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residential WESTERN SUBURBS WEEKLY

ISSUE 31 • SEPTEMBER 16 • 2008

Sky high living in River tower Five-star inner-city apartment is a window on blue-green vista

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ISSUE 31 • SEPTEMBER 16 • 2008

Bricks and mortar a solid investment for temperature control Sky high living in River tower

A NEW display home aims to prove that WA’s favoured method of construction – double clay-brick and tile – is a solid choice in the era of sustainable home design. Industry group Think Brick commissioned Jade Projects to build the home as an example of sustainable living options that reduce electricity and water consumption in a brick-andtile dwelling. The home is part of Landcorp’s Revolution Road precinct, a showcase of energy-efficient and affordable homes launched by Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan in Seville Grove last month. With most of the Revolution Road

Five-star inner-city apartment is a window on blue-green vista

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This inner-city, 13th-floor apartment provides uninterrupted panoramic views across the Swan River and Kings Park. The home has front and rear balconies, offering 246sqm of alfresco dining space.

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Sensors installed in the home will measure internal temperature and humidity each hour of the day, with the results to be analysed by the University of Newcastle. Think Brick is confident that the figures will prove double-brick construction is the most effective way of building thermally-comfortable homes. â–

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display homes built with steel frames and pre-fabricated materials, Think Brick is keen for a brick structure to fly the flag for the industry. Materials with high thermal storage capacity will moderate extreme temperatures – like the midday summer heat or the coldest winter night – and reduce the need for energyguzzling heaters and air-conditioners. Called Jade 808, the home design achieved an eight-star energy rating using the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme. In Perth, the eight-star rating means that it uses less than 34 megajoules of electricity annually for each square metre of the home to maintain a comfortable temperature.

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Surveys show consumer confidence has bounced back in wake of recent rate cuts A MASSIVE rebound in consumer confidence following this month’s interestrate cut could be the signal that the Perth “Economists say the jump real estate market slump is all but over, could provide the spur industry experts say. Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer for buyers to return to sentiment survey – a bellwether economic the market in force.” indicator – showed confidence among mortgage holders surged 10.8 per cent in STEPHEN MILES the past month. That compared to a more GROUP REAL ESTATE AND MONEY EDITOR modest 2.4 per cent rise among people who own their own home. The “Time to buy a Dwelling” Index emerging from recession. Industry experts say the rebound is surged a stunning 21.2 per cent in the three months to June 30 to be up 15.7 per cent on positive for the ailing real estate market, the year – a clear signal that buyers are which has seen Perth property prices drop preparing for a return to the market, real almost 5 per cent in some areas in the past year. estate insiders said. There have been too few buyers in the The combined 16.7 per cent August/September increase is the third market to create any degree of competition largest two-month jump in the past 10 years required to place upward pressure on and the sixth largest since the survey began prices – but all that could change. Economists say the jump could provide in the mid-1970s. “This type of result comes as no the spur for buyers to return to the market surprise,” Westpac’s chief economist Bill in force. “This bounce could see a wholesale return of homebuyers and Evans said. “It is a direct response to the decision by investors to the market,” one real estate the Reserve Bank to cut their overnight cash principal said. Economic analysts predicted last month rate by 0.25 percentage points and the swift that the first of an expected series of response by the major banks to reduce their variable mortgage rates by a similar interest-rate cuts would begin to lift consumer confidence from its doldrums amount.” It is the second month in succession and slow the fall in property prices. The next cut in official rates, expected that consumer sentiment has shown a marked improvement, having earlier this as early as next month, is likely to put a year slumped to its lowest level since floor under the market and set the scene January 1992, when the economy was for a recovery.

Real Estate Institute of WA president Rob Druitt said the WA market needed “some real stimulus” in the secondary housing sector to get it moving again. He called on the Reserve Bank to go a step further and reduce interest rates by an additional 25 to 50 basis points. “First-home buyers are already active but we need to encourage other buyers, those upgrading, to have another look at the market now that conditions are improving,” he said. Robert Mellor, director of building services for economist, business researcher and forecaster BIS Shrapnel, said once the Reserve Bank cut rates by a total of 75 basis points, average prices would begin to rise. “This will provide the stimulus that the market needs,” he said. Cameron Kusher, a research analyst at RP Data, agreed that rate cuts of more than 50 basis points were needed to spur price appreciation. “It will take four or five months but prices would begin to grow again,” he said. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Survey of Consumer Sentiment covers consumers’ evaluations of their household financial situation and economic conditions over the past year, the coming year and the next five years, as well as a view on buying conditions for major household items, including homes and cars. The survey of 1200 people was taken early last week. ■ Is it time to refinance? Page 30

By ANDREW GREGORY SUBIACO-based buying agency Property Wizards is holding a series of free seminars to explain the new rules for successful home purchases and real estate investments in Perth. Director Trevor Dunkley told Residential that the seminars will show people some proven property investment strategies of the city’s “silent millionaires” and, more importantly, show them how to find the right property on which to execute those strategies. “People have an idea that they want to ‘break away from the herd’ and do things differently than the masses. To do what wealthy people do and not what everyone else does,” he said. Falls in the median price of a suburb, and other general statistics, need to be taken with a grain of salt because they often failed to illustrate the big picture. “Sometimes it [falling median house prices] is properties being sold by older people who have lived in the area for decades and want to get out, or other such dynamics happening within an area which is changing,” Mr Dunkley said. “Within that market, there are often properties showing very good growth or holding their own very comfortably.” Often the falling median house price will overshadow the strong fundamentals of a specific area or suburb: the wider economy of the State, housing demand, rental yields and migration. The first Property Wizards seminar is tonight at the Joondalup Recreation Centre, to be followed by a second seminar at Floreat Forum tomorrow. The third seminar will be held at the South of Perth Yacht Club in Applecross on September 23. Registration is at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. ■

Former SAS soldier now chief of Satterley’s land sales division

Shane Kempton favours a hands-on approach.

SHANE Kempton has left the Harcourt Group to join Satterley Property Group as the company’s land sales director. The former Special Air Services Regiment soldier will be responsible for all aspects of Satterley’s residential land sales, as well as project marketing and community development programs. “I agreed to join the Satterley Property Group for a variety of reasons but principally because I support so many of Nigel Satterley’s personal philosophies,” Mr Kempton said. “I share Nigel’s passion for affordable housing in master-planned, environmentally sustainable communities and I want to play

an influential role in promoting that ideal.” Mr Kempton became Harcourt’s chief executive after it merged with the Roy Weston Group. His real estate business in Joondalup was Roy Weston’s top office in WA for five consecutive years. Mr Kempton also runs real estate coaching business Clicking You, with a client list that includes Limnios, Professionals, and Brendan Leahy Real Estate. “I mentor business owners and coach the sales staff, keeping both accountable to a simple business plan ,” Mr Kempton said. “It’s all about helping individuals and teams to ‘click’ so they can enhance profits and lifestyle.” ■

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Auction 11/10/08 - 1pm

32 Buntine Road A grand opulent home of massive proportions where no expense has been spared to provide a luxurious 5 star resort lifestyle for a large happy family. The views of the city and foothills beyond are unrivalled. All set on a 1612sqm north facing rear block

(subdividable into three potential lots all with their own street frontage or subdivide into 2 lots and retain the house) make this magnificent property a unique development opportunity. Master brm with adjoining ‘his & hers’ walk in robe & stunning travertine marble ensuite. Guest room with sep entry & wir & ensuite. Another 4 brms all dble sized with bir’s, 6 bthrms (incl the 2 ensuites). Upstairs formal lounge with the enviable views of Perth city & foothills beyond. Huge kitchen adjoining family room & lounge, separate formal dining, theatre room, separate study/office, library, billiard room, sunroom, cellar, gymnasium & sauna.

