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first homebuyers Avoid “risky” financial behaviour if you’re planning to apply for a home loan

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master builders Safeguard your home from termites

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most wanted Safari-inspired chic

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trends Interest in affordable and sustainable new homes is stronger than ever

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my style Retired pharmacist and interior design enthusiast Warren Ki has turned his apartment in Mirvac’s Aquarius Tower development into a real talking point

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renovation: before & after A dated 1970s Marmion home is now awash with style thanks to the handiwork of Hallmark Developments

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The Panorama display home by APG in Iluka. Photographer: Joel Barbitta, D-Max Photography

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Many of us are becoming more mindful about the impact our lifestyles have on the environment. Building sustainable homes and establishing edible gardens are just a couple of ways we can reduce our carbon footprint. Turn to Page 22 and see how Dale Alcock Homes has adapted the term “affordable green living” to today’s housing market. Then check out Page 32, where Garden Guru Trevor Cochrane explores a home produce garden called Jetto’s Patch. Trevor says it’s a superb example of the way we can improve our diets and reduce our food bills at the same time.

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window treatments gardening Trevor Cochrane discovers Jetto’s Patch in Maida Vale, home to 480 edible plants

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perth’s dog whisperer How to teach your puppy “bite inhibition”

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open for inspection Your essential guide to WA’s display homes

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today’s buyers demand when they’re spending about $500,000. Mum and dad will appreciate the spacious master suite, with its five-star ensuite where a glass panel separates the oval bathtub from the bedroom. The designer look also includes a bank of mirrored wall cabinets behind the vanity unit, two square semi-recessed basins and a double-sized walk-in shower with side-by-side shower fittings. “Parents want their room to feel like a retreat, and space in the bedroom, ensuite and dressing room is always on their wish list,” Leo says. APG’s designers have ensured the first floor kitchen is a showpiece, too. Sleek and modern, it features a large stone-topped island bench with waterfall ends, plenty of overhead cabinets arranged in a stepped design, heaps of drawers and stainless steel appliances, including a built-in microwave. A space-saving cavity sliding door conceals a large walk-in pantry with stone worktops, cupboards, a wine rack and open shelving. Completing the upper floor is an open study area that not only enjoys the ocean view and works with the open-plan design of the everyday living area, but also is big enough for two workstations. With the traditional study making way for e-nooks and drop zones, Leo says a study area no longer needs to be locked away but can be incorporated into the main living space to allow for interaction if required. Downstairs, the Panorama includes three double bedrooms, laundry, bathroom and activity room leading out to an alfresco.

Anticipating a growing shift towards independent living on a family block, APG has also displayed a one-bedroom MyPod studio that would add just over $50,000 to the price of the Panorama. A versatile addition to the family home, the MyPod could start out as a hobby room or teenage zone, before becoming an independent living space for grandparents or young adults. “Kids can stay at home longer and save more money without feeling as if they are living in their parents’ pockets,” Leo says. Paula Evans


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FEAST of inspirational design ideas awaits visitors to this awardwinning display home. “The Onyx is Novus Homes’ showpiece,” says Paul Than, the builder’s senior design and building consultant. “It’s an individually designed home that showcases vibrant design with quality workmanship.” The judges of the recent Master Builders Bankwest Housing Excellence Awards certainly agreed, declaring the Onyx this year’s best display home over $650,000. One of Perth’s most awarded builders, Novus has now notched up 74 Master Builders and HIA awards over the past 14 years, including two national awards. The company is well known for creating individually designed and richly detailed homes that combine luxury with lifestyle, and the Onyx is no exception. “An individually designed home will make the most of a block, whether it is to capture sea views, maximise building on an irregular shaped block, suit a particular lifestyle or reflect the persona of the client,” Paul says. He says the Onyx, as the company’s latest masterpiece, responds to demands from homebuyers for innovative design, attention to detail and value for money.

Built on a small corner block, it has a striking dual frontage that marries towering glass walls and a pitched turret with feature wall tiling and textured masonry. A giant glass pivot door swings open to reveal a wall of glass separating the entry from the living area beyond. It’s a sign of what to expect in the rest of the house, which is packed with layer upon layer of inspiring details, including a pyramid ceiling, reverse lighting troughs, frameless glass balustrades, american black walnut handrails, vast designer doors and custom-made cabinetry with polished aluminium trim. Paul says the display showcases clean modern lines mixed with rich earthy colours to create warmth. Timber, stone, glass and tile sit alongside wallpaper, textiles, veneers, lacquer and chrome in a silky smooth blend of texture and tone. Not only are there walls of glass, but there is also a glass floor part way up the steel and travertine staircase. Reaching across the lap pool, the glass landing provides a view to the sparkling blue water below. Double-height voids with feature ceilings in the entry and in the living area draw natural light into the centre of the home.

“The voids brings a sense of openness and space, combining the downstairs living with the upper floor retreat,” Paul says. A three-bedroom home, the Onyx has a home theatre, study, upstairs retreat, two balconies, and an alfresco and outdoor kitchen reached via bifolding doors from the living area. Tailor-made for entertaining, the centrepiece kitchen boasts a large island bench, splashbacks in glass and stone, a bank of shiny stainless steel appliances, an induction cooktop, bespoke cabinets, a computer nook and a walk-in pantry with custom-made storage. Upstairs, an oversized, veneer feature door leads into the master suite where the openplan design means the bedroom and ensuite bathroom are almost one and the same. Taking its cues from luxury boutique hotels, the ensuite features an oval bath set on a tiled platform, a large shower, two oval vanity basins with freestanding mixer taps and a long stretch of custom-made cabinets. In the bedroom, there are built-in bedside tables, feature walls and fabric-covered panels to accentuate the luxe look. “We can work with clients to design a house for their block that suits their needs, fulfils their desires and fits their budget,” Paul says. Paula Evans Pictures: Joel Barbitta, D-Max Photography

