subiaco WA 6008

WA Prestige Properties

possible from the second floor of the front home and both have lifts. The lots may be sold separately or together with the approved house plans. This is a very unique opportunity to secure a spot in one of West Leederville’s most favoured locations. BE QUICK!!

Ian Sargent 0411 617 345 Office: 9388 6422






Just listed

NEVER miss a sunset again with endless views from all living areas in this lavish South Perth apartment. Elegantly styled and tastefully decorated, the apartment features spacious living areas and an expansive balcony with built-in bar and electric shades. Entertain family and friends while enjoying the twinkling lights of the city in the background. Sprawled over 141sqm, the apartment appears larger than it is, with neutral tones used throughout. Shutters from the master bedroom open to the main living areas, and overlook the balcony and city, creating a sense of space. A stylish ensuite is finished in warm neutral tones, and features a deep spa bath and dual basins. The two minor bedrooms are well positioned and both have built-in robes. One bedroom has its own balcony

Mack Hall & Associates Linda Sullivan on 0439 926 688 Contact the agent

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Form and function blend with nature Rolling lawns and gardens complement its waterfront position close to Toby’s Inlet, reports SAMANTHA JONES WITH its crisp blue and white aesthetic and pitched roof structure, this double brick and Colorbond home complements its waterfront position. Lovely rolling lawns and gardens add to its appeal and are reticulated from a shared bore. Modern and expansive, it has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of living space. Features include tasmanian oak flooring, reverse cycle airconditioning, a solar hot water system, downlighting and vaulted ceilings. The large bedrooms are carpeted and have

fans. Two are minor rooms and one is a master bedroom with large ensuite. Predominantly tiled, the ensuite has a twin vanity unit, exceptional storage options and a fresh decor. The main bathroom has a similar decor and includes the laundry. Downstairs, a large open-plan living area is the home’s focal point and includes a stylish kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops, fridge/freezer and microwave recesses, dishwasher, stainless steel appliances, external outlook and an abundance of storage room. Upstairs, a large carpeted living area with two fans has access to a decked balcony with

exceptional views. Sliding doors open from the downstairs central living area to a paved outdoor veranda, which ensures excellent outdoor entertaining opportunities as well as lovely views. A double carport, storeroom, a hot-mix driveway and fencing on three sides comprise additional outdoor benefits. Close to Toby’s Inlet, the property is close to local attractions, amenities and is 198km from Perth. It presents a number of options for prospective buyers, including use as a holiday home, rental investment or for permanent residency.






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Country life with all the trimmings There’s room for all the family and guests at weekends, reports SAMANTHA JONES STEP inside this quintessential country home and be captivated by the surroundings of a magical location. Nestled on a 2000sqm block, the property comes with a mini basketball court, a 7m x 4m powered shed and ample side access to the rear. Designed with family living in mind, the large house has four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study and an expanse of internal living room. Maintaining its country charm, the internal decor comprises a blend of exposed brick, wooden finishes and a

predominantly terracotta colour scheme. An open-plan living area at the centre of the home consists of a large country kitchen, dining, family and lounge space. Overlooking the family area, the kitchen is generously sized, with a breakfast bar, island bench, copious wooden cupboards and cabinetry, a dishwasher, fridge recess and a built-in pantry. Leading out from this zone is an outdoor deck that provides excellent entertaining opportunities for prospective buyers.

It is raised and covered, and leads down via steps to an expanse of grassed area adorned by native gardens. A separate enclosed lounge provides extra living space and is blue in decor with a lovely external outlook and carpeting. Additional features include built-in robes in all bedrooms, a spa bath in the main bathroom, an entrance hall and a single garage. West of town, the property is 87km from Bunbury and close to schools, shops, walk trails and amenities. ■




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0450 672 727 0418 941 837 0411 419 521

Well presented home with panoramic views across the property and beyond. This stunning property is being offered as a whole on a walk in walkout basis or on individual titles, Lot 31 & 32 - 80 acres each. POA

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Selling South West Real Estate ABBEY


● Fabulously functional home built in 2005 ● Undercover, decked alfresco area for entertaining. ● Owners happy to rent back being perfect for 1st home buyers or investment opportunity ● Walk to Occys Brewery, Newtown House, Monahans Store & the exquisite Geographe Bay & boat ramp

Julian Nott 0439 917 321


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● Panoramic ocean views from this irreplaceable piece of prime coastal real estate ● Rural productive land with a plentiful supply of fresh water in 5 dams and winter creek line ● Location is extremely private and secluded on 48.5 ha.


