GRAEME and Jane Robson looked at 30 properties before finding this home.
“Many of the homes we viewed were made up of lots of small rooms, whereas this home had a beautiful open feel accentuated by floor-to-ceiling glass with both bi-fold and sliding doors,” they said.
“We fell in love with the generous open-plan living area that opens to the alfresco living space and pool deck, while also enjoying beautiful sunsets to the west over Edith Cowan Reserve.”
“We love sitting in either the lounge or out on the patio looking in one direction over the pool and in the other over the parkland.
“It gives you a true sense of serenity and the sunsets to the west often reflected in the patio windows are truly breathtaking.”
The two-storey home was designed by Peter Fryer and built by Ian Collins in 2012.
The ground floor includes the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area and central courtyard.
The stylish kitchen has Miele appliances, stone benchtops, glass splashback, white gloss cabinets and an island bench with breakfast bar.
“This home is a true entertainer due to it being able to be opened up onto the pool deck from two sides bringing the outside in and vice versa – a truly seamless transition,” Mr and Mrs Robson said.
“We have enjoyed many social occasions including birthdays and Christmases with family and friends.
“The grandchildren particularly like the fact that they can go from the pool to the park with ease.”
A staircase with open oak treads and glass balustrade sits against a feature wave wall and leads to the first floor, where there is a second living area that opens to a balcony overlooking the reserve.
“On a Sunday afternoon we often sit on the front balcony overlooking the parklands watching the world go by,” Mr and Mrs Robson said.
“This has to be one of the most loved parks in the whole of Perth.”
There are three bedrooms on this floor.
The master has a built-in robe, walk-in robe and large ensuite with a double vanity unit with stone benchtops, double shower and bath.
It has great separation from the two other bedrooms, which are at the back of the home near the main bathroom, a study nook and balcony overlooking the courtyard.
Mr and Mrs Robson call the home the “summer entertainer”.
“It is ideal for a professional couple who like the idea of a lock-up-and-leave, but enjoy entertaining and having grandchildren and friends to stay on a regular basis,” they said.
The home is in the Churchlands Green Estate, five minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the CBD.
“The Estate is well suited to downsizers like us but equally to families with children attending local primary and secondary schools in the area including Hale, Newman and Churchlands,” Mr and Mrs Robson said.
“It is the diversity of ages which makes the estate a true community..
“I can honestly say we have met and made the most wonderful lifelong friends since we have lived here, this is what we will miss the most.”
They are moving to the South West, looking for their next adventure.
“Having bought a lifestyle block in the Yallingup Hills 12 months ago we are looking to relocate and start the next chapter of our life by building our new dream home,” they said.
19 Alumni Terrace
Agency: The Property Exchange
Contact: Jillian Jeffery or Annie McCarthy on 0408 688 624