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cooktops and sinks to create a versatile bench space. Goodlife is adamant that its homes should have a dedicated entry and that this traditional meet-and-greet area should not be sacrificed in the design, so the Madison has been given a stylish entry foyer with an artwork niche. “We see a well-defined entry as a timeless feature of any home,” Travis says. “It’s a part of the home that gives an insight into what may lie beyond, but does not reveal all. A defined entry is still as practical and as functional as it ever was.” Paula Evans

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There are four bedrooms, including the master bedroom with its walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom at the front of the home. There’s even a sizeable workshop adjoining the garage, while the laundry has been placed nearby to create a useful utility area. A central kitchen forms the hub of the spacious home. It adjoins the “play station” computer zone and the everyday living space that flows out to the alfresco. There are cupboards above the fridge/freezer recess, full height tiling and a large island bench that has been deliberately kept free of

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HE street view of the Madison by Goodlife Homes has proved so popular that buyers have been pinching it to add to other Goodlife designs. “The front facade of the Madison is undoubtedly our most popular, with a number of our clients electing to duplicate the theme on other Goodlife models,” says Travis Mark, sales and marketing manager at Goodlife. Featuring an elegant arched portico, double entry doors, planter boxes, glazing bars to the awning windows, a Colorbond roof and rendered walls, the Madison’s street appeal is “contemporary yet classical”, Travis says. “The portico works so well on the home due to its correct proportion and height in context and in contrast to the entire facade,” he says. All the elements of the front elevation, except for the translucent garage door, are included in the Madison’s price tag of just under $180,000, giving buyers the confidence that they’ll get the look they love. Travis says Goodlife has deliberately focused on a “what you see is what you get” approach to its display homes, making it easy for buyers to identify what they’re getting for their money. While the display home shows what is possible for the price, the builder also recognises that this level of detail and specification is not for everyone. “The majority of our clients elect to spend less and commence with a downsized version of the home, adding certain upgrades based on their taste and budget,” Travis says. Goodlife has created versions of the Madison starting from $139,950, which includes tiling to the living area floors, carpets and blinds. “For a limited time only we are also including our gourmet kitchen package,” Travis says. “This package includes stone benchtops with a double-bowl under-mounted sink, 900mm stainless steel cooking appliances and silkfinish laminate to all cupboard doors and drawers.” A feature-packed home for anyone keeping a careful eye on the dollars, the Madison has a family-friendly layout that includes a computer zone, alfresco and home theatre.

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Modular homes can solve some of the problems of cost and logistics of building in regional WA, says Paul Tweedale, general manager of Formas, the Pindan Group’s modular building company

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ODULAR homes were once considered inferior to brick-and-tile homes in country Australia, but they’re fast becoming the preferred option as people recognise the cost and availability benefits. For example, a number of homeowners currently rebuilding in Margaret River after last year’s devastating bushfires are choosing modular. They recognise that the cost and lead time of rebuilding a traditional home overstretches their insurance payout, not to mention leaving them with nowhere to live for extended periods of time. They also recognise that modular homes are not the shed-like structures they used to be. Most of us are aware that it is expensive and frustratingly slow to build in some

regional areas of WA. Supply doesn’t meet demand for builders, especially in the remote North-West. Transporting building materials is also costly. The good news is that modular homes solve some of these problems. Modular homes cost less than traditional homes and their modern designs are comparable in size and style to your traditional brick-and-tile product. Moreover, they are built to comply with the extreme climatic conditions in regional Australia. They are more readily available and can be transported directly to your homesite. Unfortunately, modular homes don’t always completely solve the time factor. What takes time is often the installation of the home, including services. This can take from four weeks to several months in regional areas. Formas has been able to address this issue,

Things to be aware of when building a modular or transportable home: ✱ It can take several months to install the

building and connect services to a modular or transportable home in remote WA. ✱ When transporting a modular home, any item more than 2.4m wide requires overwidth traffic management with escort vehicles. This can double your transport costs.

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The kids are well catered for downstairs with three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lounge leading out to a courtyard. There’s also a computer nook that could easily be kitted out as a small kitchen. “The key to a good upside-down design is functionality and this was the foundation for the Bogart’s brief,” Peter says. “It’s a design that is well suited to smaller blocks and/or rear lane access and it shows that our approach to cottage-lot design is innovative and versatile.” With versions of the Bogart starting from $327,200, there’s plenty of scope for buyers to customise this home to suit their budget. As displayed, it certainly comes with a sizeable list of wow-factor features, from the spa bath in the ensuite and the bank of bifolding doors to the balcony from the living area, to the stylish pivot front door and the stone benchtops and glass splashback in the kitchen. The upstairs living area stretches right across the front of the home to make best use of the views, while the kitchen features a contrasting design featuring timber-look laminate and crisp white to emphasise contemporary styling and the Bogart’s fresh, open spaces. Paula Evans


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Exclusive Homes, says his company worked closely with the clients to tailor “a completely unique blend of ideas and materials”. “Every project is an opportunity to renew a client’s living experience,” Claude says. The owners of this home demolished an old house to make way for their dream domain. Faced with a sloping, tapered block, they worked closely with Giorgi to create a lightfilled residence that capitalises on its elevated position. “The block did have an obvious bearing on the room locations and their competition for the views,” Claude says. Crisp white walls work in harmony with timber and texture for warmth. High-gloss surfaces and bursts of colour add strategic accents, and natural stone ties it all together. A curved entry wall leads through to a reflection pond at the base of the stairwell, enhancing the impact of the two-storey void that cuts through the centre of the home. “The stairwell then reverses the direction to lead upstairs to the open-plan living and the sensational views beyond,” Claude says. Feature ceilings have been used extensively to add interest, volume and definition, and to lend an extra sculptural quality to the home. Claude says there’s a great sense of achievement in creating a home that allows an ease of living as well as maximising the views offered.