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Sky high living in the River Tower Five-star city apartment is a window on blue green vista. By ROMENA MANNING ON the east side of Mayfair’s River Tower, this apartment flaunts uninterrupted panoramic vistas of the Swan River and the city’s lush Kings Park. The views from the 13th floor apartment are particularly spectacular from the formal and informal living areas. Cork flooring in the kitchen extends to a naturally light and bright open plan family area. River and city views are also seen from the kitchen, which features a dishwasher, double

round sinks and water filtration system. Behind the kitchen and family area, a large formal lounge and dining zone has mirrored walls to reflect the scenic river views. Large glass panes and double sliding doors open onto a long balcony, offering alfresco space of 246sqm. The home has front and rear balconies and provides high-class living, including three indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas, a spa, gym, and tennis and squash courts.

Double bedrooms open directly onto balcony space, overlooking Kings Park and the foreshore. Neutral colours and simple, classic decor provide an enduring interior, suitable for differing tastes and furnishings. An onsite caretaker oversees the manicured gardens. There are also two secure car bays and 50 visitor parking bays, as well as storage areas. Walking distance amenities include cafes, restaurants and the Old Swan Brewery.

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Bold street presence hides a tropical retreat The home is built in a u-shape around a small paved courtyard. By LUCY RICKARD LUXURIOUSLY appointed with a quality finish, this Stirling house is just one year old. The home has an imposing street presence, with straight lines and sharp angles adding to the appeal of the exterior. A rendered brick wall with timber panelling contains the front courtyard with landscaped gardens and lawns. The front door has frosted glass features leading to the main entry hall where a timber staircase sits over the hallway leading to the top floor. Tasmanian oak flooring is a highlight of the home, extending through the living areas and hallways. To the right of entry is an open study with feature windows overlooking the front gardens. A shoppers’ entry from the double garage and the powder room are to the left, with the main bedroom further along. An impressive ensuite is the highlight of the master bedroom, separated into two distinct areas by the central shower and WC. Both sides of the ensuite have their

own vanity, cupboards and mirrored robes, with glass doors providing access into the shared facilities. The home is built in a u-shape around a small paved courtyard, with access from both the main bedroom and the central living area. The open-plan living area is towards the rear of the home, with the kitchen, dining and lounge rooms. A galley style kitchen has wide stone benches, a mosaic-style tiled splashback, timberlook cabinets and pullout appliance drawers. In the kitchen there is a five-burner gas cooktop, a wide electric oven and a dishwasher. A private home theatre room is at the rear, accessible from the lounge room, which has double sliding doors to the impressive alfresco area. Fully paved and low maintenance, the alfresco area is split into two distinct areas, with the first built under the main roof of the home. A central pool highlights the Balinese styling of the area, with an adjoining timber decked gazebo with day beds. Tropical gardens and glass fencing

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around the pool complete the area. Owner Marina McSporran, her husband and their three daughters live in this Stirling residence, which they built 13 months ago. “I love that it’s so close to everything,” Marina said. “It’s a great location, and we love living here, but we have no idea where we’re moving to.” ■

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STIRLING 88 TELFORD CRESCENT AGENT Lee Wilson, Perth Property People CONTACT 0401 477 872 or 9387 7122 VIEW Contact the agent

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EAST FREMANTLE 20 OSBORNE ROAD AGENT Empire Property Solutions CONTACT Anthony Van Der Wielen or Josh Grosse, 0416 303 303 VIEW Strictly by appointment

Grand old lady oozes 19th century charm Woodlawn, the grand home of Fremantle’s wealthy and powerful, is as full of heritage charm as it is opulence. By JANE EVANS

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architecture, Woodlawn retains the original features of an era steeped in sizeable proportions and detailing. There are high ceilings, wide timber floors, decorative cornices and architraves, bay windows, ceiling roses and broad verandahs. Opulent window fittings in each room further reflect the palpable grandeur of the home. There are four spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms, two of which feature sunken baths. An imposing ballroom-cum-living room,

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This fabulous apartment is perfectly located in the historic West End of Fremantle, a stroll away from Bathers Beach, the Fishing Boat Harbour, Royal Perth Yacht Club annexe and Freo’s renowned cappuccino strip. Featuring a mix of old and new with spacious living areas spread over 4 levels, soaring ceilings, quality kitchen and bathrooms, garage parking and

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kitchen and dining room form the internal living areas. The owners have lived at Woodlawn for eight years and have particularly enjoyed use of the stately dining room with its jarrahpanelled bookshelves and plush red carpet. “We light the fire in the dining room every night in winter. “It’s wonderful for dinner parties, as it’s such a warm room with a beautiful oldEnglish atmosphere,” the owner said. The country-style kitchen is old-worldly and expansive and features internal brick. Chandeliers and ornate pendant light

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FRAMED by expansive lawns and dense foliage, Woodlawn – a stately, heritagelisted, late-19th century residence – is truly enchanting. Built to reflect the power and status of its owners in Federation Queen Anne style, it is nonetheless anything but austere. The single-storey stone and iron residence is set on a 2055sqm landholding with two entrances. The grounds comprise lush garden landscaping, a resort-style swimming pool and established shrubbery. Displaying all the hallmarks of English

fittings are features in almost every room. Several sets of long, glass-paned double doors also feature throughout the home and open out to the limestone-paved courtyard overlooking the pool. The owners had admired the iconic period home long before they attained it, commenting: “We couldn’t believe we actually got it. It is such a great family home and party house, as it’s so spacious, yet it still feels cosy.” The quality of this fine East Fremantle landmark is arguably unsurpassed. ■

CLAREMONT Apartment – 25 Victoria St 3 bed, 2 bath $939K Ray White Centro 6380 1212 COTTESLOE House – 59 Pearse St 4 bed, 2 bath $2.295m Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 FLOREAT House – 491a Cambridge St 3 bed, 2 bath $749K The Property Exchange 9388 3988 Duplex – 17 Alderbury St 3 bed, 1 bath $1.095m The Property Exchange 9388 3988 SUBIACO House – 81 Coghlan Rd 3 bed, 1 bath $769K Paxton Hoad 9381 9111 House – 29 Lawler St 4 bed, 2

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Subiaco 2/2 Brigid Road “The Parisian” Deluxe single level apartment. Spacious open plan living, HUGE entertainer’s terrace, chef’s kitchen with Euro appliances, polished timber floors, separate laundry and powder room. Indoor heated pool/gym. Private & secure. European style living in the very heart of Subi Centro, walk to everything! Value buying in this small exclusive complex.

