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build Australis by Plunkett Homes

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home help How to stop candles from dripping wax on your tablecloth

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marketplace Stockland has released some big blocks close to the city

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display home of the week Alexa by MyGen Homes

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build Inspiration by Aussie Living Homes

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waterwise EcoVision Homes has created an awardwinning, waterwise abode

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master builders WA needs a strong construction industry in order to keep up with the housing needs of our growing population

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Garden Guru Trevor Cochrane jetted to Christchurch, New Zealand, to visit the renowned Ellerslie International Flower Show, which he says rates as one of the top five gardening events in the world. Last year’s event was cancelled due to the devastating earthquake that rocked the city, but this year the organisers and participants returned to showcase their talents in spectacular style. Check out the first of Trevor’s two-part feature on the flower show on Page 28 and you’ll be planning your next holiday and garden revamp in no time.

gardening Highlights from New Zealand’s 2012 Ellerslie International Flower Show

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NSPIRED by one of Seminyak’s favourite resorts, the Kayana by Dale Alcock Homes has all the relaxed holiday ambience of its Balinese namesake. An indulgent master suite and an impressive indoor/outdoor living space are the showpieces of this spacious family home, which is on display in Trinity at Alkimos. One of the builder’s “rear living” homes, the design capitalises on a 17.5m-wide block but can be tweaked to fit on a slightly narrower site. It also features plenty of built-in flexibility so that the floor plan can be tailored to fit a family’s needs and lifestyle. Cameron Lade, sales and marketing manager at Dale Alcock Homes, says the Kayana was inspired by one of the company’s best-selling display homes, the Nautilus, which is on display in Piara Waters and Vasse. The rear master suite was added to the Kayana in response to feedback from buyers, although there’s the option of moving this bedroom so that the home theatre overlooks the back garden instead. “We have also done versions where the kitchen is at the far end of the openplan living area with a servery to the outdoors,” Cameron says. “The Kayana is one of those floor plans where you can move things around.” Priced at $313,754 for the display model, the Kayana is offered with an itemised list of www.developwest.com.au optional extras, Contact David on 9431 8113, 0413 994 246 including the or email davidtims@rossnorthhomes.com.au Pictures: Joel Barbitta, D-Max Photography

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gatehouse that starts at $11,566 and the builtin cabinetry in the activity room for $3090. Cameron says much of the versatility is a result of requests from buyers who have fallen in love with features in several of the builder’s display homes. “Because we have so much new product on the ground, there’s no question that people see elements that they like and they want to work these into their new home,” Cameron says. “The key is for the sales consultant to start with the right floor plan.” A recess in the foyer off the master suite is ideal for three built-in drawers and a slim section of stone benchtop that can be added as an optional extra to create a handy drop zone or display area. There’s little to add in the master suite, though, where the resort styling is highlighted by dark timber sliding shutters to the dressing room and stacker doors to a decked outdoor area and a conversation pit. The ensuite is open plan, with what Cameron describes as “more of a shower room”, featuring a walk-in, hob-free design and a built-in tiled seat. There are two square, above-counter basins set into a designer vanity unit with drawers and cupboards. The bathroom in the kids’ wing also highlights recent changes to the Dale Alcock Homes’ specification, with a new-look flickmixer tap, hob-free shower, a longer than usual bath set into a hob and a new square semirecessed vanity basin from Caroma. Cameron says the new basin is available as standard, giving buyers the stylish square look they’re after, but at no extra cost.

The kids’ zone in the Kayana features an activity area that makes great use of space and features a wall of storage behind glass sliding doors. The main living areas are presided over by a heart-of-the-home kitchen featuring a doubledepth island bench, an appliance cupboard with bifolding doors, a glass splashback and lots of pot drawers. The benchtop combines a 20mm-deep stone top with a deeper timber trim for contrast and resort-inspired styling. Resort styling is also highlighted outside where the elevation teams tiled feature walls with Hebel mouldings, timber batons and slate-look roof tiles with smooth ridges, plus the optional gatehouse. Paula Evans


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HE Australis by Plunkett Homes brings a new level of design and fit-out to the company’s urban living range. With its hotel-inspired entry foyer, feature walls lined with travertine, glitzy master suite and glossy contemporary kitchen, it’s a far cry from the country homesteads Plunkett first built its reputation on. On display in Wandi, the Australis is also the first Plunkett display home to have three bathrooms. “We’ve taken things to a whole new level,” says Dave Clynk, design manager at Plunkett. “It’s about being able to offer a real diversity of displays.” The up-to-date look starts from the facade, where Dave and his team have opted for triple posts, a strong roofline, dark walls contrasting with stone-effect render and double entry doors with clear glass. Sweeping past the living area on one side and the games room on the other, the entry foyer is long, wide and impressive. Floor to ceiling columns have been tiled with travertine and are accented by uplights set into the floor. “When you walk through the entry, you have a huge choice as to where to go, yet you’re not faced with endless doors,” Dave says.

A separate foyer to the left leads through to the guest bedroom with its semi-ensuite bathroom. “We have broken up the minor bedrooms so that you have one towards the front as a guest bedroom with its own bathroom and two at the back with an activity room and bathroom for the kids,” Dave says. “It means you basically have two master bedrooms and two minor bedrooms.” It’s a great design feature for families with an older child who would relish having their own space, away from their younger siblings. To the right, just past the study, is a short passageway to the master suite, which is reached via double doors. “It feels like a hotel lobby,” Dave says. A tall corner window in the main bedroom features silicon-jointed glass for a seamless section of glazing that brings the garden up close. There’s a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with large hob-free shower and double semirecessed basins in a long vanity unit for more hotel-inspired chic. Wrapping the home theatre, kitchen, dining room and living room around the alfresco

accentuates the indoor/outdoor relationship, with a six-panel stacking door system opening up the house to the alfresco. The TV has been consigned to the home theatre, freeing up the living area for conversation and catching up on the family news. Plunkett has pulled out all the stops in the kitchen, opting for a glossy contemporary look with glass splashbacks, Essa Stone benchtops, a wide range hood, cooktop and oven, and lots of storage, including overhead cupboards with lift up doors, a walk-in pantry and oversize drawers. There’s also an appliance area for the coffee machine and microwave, plus space for an e-zone. “We thought it was crucial to have an IT area close to the kitchen,” Dave says. Ideal for homework or household organisation, it’s shown in the display home with a wall of write-on glass, plus a built-in desk and drawers to match the kitchen cabinets. “It’s a great extension of the kitchen,” Dave says. The Australis as displayed will fit happily on an 18m-wide block and there are versions that will suit a 15m-wide site. Paula Evans Pictures: Damien Smith

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Shannon’s tip of the week To prevent candles from dripping wax all over your tablecloth, place them in the freezer for a couple of hours before use. This will make them burn slower with less splatter. To give them a wonderful shine before placing them on the table, polish them with a little piece of silk.