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N the quest to portray yourself in the best possible light with potential lenders, it’s advisable to refrain from the types of “risky” behaviour that financial institutions frown upon. Experts say that in the lead-up to applying for finance, it’s important to consolidate banking with one lender, to avoid frequent address changes, to not make erratic withdrawals from your savings accounts, and to resist offers to take up multiple unsecured debts such as credit and store cards. And, once a decision is made on the lender of choice, it’s a good idea to ensure you qualify for the finance you’re seeking before lodging an application. Bear in mind, each application to refinance is recorded on a credit file. Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers managing director Chris Acret says it can be damaging when a final application is lodged

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obtain a credit file from www.mycreditfile. com.au.) Resolve Finance general manager Don Crellin says that it’s critical for potential borrowers to ensure their fiscal behaviour does not look risky so they can perform as well as possible within the framework of a lender’s credit scoring model. Don says this credit score assesses characteristics that impact both positively and negatively on a borrower’s capacity to repay a loan. Along with multiple credit inquiries, other behaviour that is viewed as risky includes changing your address or job frequently and defaulting on bills, no matter how small. “If you are considering a change to your job just prior to applying for a home loan, it may count against you,” Don says. “Stability is important in a lender’s eyes, especially when it comes to assessing your income. “After all, your ability to make regular monthly repayments depends upon the income generated from your employer.” Independent Home Loans managing director James Pibworth says it’s advisable to strive for the appearance of consistency in a loan application – relating to employment, place of residence, banking and savings habits. James warns against making the mistake of

failing to declare all your financial commitments when lodging a loan application. He says failing to declare a credit commitment, regardless of how small it is, does not look good to lenders. Ensure there are no erratic withdrawals on your bank statements and if your banking is split across several lenders, then consider moving to one lender. According to James, homebuyers who are paid in cash must obtain documented proof of regular pay. “We advise clients who are paid this way to ask their employer to pay the cash into their account and to produce three months’ computerised payslips,” he says. Young Investors Club president Ben Dempster says that young homebuyers should do all they can to get into property as soon as possible. Ben says you should get into good savings habits from an early age by putting money aside from any working income, including any casual jobs. Maintaining a clean credit history is essential and Ben advises those who can’t pay their bills to make alternative arrangements with the creditor to avoid a black mark on their credit history. Evelyn Duffy

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A trifecta of positive indicators have set the scene for more construction in WA, says Master Builders communications director Geoff Cooper and predicted zonings should provide some 44 years of land supply for Perth and the Peel region. This is longer in some regional areas. More immediately, we have plenty of blocks available for homebuilders. There are almost 50,000 conditionally approved lots for developers to construct within the next four years in Perth and Peel. Developers are offering attractive incentives for land purchases in most areas of WA and we are not seeing the queues for land that we saw back in 2007. With strong population growth, rental yields about 5 per cent in many suburbs, ample land supply in the short term and interest rates at historically modest levels, we have the necessary ingredients to drive increased residential construction in WA. Homebuyers or renovators should also be aware that there are still plenty of skilled trades available in areas south of Geraldton. This means that homes are being constructed on time and generally on budget. This situation is not expected to last long with the ongoing movement of trades workers to resource-related projects. If you are looking for a Master Builder for a new home or renovations, you can select from more than 500 builders on mbawa.com by price or sector or region. If you are looking to check out a display home, visit displayhomeswa.com.au. Good luck with your building project!

A-Z BUILDING information With one in five homes suffering some kind of termite damage, it is wise to take precautions at the building stage, says Master Builders technical adviser Romina De Santis

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ERMITES – or “white ants” as they are commonly referred to – cause millions of dollars in damage to buildings and structures in Australia every year. But the majority of the general public either don’t think about termites or don’t seriously consider them when building a new home, carrying out an extension or renovating an existing home. It is estimated that one in five homes suffer termite damage of some kind during the life of the building. Many millions of dollars are spent annually by homeowners in rectifying this damage and because of the nature of termite activity few, if

any, insurance companies will insure against damage by these pests. With this in mind, it is in the best interests of the building designers, builders and owners to install an effective termite management system during construction that will minimise the risk of attack.

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A hairline crack has appeared in a bathroom tile and it appears to be “travelling”. How can this happen as my house is brand new? Cracking tiles are a reasonably common feature in showers, around baths, hobs and spas in new homes. Fortunately, the problem is not usually serious. Hairline tile cracks often occur near internal or re-entrant corners and result usually from minor slab movement, weak consistency of the tile sub-base solution mix and/or use of an inflexible application glue. These cracks can often grow or travel across a tile as the new house adjusts to minor ground or slab movement. A combination of expansion and contraction of cement, mesh and sometimes brickwork can all result in minor tile cracking in wet areas. You need to be careful not to replace the cracked tile too quickly after the home is completed. New homes need time to settle and early replacement of cracked tiles may need to be repeated. You should also use a Resiflex-type glue. Although this is more expensive, it will provide some “give” and allow for ground movement without damaging tiles. Tilers can also assist by preparing a strong sand/cement solution sub-base where minor slab cracks are evident. Remember to keep a number of spare tiles stored away after you build. Replacement tiles are often difficult to find because of fashion changes and some production lines ceasing. There is a “tile library” service which is located in metropolitan Perth that carries a good range of replacement tiles. But if your tile is unavailable it can be an expensive process to have to retile a whole shower when only one or two tiles need replacing.