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Subiaco 22 Mere View Way Lakeside Lady Look out over Subiaco Common from this delightful low maintenance Subi Centro res. Entertainer’s kitchen with granite bench tops and Euro appliances, gleaming timber floors, plantation blinds throughout, open plan living areas open onto Tuscan style courtyard. Enjoy the Centro lifestyle. Light, Bright, Private and Secure.

Sale $1,395,000 - $1,450,000 View By Appointment Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 trevor.neil@raywhite.com 6380 1212 rwsubi.com

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Subiaco 6 Allora Avenue

Subiaco 12 Price Street

“Subi Rise” Perfect chance to upgrade without the hassles of building Ex Oswald display packed with modern features. Real grandeur is felt in the enormous master bedroom with luxurious ensuite. Exceptional value! Four bedrooms, three bathrooms

BRAND NEW executive apartment on three levels in fashionable Subi Rise. Quality kitchen with Caesar stone island bench, spacious master suite on upper level with sweeping views. Short stroll to park & lake. Excellent security. Ideal investment. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms

Home theatre

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Family/dining

Gleaming NSW black butt floors

Built in study

Plantation shutters

C-bus elec system, security, r/c air-con Sale $1,895,000 View Saturday 2.00 - 3.00 pm Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 susan.taylor@raywhite.com 6380 1212 rwsubi.com

Two entertainment terraces Sale $1,250,000 View Saturday 10.30 - 11.15 am Trevor Neil 0438 354 556 trevor.neil@raywhite.com 6380 1212 rwsubi.com

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Floreat 17 Glengariff Drive

Applecross 4 Dunvegan Road

Located west of the Forum. Charming spacious family home, not much more than block value in this highly sought after location. Very deceiving from the road, so don’t drive by, call in and view.

Rare opportunity to design and build your own DREAM home on this amazing block. Close proximity to the south Perth Yacht club, Applecross Primary and High School, shops, restaurants and the Raffles Hotel. Only steps away from the eventful Swan River

Four bedrooms, three bathrooms Formal lounge and dining areas

Quiet location

Renovated kitchen with stone benches

1092sqm level block

Guest or children’s wing and family area

Three bedrooms, one bathroom

830sqm, easy care neat gardens, retic off bore Sale $1,675,000 View Saturday 1.00 - 1.45 pm Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 susan.taylor@raywhite.com 6380 1212 rwsubi.com

Parking for three cars Sale E.O.I View By Appointment Susan Taylor 0417 771 112 susan.taylor@raywhite.com 6380 1212 rwsubi.com

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Glendalough 20/309 Harborne Street

Mount Claremont 45/80 Mooro Drive

From the minute you walk through the door you will be impressed with the attention to detail in this beautifully renovated townhouse. Quiet peaceful location at the rear of the complex with large private courtyard. Fabulous interior design. Three good size bedrooms with built-in robes

“PARKLAND VISTA” from this wonderfully warm, secluded end home. Small reticulated low maintenance, garden on three sides which you will share the soft sunlight with the birds. Two bedrooms, two wc

Modern vogue style bathroom, two wc

Entry vestibule

Marble benchtops & stainless steel applicances

Air conditioning with tinted glass

Polished timber flooring

Carport outside door

Reverse cycle air conditioning Sale $425,000 ONO View By Appointment Lisa Hancock 0415 921 415 lisa.hancock@raywhite.com 6380 1212 rwsubi.com

If you need to sell first - speak to me Sale Offers $530,000 View Saturday 11.30 - 12.15 pm Graeme McLennan 0427 058 054 graeme.mac@raywhite.com 6380 1212 rwsubi.com

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

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63 THE BOULEVARD

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10/27 HOOD STREET

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THIS outstanding art-deco home, situated among amazing surrounds on a 969sqm block, is immaculately presented. While period features are a highlight, the rear garden is the real star, with claret ash, macadamia, frangipani and an array of mature flowering and fruit trees all fully autoreticulated from the property’s own bore. This backyard, with a hidden treehouse and an in-ground trampoline, is a children’s dream. Fully renovated and extended, it is also a short walk to Floreat Forum and Floreat and Newman primary schools.

BE the first to live in this individually designed penthouse in the heart of Subiaco. This one bedroom, one bathroom executive residence impresses with bamboo floors, high ceilings, a light and bright open-plan living area and quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The bedroom opens out onto its own private balcony, which allows the afternoon sun to filter into the room. The designer bathroom is luxuriously appointed, with square double vanities, large round mirrors and plenty of cupboard space.

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2133 South West Highway, JARRAHDALE

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$680,000 AGENT Menaglio Kohn Real Estate Agents CONTACT Susy Kohn 0407 050 457 or 9201 9800 VIEW Contact the agent

OFFERS INVITED

PARADISE FOUND

49 Wellard Street, SERPENTINE p. 9525 3200 f. 9525 3255

Views to Heaven

Tonia Pattullo 0409 117 058

1100897.01

ELDERS HILLSIDE REAL ESTATE

We are proud to present this architecturally designed and sumptuously appointed stunning Beaumonde home, over 700sqm with 36 course ceiling height. Sitting high and proud on 50 glorious acres of God’s green earth, with stunning 180 degree views across the coastal plain! Features are too many to list so we give you just a taste! 4 oversized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 wcs, fabulous chef’s country kitchen with dishwasher, WI pantry, valet vacuum, ducted air and elegant formal lounge. Fully equipped and stylishly appointed 90sqm guest house. Pool house has bathroom facilities with French doors leading to alfresco entertaining and charming gazebo. Irrigated dam, powered workshop with kitchen and bathroom facilities. Full sized tennis court.


50 Bay View Terrace, Mosman Park Panorama over Mosman Bay A wide, breathtaking Northerly view over the River to City & Hills beyond. Exquisitely presented, this family residence “has it all”, on such a large & beautiful landholding. Designed around a central pool courtyard, nearly all rooms enjoy unbelievable views. Family euphoria is guaranteed in this very upbeat & vibesy home!

Expressions of Interest Guide: Above $7.5 million

Home Open Saturday 20th September 12.15pm to 1.00pm

• 5 Bedrooms • Study • 3 Bathrooms • Kitchen/Meals/Family • Formal Lounge • Retreat • Pool • Double Garage • 1,012sqm of land

Peter Burns www.mackhall.com.au T: 9286 5555

F: 9286 5566

peter@mackhall.com.au

1046378.18

M: 0418 925 012


REVIEWS

Owner with an eye for detail The master bedroom has an opulent design incorporating a spacious ensuite, a spa and a balcony, reports LUCY RICKARD areas, with black granite benches, white full-height tiled walls and a twin vanity in the bathroom. “The main bedroom with the spa and the balcony is my favourite room in the house,” said owner Tony Cumace, who built the house with his brother Richard and sister-in-law Rita. “I also really like the open-plan living area, but the main bedroom is wicked. I just really like the way it is set out.” Mr Cumace said he spent a lot of time working with the CBO designing company and Zupanov Building Company on getting the right look for the house. “The dropped ceilings, bulkheads, cornices and the feature dome over the staircase were all things that I added to the design,” Mr Cumace said. “I worked pretty closely with Perth Plaster Mould to get the look I wanted.

