DESCRIBED by the selling agents as a “1960s time capsule” this apartment in the Harold Krantz-designed Illinois complex has some lovely retro features.
There are striking decorative tiles on the balcony and in the sunroom where you can sit and enjoy gorgeous river views,including the iconic blue boatshed to Matilda Bay and the Royal Perth Yacht Club.
And there is a classic kitchen and glorious pink shell basin in the master bedroom’s ensuite.
While it was built in the 1960s, the home was ahead of its time in many ways; it is more like a house with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, has an ensuite and dressing room for the master bedroom, a walk-in pantry in the kitchen and an open-plan living/dining area where floor-to-ceiling glass maximises the river outlook.
All of these are considered must-have features today.
It also has a store room, linen cupboard, cloakroom, powder room, laundry and two more balconies.
The owners bought the home in 1992.
They like to travel and the lock-up-and-leave aspect of the building was very appealing, along with the magnificent location with access to the river, Kings Park as their back garden, and 5km from the city.
“Our family has thoroughly enjoyed living in this spacious apartment with its magnificent sweeping views of the Swan River,” they said.
“The river is an ever changing landscape and is relaxing and calming, we never tire of watching the dolphins, the boats, the bird life and the Rottnest ferry.”
The well-maintained complex includes landscaped gardens, pool, barbecue and shady alfresco area.
“The gardens at Illinois have always given us |great pleasure and we have enjoyed many happy family gatherings around the pool and the barbecue,” the owners said.
41/1 Wingfield Avenue
Offers over $955,000
Agency: The Property Exchange
Contact: Ingrid Bradshaw on 0411 411 365 or Jade Lippiatt on 0403 677 178