21 Champion Crescent
Mid $1 millions
Agency: Acton Dalkeith
Contact David Eyers or Martine Eyers on 0419 889 130
FORWARD thinking and clever design were behind the creation of this stunning home.
The owner is a builder and wanted a versatile house.
“I think people want the ability to either have the whole house or a section of the house that could be used for a number of things, such as a home office, area for an older child to live while saving, or a place for older parents to stay,” he said.
“Or even to rent the section out to reduce the mortgage.”
To that end the home has a one-bedroom, one bathroom apartment on the first floor complete with a kitchen and living area that opens to a balcony.
It is linked to the home but also has its own entrance.
“The ancillary dwelling needed to have the ability to be accessed by the main house, but I also wanted it to be completely closed off if I rented it out,” the owner said.
“Being on a corner block, this meant the staircase and front door to the dwelling is well away from the front door of the main house.
“This is great for privacy and sound – I wanted a versatile house, but I didn’t want to compromise the main house.”
The owner has certainly achieved his aim, the apartment is a fantastic bonus and has been used to generate extra income, while the main home is a gorgeous modern residence.
It was built in 2016 and designed by Peter Fryer Designs.
The ground floor includes the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area where stacker doors open to the landscaped alfresco area and floor-to-ceiling windows offer a view of the pool.
The kitchen has a mirrored splashback, island bench, quality appliances and ample storage.
The ground floor also includes a study, which can be used as another bedroom or a kids’ activity room, bathroom for guest use or for a shower after spending time in the pool, laundry and double garage with store room.
The owner said the plunge pool was his favourite place in the house.
“It is heated and north facing, with bamboo trees in the courtyard and makes me feel like being on holiday every time I am in the pool,” he said.
The bedrooms are upstairs.
The master has a large walk-in robe, ensuite with bath and a private balcony with views of the established trees in the estate.
There are two more bedrooms with built-in robes that have access to another bathroom and another living area which can be closed off with sliding door.
The layout has allowed the owners to entertain with ease.
“Having two small children (aged three and a half and two years) meant we could put them to bed upstairs and close the kids’ zone area and then easily entertain downstairs without worrying about disturbing them,” he said.
The owner is now searching for his next project, but has loved this home’s location.
“We always wanted to live in Floreat,” he said.
“We knew the location was prefect for us as the beach is just a five minute drive, Floreat forum a short stroll away, the city and Subiaco are close, and there are great schools in the area including Floreat Primary School, Hale School along with Newman and Churchlands High School.
“I have been a member of Reabold Tennis Club growing up and I wanted to hopefully take my boys down there when they are older.
“I am a keen golfer and like to pop out when I can to the Wembley driving range or even the newly improved Claremont course.”
They have also loved the neighbourhood.
“The other thing we love about the area are the people in the estate,” the owner said.
“Everyone is so friendly and nice.
“Last year some of the residents organised a long table dinner for Christmas for all the local residents; about 60 people attended which was so much fun.
“There is a great sense of community in the estate and everybody looks out for one another, they will always stop for a chat and sometimes even for a beer on the front grass.”