The ceilings are very detailed and look great.” The focal point of the central living area on the ground floor is the kitchen with its curved island bench with stone countertops, glass splashback and striking dark cabinets. Cooking appliances include a Westinghouse five-burner gas cooktop, a wide electric oven and an Electrolux dishwasher. Wide sliding doors from the lounge lead to the impressive deck at the rear with a timber-lined ceiling, overlooking the landscaped gardens and lawns. A media room provides additional indoor entertaining space. ■

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$1,195,000

MOUNT HAWTHORN 45A PURSLOWE STREET AGENT Limnios Property Group CONTACT Paul DiLanzo 0418 899 985 or 9328 3866

Unit 3, 82 King Street For Sale

If a brilliant inner-city apartment is in your sights cast your gaze over this compelling two-level apartment and discover a magical mix of diverse themes. Nestled on the vibrant King Street, Perth’s most prestigious and highly sought after location.

www.realestate.com.au/ 105060450

If stunning inner-city living is in your sights, cast your gaze over this compelling two-level, 260sqm apartment and discover a magical mix of diverse themes. Nestled on the vibrant King Street, Perth’s most prestigious and highly sought after location. • Secure under covered parking with direct access to apartment • Open-plan living room • Fully appointed kitchen

• Games room

• State of the art lighting

• Solid timber floor boards

• Stylish glass stair case

• Entertaining modern bar

• Inset fish tank

• 2 sunken hot tubs

ALL FURNITURE INCLUDED

Jason Kuriata 0438 990 690 9422 3600

www.churchillknight.com.au

CHU3262

CONTEMPORARY NEW YORK LIVING

CONTEMPORARY styling complements this double-storey Mount Hawthorn residence, with a stone wall surrounding the cedar garage door and purple and grey hues for the remainder of the exterior. A balcony with wrought iron balustrades protrudes over the garage from the master bedroom, while a double storey portico covering a decked area to the left provides an interesting entrance. Italian tiling runs through the lower level of the home, paired with a modern colour scheme with splashes of colour in the numerous feature walls. A tasmanian oak staircase leads from the main entry hall to the upper floor, which comprises the four bedrooms and a central activity area. The master bedroom is to the front of the home, with an opulent design incorporating an open layout with a spacious ensuite. A central deep spa is between the two


REVIEWS

Feeling right at home A Jolimont home has been built to capitalise on nearby parkland to bring a touch of the owners’ home in England. By COURTNEY NOTTE RECREATING their home in England was one aim of owners Matt and Sue Mills, whose design vision for their home, together with architect Mick Rodic, has capitalised on proximity to parklands. In the style of London truss grounds, where multiple houses are built around a park, this home backs on to Mabel Talbot Park and is opposite a playground and a lake. Rather than lament the loss of ocean views since moving from City Beach to Jolimont, Mrs Mills said she loved the park view, which was “like a moving picture”. “There is always something happening, something to look at,” she said. With generous dimensions that maximise living space on the 232sqm block and many clever design features, this tri-level home easily accommodates a family as well as a home business. There is separate entry to a spacious study from the street-front entrance, allowing the business to be completely separate from the family areas. A decked outdoor area with a water feature, by a glass wall along a walkway to the living areas, adds tranquillity. The laundry facilities and the first of three bathrooms are off this walkway. Timber-framed frosted glass doors have been used throughout to establish uniformity. Situated at the back of the residence, the tiled open-plan living areas afford the best

views of the park. Along the far wall, bi-fold doors open to merge a spacious balcony with the kitchen, dining and family rooms, creating one large entertaining zone. An outdoor kitchen and privacy walls that screen this alfresco area from neighbouring homes makes this an ideal entertaining space. A staircase in the central hallway splits to the upper and lower levels. A theatre room, complete with projector and screen, is on this level. A kitchenette services the three bedrooms on the second floor. Two minor bedrooms, one with a private juliet balcony, have walk-in wardrobes and overlook Jersey Street. The main bedroom is positioned at the back to take advantage of the park aspect. Sliding doors connect this room, with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, to a big balcony with a cedar-lined ceiling. ■

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

JOLIMONT

75 JERSEY STREET

AGENT Space Real Estate CONTACT Emily Hiskins on 0403 304 943 VIEW Contact the agent for home open details

FOR SALE

PRIME DEVELOPMENT SITE

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Land area 1,997sqm Quiet locale Close to the river Breathtaking and unrestricted views

The owners wish to sell the two lots as a single package of 1,997 sqm by expression of interest.

Jason Kuriata 0438 990 690

9422 3600 www.churchillknight.com.au

10 Wattle Avenue, DALKEITH CHU3263

www.realestate.com.au/105028895


WEMBLEY $245,000 Lovely ground floor apartment with air-con quietly tucked away in a

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DAGLISH $599,000 A generous duplex home set back on the street and surrounded by

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centrally located, well-maintained development close to Subiaco, transport, shops, hospital etc. Fantastic first home or investment!

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land in very liveable condition. Ample parking, picturesque grounds, convenient location, a good balance and a great opportunity.

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WEMBLEY $1,495,000 Impeccably presented and extended 4 bedroom 2 bath home with high ornate ceilings and gleaming jarrah floors. Ultra modern SHENTON PARK $799,000- $820,000 Spacious and modern townhouse located opposite parklands. 2

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COTTESLOE $2,295,000 Traditional 3 bedroom home with polished boards, high ceilings and

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kitchen with Euro appliances, ducted reverse cycle air con. Lounge, separate formal dining and huge family area overlooking outdoor

living areas, a/c, good quality fixtures and fittings, great presentation, big courtyards (1 with spa), loads of northern light.

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open fires. Plus a fully self contained freestanding suite with it’s own lounge, master bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.

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entertaining. 728sqm lot with 2 double lock up garages. Ideal central location.

Michael Hoad

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James Paxton

313 Rokeby Road, SUBIACO • 9381 9111 www.paxtonhoad.com.au

gardens, close to every amenity. Tiled entry, formal lounge with fire, generous family and dining opens to garden through bifolds, 3

Michael Hoad

Paxton Hoad

SUBIACO $1,979,000 Rambling 3 level brick/timber and iron home in absolutely the best

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location. Large living rooms with doors leading to lavish landscaped tropical gardens and sparkling below ground pool. 607sqm lot.

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MOUNT CLAREMONT $1,395,000 Spectacular 7 year old residence built over two levels in quiet location with north facing rear. Exciting floor plan, private courtyard

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SUBIACO $1,145,000 Attractive brick and bullnose iron 3 bedroom cottage with brand new bathroom. Ducted cooling, timber kitchen, 2 w.c’s. Fabulous location with backyard opening onto Richard Diggins Park. Walk to shops.