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strong employment opportunities. Our new residents have to live somewhere and our rental market is already tight. One large national property developer has gone so far as to say that WA is facing a rental crisis, citing less than 1 per cent vacancies within its developments. People in Perth and North-West towns looking for rentals will already know how difficult it is to find suitable accommodation. Even the traditionally sluggish hotel accommodation market is feeling the heat with limited room availability for travellers. Backpackers, it seems, are sleeping on couches in hostels. A recent visitor to our Master Builders office in Perth needed lastminute accommodation in the CBD and had to pay $850 for a room in an average hotel. The competition for rental homes, escalating rents and consequent limited choices for Generation Ys who are leaving home will be another driver of construction in WA. The other key factor that will support construction is the availability of land. Based on current population projections, existing

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NATURAL ADVANTAGE Making a home greener boils down to having good basic design and building principles, says award-winning builder Dale Alcock Homes, which has just opened the Oslo in Harrisdale

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ORE and more West Australians are seeking out ways to become “greener” in their everyday lives. The team at Dale Alcock Homes has certainly noticed this and says consumer interest in affordable and sustainable new homes is stronger than ever before. According to Dale Alcock Homes sales and marketing manager Cameron Lade, the term “affordable green living” is used regularly when it comes to discussing home design. This term can mean many different things – from water-saving devices to native gardens, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and even the life cycle and cost of building materials. However, at the end of the day, Cameron says

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it’s good basic design and building principles that need to be at the core of any environmentally sustainable home. “For example, ceiling and wall insulation are the most effective way of reducing heating and cooling loads, and thankfully these are generally standard in most homes,” he says. “But focus should also be given to what is termed thermal performance, which refers to the way a building exchanges heat and energy with its environment, and this should absolutely be at the heart of any intelligently designed home. “Good thermal performance controls heat flows and harnesses solar design. From our perspective, intelligent home design is all about crafting a healthy, comfortable, naturally lit environment to enhance lifestyle in the most cost-effective way possible.” Cameron says clever passive-solar design can also be implemented to ensure living areas are located towards the north of the property, with bedrooms and “night” rooms – for example, a home theatre or home office – to the south. In addition, airflow can be equally important as it has a cooling effect, and while it doesn’t necessarily reduce temperatures, it is very effective in drier, less humid climates such as Perth. “Making sure that windows and sliding doors are well located certainly doesn’t cost any more, and yet their careful design can mean that sea breezes are harnessed to enable crossventilation,” Cameron says. “And in the same way, high ceilings are fantastic in terms of cooling down room temperatures – 31-course ceilings in the living area may cost a bit extra, but can be a worthwhile inclusion and can give a great feeling of spaciousness as well as helping to keep areas naturally cool.” Cameron points to the Oslo – the latest design from Dale Alcock Homes – as an example of a home which has “affordable green living” at its core and is packed with environmentally sustainable options and energy-savvy products. Taking inspiration from the greenest city in The Oslo display home by Dale Alcock Homes. Pictures: Joel Barbitta, D-Max Photography

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the world, the Oslo is an intelligently designed and compact 4x2 home, which can be built from $224,717. Now open for viewing in the Harrisdale Green Estate, Harrisdale, the property has a combined total area of 278sq m, of which 197sq m is living area, and is best suited to square blocks measuring from 16.5m wide. “This home’s design is hallmarked by a light and airy open-plan kitchen, which adjoins the living and dining area, from where there is a seamless transition to the alfresco area,” Cameron says. “What we are particularly pleased about in terms of the design of this new display home is that it has a great sense of space and light, which is not an easy feat for properties on compact square lots, and it also has careful zoning, as well as a range of green, organic and energy-savvy optional products that are extremely affordable.” The Oslo also has a home office conveniently located away from the living area to facilitate a quiet and peaceful home environment. It also has a master suite with large walk-in robes at the front, away from the three minor bedrooms, providing further privacy. “In terms of new home design, West Australians planning on building may also like to consider their choice of roof cover. Dark-coloured roofs and bricks naturally absorb more solar energy and increase surface temperatures, so light colours are often preferable and don’t cost any extra,” Cameron says. “Installing a solar hot-water system is another obvious choice in terms of sustainable living. Water heating is the single highest consumption of energy in a household, closely followed by space heating and cooling, so solar certainly makes sense in Perth. “From our perspective, green living is all about offering our clients a range of environmentally sustainable options for their new home and from there they can select home specifications that will not only help to reduce their energy costs, but will also assist in reducing their carbon footprint.”


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Warren Ki’s apartment in the Aquarius Tower of the Peninsula Apartments at Burswood. Pictures: Christian Sprogoe Photography

I DID IT MY WAY Adding his own style to the Mirvac-designed apartment didn’t mean Warren Ki was just hanging a few paintings on the wall. He turned the dining room into a piano room and even replaced all the taps

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HEN Warren Ki bought his new home in the Aquarius Tower of the Peninsula Apartments at Burswood, he liked the existing design, but wanted to add his own individual style and eye for detail. The retired pharmacist and interior design enthusiast says the apartment – designed and built by Mirvac – gave him four walls within which he could let his imagination run wild. Warren describes his home, which he shares with his two dogs, as “individual, creative and contemporary”. “The Mirvac design was great. It already had really good quality finishes, but I wanted to add something a bit different,” he says. Warren moved into the apartment last July and then started adapting the layout to reflect his own taste and design preferences. By January, he had all of the final touches in place. “I don’t cut corners. I use things that suit me, even down to the water taps,” Warren says. “We pulled out the existing taps – even though they were brand new – and replaced them with taps I liked. “I wanted to strike a balance between contemporary fittings and comfort. Some home interior designs look fantastic, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable living in them.” Warren says the overall look of his home is distinguished without being over the top. “It is modest and I enjoy the quality of the furnishings,” he says. HOME

There are more than 12 pieces of artwork in the apartment by renowed artists, including Stormie Mills, Peter Mars, Alexandra Lekias and Mugurel Barbulescu. “The artworks are one of my favourite features,” Warren says. “They are soothing to look at and I sourced a lot of my paintings from street artist Stormie Mills because I think he is unique. He is so special – you hardly find other artists doing what he does. Everyone has a different interpretation of his paintings and for me his art means something.” Warren’s approach to interior design saw him replace the standard dining room with a piano room, which he says is a precious gift to himself. He also transformed the balcony to make him feel like “I’m not storeys high, but at one with the Burswood golf course”. Laying artificial turf to re-create the lush green of the golf course below and placing sand and earth-coloured furnishings to resemble the sand traps helped Warren pull off this task with aplomb. To make an impression with your own home, Warren says you need to set trends, not just follow trends. He also attributes the success of his interior design concept to using good quality materials he sourced locally. “I like to support the local community business as I, too, once owned a business and depended on local support,” he says.

