AS parents of growing children, owners Melinda and Peter Harris wanted to create a home with flexible zones that could change as a family’s needs changed.
Their new three-storey home does just exactly that and would suit young families, those with older children and even multi-generational living.
“We captured this need with considered spaces that cater for diverse family blends and needs – including lifts,” Mrs Harris said.
“The middle living floor was created with the aim of everyone coming together.
“The kitchen has the wow-factor and has been created as the hub; it flows seamlessly into the living and dining areas and allows you to be part of everything whilst working in this beautiful space.”
The home’s versatile ground floor includes a bedroom with walk-in robe, bathroom, powder room, study and kitchenette.
As it is self-contained it could be used by grandparents, adult children still living at home but needing their own space, as an office if you work from home or even extra living space.
The first floor houses the main living zone.
It has beautiful timber flooring and opens to a balcony at the front and an alfresco area at the rear.
Mrs Harris said entertaining was enhanced with the indoor/outdoor areas allowing for extra-long tables to cater for all the extended family.
The long galley-style kitchen is a cook’s delight with Smeg appliances, stone benchtops, plenty of storage and a butler’s pantry.
Mrs Harris said it also had a delightful view looking out to the trees in the Perry Lakes parkland.
There is another living area on the top floor, ideal as a retreat for parents or for the children to gather with their friends.
The master bedroom is also on this level and has built-in robes, a dressing area and a large ensuite with double vanity unit, bath, oversized shower and separate toilet.
The bedroom has its own balcony where Mrs Harris said you could enjoy views of the parklands set against the Bold Park quarry.
“As the sun sets, the pink sky meets the majestic gum trees,” she said.
There are two more large bedrooms with built-in robes, the main bathroom and a powder room on this floor.
The house has been finished to a high standard with reverse-cycle airconditioning, quality window treatments, trio cornices and high ceilings, stacker doors to balconies, ducted vacuum system and an alarm.
It is on a 439sq m block in a popular location.
“I grew up in Floreat and I have always loved the location and history of Perry Lakes,” Mrs Harris said.
“Surrounded by beautiful parklands, sporting stadiums, close proximity to shops, beaches and great schools, it is an unbeatable location.”
11 Destiny Lane
Mid – high $1 millions
Agency: Acton Dalkeith
Contact: David and Martine Eyers on 0419 889 130