Michael Hoad

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9485 7637

Real estate agents • Property managers • Auctioneers ‘Do business with the people doing the business’

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SCARBOROUGH $1.35m A new level of sophisticated coastal living where quality has been redefined with design and building benefits often sought yet rarely

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SHENTON PARK $950,000- $1,050,000 It Beats Me... Why this fabulous home isn’t sold. Charming brick/

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found. TWENTY4 is spectacular and unique. This exclusive development of four offers superb living and dining, prewired home

bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, study opening onto ‘after 5’ balcony plus additional TV room.

iron Circa 1920 character home in spotless condition having been recently repainted and the jarrah floors repolished. 430sqm block.

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theatre, study, fully equipped Smeg kitchen, 3 massive bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus powder room.

separate formal dining area and family room, stunning, cellar with built in wine storage and below ground concrete solar heated pool.

James Paxton

Michael Hoad

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Michael Hoad

0418 923 900

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The Pick of the Bunch

Perth 3a Primrose Street $1,295,000 Urban Chic near Hyde Park A modern and inspiring residence over 3 levels perfect for the busy executive family featuring open plan living, study, massive undercover balcony and quality appointments. Unique self contained ground floor apartment is perfect for teenagers or granny. Or use as home office/studio! City living at its affordable best! Claude Iaconi 0412 427 877

Perth

Mt Hawthorn

Leederville

E.O.I

$665-$685,000

Adjacent to picturesque Robertson Park, you’ll love this gorgeous terrace home in tranquil surroundings ideal for busy people. Open plan, light and bright with front and rear courtyards and main bedroom balcony will delight. Be charmed... Fall in love. Inspection a must! Claude Iaconi

0412 427 877

313-315 Oxford Street

From $660,000

Field of Dreams

A Cutting Edge Design for a Cutting Edge Lifestyle

Opportunities like this don’t come along very often. An extended 3 bedroom character home on 918sqm of prime land zoned R30 with a sealed ROW. Here is the classic multiple choice: spread out and enjoy your own sprawling inner-city estate or explore the obvious development options.

Ocho is perfect for people who value their time – simply ‘lock up and leave’. Two luxurious bedrooms with their own ensuite bathrooms. A stylish kitchen complemented with a meals area and separate laundry with a powder room for your guests.

Barry Litten & Marlene Nelson

Barry Litten and Marlene Nelson

Perth Hyde Park Views

0431 444 445

77 Glendower Street

• 3 Level Paddington House • Large rooms with built in robes • Off street parking from Primrose St

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• 329 sqm of land in the heart of Perth • Balcony overlooking the park. • Spacious backyard.

Expressions of interest closing Monday the 6th of October (unless sold prior). Properties like this don’t come up often so act quick. Scott Banister-Jones 0438 933 634

North Perth Cherished Character

60 Mabel Street

0431 444 445

From $798,000

An arched central hallway leads to a (full height ceilings) living room extension. Formal lounge or 4th bedroom, the master bedroom is complemented by a vogue ensuite and the 2nd bathroom caters for those who enjoy bathing. Open plan living serviced by a spacious quality kitchen. Expansive living space for those wanting a large home and little gardening. Lovingly restored and immaculately presented.

Steven Voros

0419 915 125

1100821.01

89 Anzac Road

5/101 Palmerston Street

Paddington Style on the Park


“St Just” - A treasure from the past

For sale • “St Just” 44 View Street, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia $16 million

Rich in history, this gracious residence has been a landmark in Peppermint Grove for over a century Accommodation: • Grand reception hall • Formal drawing room and formal dining room • Library/study • Family room • Kitchen • Magnificent master suite • 3 additional bedrooms with ensuites • 1 additional bedroom with own sep bathroom • Self-contained guest cottage • Fabulous gardens with fountain, fish ponds and arbour • Swimming pool and adjacent alfresco ent areas • Beautiful wrap around verandahs • Secure 3 car garaging with cellar, storage, shower and sauna • Full heating, cooling and sophisticated security system • Land area - 3035 sqm

WILLIAM PORTEOUS 0439 880 242 William Porteous Properties International 9386 8800 william@porteous.com.au www.porteous.com.au www.luxuryrealestate.com 1097739.01


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Art on the floor can add the defining touch Rugs are one of the most important pieces of soft furnishing your home can have – they are the invisible wall, reports TANYA MACNAUGHTON WHEN someone decides they need a rug for their home it is usually thought of to cover up an expanse of cold granite tiles or timber flooring to warm up the room. However, rugs are one of the most important accessories you can add to an interior because they bring balance. The soft furnishing has been used to secure a room down for centuries by bringing a defining line to an open space that lounge suites or paintings hanging on the wall are unable to achieve. This ability has almost become a fundamental home requirement in Australian architecture where many kitchens, lounge and dining rooms are open plan. Jenny Jones from Claremont’s Jenny Jones Rugs and Homes said that rugs had become the invisible wall. “For me, when I go to homes, you see the lounge without a rug and it’s got this void,” Ms Jones said. “But when you add a rug to the space it anchors the area and pulls the colour of the wall, the kitchen cabinets and the lounge suite together and then, suddenly, you realise that the lounge is finished and you don’t have to do anything else – it’s art on the floor.

“If someone is starting to decorate their room afresh, I’ll tell them to start with the rug and then go about choosing a lounge suite, bowls and lamps in colours that go with it. “Colour sings to people and if you are able to go with the initial rug colour, you’re always going to be comfortable with it. “Whereas, the other way to go about it is when you’ve already got everything in the room and the rug has to be able to connect everything.” Ms Jones said sizing was one of the most important elements to consider when choosing a rug, which needed to be large enough to fit most of the lounge room’s furniture on, instead of placing it in the middle, as this cut the space up even more. She said no matter what someone’s budget was for choice of material, sizing was like an accessory joining the outfit together and adding that final touch. “Size, then colour and design are the most important aspects to decide on but the most crucial factor in handmade rugs is the actual wool,” she said. “The producer can have a great design but you need to make sure they’re using the right type of wool to guarantee that the rug will still look just as beautiful in 10 or 20 years as the day you received it.