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With the proliferation of shoes coming from China, I’m sure I am not the only person with this problem. Last winter, I purchased a gorgeous pair of black suede-look boots made in China. They’ve always had an extremely strong chemical ssmell, which I assumed would go away. One year later, and after lots of airing and wear, tthey still smell just as strong. Before I wore them, I ssprayed them with Scotchgard to protect them. I’ve ssince sprayed them with Febreze, but to no avail. They are labelled “Harlaw (maybe the style name), ssynthetic upper, synthetic sole and lining. Made in C China”.

I suggest you put them into a large brown paper A bag with a couple of packets of normal black looseleaf tea and leave them for about a week. You must use u a paper bag, not a plastic one because the material needs n to breathe. If you can’t find a paper bag large enough, e you can use an old pillowcase. Shake the bag every couple of days to agitate the tea across a the surface of the boots (this helps remove the Scotchgard). S You will find that the smell dissipates quite well. For future f reference, never use Scotchgard until the smell has h been removed because you are just sealing it in.

SHANNON LUSH Queen of clean Hi! Shannon here again to help you with your domestic disasters. You can use the tea solution should you ever buy another pair of shoes that smells quite that bad. I find it is necessary to make sure that the tea gets inside the boots as well because a variety of plastics and nylons are used for this type of material and they create fumes that react with each other to increase the nasty aroma.

Thanks for all your great questions this week. Keep them coming and keep them specific. To work out how to remove a stain, I need three pieces of information. I need to know what the stain is made of; what surface it’s on (Is there a varnish? What is the topmost surface that the stain is affecting?); and what, if anything, you’ve already tried to remove it. Each thing you try changes the chemical composition of the stain. Include a photograph if you can. Photographs really help the stain diagnosis. Don’t forget, alternative recycling questions are also welcome.

Shannon Email your questions to Shannon Lush at spotless@sundaytimes.newsltd.com.au Shannon will not be able to answer your questions privately. © Shannon Lush 2012.

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EOPLE who lament that the halfacre block is a relic of the past will be surprised to know that they can still buy a big homesite not far from the CBD. Leading developer Stockland has released 13 homestead lots at Park St in Whiteman. The blocks range in size from 2047sq m to 2126sq m – just over half an acre – and boast desirable 27m frontages. They are already titled and can be built on straightaway. All sites come with equestrianstyle front fencing and fibre-optic cabling. The blocks are located just 20km from the CBD, next to the Whiteman Edge estate and on the doorstep of the Swan Valley. Col Dutton, Stockland’s general manager of residential in WA, says the scarcity of large blocks makes these highly sought-after by West Australians who want more space and

the opportunity to live in a semi-rural area close to local amenities. “It’s very rare to find a large, semi-rural homesite only 20km from the Perth CBD and we’re anticipating strong demand,” he says. “These half-acre lots will give families the opportunity to have everything they want, including a swimming pool, caravan and boat storage, a big shed and still have room for a back garden. “And with Whiteman Edge next door, there will be easy access to future schools, parklands and a neighbourhood shopping centre. The retail and employment hubs of Midland, Morley and Malaga are also within reach, as are the domestic and international airports.” Robert Allam, general manager of Trendsetter Homes, will be one of the first Park St residents after selling his block in Mariginiup and buying “his dream homesite”.

“Despite going from five acres to half an acre, the space we have feels very similar,” Robert says. “We looked at 1000sq m blocks elsewhere, but felt they were too suburban and too close to neighbours. We just couldn’t beat the location of Whiteman Edge and how convenient it is to the city. “This type of block really is very rare and it meant that we didn’t have to compromise. We could build a decent-sized house and still have a big backyard with room for a shed.” Cedar Homes and The Rural Building Company are also planning on opening display homes at Park St. Plans are also in train for new shops, schools and parklands in the medium term. ✱ For more information, visit stockland.com/ parkstreet or phone: 13 52 63.

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space means the house can be easily adapted to suit get-togethers large and small. “There’s a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors,” Ian says. “Plus there’s the bonus of having an area that can become a second outdoor entertaining space or simply a private courtyard retreat off the master suite for Mum and Dad.” MyGen has given the Alexa a long list of features to get would-be buyers thinking about the choices available to them. “It’s about putting out there a display that has a lot of options, such as the stacker doors, the high ceilings and the bulkhead to the kitchen,” Ian says. “It’s then a matter of tailoring a package to suit a buyer’s needs somewhere between the $192,670 of the base model and the $237,900 of the display version. “It may be that they want the smart wiring and high ceilings, for example, but not some of the other things.”

With flexibility in mind, MyGen has also developed a three-bedroom version of the Alexa that saves buyers another $12,770 off the base price of the larger version. “This 3x2 version, which has a study that is big enough to make a fourth bedroom, is still a very good size and will fit on a 15m-wide block without any alterations,” Ian says. The Alexa as displayed has four double bedrooms, plus a kids’ study that could easily be converted into a fifth bedroom. It needs a block of about 16.75m but will fit on a 15mwide site with some minor modifications. In keeping with the display home’s coastal location, the elevation teams a pale Colorbond roof with weatherboard cladding and contrasting rendered walls. “It’s a blend of traditional and modern with a coastal feel,” Ian says. Inside the home, the light and airy living spaces are anchored by a smart, contemporary kitchen.


