THE outlook from “Ridgeview” is spectacular and one of the features that attracted the owners when they bought the sloping block in the 1970s.
They then designed the home to suit the contours of the land, building it over multiple levels and incorporating natural features into the layout.
A building that includes the three-car garage with mechanic’s pit and an upstairs office is at the back of the block and acts as a privacy screen from the property behind, while leaving the house to make the most of the outlook.
From the entry you walk over a glass floor and down through the atrium which includes in situ granite, a water feature, plants and decking.
On one side of the atrium is a dining area that opens to a large deck where you can entertain or just sit and enjoy the panoramic views to the city, spectacular sunsets and the mist-filled valley on winter mornings.
The owners said you could also see several sets of Australia Day fireworks, from Fremantle to Perth, Bassendean and further north.
A large sitting area with fireplace overlooks the dining room and deck and leads to the master bedroom.
The natural rock forms part of a sitting area in this room, which includes a walk-in robe, ensuite and access to the deck.
Opposite the atrium is the kitchen with a fantastic appliance cupboard and clever storage options, and meals area with the layout leading to a formal lounge room with fireplace.
There are four bedrooms in this part of the house.
On one level, two are on either side of an activity area and near a bathroom.
The bedrooms and activity area open to a balcony that lead to the gardens and a door to the kitchen.
The other bedrooms are on an upper level and are also near a bathroom.
One of these bedrooms has its own balcony.
The gardens are a magical delight with beautiful zones set over the slope of the block.
There are original trees and a water feature running through an outcropping of granite down the block to a pond with jetty and koi.
The most recent addition to the gardens is a gazebo, which the owners installed earlier this year.
Clever use of plants and screens ensure this is a secluded private space where the owners said you can relax in peace and quiet.
This is a property that keeps on giving and there is also a sewing room that could be another office, studio or music room, while the kids will love the cubby house.
One very special feature is a theatre room next to the garage.
It has tiered seating, red draperies, projector and screen and stage – watch a movie with the family or let the kids entertain you with plays and concerts.
The owners have reluctantly decided to sell their home of 40 years to downsize.
24 Leithdale Road
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Contact: Patrick Harper on 0413 440 107
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