12 Gibraltar Way
Agency: Ray White Dalkeith-Claremont
Contact: Vivien Yap on 0433 258 818 or Phoebe Shi on 0478 950 812
THE owners of this striking, multi-level home took it from drab to fab with a 16-month renovation.
They bought the residence in 2013 and said it was dated inside and out, but had potential and a commanding position overlooking the Swan river, Victoria Gardens and Claisebrook Cove.
Now it has a Tuscan/European-style exterior and classical interior.
The extensive and thorough renovations included rendering and painting the exterior, Tuscan-style columns fitted to the balconies, Italian terracotta tiles to the balconies and front porch, timber-lined eaves, Boral feature stone work, new external cedar door, cobblestone feature for the garage entry, wrought-iron gates and balustrades.
The pool area was also renovated to include a travertine-paved entertaining area and built-in feature stone barbecue.
The interior was completely gutted and rebuilt and includes Tasmanian oak flooring, imported American and UK light fittings, hand-painted stained glass windows, wrought-iron gates for the wine cellar, stacker doors, dado rails, feature archways and built-in furniture.
The home has an abundance of living space including an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with a fireplace that opens to a balcony.
The kitchen is divine and has an Ilve range with double oven and gas cooktop, quality cabinetry, granite benchtops, integrated appliances, butler’s pantry and feature ceiling.
Prepare a gourmet meal and dine alfresco on the balcony or in the formal dining room with Tasmanian Oak flooring and silk curtains.
There is another living area with built-in bar on the lower level.
The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and toilets on every floor.
The master suite is on the top floor.
It has views over the river and includes a marble-lined ensuite with steam shower and large walk-in robe with kitchenette.
The house is stunning throughout, but one key feature would be the outstanding views.
“My favourite place in the house would be the living/kitchen area,” the owner said.
“With its amazing views over the river and parklands there is always something happening.
“The view to the new Perth Stadium is stunning and always changing at night with the various changing of lights.
“The river offers wildlife, dolphins and boats whilst the park offers views of passersby, cyclists and beautiful landscaped gardens in all directions.
“All levels of the house offer these views from bedrooms and living areas, with city views from the upstairs balcony.”