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“People love the huge pot drawers and the handle-less, stylish look of the cabinetwork,” Ian says. The two-tone island bench features a builtup section that not only hides the kitchen sink from view but also works as a breakfast bar. Lots of overhead cupboards and wide stainless steel appliances, including an integrated range hood, complete the fuss-free look. Ian says buyers have also been saying how much they like the big walk-in wardrobe with its modular Elfa storage system in the master suite and the handy tiled seat in the doublesized shower in the ensuite. Paula Evans

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HAT better than throwing open the doors to the alfresco when the hordes descend for a summer get-together? Indoor/ outdoor living really comes into its own when entertaining friends and family during the warmer months and the Inspiration by Aussie Living is no exception. Not only do the doors from the living area to the alfresco open up to create one large space, but the home has been displayed with optional bifolding windows that connect the alfresco to the home theatre. “People love the outdoor area and viewing bench into the home theatre,” says Anthony Oldershaw, brand manager at Aussie Living. “It’s fabulous for summer parties or watching the football in winter.” Anthony says the Inspiration shows that you don’t need big bucks to enjoy the latest trends. The bifolding windows and slim Essa Stone bar add approximately $5000 to the display price of $173,710. “The bifolding windows opening from the theatre to the alfresco indicate to our customers what can be achieved with a relatively modest budget,” Anthony says. Designed to offer couples or young families

both style and affordability, the Inspiration combines lifestyle with everyday functionality. Informal chats are encouraged at the kitchen island bench, with its integrated breakfast bar. There’s plenty of storage, including a doubledoor pantry and overhead cupboards, a recess for the fridge/freezer, and a stainless steel oven, cooktop and range hood. Family-friendly living spaces have an easy flow to them and the home has been thoughtfully zoned to provide that sought-after separation between the master suite and the three minor bedrooms. Providing a cut-out in the wall between the kitchen and the multipurpose activity room keeps littlies connected to the main living space while they’re studying, playing or on the computer. The Aussie Living design team has ensured the Inspiration offers plenty of design flexibility. While the activity and home theatre have been kept fairly open in the Lakelands display home, they can easily be enclosed to create more independent spaces. It’s in the master bedroom, however, that Aussie Living has taken “open-plan” to a new level.

Not only is the ensuite bathroom open to the bedroom, but also the shower has been designed so that it is completely exposed to the bedroom. “Inspiration was taken from resort hotels where there is a desire to keep this area open and intimate,” Anthony says. “That said, frosted glass or a tiled wall could be used for additional privacy if required.” Slim corner windows and highlight windows on one wall of the main bedroom not only highlight the sense of space inside, but they also contribute to the stylish front elevation. Designed to sit happily on a 15m-wide block, the Inspiration achieves good cross-flow ventilation and brings passive-solar principles into play. Anthony says this can keep ongoing heating and cooling costs down and help to reduce the home’s carbon footprint. Paula Evans

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New population growth forecasts reinforce the need for a new approach to housing policies, says Master Builders communications director Geoff Cooper and regional centres to find affordable accommodation. Ballooning traffic congestion and increased work travel times are the costs of growing the suburban footprint. More pressure will be placed on the provision of public transport and our environment. Increased densities and zonings in popular locations would facilitate more housing supply. Next, we have policies that add to the costs of construction. Increased energy efficiency standards, waste management levy increases, electrical infrastructure costs, building levies, training levies and increasing government fees all push up construction costs. Payroll tax is a significant contributor, too. These add to other costs placed on land such as stamp duties – up more than 150 per cent in the past decade.

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We need to ensure that we can deliver affordable housing for the community or we will have ballooning social and public housing costs. Master Builders will continue to work with governments to promote policies that will deliver more housing for our growing population in WA.

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LANNING Minister John Day says WA’s population is projected to grow to more than three million people by 2026. This is about 400,000 higher than a previous projection made in 2006, using a different method of research. We recently achieved the status of the fastestgrowing state in Australia. If current trends continue, this means we will need to house about 45,000 additional people a year, although this will vary annually along with fluctuations in economic growth and migration, etc. As previously reported in this column, we will likely need to produce more than the 20,000 homes a year we now build to house the 900-plus arrivals to our state each week. This will mean that communities around WA will need to grow to house the new members and we will require a strong construction industry in order to make this happen. However, we have several government policies that actively limit housing supply in WA. The low-density zonings imposed by many local councils are a handbrake on development in WA. More people would love to live close to activity centres along our coast, around the river and near transport and retail hubs. Projects such as the Raffles Hotel redevelopment in Applecross have sold out due to the demand for well-located, higher density developments. Unfortunately, height and density limits restrict a developer’s capacity to provide viable unit developments in soughtafter locations. Instead, homebuyers are required to buy on the suburban outskirts of metropolitan

Gavan Forster from Master Builders answers readers’ questions about home building issues.

A-Z BUILDING information Having a structural engineer inspect your home before you draw up plans for a second-storey addition will be a worthwhile investment because it will make clear what you will be able to do

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DDING a second storey to your home is a great way to increase your living space, without increasing the building footprint too much. In addition to working out where the stairs will be on the ground floor and how you will adjust the existing design for the addition, your home will need to be inspected by a structural engineer to make sure its structure will hold up under the weight of the new building work. Use this inspection as an opportunity to evaluate other potential internal modifications such as removing walls and creating new door and window openings. Organising this inspection after you’ve had some preliminary sketches done is a good investment because it may impact on what you can and can’t do.

When you have an understanding of which walls are load-bearing and which are not, and how best to work with the existing building’s fabric, it will become evident that making some modifications to the proposed design will be more cost-effective. Adding an extra storey to your home will resolve the space issues you have now, but when doing so you should also look at your needs beyond the next five years. What if stairs become an issue for a family member due to age or injury? Will the home remain suitable in the event of a family member’s physical disability? A home that includes Universal Design Principles allows people to age gracefully in the comfort of their own homes, have facilities for visitors who may use wheelchairs and have

the option of easily modifying the home to suit future needs of occupants.

Here are some design elements to consider when building a new two-storey home or adding a second storey: 1 Level access from the street entrance and/or carport or garage into the home. 2 Wider internal doors and corridors. 3 A bathroom that contains a hobless shower recess and a toilet on the ground level (bathroom should have a minimum size of 2.4m x 1.9m). 4 A room that could be utilised as a bedroom on the ground floor if all bedrooms are located upstairs. ✱ Check out mbawa.com or liveablehomes.net.au for more information.

