IN a quiet cul-de-sac opposite playing fields and near Cottesloe Golf Course and Bold Park, this two-storey home feels like it is in an exclusive enclave.
It has a central, Japanese-themed courtyard, with fishpond and deck, which is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the serenity.
The owners said the location was perfect for raising children, with little passing traffic and plenty of open space.
The home on a 900sq m block was designed by Hofman and Brown Architects and completed in 2009. The owners’ vision was to create a modern family home that made the most of the beautiful natural vistas.
The end result was a beautiful light-filled residence with ample room for comfortable family living.
Large windows at each end of the upstairs open-plan living/dining/kitchen area provide views over trees and grass as far as the eye can see.
The kitchen was featured in international Kitchen Trends Magazine and has a 5m granite benchtop and scullery with a dumbwaiter.
The owners said it was a hub for both family and guests.
“It is a light-filled space with green vistas at both ends, plus skyline windows for additional natural light,” they said.
“Louvre breezeways allow the house to catch the sea breeze, making it easy to cool in summer.”
Entertaining friends and family was made even easier with a kitchen in the upstairs alfresco area.
In designing the home, the owners felt it was important to create enough separate living spaces, inside and outside, for a growing family.
The master bedroom, with large walk-in robe and ensuite is upstairs, while the ground floor is dedicated to the children.
“The children have the downstairs to themselves, with bedrooms, gym and TV/living room,” they said.
“It opens onto additional entertaining areas, with a below-ground trampoline, heated swimming pool and spa.” n