She first saw the house in late-2011 when the builder opened it as a show home, falling in love with the open layout and beautiful outdoor area.
Just a few months later, she saw that the property was for sale.
“After an impromptu visit, I made the rather spontaneous decision to purchase it on a leaseback agreement, with Summit continuing to use it for display purposes until August 2013,” Valerie said.
“Being an ex-display, I only needed to make minor improvements after I moved in, such as adding security doors and windows, and fencing in the front yard to create a dog and child-friendly play space.
“Having moved from a small, overcrowded house in Joondalup, it has been a real treat to have the space and facilities to entertain in style.”
Dubbed the Chateau when it was built, the residence does well to live up to its name with a sprawling floor plan offering more than 276sq m of living space.
It has four bedrooms plus a home office as well as multiple living areas including a home theatre with an attached wet bar, an open-plan front living space, and a central courtyard for outdoor entertaining.
The home office can easily be converted into a fifth bedroom if desired, because there is already a study nook near the bedrooms, which also provides access to the loft space.
The residence has been finished to an impressive standard, starting with the travertine tiles throughout the main living areas.
These are complemented by plush carpet found in the bedrooms and home