I am building a home in the country. At my pre-start with the building company I was told that because of the new building codes I could not have the type of windows featured in the display homes. When I asked why this was not explained to me previously, I was told the display home was built before the codes come into effect. Is the builder obliged to inform me of changes such as this before you get to the pre-start stage? Display homes are an effective form of marketing for builders to show potential buyers examples of their housing designs and workmanship quality. However, many people who may like the builder’s basic design and structure want to add their own modifications, which suit their needs and lifestyle. These changes can include an additional bedroom, a garage instead of a carport, reorientation to suit a particular block of land, or the use of alternative building materials or products. These are variations to the standard design that may cost more. The end product you build may be somewhat different to the original display home. Potential homebuyers should regard a display home as an example of a builder’s skills. Not all the features included in the display home are necessarily included in the home you contract to build. Carpets, furniture, flyscreens, fencing, landscaping, pergolas, etc, which may feature in the display home may not be included in a standard building contract. The builder’s advertising brochures must specify what is excluded from the display home in their standard building contract. Your builder is correct in saying that new energy efficiency rules to be introduced in May 2012 could affect window types and sizes. Under the new laws it may be possible to have some “trade-offs” for this as long as a 6-star energy rating for the home is achieved. For example, use of a higher grade insulation may be possible, but this still may not be sufficient by itself to satisfy the 6-star requirement. Project builders, who rely on system building to generate cost efficiency and lower prices, would normally issue a variation order and levy any higher costs. If there has been a communication breakdown where after contract signing the advertised window sizes/ types which are subject to new legal constraints are now not available, you should discuss with your builder whether a “trade-off” is possible and how the extra cost (if any) is to be met. ✱ For more information on building,

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BRUSHING UP ON LOOKS Blues, paprika and shades reflecting natural materials are the colours to go for if you are planning a fresh look for the home

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Heather Nette King, an interior stylist and writer, says the single most influential colour for 2012 will be green. “It’s fresh, organic and natural and reflects our need to nurture oneself as well as the planet,” she says. Landscaper Daniel Tyrell says one of the biggest movements will be the use of colour outside the home. “Boundaries used to be dark, but we are now seeing a trend to lighter colours on garden walls and fences. It makes the garden bounce so the greens are greener against natural whites,” he says. Be brave when using new colour palettes this season, suggests Andrea Lucena-Orr, colour planning and communications manager for Dulux. “By introducing a small amount of the latest colour or colours, a room can be transformed from tired and outdated to a space perfect for today,” she says. Lisa Shearon

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BRIGHT PROSPECT There is nothing like a challenge to bring the best out of designers and Sean Brickwood enjoyed the task he faced in giving this Trigg home the sense of space the owners wanted

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UILDING designer Sean Brickwood says designing this two-storey Trigg home to accommodate the needs and wants of a family with two young children presented an enjoyable challenge. The family had bought a 442sq m block in the seaside suburb when they approached Sean to find out if the site would be large enough to fulfil their extensive wish list. “You’ve got limitations when designing obviously, but when you put your head to it you can usually get something to work really well,” Sean says. “The main thing was to avoid having a cramped feeling in the house. We wanted to create a sense of space and an open and light feeling.” The upstairs area was zoned to incorporate separate wings for the children and the parents. The master bedroom has an area the parents can use as a retreat, plus a walk-in-robe and a hotel-style ensuite.

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A corner window in the room provides glimpses of the ocean. The children’s wing has two bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate powder room. Sean says this feature enables the children to co-exist “without annoying each other”. “It’s all separate, so that they each have their privacy,” he says. Glass balustrading has made the staircase a focal point of the home. It also provides unobstructed views of the outdoor entertaining area and enhances the home’s open, spacious feel. In turn, the hallway at the entrance leads you right into the main living area where large windows provide a view through the full length of the beautifully landscaped block. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area are located to the rear of the home’s ground level. “I decided that because it was a busy street it would be best for the main living areas to be

at the back and away from the traffic noise,” Sean says. Making good use of every square centimetre in the backyard was another crucial part of Sean’s design brief. “We wanted to give it a relaxed ambience. The clients wanted to feel good sitting out there,” he says. “It’s not a large area, but it feels much bigger than it actually is. We wanted to get the most we could out of a small space.” And they certainly did. The outdoor area has a pool, water feature and an alfresco entertaining zone. “The bifold doors on the alfresco almost make it feel like another living room outside,” Sean says. The drying court that comes off the laundry on the southwest side of the ground floor is the perfect place to hang washing and keep the pool equipment out of sight. “It was important that you couldn’t see

The Trigg home designed by Sean Brickwood. Pictures:Tim Watson,Timography

the washing and pool equipment when you walked to the other side of the yard,” Sean says. Working closely with the clients and listening to their needs helped Sean design a project he’s very proud of. “It was a challenge, but it was an enjoyable challenge. The client is really happy,” Sean says. Kristy Symonds ✱ This home was a finalist in the Building Designers Australia WA 2011 Building Design Awards.

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OLD MEETS NEW Veronica and Nick DiCandilo admit they have been hoarders. They have now opened a shop and put some of the one-off pieces from their collection up for sale

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HE two-storey Industriart store boasts an expansive and eclectic mix of knick-knacks, homewares, furniture, fashion pieces and, of course, art. Owners Veronica and Nick DiCandilo opened the outlet late last year with the aim of giving their customers access to vintage and brandnew items under one roof. Their innovative collection includes a number of one-off pieces the couple have accumulated over the years, recent finds and objects sourced from trade fairs in Sydney and Melbourne. “Basically, we’re very good at shopping and very good at hoarding,” Veronica says. She says Industriart literally has “something for everyone”. The range of furniture includes some unusual, modern buffet tables. Jewellery, handbags, kaftans, hanging art objects, glassware, tealight holders, mirrors, lighting and rare bric-a-brac finds from the past few decades are among the other standouts. “I think the old and the new go really well together and can create a really nice look,” Veronica says.