Warren says his friends did a double-take when he revealed the changes to his home. “Even last week I was getting requests from Mirvac agents who wanted to bring people through my home to see the changes that have made the apartment unique,” he says. Alyesha Anderson

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CHANGES SEE LIGHT OF DAY It took the family four years to decide to renovate, but they now enjoy glorious ocean views and the wide open, light-filled spaces they wanted

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REATHTAKING ocean views can be seen from almost every room in this renovated Marmion residence, thanks to the handiwork of boutique builder Hallmark Developments. The once-dated four-bedroom, four-bathroom dwelling was transformed over an eightmonth period into a spacious, contemporary family home. Mark Gethin, the director of Hallmark Developments, says 60 per cent of the existing walls were knocked down to create a light and airy ground floor. “There was a focus on maximising the potential for ocean views, which previously could only be seen from the kitchen and one upstairs bedroom,” he says. The new design allows for a magnificent flow-through where rooms merge seamlessly into each other, giving the impression that the outside is merely a continuation of the inside. Glass bifold doors now ring the downstairs living rooms, giving the occupants clear views out to sea.

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“It was important to the owner that you could enter the house and look right through to the pool. The removal of walls and the new glass doors really make this possible,” Mark says. The living and sleeping spaces were deliberately separated to create a private bedroom zone on the second storey, while the downstairs rooms were dedicated to entertaining. In order to achieve this “separation of spaces”, the house was substantially extended upstairs. Two new bedrooms were constructed while the pre-existing bedroom, ensuite and study were altered to create two bedrooms and one large bathroom. Another two ensuites, three spacious walk-in robes and an extended balcony complete the floor. The owner had been planning to overhaul the home since moving in four years ago. “We really liked the position and being so close to the beach but we’d always planned to renovate,” she says.


“As a large family, we eventually just ran out of room.â€? Stone benchtops and limestone tiles were chosen for their ability to withstand regular wear and tear. Luxury items were also included in the design brief. Porcelain tiles feature in all of the bathrooms, while a sound system runs throughout the entire house. A security system with sensors on the glass in the windows and doors was another must-have on the owner’s list. The theatre room was retained from the original house while the carport was transformed into a big garage. Mark says renovations can often be a challenge and embarking on a home improvement project is a completely different experience to building a new house. “It’s a 1970s property, so with all these older houses you never know quite what you’re going to ďŹ nd,â€? he says. “And, of course, you always have to be careful about the structural integrity of the existing home.â€? Despite the challenges, Mark says the ďŹ nal development was a great collaboration between Hallmark Developments and the owner. “She had a really good idea of what she wanted but wasn’t quite sure how to put it all together, so we worked hard to achieve that,â€? he says. “They’re a fairly tall family so we tried to accommodate that by installing higher benchtops and raised sinks, while all the new doors put in were of a greater height.â€? Samantha Leung

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MAGICAL SAFARI With her African roots, Adri-Ann Brown has been able to source some unusual products, uccts, including vases handmade in Rwanda and sculptures made from old coins in Chad

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PASSION for all things edgy, unique, natural and stylish led interior designer Adri-Ann Brown to open her own haven in North Fremantle for people with similar interests. Adri-Ann’s Blu Peter outlet will intrigue you from the moment you enter – the smell, the music and the variety of homewares and furnishings on display are all captivating. Blu Peter is rapidly becoming a popular shopping destination among savvy homemakers who are in the market for internationally sourced, one-off pieces that can change the look of a room or simply complement their existing furniture. “Working as an interior designer, I found I was looking for items I just couldn’t find in Perth,” Adri-Ann says. “A lot of the furniture and homewares around Perth are similar many of the stores go to the same suppliers for products. You don’t find too many items that are handmade and there is a gap in the market for natural, earthy textures, so I decided to go for it.” Some of the most unusual items currently in store are handcrafted vases made by the Tutsi

tribe in Rwanda and sculptures made out of old iron currency from Chad. “I travel a lot and as I meet like-minded people along the way, I am told of items to check out,” Adri-Ann says. “I have pieces from Mexico, India, the Philippines and all over Africa.” Adri-Ann’s South African roots have left her with an appreciation for textures, natural woods and colours from every aspect of nature. “A lot of my clients are from Europe and they really enjoy the look of different textures,” she says. “The lighting I have is very popular and because they are a mixture of raw textures and neutral colours, they can be used in most interiors.” Perhaps the best thing about this shop is the expert advice you can get from Adri-Ann, who often works with clients as both the interior designer and supplier. “If I know a client is going to be buying a few things, I will offer my services because I think the last thing you want is to take something home and find that it doesn’t work,” she says. “I’ve had so many people who have come in and said they wanted a particular product only

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CURTAIN CALL FOR PROGRESS Motorised blinds and remote-controlled drapes are in demand as technology begins to dictate trends in window coverings

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ESIDES their obvious practical benefits, window treatments also have a large part to play in defining the character of a room or even a whole home. “Textiles make people’s lives richer, and their homes more human, more exciting and joyful,” says Kirsty Walker, visual merchandiser at Ikea, Innaloo. With homeowners keen to stamp their personality on their surroundings in 2012, people are choosing window treatments that announce their presence rather than blend into the background. Whether blinds or curtains, the trend this season is for window treatments in dramatic colours, patterns and textures. “While we have long been asked for plainer fabrics that can work well in all situations, we now see a strong direction back to texture and fabrics that can make a statement on their own,” says Paula Dawes, national marketing manager at Vertilux. As in other areas of the home, window treatments are becoming more technologically advanced by the day. Automatic and remotecontrolled blinds, curtains and panel systems are growing in popularity and changing the way we think about window treatments. “Motorisation options mean you can now control the window fashions throughout your home at just the touch of a button,” says Jenny Brown, national marketing manager for Luxaflex Window Fashions. “This will be a very attractive feature for potential buyers and could give you the edge you need to sell your property faster than a similar property in the same suburb.” When shopping for window treatments,

homeowners are increasingly being drawn towards sustainable products. Consumers are seeking out products made using sustainable materials as they gain a greater understanding of environmental issues. People are also learning that window treatments are able to act as insulation, stopping heat from escaping the home and saving you money over the long term. “Research has revealed that up to 30 per cent of the heat in your home is lost through windows, meaning that all the electricity you are spending on warming your home is then being lost through poorly insulated windows,” says Jenny. Well-designed window treatments act as insulation for your windows, making your home instantly more energy efficient. Lisa Shearon