“And when they use good wool, they usually use quality materials for the rest of the rug making process. “Places that don’t have a great sheep industry, such as India, need to import from places that do and the best would have to be New Zealand, Turkey, Tibet, Afghanistan and more recently, Argentina.” Ms Jones said the other advantage of quality wool was its natural coating of lanolin that acted as its own scotch guard. She said with all these decisions also came the responsibility from the buyer to demand they buy from someone who belonged to a foundation like Rugmark which made sure the rug was authentic and had been made without forced or child labour. “I love beautiful things and it starts with the wool so I go to producers who have respect for the women who weave so hard, to at least put the right product in,” she said. “It’s like comparing a print to an artist’s beautiful original painting. You can’t tell me it’s the same and that’s exactly what it’s like with a rug.” ■


Exclusive Limestone Residence in Excellent Location

For sale • 12 - 14 Keane Street Peppermint Grove, Western Australia 6011 Price on application

Delightful Family Home on two titles - total land area 1801sqm Accommodation: • Grand formal drawing room • Elegant formal dining room • 2 studies • Spacious family living areas • Kitchen and laundry • 5 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Swimming pool, alfresco area & ent area • Many beautiful original features including fireplaces, polished wooden floorboards & crystal chandeliers • Secure garaging and plenty of extra parking • Heating & cooling • 38.4m street frontage

WILLIAM PORTEOUS 0439 880 242 William Porteous Properties International 9386 8800 william@porteous.com.au www.porteous.com.au www.luxuryrealestate.com 1097743.01


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Bayside harmony Cleverly designed Quindalup home is in quiet location away from town. By SAMANTHA JONES IN an environment garnished with trees and removed from the hustle and bustle of the town, this Quindalup property is close to pristine and private beaches. The home has a modern rendered brick and Colorbond finish and is currently set up for holiday living. With a unique blue and white façade, the exterior of the home serves to heighten its coastal surroundings. Cleverly designed, the two-storey home contains an enormous loft area upstairs that would be ideal for a children’s activity room or bunkroom. Leading off from this area is an outdoor deck, which is a highlight of the home. It overlooks the front yard and enjoys glimpses of the bay. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area comprise the lower level. The spacious kitchen contains plenty of bench space, overlooks the dining area and is complete with a dishwasher. There is also a wood heater to the main living area. Natural light is provided by the northerly aspect and is prevalent throughout the

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QUINDALUP 23A MARSHALL STREET AGENT JMW Real Estate CONTACT Joe White 9756 8800 VIEW Contact the agent

central living areas, creating a warm atmosphere. The large courtyard, leading out from the main living area, would be ideal for outdoor entertaining. With its spacious split-level interior, the home presents a multitude of opportunities. It would be ideal as an investment property, permanent residence or a holiday home. Located in a quiet street, the home maintains proximity to amenities, with the town only a short drive or bike ride away. ■

BEVERLEY

HILLS PROPERTY 39 Lakeview Drive, Gidgegannup

$2,280,000

(just off Stoneville Rd)

Auction: 12th Oct 2008 @ 2.00pm on site View: Saturdays & Sundays 2.00pm - 3.00pm Gerry Berk 0438 202 848 Pam McIntosh 0431 044 468 9250 2112 raywhite.com

LANG LEFROY 0408 742 436 RAY WHITE AVON VALLEY 9574 2917

Swan City

9250 2112

“A piece of art in Denmark”

When looking for something that is totally out of the norm, and will impress almost every member of the family, and any astute critic, then look no further. This prime piece of real estate, halfway from town to the beach, nestled into the base of Mt Hallowell with a great northern aspect over forest and rolling hills has it all. Almost 8000sqmtrs of native bush, a spring fed all year round dam,

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Facts speak for themselves, this property has a 70 acre (approx) fresh water lake, 2 fresh water bores and access to a deep palaeo channel aquifer, providing the potential for growing olives, nut trees or many other cash crops. American barn accommodation, huge sheds and more.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL

$1,495,000

that is reticed and filtered through the house and serves as a great summer swimming pool (mains also available), a beautifully hand crafted limestone rammed earth house, that is a 3x2 with a huge mezzanine that could be turned into anything and a huge limestone shed that has a self contained flat upstairs, double workshop and undercover parking for 4 cars.

The home being a solar passive design, is feature full throughout with the use of huge timbers, paved and timber floors, arched windows and doors and big bedrooms and bathrooms, every angle of this home has something to look at, it was built with love and is a very, very forced regretful sale and you will see what I mean when you see it! For more information and lots more pictures call Peter Neale, Denmark Real Estate, 0427 481 440

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Only 110km from Armadale and 10km from Beverley, this sensational 1142 acre property has the most priceless asset of all and that is water.

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WATER, WATER, WATER!

Hills hideaway only 45 mins from Perth. Imagine your own chip/putt golf course with lush green fairways reticulated by 2 bores and overlooking the Susannah Brook Lake. Or, just relax and enjoy the serenity that “Golden Pond” has to offer. Large executive home with nearly 400sqm of living including majestic indoor gazebo/bbq area and quality finishes to spoil discerning buyers.


Early 20th Century Gem

Superb Redevelopment Site Beautifully restored residence, magnificent views 69 Mount Street, West Perth, Western Australia Offers around $12.5 million

Accommodation:

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• 5 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • Formal drawing room and formal dining room • Informal sitting room • Family room and informal living and dining areas • Study • Delightful well-appointed kitchen with views • Self-contained office suite • Garaging for 2 cars • Land area 734sqm zoned R160


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Stunning panoramas at almost every turn Property offers dam and valley views and is close to beaches and local wineries, reports SAMANTHA JONES

STUNNING 180-degree panoramic views of the valley and neighbouring dam are enjoyed from this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home. Situated on an elevated one-hectare block, it has an impressive open plan design that uses its expansive surrounds, presenting spacious adaptable living areas. It comprises a kitchen, meals and living area and has polished wooden flooring and downlighting throughout. With quality European appliances, a big pantry and granite benchtops, the wellappointed modern kitchen is ideally situated

for entertaining and overlooks the meals and living area. Ensuring privacy, a glass-panelled door separates the living area from the bedrooms. The big master bedroom comes complete with harmonising views, ceiling fan, walk-in robe and a spacious ensuite with twin vanity, plenty of storage space and a big shower with glass door. The two minor bedrooms both have builtin robes and a study could double as a fourth bedroom. In addition, there is a big laundry, airconditioning throughout and a big

linen cupboard for extra storage. The decked alfresco entertaining area, a highlight, leads off from the main living area and boasts an impressive outlook over the property. Outside, there is also a lock-up shed, a barbecue area and a two-car remote garage with access to the kitchen. Only minutes from Yallingup, the beaches and local wineries, this home promises to relieve all the stresses and strains of everyday living. ■

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YALLINGUP 145 BUTTERLY ROAD AGENT Steve Hopkins, Jennings Hopkins Realty CONTACT 9755 3900 VIEW Contact the agent

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Chic, state of the art apartment

For sale • Apartment 1 6 Hamersley Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia Private and secure “lock and leave’ apartment in fabulous location $4.5 million

Accommodation: • Large open plan living areas • Fabulous use of natural stones, glass and timber • Gorgeous chef’s kitchen with walk-in pantry/wet kitchen • 3 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Family room opening to charming courtyard garden and own pool • Private alfresco entertaining balcony on ocean side of home • Secure 3 car garaging, wine cellar and storage room • Internal area 211sqm, total area 479sqm

WILLIAM PORTEOUS 0439 880 242 William Porteous Properties International 9386 8800 william@porteous.com.au www.porteous.com.au www.luxuryrealestate.com 109774701