“I love the mix of vintage and retro. I think it’s fabulous.” Veronica says opening the shop was something of an indulgence on her part. “I can’t think of anything better than having a shop and surrounding myself with stuff I love,” she says. “That’s me and that’s what my home is like. Some people might get overwhelmed by it, but having a lot of things makes me feel good.” According to Veronica, Industriart’s layout encourages people to have a look around and customers usually take their time browsing in search of “their own little treasure”. “I want people to feel comfortable enough to have a look,” she says. “Everybody looks at something differently and everybody teaches you something different about each thing.” Some of Veronica’s newer finds include a range of handpainted bangles and gift cards by WA artist Jillian Piper, while some of the quirkier and older finds include copper pots and cast-iron columns from old Perth buildings. She says the store’s hidden location – tucked

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TREVOR COCHRANE the garden guru

SHOWTIME IN NZ The 2012 Ellerslie International Flower Show proved to be one of the best in the world. Trevor Cochrane was there and this is the first of a two-part report on the show

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HEN I was at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show last year, I made a promise to my friend Kate Hillier that I would visit the 2012 Ellerslie International Flower Show in New Zealand to support Christchurch in its recovery from the earthquake disaster. Kate is a world-renowned international garden show judge and the manager of the Ellerslie show, which was purchased by the Canterbury-Christchurch council and relocated from Auckland to Christchurch in 2009. The Ellerslie show is widely considered by garden show experts as one of the best on the planet and certainly a serious rival for the best in the southern hemisphere. Nine days before last year’s show was due to kick off, Kate and hundreds of people building the event’s display gardens were quite literally shaken to the core by an earthquake that devastated the city centre, causing an estimated $8-$12 billion damage bill with widespread loss of life and homes. Ellerslie’s marquees that were meant to be the centre of attraction, celebrating the most creative garden design talents in NZ, were turned into triage facilities for the dying and injured and the show was immediately cancelled for the first time in its history. This year’s show was amazing. In fact, it was the best show they have ever put on. It is testament to the event management, the NZ garden industry and the ChristchurchCanterbury council’s resolve that rose from the blow 2011 dealt them to create something that rates as one of the top five gardening events in the world. The 2012 event featured more than 240

exhibitors, including 20 large-scale show gardens. To put it in perspective, that’s more than the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. The standard of displays from the local and overseas exhibitors was stunning. Nine gold-medal, large-scale winners were chosen this year. Australian garden design legend Jim Fogarty, who acted as the convenor of judges, says it was the best Ellerslie show he’d attended in the past 10 years. The standard was of the highest international level and two award-winning designers have been picked to attend this year’s Singapore International Flower Show. Another designer is heading to Hampton Court Garden Show, which is another amazing event.

The gold award winners included: MAX’S PIPE DREAM – AN ENGINEER’S GARDEN By Paul Roper-Gee This garden follows the experiences of Max Smith, a project engineer for the Waitaki hydro-electric scheme, who built a dam next to his house and constructed a very unusual boat house for his rowing equipment. It’s an amazing garden and a first-time entry for the designer, whose display proved to be incredibly popular with the public and judges alike. What was really nice was he stood alongside his stand every day and talked with people explaining the design story and how it worked.

a 24-hour period in Christchurch, as seen from an elevated position over the city, condensed into three minutes. The display deeply touched so many visitors that they were teary from the experience. Dan’s garden was my one of my favourites.

THE LAST AUSTRALIAN GARDEN By Eckersley Garden Architecture Eckersley Garden Architecture is a multi-awardwinning Australian garden architecture firm that has previously won Gold at the Singapore International Garden Show. The garden depicted a droughtplagued Australian landscape with exotic plants being picked up and taken away by a tornado. Scott Leung, who jointly designed this garden, flew in from Melbourne to talk about the design philosophy and how they came to create a fantasy garden like this.

A GARDEN FOR CHRISTCHURCH By Xanthe White Xanthe White is a well-known NZ designer who built a fairly straightforward outdoor courtyard garden that was minimalistic in its approach. Its origins were very European and the open layout featuring natural materials was a style that inspired visitors to talk about how they could adapt it to suit their personal backyards. We worked with Xanthe several years ago when she presented our first-ever international gardening television production for the NZTV One channel and there’s no doubt her knowledge is amazing. Trevor Cochrane

FRESH START – NEW GROWTH By Dan Rutherford Dan is a Christchurch local and multi-award-winning designer who has ridden his city’s highs and lows over the past year. His garden featured material recovered from a damaged girls’ school that his wife had attended and included more than 15,000 plants. The display also included projected images depicting

✱ Feast your eyes on some of the other gold medal winners and find out more about the 2012 Ellerslie International Flower Show in HOME next week.

1. The Last Australian Garden. 2. A Garden for Christchurch. 3. Max’s Pipe Dream – An Engineer’s Garden. 4. Fresh Start – New Growth. Pictures: Supplied

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Baldivis

Austin, by Metrostyle, S, 4x2, g/r, alf, d/g, Cape Meander, 9524 3082 Executive, by Premiere, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Claret Ash Blvd, 0425 445 578 Cosmos, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Ruskin Brace, 9333 0880 Infinity, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, c/r, Ruskin Brace, 9333 0880

Coolgardie, by Ross Squire Homes, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, sc/p, Bullarra Rd, 9294 3800

Hammond Park Chicago, by Metrostyle, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Macquarie Blvd, 9414 3399

Hocking Valencia, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, st, a/r, alf, d/g, Montreal St, 9405 6794

Landsdale Majestic, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Monticello Meander, 6461 5297

Maddington Breakaway, by TR Homes, 4x2, pre-manufactured home, h/t, alf, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998 Peninsula, by TR Homes, 3x2, pre-manufactured home, st, alf, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998

Madeley Fullerton, by National, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, st, alf, Greylock Meander, 9408 0459 Madeley, by Ultimate Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, BelCastro Way, 9408 1305 Ramada Retro, by Affordable Living, 4x2, g/r, h/t, s/t, Owen Link, 9302 4920 Treviso, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, st, g/r, d/g, Owen Link, 9408 1189

Meadow Springs Eagle Bay, by Ventura, S, 4x2, d/g, Glendale St, 9583 4003

Archipelago, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, st, t/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9242 9200 Kayana, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Altea Way, 9242 9100 Cable Beach, Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, g/r, st, a/r, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9562 3984 Salt, by W&B, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9562 3350