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A GARDEN OF EDEN Dario and Michele Franzinelli are never short of fresh produce on their kitchen table with more than 480 edible plants transforming their spacious backyard in Maida Vale into an “Eden”

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OCATED on a typical, old-fashioned quarter-acre block in Maida Vale is the remarkable Jetto’s Patch, which is a prime example of the way we can all take control of the food we eat and reduce our household food bills at the same time. Dario and Michele Franzinelli are undoubtedly passionate foodies who demand the freshest produce for their modest kitchen table, but the way they’ve gone about supplying it has become inspiration to a huge network of friends. So much so that many of their admirers have become Facebook friends with the Franzinellis, who record and share their garden experiences every day via the online social network. The garden is home to more than 480 edible plants, which have slowly overtaken the old lawn and transformed it into an “Eden” of sorts that can feed a family for about 20 weeks. I’ve got to admit to loving the passion these two characters have for their backyard and I recently had the opportunity to help them out as Michele was looking for a mountain pawpaw or babaco – a plant I was growing at home. So I took a cutting and gave it to her. Dario, in turn, sent me home with kilos of fresh pecan and macadamia nuts and Michele loaded me up with some unusual purple artichoke seeds I had been looking for. During our latest visit to Jetto’s Patch, we filmed some stories for The Garden Gurus on GEM television. One of the first things we noted on arrival was that a beehive had been added to the garden, ensuring pollination improvement and a supply of several litres of honey each year. The Franzinellis’ approach to establishing this garden has been a step-by-step approach whereby they’ve slowly added edible fruit, herbs and vegetables to every square metre of the garden. The design of this garden is very organic. There’s no intense science here – Dario is a

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strong believer in listening to Mother Nature and using the resources she offers to sustain the garden. Every leaf, branch and organic scrap produced on the property ends up back in the soil and this approach has turned a sandy soil atop a clay pan base into a lush oasis of food production. Michele dropped the magic word “permaculture” during our discussions and while they embrace permaculture principles, they have a less militant adaptation of them. They basically work with nature and learn as they go to deliver incredible results. Highlights during our filming trip included the dragon fruit additions to the purple variety they already have. They now have the white dragon fruit, which were grown from seed collected by Michele and a rare yellow variety that I haven’t tried yet. The purple dragon fruit is much rarer than the white and Michele’s plant has already produced fruit. The plant was in bud when we visited and the huge fragrant flowers open at night and are best pollinated by hand. The fruit is pink and the flesh succulent and juicy. It’s a favourite of my five-year-old, Harry, who gorged himself on them when he had the opportunity during visits to the tropics. The unusual thing about this fruit is the fact it is a cactus, so its ability to produce fruit and be waterwise is unique, making it ideal for our challenging garden conditions in Perth. The macadamia was full of fruit, the goji berries were ripe and the blueberry crops were just about finished for the year. Pears and quinces were bagged in homemade fruit bags to protect them from fruit fly attack. The more I foraged through this garden, the more I found. Eugenie, the couple’s 21-year-old daughter, amused me no end as she watched us shoot the stories for this episode with her mum and dad. She sat quietly watching proceedings

while munching away on purple chinese apples (lilly pilly) from the tree in their front yard, something I’m not sure many 21-yearolds would realise possible, yet alone crave. Dario and Michele have reduced their personal grocery bill from $60 a week for fresh fruit and vegies to just $10. I think an important message I took home from Jetto’s Patch is the importance of eating when plants are in season. It is good for you and the environment because there are no distances involved in shipping fruit or vegetables from one side of the country to the other and you get to vary your diet. There are three adults in the Franzinelli household and as you might imagine, their food supply can be way beyond their demand so being a friend or family member has its advantages. Everything else seems to end up pickled, jammed or dried for ongoing supply. The Franzinellis are some of the most passionate, but practical down-to-earth people you will ever meet. Their Facebook home page, “Jetto’s Patch”, provides a dynamic opportunity to share ideas and thoughts and to ask questions. This resource was created and is maintained for the sole purpose of helping and inspiring others to find the joys involved in home food production. It’s wonderful. Trevor Cochrane

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Nola Costa, of Mirrabooka, says she has the biggest crop of mangoes ever, but the fruits are small and she wants to know how to make them bigger. The answer is you have to sacrifice some fruit to allow the others to get bigger. Of the 175 you had on the tree this year, removing 75 would have ensured the rest were bigger. That said, mangoes tend to naturally drop small fruit during dry conditions so picking the fruit off is a little difficult. As the tree matures, you will get bigger fruit naturally and my suggestion is you accept the little ones alongside the bigger ones because they all taste the same – delicious!