Joe White 0417 939 715





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Darryl Sorgiovanni 0427 767 147

Joe White 0417 939 715



Great potential for group housing development Existing cottage is leased providing return for prospective developer Potential view from new development. 1230sqm with 22.76m frontage Residential 12.5 under the Busselton Town Planning Scheme No. 20 Close proximity to town and priced to sell


● Rare 1668sqm land holding with premium waterfront address and panoramic views ● Zoned Residential R15/R30/R50 (multiple dwellings) ● Redevelopment potential for 5 units, 3 separate green titles or duplex ● Very realistic seller who will consider all offers on their individual merits

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Nicole Brearley 0404 971 032

Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713

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


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

Lance Hart 0417 979 516




● Large immaculately finished 4 x 2 home located in Country Road Estate ● Massive 2199sqm block fully reticulated off bore and 6x7.5m powered lock up shed. Three phase power ● Outdoor entertaining alfresco & award winning landscaped gardens ● Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning with 5 zones

● Character Edwardian Style timber and iron home set on a generous 747sqm block ● Fantastic Country Club Estate living with peaceful Reserve outlook ● 3 bed, 2 bath + activity room, master bedroom with parents retreat ● Reverse cycle air conditioning and pot belly stove ● Walk to school and Old Dunsborough Beach

Lance Hart 0417 979 516

Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713


Golf Course living close to town centre in quiet cul-de-sac Big 798sqm north facing block with rear access 4 queen size bedrooms and 2 bathrooms Timber deck area running off games and dining room Huge open plan living/dining and kitchen area & separate lounge/home theatre room

Investment opportunity on a 976sqm block Duplex approval in place Open plan kitchen/dining/living area Separate sunken lounge 40sqm brick shed


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Paul Rumenos 0427 820 713

4 bedroom 2 bathroom home with open plan kitchen/dining/living area Separate lounge and theatre room with slow combustion wood heater Spacious outdoor alfresco area Lock up shed measuring 5.5m x 6.0m and double garage on a 773sqm block ● Close to Town, transport and schools

● Spacious 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home boasting beautiful fairway views ● 3 separate living areas, study & excellent outdoor entertaining ● Secure back yard, easy care gardens ● Ideal rental or a future family home. Currently rented until February 2010 at $350 per week


● Comfortable house with a number of sheds huge machinery shed/ workshop ● Easy access and only minutes to the best beaches, surf breaks and boat launching in the South West

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David Cross 0439 496 926

Dress circle location with extensive ocean views Only 350m to beach & 500m from world renowned surf beache Provides ample yet modest accommodation for holidays A prime site with interim income source Two storey home with a balcony adjoining the second level An inspection will not disappoint!




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Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home Massive 1077sqm development potential block Approx 300m to the beach Dual road frontages Fantastic quiet sought after location

Lance Hart 0417 979 516

238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281


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17 metre frontage Tucked away in an ultra quiet location Make the most of the sun with a priceless northerly aspect Davey Jones Reserve is just a stones throw away Qualities of this block really do make it stand out from others in the Lakes

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Online shopping for European designs An Australian and French partnership provides a foundation for a new business.

INDULGING in the latest European home design products at affordable prices has just been made easy with the launch of With a product range of more than 500 stylish quality pieces, the direct-to-public online site features the most up-to-date European trends in home furniture, sofas, bathrooms and bathtubs, garden design, letterboxes and accessories. Based in Sydney, the online company is the brainchild of French entrepreneur and general manager Dominique Portier and Australian co-founder and IT specialist Chris Hermann. The two met through a mutual friend after Dominique relocated to Australia and was already running a similar French online business.

The Australian division was created to provide Australian interior designers access to the same top-quality, cutting-edge and inspired home design products as their European counterparts, but with huge savings and without having to leave the comfort of their homes. “The most obvious answer to why we launched the business was because no-one else was doing it,” Chris said. “We spent a lot of time researching what was already out there online in Australia, as well as in Europe and the US. “The main difference that we found between Europe and Australia was that the online market was far more developed in Europe.” Chris said they had tried to make the site as easy to use as possible to get to the

products quickly. The layout is very straightforward with new products and specials on the home page, and then sections for each of the category ranges. “We spend a lot of time researching products, looking for things that make them stand out, whether it’s a trendy new design, something a bit retro, or bringing something that most people would think is out of their reach, like leather massage chairs and stylish bathroom vanities,” Chris said. “We work with the French office a lot to compare thoughts on designs and what’s fashionable in Paris. “We have some very classical European designs – not just Parisian, but with designers from Italy, Sweden and France – so we get a really broad range of influences.”


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Chris said the claw-foot bath tubs had proven incredibly popular, particularly those in cast iron, as well as the leather sofas. “The product range is undeniably modern as we want to have products that are new, that embody style and design, as well as being comfortable, functional and affordable,” he said. “The website is constantly changing as we update and add new products while working on implementing feedback from customers. “We focus on delivering the best quality and the information DIY home enthusiasts need to actually choose a product and install it, and what’s even better is that you can do it all with a simple mouse click.” For more information, check out

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