12 Abney Place
From $2.2 million
Agency: Realty Lane
Contact: Daniel Gonzalez on 0432 057 009
WITH five children the owners of this striking beachside residence wanted a home to suit a large family, with each child to have their own bedroom and a number of rooms for their use.
“We worked with R M Davey & Associates Building Designers to create a large traditional family home in a classic style with entertaining for large family gatherings in mind,” they said.
The two-storey home was built in 2010.
It has a gallery entrance lined with feature stone pillars and a timber staircase to the first floor.
The layout flows through to an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area opening to a luxurious alfresco area with timber-lined ceiling, ceiling fans and fireplace creating a huge space for entertaining year round
“This area flows well,” the owner said.
“The bi-fold doors open the kitchen/living/dining and alfresco into an entertaining space big enough to accommodate a large group.
“We have loved entertaining family and friends and overseas visitors and regularly entertain large groups of my husband’s clients and associates, often 30 – 40 people; his barbecues are legendary.
“The chef’s kitchen, scullery and fully equipped alfresco kitchen help make an easy task of entertaining on a grand scale.”
A pool and outdoor shower complete the outdoor facilities.
If you want to host smaller, more intimate gatherings the wine cellar would be ideal for a quiet drink, nibbles and a chat.
The home also has a theatre room, playroom/office and a music room, with ornate ceilings and a chandelier, that opens to a balcony with views down the street to the ocean to the north and over the park to Rottnest Island.
There are six bedrooms.
The luxurious master has a walk-in robe, ensuite with double vanity unit, freestanding bath, TV, rainfall shower and separate toilet.
There is also a guest suite with ensuite with double shower, four secondary bedrooms and a third bathroom.
The owners spared no expense on the detailing and finishes and the home has floor-to-ceiling tiling in the wet areas, Crema Marfil marble tiling with underfloor heating, ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning and is smart-wired throughout.