Australind Pebble Beach, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, t/g, Luna Ave, 9792 0100

Aveley Escape, by Ventura Homes, 4x2, alf, d/g, Safford Ave, 6296 7645 Baby Boomer Loft, by Baby Boomer Homes, loft, 3x2, st, d/g, Wesley Way, 9302 2250

Baldivis Elwood, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, st, d/g, Strathmore Close, 9242 9200 Strathmore, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, d/g, Strathmore Cl, 0419 048 401 Rendezvous, by National, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Cape Meander, 9523 0210 Leeuwin, by Ventura Homes 4x2, h/t, d/g, alf, Cape Meander, 9241 1400 Cosmopolitan, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Ruskin Brace, 0427 022 916 Rockeller, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Ruskin Brace, 0427 022 916 Toorak, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, c/r, d/g, Burlington Drive, 9366 0036

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Bushland, by TR Homes, 3x2, pre-fab transportable home, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998

Madeley

Albert Park, by Commodore Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, alf, Buffalo Ave, 9408 0273

Meadow Springs

Flemington, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Glendale St, 9583 4053

Corondale, by Complete, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Seville Rd, 9497 2919

Tapping

Riviera, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g,Tandara Fairway, 9302 4920

Wellard

Abrolhos, by Easystart, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Onyx Lane, 9439 6866 Capel, by WA Housing Centre, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9214 1111 Inception, First Home Buyers Direct S, 3x2, g, st, Onyx Lane, 9439 2525 Newmarket, by Commodore, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9439 5149 Portland, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9419 2574 Savoy, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, a/r, g/r, Esher Lane, 9419 6779 Strand, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, Gemstone Pde, 6461 5200 Zone, by Aussie Living, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, dc/p, Ditton Corner, 9419 1881

West Swan

Tribute, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, st, d/g, St Leonards, Blvd, 9250 1840 Chandon, by New Generation, S, 3x2, d/g, h/t, alf, St Leonards Blvd, 9250 7632

Hocking

Hollywood II, by Highbury, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Elliot Rd, 1800 214 864

Jindalee

Cable Beach, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Jindalee Blvd, 9562 0786

Lakelands

Kartika, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Jasper Way, 9583 4040 Sanctuary, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 9242 9200 New Dimension, by Ventura, S, 4x2, g/r, st, d/g, Jasper Way, 9583 4516 Everest, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 9581 6614

Landsdale

Monticello, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Monticello Meander, 0418 913 800 Stoneleigh, by Dale Alcock, D, 4x2, g/r, h/t, d/g, Monticello Meander, 9242 9200

Madeley

Lexington, by Lifestyle, S, 4x2, h/t, st, a/r, d/g, Madeley Rise, 9409 4242 Rendezvous, by Ventura, 4x2, alf, h/t, s/t, d/g, Greylock Meander, 9408 0659

Meadow Springs

Eagle Bay, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, a/r, d/g, Glendale St, 9583 4003

Piara Waters

Minara, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, c/r, Mina Close, 9397 2244 Bellagio, by National, S, 4x2, h/t, s/t, alf, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 1643 Prestige, by Ventura, 4x2, alf, h/t, s/t, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 1489 Silk, by W&B, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Wright Rd, 9397 0578

South Yunderup

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Piara Waters

Seville Grove

Newport, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, st, h/t, a/r, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9242 9200 Oslo, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, st, d/g, Greenlink Blvd, 9242 9200

Archer, by Dale Alcock Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g,Trumpet St, 9242 9200 Geisha, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, Michigan Turn, 0418 954 658

Kasbar, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Millbridge Blvd, 9724 1318

Coral Bay, by WA Housing Centre, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Caporn Turn, 9358 4762 Independence, by Aussie Living, S, 3x2, h/t, c/r, d/cp, Karridale Loop, 9523 1689

Harrisdale

Southern River

Millbridge

Queens Park

Secret, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, dc/p, Macquarie Blvd, 9414 3060

Lotus, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Millbridge Blvd, 9725 2852

Maddington

Monza, by Commodore Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 1639 Realm, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, st, g/r, d/g, Highland Rise, 9397 0576 Soto, by Impressions, S, 4x2, st, d/g, a/r, h/t, Isla Place, 9397 2413 Cove, by Easystart, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Emerald Park, 9393 2094

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Banksia Grove

Aston, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Botanic Ave, 6400 0535

Bunbury

Kasbar, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, st, a/r, alf, d/g, Millbridge Blvd, Millbridge Estate, 9724 1318

Busselton

Colorado, by New Generation, S, 4x2, st, h/t, d/g, Nougat Cres, 9754 7247

Caversham

Watershed, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Colorino Ave, 6461 5200 Champion Lakes Waterside, by Summit, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, St Catherines Prom, 9390 3710

Dalyellup

Sea Breeze, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Orion Lane, 9722 0333

Ellenbrook

Cincinnati, by Metrostyle, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Brigalow Bend, 9296 6238 Centro, by Ventura Homes, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Elmridge Parkway, 6296 6649 Destiny, by New Generation,S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Adlington Way, 9333 0880 Oasis, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Brigalow Bend, 6296 6649 Luxor Games, by Affordable Living, 4x2, g/r, h/t, Ewens Pass, 9302 4920

Greenmount

Avonview, by Ross Squire Homes, S, 4x2, st, Bullarra Rd, 9294 3800

Piara Waters

Busselton

Colorado, by New Generation, S, 4x2, st, h/t, d/g, alf, g/r, Highland Rise, 9397 1266 Hacienda, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, g, Ditton Cnr, 9419 2104 Trump Alfresco, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Ditton Cnr, 9302 4920

Envy, by Summit, S, 4x2, g/r, a/r, alf, d/g, Nougat Cres, 9754 7134 Newport, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, d/g,Almond Parkway, 9792 0555

Queens Park Frangipani, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Narla Place, 9242 9200

South Yunderup Riverbank, by Ventura, S, 3x2, st, d/g, Countess Circuit, 9537 8459 Amberley, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Bremer Way, 9537 7325

Treendale

Butler Seasons, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Newmarket Pde, 0409 869 910

Byford Ecco, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, a/r, d/g, Colesbrook Drive, 9242 9200

