IF you have ever thought about moving to the South-West but do not want to leave family and friends behind, this Carabooda property might just be the perfect solution.
Just a short distance from the Eglinton coastline and 20 minutes from the Joondalup city centre, convenience is not an issue.
On a 3.08ha compound, the private retreat has its own lake and gumtrees reaching up to the sky.
Owners Helen and Shaun have lived in the 20-year-old property for four years.
“It was designed by Odden Rodrigues Architects and is so unique as it was designed to flow with the valley of the property, allowing the house to be one with the surroundings.”
Behind electric gates and past tuart trees and stone sculptures, a private sealed road leads to the bespoke three-storey home.
A large pivot door opens to a large home office or fourth bedroom, a sprawling living area with a Toodyay stone-clad fireplace and timber floors, and a sun-drenched timber deck overlooking the forest and lake.
There is also a near-new kitchen with all the extras, a theatre room with full-height glazing also overlooking the lake, and threemore king-sized bedrooms, including the master with his-and-her robes, spa ensuite with sauna and laundry chute.
But it does not stop there – buyers will no doubt be impressed by the wine cellar, gym, family-sized pool and a separate guest house.
“The property has been great for our kids as they have been able to have friends around to enjoy the outdoors,” the owners said.
“Our favourite place in the house is the middle level of the home – this is where all of us get together for our meals, to talk and just sit by the fireplace with a glass of wine at the end of the day.
“The middle level also allows us to enjoy the views over the property to see the kookaburras, the pond and watch the wildlife.”
The property also has ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning, an alarm system, 86,000L water tank, a bore with a 10,150KL water licence, farm sheds and a Biomax septic system.
“Our neighbourhood is very good because everyone looks out for each other and the locals around the area are market gardeners so we can purchase fresh produce from them, such as eggs and vegetables,” the owners said.
22 Trajanovich Lane
From $1.495 million
Agency: Harcourts Alliance
Contact: Thomas Massam on 0411 598 699