COASTAL & COUNTRY

Colour scheme gives royal feel Purple extends throughout home, from the carport to the kitchen. By SAMANTHA JONES A ROYAL essence abounds in this purple-infused home, which effortlessly combines bursts of colour with chic modern finishings. A skillion roof and modern purple-coloured carport instantly convey the property’s distinctive style. Further enhancing the unique external façade is the minimalist native surrounding gardens and a pea gravel driveway. Frequently lost in the day-to-day home design malaise are the light and airy characteristics that define the interior of this home. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a theatre room or fourth bedroom, it will appeal to those seeking a more contemporary environment. The theatre room or fourth bedroom is carpeted, neutrally

decorated and opens through french doors. An open plan kitchen and living area with high ceilings and marri flooring throughout is a focal point. The kitchen overlooks the backyard, has stainless steel appliances and continues the colour theme with purple laminate benchtops, corrugated iron and timber-look vinyl cabinetry. There are floor-to-ceiling windows, which create an expanse of space that presents an opportune entertainment setting. Leading out from this area, a wide timber-decked patio encases the rear and side of the premises and would be ideal for alfresco dining. Situated on 452sqm of land, the home enjoys a northerly aspect and has a fairway outlook to the rear and reserve opposite. ■

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$670,000

DUNSBOROUGH 4 DUNSBOROUGH LAKES DRIVE AGENT JMW Real Estate - Dunsborough CONTACT Joe White on 9756 8800 VIEW Contact the agent

Dunsborough ‡ Yallingup ‡ Eagle Bay ‡ Busselton Old Dunsborough Vistas Located in Old Dunsborough tucked away from the hustle & bustle of our tourist town, this 3x2 luxury apartment boasts stunning 180° views across the Bay to the turquoise waters of Quindalup Beach. Watch the yachts sail in, stroll easily into town for your morning coffee, holiday in unparalleled luxury, benefit from full time on-site caretakers making managing your investment easy.

Auction 11am Saturday 4th October Andrew Hopkins 0407 440 438

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ABBEY OFFICE Monaghans Corner, 7 Caves Road Abbey WA 6280 Tel: 9755 0900 Fax: 9755 0911 abbey@jenningshopkins.com.au

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Shop 1 237 Naturaliste Terrace Dunsborough WA 6281 Tel: 9755 3900 Fax: 9755 3911 info@jenningshopkins.com.au


Spectacular Whole Floor Apartment

Apartment 6 “Yilgarn” 45 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth, WA Auction: Saturday 11 October 2008 at 12 noon (if not sold prior)

Fabulous River & City views forever Accommodation: • Prestige waterfront location • 3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Spacious Open Plan Living areas • Study • Huge balcony for alfresco living and entertaining overlooking river and city • Secure 2 car garaging • Communal swimming pool and spa • Total area 299 sqm

WILLIAM PORTEOUS 0439 880 242 William Porteous Properties International 9386 8800 william@porteous.com.au www.porteous.com.au www.luxuryrealestate.com 1097744.01


COASTAL & COUNTRY

Quality living in a bushland sanctuary

Modern home on 2ha block, reports SAMANTHA JONES SET among beautiful bushland on a secluded 2.04ha block, this modern home is a sanctuary of open spaces, with indoor and outdoor living areas. Offering all the country comforts, the three-bedroom two-bathroom home exudes warmth and seamlessly combines a predominantly neutral décor with the native surroundings. The carpeted master bedroom has a red feature wall, ceiling fan and sliding door access to the brick-paved exterior. An open plan kitchen, meals and living area is a design feature of the home and contains an abundance of windows that present a light and bright environment. A large wood stove warms the central living area and there is a dishwasher and island bench to the spacious kitchen.

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YALLINGUP 10 MOON RISE AGENT Jennings Hopkins Realty CONTACT Andrew Hopkins 9755 3095 VIEW: Contact the agent

Quality low maintenance tiling and high ceilings are prevalent throughout. The central living area presents a multitude of entertaining options and leads out via sliding double doors to a brick-paved pergola,

which enjoys breathtaking views of the bushland vistas. A three-metre wide wraparound verandah encases the home, while a limestone feature wall aligns the property and completes its country façade.

There are grassed areas which are fully reticulated and a large serviced shed with plumbing, power and a roller door. It is located within the Shire of Busselton and is 65km from Bunbury.■

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DUNSBOROUGH A SPECIAL AMBIENCE

DUNSBOROUGH RELAXING OUTLOOK

DUNSBOROUGH UNDERSTATED STYLE

QUINDALUP FRIENDS & FAMILY

Northerly aspect, wide timber deck, high ceilings, stylish skillion roof, beautiful Marri flooring, Fairway outlook, and theatre room are just a few features of this contemporary home.

3 bed 2 bath home on a generous 792sqm block bordering a treed reserve. With the main living areas enjoying this relaxing outlook you will look forward to time spent in this special location.

This 4 bed 2 bath home with huge open plan kitchen/living/dining area & an expansive home theatre, really is understated from the street & over promising once you step inside.

Situated one street back from the Bay this two storey 5 bed 2 bath fully furnished holiday home can easily be split into two self contained villas making it the perfect place for Summer holidays.

$670,000

$785,000

$795,000

$950,000

JOE WHITE 0417 939 715

JOE WHITE 0417 939 715

Joe White 0417 939 715

Tony Branch 0408 921 812

DUNSBOROUGH OPTIONS A PLENTY

DUNSBOROUGH YOURS FOR THE TAKING

DUNSBOROUGH SEEING IS BELIEVING

YALLINGUP SURFS UP

Four prime blocks available in this idyllic Old Dunsborough location complete with relaxing bushland vistas. Walking distance to beach & town. From 412sqm - 540sqm

Hidden away in a cul-de-sac this immaculately presented home is perfect for entertaining with spacious kitchen, open plan living/dining, timber flooring, wood fire, undercover alfresco area.

Immaculately presented and stylish in design, with quality fixtures and fittings and Jarrah floorboards. Over 300sqm of living. 4 bed, 2 bath, plus study and four separate living areas.

Colorbond & weatherboard 2 storey home with 3 separate semi detached studios on an 840sqm block. On the corner of Dawson Dve and Elsegood Ave access to Rabbits is unbeatable.