Caversham Homestead, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Domina Turn, 9242 9200

Equinox, by New Generation, S, 4x3, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Orion Lane, 9797 0682 Carnival, by Essence Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, d/g, Orion Lane, 9792 0100

Dalyellup

West Swan

Da Vinci, by Ross North Homes, 4x2, h/t, c/r, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 0413 758 404

Darlington, by MyGen, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 1800 806 803 Caversham, by Metrostyle, S, 3x2, alf, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 9202 9210

Yanchep Vdara, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Blackwood Meander, 9302 4920

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Jimbaran, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Colonna, 1800 227 161

Dayton

Ellenbrook Monarch, by National, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Ewens Pass, 6296 6441 Willows, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g,Adlington Way, 9242 9200 Lexia, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, Adlington Way, 0438 691 037

Erskine

Boulevard, by Dale Alcock Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Byron Drive, 9242 9200 Daintree, by Plunkett Homes, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, d/g, Countess Circuit, 9537 7428 Amberley, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Bremer Way, 9537 7325

The Vines

Lexia, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g,Adlington Way, 0438 691 037

Treendale

Xanadu, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, st, t/g, alf, Orion Lane, 9796 1639

Vasse

Vasse, by WA Country Builders, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Bridgeview Entrance, 9792 0100

Wandi

Monaco, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, alf, t/g, Lyon Rd, 9410 2495 Wisteria, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, a/r, d/g, Bruny Ave, 9242 9200

West Swan

Da Vinci, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, g, St Leonards Blvd, 0413 758 404 Kingston, by Rural Building, S, 3x2, a/r, st, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 1800 643 800 Essence, by Ventura Homes, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 9250 2422

Woodvale

Manhattan, by Dale Alcock, S, h/t, st d/g, Solia Loop, 9242 9200

over $300,000 Alkimos

Alkimos, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g,Topsail Loop, 0401 836 616 Alkimos, by In-Vogue, D, 4x3, alf, h/t, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9202 9200 Chateau, by Summit, S, 4x2, st, h/t, d/g,Altea Way, 0418 927 371 Pearl, by W&B, D, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Shipmaster Ave, 9562 3350

Australind

Alkimos

Olympus, by Summit, S,4x2, h/t, alf, g/r, d/g, Sticks Blvd, 9534 8840

Nautilus, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, s/t, alf, d/g, Point Link, 9562 5495 Trinity, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Callosa Cres, 0423 398 220

Forrestdale

Homestead, by Dale Alcock SW, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, st, d/g, Orion Lane, 9792 0555

Nautilus, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, cnr Isla Place/Highland Rise, 9242 9200

Shoalwater, by Cedar Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Neary Blvd, 9240 2125

Aveley


Baldivis

Sinatra, by Broadway, D, 4x2, Makybe Drive, 9302 6161 Matrix, by Novus, D, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Makybe Drive, 9523 0231 Diva, by Highbury Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, c/r, Makybe Drive, 1800 214 864 Four Seasons, by Shelford, S, 4x2, st, a/r, dc/p,Wanderer Parkway, 0438 389 530 or 0419 929 961

Belmont

Lincoln, by APG, D, 4x2, a/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Vaucluse Circuit, 1800 884 041

Booragoon

Aurora, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, c/r, d/g, Marmion Ave, 9242 9200

Burns Beach

Sanctuary, by Peter Stannard, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Backwater Circle, 9304 9822 Asheville, by APG, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, d/g, Backwater Cir, 9304 9562

Butler

Ready Built, by Dale Alcock, S, 3x2, d/g, Dania Way, 9242 9200

Churchlands

Viento, by Residential Attitudes, D, 4x2, h/t, c/r, st, d/g, alf, Pinnata Mews, 1800 331 388 Luna, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Prionotes Cnr, 9202 9255 Onyx, by Novus, D, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Pinnata Mews, 9284 1282 Emporio, by APG, D, 4x2, st, alf, d/g, Pinnata Mews, 9284 9013

Cottesloe

Lumiere, by RiverStone, D, 3x2, alf, Lillian St, 9436 9696

Dalyellup

Archer, by Dale Alcock, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Colonna St, 9795 6848 Karridale, by Rural Building, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Colonna St, 1800 643 800 Ku De Ta, by Summit, 4x2, g/r, st, t/g, alf, Colonna St, 9722 0300

Darch

Rose Bay, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, d/g, Monticello Meander, 0302 6417

Darlington

Argyle, by Rural Building, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, st, dc/p, Cnr Darlington and Coulston Rd, 1800 643 800

Dunsborough

Quindalup, by WA Country Builders, S, 3x3, st, d/g,Wentworth Loop, 1800 227 161

Ellenbrook

Avon Lodge, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, a/r, d/g,Adlington Pass, 6296 6755

Erskine

Plaza, by National Homes, S, 3x3, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Sticks Blvd, 9534 7053 Bay Breeze, by Highbury, D, 4x2, g/r, a/r, c/r, st d/g, Sticks Blvd, 1800 214 864

Floreat

Toorak, by Peter Stannard, D, 4x2, st, d/g, Cnr Dunblane and Pearson, 0417 294 116

Hamilton Hill

Sienna, by Bellagio, D, 4x3, d/g, alf, Annean Lane, 9337 4500

Harrisdale

Colonnade, by APG, D, 4x2, alf, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9397 2439 Shangri-La, by Ventura, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Countess Circuit, 9537 8459 Vale, by Ultimate Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Foundry Turn, 0417 951 486 Liberty, by Lifestyle Homes, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9393 2544

Hillarys

Bogart, by Broadway, D, 4x3, g/r, c/r, st, d/g, Seychelles Lane, 9302 6161

Iluka

Notre Dame, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Burns Beach Rd, 0418 943 549 Cove, by W&B, S, 4x2, g/r, d/g, Burns Beach Rd, 1800 802 636 Sunsets, by Lifestyle Homes, D, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Romano Cres, 9305 4151 Limelight II, by Highbury, D, 6x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Romano Cres, 9304 0549 Westmont, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Romano Cres, 9202 9202

