THIS striking two-storey home has a very futuristic feel.
When the owners bought it four years ago, they loved the contemporary design and open layout.
“We really liked that the rooms were not simply square boxes and loved the modern curved exterior,” they said.
The owners said the home was built in 2012 by a sustainable architecture lecturer who wanted to show how houses could be built to take advantage of breezes and insulation material.
They said these features kept it cool in summer and warm in winter.
While a lot of effort had been made with the presentation of the outside of the home, the interior was more simple and the owners have carried out substantial renovations to bring it to the same modern standard as the exterior.
This included replacing the original Bunnings kitchen with an $80,000 kitchen with Asko appliances, including an induction cooktop, steam oven, conventional oven and integrated dishwasher, and a curved Corian benchtop in keeping with the style of the front of the home.
They also installed new bathrooms, lighting, polished concrete flooring, carpets and repainted throughout.
The ground floor includes a living area that flows through to the kitchen/dining area, all with polished concrete flooring.
“This is our favourite place as it has a huge wall of bi-fold doors that open the place out to the garden area,” the owners said.
“It was amazing holding our first Christmas after the kitchen renovation as it was big enough for everyone to get involved, then sitting around the table with the doors open to the breeze was lovely.”
The owners run their own businesses so the home also includes a fully fitted commercial office.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms with built-in robes and a second living area.
The main bedroom has an sleek ensuite and opens to balcony with views of the Perth skyline; automatic, full-length curtains allow you to enjoy the city views at the touch of a button.
Outside there are low-maintenance gardens with reticulation and a garden shed made from recycled bricks.
The home is on a 270sq m block on a quiet back street with families living next door.
“The best thing about living in Austen Lane is that it is so near to the Leederville cafe strip and all the bars and restaurants and only a 10-minute walk home when you have had enough,” the owners said.
“And being just off Loftus Street, the transport to the city is excellent.”
11 Austen Lane
Auction: April 4 from 5.30PM
Agency: Ray White Dalkeith-Claremont
Contact: Vivien Yap on 0433 258 818 or Phoebe Shi on 0478 950 812