From $725,000

$720,000

$895,000

$2,250,000

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Michael Mort 0403 342 681

Joe White 0417 939 715

238 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough WA 6281

Phone: (08) 9756 8800


Bunbury

$249,000 Bunbury

BEACHSIDE UNIT

Tenanted until 09 this unit is a great investment. Sea view from the living room, bright & fresh 2 bed unit. Parking is not a problem with your double undercover bay. Only metres to beach! Di Daley 0401 859 429

Bunbury

Close to all amenities, uniquely designed, 5 bed, 2 bath, internal atrium with parents retreat. Meals area off the kitchen & family room with tile fire. Ducted air con, patio & below ground pool. Sheryl Harper 0419 931 104

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with R/C air con on large 700sqm block walking distance to the primary school. Bathroom makeover complete. Get in at this bargain price! Peter Waghorn 0439 954 564

Invest in a beachside holiday lifestyle. Privacy, panoramic farmland/forest views, elevation & position make this the ideal piece of coastal land to build your dream on. Act now! Larisa Tomuli 0438 272 932

Large quality built home with all the extras. Media room, study, large living areas. 4 bed, 2 bath & alfresco. Secure double garage with drive through access to side. Come see for yourself. Larisa Tomuli 0438 272 932

Peppermint Grove Beach

$449,000 Forrest Estate

CLASS

This great family home is nestled at the end of a quiet cul-desac. All amenities are close by. 4 bed, 2 bath on large 732sqm block in sort after suburb. Sheryl Harper 0419 931 104

A classy home impeccably finished in the latest trends, fittings & fixtures throughout. A 4 bed, 2 bath family home with theatre room & family opening onto the undercover alfresco area. Peter Waghorn 0439 954 564

RURAL PARADISE

$549,000 Peppermint Grove Beach

Beautiful block oozing rural charm, huge spring fed dam, a picture perfect retreat. Services & zoning allow for many rural pursuits. 2 minutes from Donnybrook & 20 minutes from Bunbury Sheryl Harper 0419 931 104

$639,000 Peppermint Grove Beach

Coastal building block - 850m2 of prime land, just across the road from the crystal blue water of Peppermint Grove Beach. Views to farmland behind. Absolute bargain, owner must sell. Larisa Tomuli 0438 272 932

$699,000 Boyanup

SPACIOUS HOME

4 bed, 2 bath home in sheltered position, stones throw from the ocean’s edge. Pack your bathers & towel & enjoy the beach lifestyle & tranquil farmland views. Bonus, comes fully furnished! Larisa Tomuli 0438 272 932

Quality built residence, large open plan kitchen, living/dining plus separate lounge, 4 bed, 2 bath. Located in quiet culdesac, backing onto reserve & just around the corner from the beach. Larisa Tomuli 0438 272 932

$1.09 million Marlston Hill

$575,000

TRUE BLUE

BEACH HOUSE + BONUS FURNITURE

Marlston Hill

$475,000

REDUCED * GREAT LOCATION

$499,000 Donnybrook

BEACHSIDE VALUE

$389,000

SMART BUYERS

$449,000 South Bunbury

UNIQUE DESIGN

Dalyellup

$290,000 Peppermint Grove Beach

FIRST HOMEBUYERS/SHARED EQUITY

BEACHFRONT

Front courtyard, large fountain, tastefully paved with garden. Rear access from the side, garden with room to park your boat, etc. 3 bed, 2 bath, formal dining/lounge & a large open plan living. Vicki Teede 0409 200 163

Do you want to buy absolute quality? 4 huge bed, 3 bath, sensational kitchen with stone benches, solid Tasmanian oak floors. This villa is 240sqm with views to the bay and the ocean. Vicki Teede 0409 200 163

$799,000

This magnificent country residence is just 1 year old with many special features for the discerning buyer including 4 bed, 2 bath, theatre Sheryl Harper 0419 931 104

$1.19 million Leshenault

TUSCANY IN BUNBURY

COUNTRY RESIDENCE

180 DEGREES

$1.25 million

4 bed, 2 bath, study overlooking crown land with 180 degree views. Games & family room surrounded by balcony. 100sqm g/ flat with private access, alfresco with views returning $200 p/w. Peter Waghorn 0439 954 564

www.stockerpreston.com.au DUNSBOROUGH Tel (08) 9756 8888 dunsborough@stockerpreston.com.au

VASSE Tel (08) 9755 0033

COWARAMUP Tel (08) 9755 5123

vasse@stockerpreston.com.au cowaramup@stockerpreston.com.au

MARGARET RIVER Tel (08) 9780 5777

AUGUSTA Tel (08) 9758 0300

BUNBURY Tel (08) 9792 1888

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DOLLARS SENSE What you should do as rates fall The cut in mortgage repayments, while offering much-needed relief, also gives homeowners a few decisions to make. By NICK GARDNER THE first Reserve Bank interest-rate cut in seven years was greeted with relief by borrowers last week. All the big banks and non-bank lenders agreed to pass on the 0.25 per cent cut in full – and in record time. The cut will mean a homeowner with a $300,000 mortgage will save around $55 a month in repayments, based on a 30-year term. But the cut has also presented househunters – and those looking to re-mortgage -– with a bit of a quandary. Should

they stick with their variable-rate loan, or take some of the cheaper fixed-rate deals now on the market? The typical bank variable rate will now be around 8.36 per cent, compared to the best fixed deals, which start from around 7.99 per cent – an immediate saving for those who fix. But economists say that the cash rate may well fall by as much as 1.5 percentage points during the next year or two – and that means variable mortgage rates could fall to about 7.11 per cent. That lower rate, however, assumes that the banks will pass on all of the cash rate cuts – and that is unlikely. Last week, Commonwealth Bank boss Ralph Norris said the rising cost of funds on

international wholesale markets, where banks raise around one-third of their mortgage funds, means that the banks may not be able to pass on many more cash-rate reductions. It all makes the decision, for those in the market for a mortgage, much more complex even than usual. Jennifer Nielsen, CEO of mortgage broker The Loan Market Group, says: “The cheapest fixes at the moment are around 8 per cent and you wouldn’t want to fix yet. Variable rates are the way to go. “The trick is to fix when you can see we are nearing the bottom of the cutting cycle – and we are a long way from that at the moment. “We are almost certainly looking at a

downwards or, at worst, flat period in mortgage rates, so you shouldn’t lock yourself into a fixed rate at current levels, unless you really need that peace of mind.’’ Frank Lopez, of financial data firm Cannex, says borrowers can get the cheapest variable rate, if they go for a deal with no bells or whistles – just a clean repayment mortgage. Wizard is offering a rate-breaker loan at 7.88 per cent, with a fee of $760. One Direct Home Loans is offering a rate of 8.61 per cent, but with a fee of just $60. These deals have minimal features but also competitive rates. “Many people who take mortgages with lots of additional features, such as redraw or payment holidays never actually use them – or don’t use them enough to justify the higher rate they pay for the privilege,’’ Mr Lopez said. While borrowers may be celebrating the rate cuts, the future looks less rosy for those banking their pennies. Savings accounts rates have already been falling and may fall rapidly as further cuts kick in. But there were some good deals available. Many financial planners advised those who depended on savings accounts to boost their income to lock into a term deposit account before rates fell any lower. Paul Bilson, of Woodward Nhill Financial Planning, said he favoured a mixture of term deposits and income funds. “Sure, put part of your money into term deposits, but remember there will be penalties if you need to access your cash,” he said. Mr Bilson said most income funds, which primarily invest in mortgage debt, were returning 7-8 per cent. He said companies including Mariner, Axa and Colonial First State all ran good funds invested in quality loans, fixedinterest securities and cash. ■

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NOW SELLING! LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES 11 Heritage Drive, Wallaroo, South Australia Wallaroo Marina is undoubtedly the most exciting new water playground on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. With Tower 1 SOLD OUT, only a small number of these stunning modern marina apartments are still available.

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