Jindalee

Connecticut, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t a/r, st, alf, d/g, Jindalee Blvd, 0417 981 911 Integra, by Novus, D, 4x2, h/t, st, t/g, alf, Jindalee Blvd, 9562 5581 Lamont, by APG, D, 4x3, a/r, st, d/g, Santa Barbara Pde, 9562 1155 Heston, by Broadway, D, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Jindalee Blvd, 9302 6161

Lakelands

Savana, by APG, D, 4x2, a/r, c/r, g, Cobaki Brace, 9583 3387 Lexington, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, alf, h/t, g/r, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 9202 9200 Berkley, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, a/r, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Jasper Way, 0429 939 576

Landsdale

Elements, by Summit, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, alf, Monticello Meander, 9303 2892

Aspen, by APG, S, 4x2, a/r, c/r, alf, d/g, Monticello Meander, 0302 5219

Leederville Leederville, by Plunkett, D, 3x2, alf, d/g, Byron St, 9366 0322

Margaret River Cape Skillion, by Rural Building Company, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Crellin Place, 9758 7058 Retro, by Summit, S. 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, alf, Crellin Place, 9757 9120

Melville Melville Waters, by Plunkett, D, 4x2, alf, st, d/g, Money Place, 9333 4003

Millbridge Woodbridge, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, a/r, h/t, d/g, Hatfield Way, 9724 1942

North Coogee The Look, by Ross Griffin, D, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Orsino Blvd, 9444 7965 Horizon, by Highbury, D, 4x2, h/t, d/g, Orsino Blvd, 1800 214 864 Korda, by Renowned Collection, D, 4x2, alf, st, h/t, d/g, Draper St, 9202 9255 Halcyon, by Residential Attitudes, D, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g, Arabella Lop, 1800 331 388

Piara Waters Quartz, by W&B, D, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Wright Rd, 9397 578

Provence Bunker Bay, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, a/r, h/t, d/g,Almond Parkway, 9751 2604 Lamont, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, a/r, st, d/g,Almond Pky, 9754 9000

Southern River Michigan, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Aldenham Drive, 9394 0437 Churchill, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, d/g, a/r, Trumpet St, 0411 455 566 Monroe, by Broadway, D, 4x3, h/t, a/r, d/g, Harlequin Pass, 9302 6161 Arcadia, by Vision One, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Michigan Turn, 9398 2883 Bletchley Park, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, st, d/g, Michigan Turn, 9394 0720 Ashford, by In-Vogue, D, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Aldenham Drive, 9202 9202

Stirling Stanford, by In-Vogue, D, 4x3, st, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, Lycium Quay, 9349 7554

Treendale Toorak, by WA Country Builders, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Orion Lane, 9792 0100

Vasse Nautilus, by Dale Alcock, 4x2, st, h/t, alf, t/g, Bridgeview Entrance, 9792 0555

Wandi Honeywood, by Ross North, S, 4x2, c/r, alf, d/g, Fortis Pass, 0435 081 699 Woodlands, by Lifestyle, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, st. g/r, alf, t/g, Lyons Rd, 0419 049 609 Australis, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, g/r, st, d/g, Fortis Pass, 9366 0028

Woodlands Riviera, by APG Homes, D, 4x2, t/g, alf, h/t, a/r, Granich Gardens, 9204 1843

Yanchep Sorrento, by Rural Building, D, 3x2, dc/p, Beachhaven Drive, 1800 643 800

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS ✱ S: single storey ✱ D: double storey ✱ L: loft ✱ 3x2: 3 bed, 2 bath ✱ 4x2: 4 bed, 2 bath ✱ g/r: games room ✱ h/t: home theatre ✱ a/r: activity room ✱ c/r: computer room ✱ st: study or home office ✱ alf: alfresco ✱ sc/p: single carport ✱ dc/p: double carport ✱ g: garage ✱ d/g: double garage ✱ t/g: triple garage

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I’ve lived in Northbridge since arriving in Perth and I really like the creative energy of the area – the kind that you find in multicultural inner-cities. There’s a very exciting entrepreneurial and cultural spirit that’s evident in the growth taking place around William St, and it’s good to be witness to it. Bike I’ve always lived in cities where buses, trains or walking are easy modes of transport, so I’d never felt the need nor the desire to learn to drive. This changed almost immediately when I moved to Perth but I still cycle as much as I can. Riding around the river to get to work is a nice start to the day. Typewriter I have a steadily growing collection of typewriters which were far too heavy to bring over to Perth with me. The collection includes the typewriter my mum used at secretarial college in the ’60s, as well as the typewriter that once belonged to the exCEO of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. This turquoise number was given by some friends for my 30th birthday. Dan Lepard Baking is therapy for me and Dan Lepard is my favourite baking guru. He’s a flour and bread nerd and goes to wonderfully niche conventions, such as the world marmalade championships. DVDs I’m lucky I get a lot of free DVDs because of work and having shelves of DVDs are as important to me as shelves of books. Box-sets are great as you can think about directors’ works in their entirety. I have a shameless love for old monster movies and Martin Scorsese.

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Necklace

My mum makes jewellery and she divided my great-grandfather’s gold watch chain. The silver pendant is something I picked up at a flea market in London. Apparently, it would have been used by servants in the early 20th century to carry their employers’ cigar holders. I don’t know if that’s true but it’s a conversation starter and always provokes more wild theories. 7 Obama jigsaw I was staying with a friend in Pennsylvania the month Obama took office. It was an incredible time to be in the US as there was a distinct sense of optimism and excitement.There was also a plethora of “Obama-bilia”. I bought this jigsaw for $4.49. 8 Photo This is my mum, Katie, at the age of 19, in 1966, in Budapest, Hungary. She was with a Hungarian friend who had been allowed back into the country for the first time in 10 years after he’d left during the revolution in 1956. Both my parents imbued us with a great appreciation of freedom and travel and this is my favourite photo of her as I think it expresses that free spirit. 9 Badlands poster This is a reproduction of a poster for the old Academy Cinema in Oxford St, London. I collect old posters and have various original ’70s posters of American films. 10 Glenfiddich whisky I grew up in southeast Scotland – you learn how to drink relatively young. Ale and whisky are the traditional liquids of choice, but I chose the latter. I always have a bottle around, not because I’m patriotic but because it’s a reassuring taste.

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