THE owners’ travels inspired the design of this magnificent home and multiple styles can be seen throughout.
“We have lived in Europe, Africa, America and Asia,” they said.
“We wanted to bring the best features of US plantation and Hampton houses, African and Australian outdoor living features, while embracing both antique and modern furnishing styles.
“We also wanted to have numerous areas where family members could entertain without encroaching on each other.”
The owners bought the original 1930s “Nedlands gentleman’s residence” on a 1072sq m block in 1998.
It was demolished in 2011, with the new home designed in association with MRodic & Associates and completed in 2013.
Built over three levels, it addresses all aspects of today’s lifestyle needs, with formal spaces for special occasions and a family area that embraces indoor/outdoor living.
The ground floor includes formal dining and lounge rooms with doors to the sweeping veranda.
The layout leads past a study/fifth bedroom and powder room to the huge open-plan living/dining/kitchen area.
The living zone has an impressive fireplace and the kitchen is sure to inspire even the most reluctant cook, with European appliances, island bench with breakfast bar and scullery.
A wall of doors open to the alfresco area complete with built-in barbecue and automated shutter, creating a fabulous indoor/outdoor space for entertaining.
This space overlooks the pool with sun shelf and gazebo, where you will feel like you are at a holiday resort.
There is also a theatre room on this level and a gym with sauna and adjacent bathroom.
The owners said the house was ideal for entertaining on a large or small scale.
They have enjoyed Sunday afternoons with their children and grandchildren in the pool and gazebo, casual lunches and dinners with friends in the alfresco area and time in the wine cellar putting the world to rights.
The formal rooms are ideal for business-related functions.
The bedrooms are upstairs and include the huge master suite with walk-in robe, sitting area and opulent ensuite.
This room opens to the balcony with imported stone flooring and views over the leafy surrounds.
The owners said it was a great place for breakfast or afternoon drinks, listening to the kookaburras in the early morning and watching the magpies and parrots in the trees while enjoying the views over the treetops to the Sunset facilities.
There are three more large bedrooms.
One has a walk-in robe and ensuite; the others share ensuite access to a fourth bathroom.
The basement level includes the garage and the wine cellar.
The home is close to Dalkeith Primary School, the river, UWA, restaurants and shops.
The owners love the “country” feel of Dalkeith’s streets, along with its proximity and easy access to the city.
25 Circe Circle
Agency: Ray White Dalkeith-Claremont
Contact: Vivien Yap on 0433 258 818 or Phoebe Shi on 0478 950 812