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Anita Liyanage, of Henley Brook, has a serious ant problem that is impacting her gazanias. On close inspection, the soil is alive with them. Grab a bottle of Amdro – a specialised ant bait that seems effective against most invasive ant species. Always check the label and apply sensibly, but it will control the ants you’re describing. Trevor Cochrane

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TREVOR COCHRANE the garden guru

The respected WA dog behaviour consultant helps us understand our canine companions

There are dogs whose bite is worse than their bark, but teaching your pet “bite inhibition” will be a good way to control the pressure it exerts

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UPPIES and some older dogs are unaware of the strength of their bite. They do not come hard-wired with the knowledge that biting can cause pain. They need to learn to use their mouths, to interact with us – and other dogs – without inflicting pain. “Bite inhibition” is how they learn to moderate their bite strength. Pups have very sharp teeth, but a weak jaw. Like human babies, they will teethe. This can cause discomfort when they’re mouthing or biting you. The teeth of adult dogs are not as sharp, but they develop powerful jaws that can cause considerable damage if they bite. There are ways to teach bite inhibition to your puppy.

Here are some of the tools that can help train your pet to moderate its bite pressure: YOU HURT ME, I STARTLE YOU Promptly yell “Ouch!” after an unacceptable bite. Most pups will back off, at least for a few moments. Sound like you’re serious, but bear in mind that the aim is to interrupt bad behaviour, not give the pup a cardiac arrest. Then recommence interacting with your puppy, telling it, “Be gentle”. If it continues to use inappropriate bite strength, say, “Ah-Ah”, firmly, followed by, “Be gentle”. This reminds the pup that you’re monitoring its biting – teaching it that humans are more sensitive than other pups, and that it really hurts us when they bite.

YOU BITE ME, I’M OUT OF HERE If you have said “Ouch!” and reminded your pup to be gentle in a convincingly assertive tone but it still mouths with more force than is acceptable, immediately remove yourself from its presence. The message here is play nice or play alone. When you return to engage with your puppy once more, be calm. Take note of and praise good behaviour, but make it aware of any misbehaviour. Michele Franzinelli in Jetto’s Patch in Maida Vale. Pictures: Richard Polden

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SUPPORT PUPPY GENTLY AND FIRMLY The “Ouch!” method usually works well with most puppies. Over time it should result in gentler mouthing. However, occasionally, it can have the opposite effect, with some pups actually increasing their bite fest. If you have one of the more determined puppies, refrain from using this technique. Instead, hold your puppy securely upright, taking care to avoid its teeth and wait until it has finished with the temper tantrum. Keep quiet, calm and relaxed. This isn’t an exercise to punish your pup, but one to settle it down in a humane way. Gently and slowly release once it has stopped wriggling.

MAKE BETTER CHOICES Divert your pup’s attention by giving it something else to do. Ask it to “sit” and calmly reinforce the good behaviour. Give the pup more attention when it behaves well, instead of focusing too much on the biting misbehaviour.

SATISFY YOUR PUPPY’S URGE TO CHEW Give your pup something appropriate to chew on. Offer a teething puppy a chew toy, instead of your hand. Puppies need safe outlets to satisfy their chewing instinct. Any toy that keeps their attention while they’re in “chew mode” will reduce the amount of negative encounters.

ALLOW YOUR PUPPY TO MOUTH YOU Mouth contact does not have to be avoided. Some gentle gumming of your hand can be permitted. However, if the pup begins to lose self-control, take appropriate action. Interrupt it or remove yourself. Teaching a pup what is an acceptable amount of tooth pressure is important. Judge the strength of each bite and determine what is an acceptable level. Praise your pup when it displays good selfcontrol. Be proactive and disengage when your puppy bites too hard.

AVOID REACTING BADLY Provide your puppy with productive feedback. This does not include holding their mouth shut, scolding, scruffing, turning them on their back and growling at them. Nor does it include pointing your finger at them while growling “No!”. Do not engage in any behaviour that could compromise your bond with your pet and provoke more undesirable behaviour. Inappropriate reactions can be interpreted as a licence to continue. It can make them defensive and quite often increase the biting. Realise that some puppies are sensitive and easily intimidated by threatening behaviour. Ease up – you don’t do any favours by frightening it.

TUG GAMES Dogs need outlets for some of their normal drives. We enjoy playing a game of tug, just as our dogs do. It works as an outlet for normal dog behaviour. Play tug with your puppy, but add some important rules. It needs to learn to restrain itself to acceptable human levels. Any breach of this rule, or any escalation in excitability stops the game. Recommence once composure has been re-established. But don’t fail to communicate that you’ve been hurt when your pet bites you, albeit unintentionally. Bite inhibition training isn’t a guarantee that your dog will never bite. In case of a backslide, a dog that has learnt some self-control doesn’t do as much damage as one that doesn’t know how to use their jaws. Given the right – or wrong – circumstances, any dog can bite. Nevertheless, teaching bite inhibition is a step in the right direction.

✱ Check out Kathy’s website at www.kathysdogtraining.com.au for her popular Intensive Workshop dates and other dog-related information.

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Butler

Boston, by First Abode, S, 4x2, st, a/r, alf, dc/p, Impington St, 0411 444 808 Sands, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, alf, d/g, Impington Rd, 9302 4920

Byford

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Ellenbrook

Metropolis, by Easystart, S, 3x2, d/g, st, h/t, alf,Adlington Way, 9333 0833 Insight, by Aussie Living, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g,Adlington Way, 6212 7699 Kimberley, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, alf, h/t, d/g, Pallarup Cres, 9214 1111 Armada, by HomeStart, 3x2, h/t, st, alf, dc/p, Pallarup Cres, 9231 4567 Silverstone, by Commodore, 4x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, Ewens Pass, 6296 6345 Bonneville, by Commodore, S, 3x3, alf, st, h/t, d/g, Pallarup Cres, 1800 266 663 Imperial Retro, Affordable Living, 3x2, alf, h/t, dc/p, Elmridge Parkway, 9302 4920

Erskine

Quantum, by Domain, S, 4x2, alf, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Sticks Blvd, 9583 5708

Hammond Park

Ramada, by Affordable Living, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Macquarie Blvd, 9302 4920

Harrisdale

Anchorage, by First Abode, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Rufous Lane, 9397 2342 Vertu, by New Generation, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Foundry Turn, 9393 2019 HOME

