Architectural and design excellence is an enduring pleasure, and this is a very fine example of a mid-twentieth century classic in a remarkable spot: on a large, elevated block in a prime Attadale street, with expansive views over the green landscape to the wide river and the city skyline, and east to the hills. Carefully renovated with its early sixties character intact, the home has a wonderful sense of both openness and sanctuary, with the north-eastern orientation offering solar passive benefits as well as those extraordinary views. With light-filled open-plan living, huge rooms for sleeping, working, relaxing and entertaining, a large studio space, an impressive workshop and a big, beautiful garden with poolside gazebo, here you will find total flexibility for inspired creative living.
Down the curving path of Toodyay stone and through the big red front door, the home opens to the jarrah-floored lobby, leading to the modern open-plan kitchen and dining and flowing through to the totally relaxing living area, warmed by a fabulous original round fireplace. A wall of north facing glass welcomes the long views and you can step out onto the wide terrace. Looking down over the garden and pool and across the trees, there is a sense of being in the country while in the city, with the river laid out before you and the city skyline beyond. With jarrah and wandoo floors, high ceilings and a combination of original timber paneling and fresh white walls, the original spirit of the home is retained, while offering complete contemporary comfort.
The three bedrooms are unusually large and flexible spaces which are really living zones in their own right. Off the entry lobby is a huge, carpeted bedroom (or studio, library or large office) with built-in storage and leafy garden views. Another bedroom adjacent to the living room has that wonderful river vista, glass doors to the terrace with external stairs down to the garden, a wall of built-in storage and a smart grey and white en-suite with bath, double vanity and frameless glass shower. Down the open jarrah stair is another huge bedroom with built-in study. This would be an ideal retreat, teenage or otherwise, as it has a large bathroom/laundry adjacent, with separate toilet, large storeroom (or wine cellar) and an enormous studio/games room with sliding doors to the back garden.
There, the elevated block cascades down with lawn, frangipani, roses, citrus and big palm trees. The gardens are expansive and delightful, with an original ten-metre saltwater solar-heated pool (with slide for the kids) and a pool-side gazebo with kitchenette. There's an immaculate fitted workshop, as well as a garden shed, and hardstand for a boat at the front of the property.
Here you can walk to local shops, schools and restaurants, take riverside strolls and enjoy the convenience of easy access to the city in one direction and Fremantle and the beach in the other. Then come home to the relaxing atmosphere of this big, beautiful, welcoming, architecturally fascinating house: a very rare find in a fabulous location.
- Fine mid-20th century architectural design classic with views
- Prestigious elevated location overlooking river to city skyline
- Intelligent renovation retains original features
- Wandoo and jarrah floors, timber panelling, high ceilings
- Glass-walled open-plan living opens to terrace
- Modern white kitchen, island bench, aqua glass splashbacks
- Unusually large bedrooms
- Flexible spaces for study/library/office
- Large studio/games room opening to back garden
- Lovely cascading outdoor spaces, bore reticulation
- Hardstand for boat
- Pool, gazebo with kitchenette, great workshop
- Big storeroom/wine cellar
- Walk to shops, restaurants, school, river, Point Walter
Auction: Saturday 16th September 3:30pm
Deposit: $75,000 at the fall of the hammer
Settlement: 75 or 90 days