Lakelands

Good Times, by Aussie Living, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/cp, Karridale Loop, 9523 1689 Bremer, by WA Housing Centre, 4x2, h/t, alf, d/g, Jasper Way, 9214 1111 Swanbourne, by Easystart, S, 3x2, h/t, st, dc/p, Jasper Way, 9581 9406 Inspiration, by Aussie Living, 4x2, h/t, a/r, alf, d/g, Cobaki Brace, 6212 7699

Landsdale

Monaco, by Commodore, S, 4x2, g/r, h/t, alf, d/g, Kingsway, 9303 4361 Coronade, by HomeStart, 4x2, h/t, g/r, alf, dc/p, Kingsway, 9231 4567 La Grange, by WA Housing Centre, S, 3x2, d/g, alf, h/t, st, Kingsway, 9303 2019 Ambiance, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Monticello Meander, 9333 0880

Maddington

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

Millbridge

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

Piara Waters

Villa d’Este, by National, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, Safford Ave, 6296 7784

Baldivis

Peninsula, by TR Homes, 3x2, pre-manufactured home, st, alf, 105 Kelvin Rd, 9493 2998

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 Havana, by Ideal Homes, S, 4x2, a/r, h/t, g/r, st, alf, d/g, Claret Ash Blvd, 9523 0694 Aspire, by Impressions, S, 3x2, h/t, d/g, Jerboa Green, 9523 0087

Madeley

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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

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

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Meadow Springs

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

Piara Waters

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

Queens Park

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Somerton, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Newmarket Pde, 6461 5297

Caversham

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Treendale

Equinox, by New Generation, S, 4x3, d/g, h/t, st, alf, a/r, Orion Lane, 9797 0682

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

Busselton

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

Seville Grove

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

Australind

Abbey View Resort, by WA Country Builders, S, 3x2, h/t, a/r, st, d/g, Lunar Ave, 9792 0100

Aveley

Trump, by Affordable Living, S, 4x2, h/t, st, g/r, Safford Ave, 9320 4920

Millbridge

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

Southern River

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 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 Vasse

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

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Wellard

Alkanta, by Content Living, S, 4x2, d/g, st, alf, h/t, Point Link, 9202 5222 Alexa, by MyGen Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, a/r, d/g, Leeway Loop, 1800 806 803 Milano, by New Generation, S, 3x2, d/g, h/t, alf, Hollington Gdns, 9333 0880 Haven, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Leeway Loop, 6461 5200 Accolade, by New Generation, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, alf, Leeway Loop, Alkimos, 9562 5599

Meadow Springs

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

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

Alkimos

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

Piara Waters

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

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Madeley

Butler

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

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 Plantation, by Content Living, S, 3x2, h/t, alf, st, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 9202 5222 Icon, by Aussie Living, 4x2, g/r, h/t, d/g, St Leonards Blvd, 6212 7699

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

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South Yunderup

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 Mahogany, 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

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 Dynasty, 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

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

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

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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 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 Lamont, by Impressions, S, 4x2, d/g, h/t, st, Kingsway, 9302 6097

Maddington

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

Carnival, by Essence Homes, S, 4x2, h/t, g/r, d/g, Orion Lane, 9792 0100

Wandi

Sandalwood, by Impressions, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Bruny Meander, 6461 5297

West Swan

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

$250,000 to $300,000 Alkimos

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 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

Dalyellup

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

Dayton

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

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

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

Forrestdale

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

Hammond Park

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

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

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

Aveley

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

Baldivis

Australind

Hocking

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

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

Aveley

Jindalee

Belmont

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

Harrisdale

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

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

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

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

Ellenbrook

Treendale

Erskine

Vasse

Avon Lodge, by Plunkett, S, 4x2, h/t, alf, a/r, d/g,Adlington Pass, 6296 6755 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 Preston, by Ross North, S, 4x2, h/t, st, d/g, Dealy Elbow, 0418 935 289

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

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 Panorama, by APG, D, 4x2, a/r, st, alf, d/g, Romano Cres, 9305 3948

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

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Wedding ring

I spend heaps of time away from home and it reminds me of my wife. I got it made by the same guy in Dubai who crafted my wife’s wedding ring, which makes it extra special. Mum’s cooking I crave for it, especially now that I have left home. She makes the best aglio olio and roast dinner. We are always hanging out for leftovers to take with us after a family dinner. Grandpa George’s belt This belt belonged to my wife’s grandpa, who passed away about three years ago. It’s really cool and we were really close to him so it helps us remember him. We think he was ahead of his time in fashion. Ride Oz bike I love cycling. My wife’s dad and I do big rides together. It’s great fun finding new places to ride. Racing helmet I own heaps of helmets. Every driver has his own helmet design and that is his identity in racing. Sonic the Hedgehog features on all of my helmets and each time he is doing different things. It started because I used to race for a team called Sonic and have continued using him on my helmets. Now that I race for Jim Beam, Sonic is holding a bottle of it in the picture on the back of my helmet.

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Penfolds 2002 bin 389 and 407 These are from my dad. He had a big clean-out and gave us some bottles. For me, it’s more than just wine – it represents my family and good times at Sunday lunches.

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Africa. I love having them around and being able to look at them and be reminded of my honeymoon and how amazing it was. Plus, they are just really funky and cool. 8 Shoe rack I dig shoes. I don’t know why, but I try to buy different shoes no one else has. I like to buy them on my travels not only to give me different shoes, but also to remind me of the places I’ve been. 9 Ford car Obviously I love cars. I like nice things and I like nice cars. Lynford has provided me with a car for two years now – it’s been great. 10 Coffee machine I love it because during the rare opportunities I get to wake up at home, my wife and I go straight for the coffee machine. We really like using it on the weekends.

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✱ Dean Fiore will be racing his Ford Falcon FG for Jim Beam Racing in the Perth round of the V8 Supercars Championship, the Trading Post Perth Challenge, May 4-6, at Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo. For more information, visit perth.v8supercars.com.au.

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