AFTER buying an original war service home on this 887sq m block in 2000, owner Michelle Woods built this limestone homestead in 2004 to cater for her growing family.
“It’s a Con Trippi Imperial Home that was custom designed and built to suit a large family of four children at various ages, so zones were created in the home, bringing it all together in the huge family living area,” she said.
“The design was inspired by Floreat’s large understated homes and quiet streets.”
The heart of the home is the light and spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with Firemaster gas fireplace, high ceilings and timber flooring.
“The open-plan family room is my favourite place,” Ms Woods said.
“It’s where the meals are made, the conversations at the dinner table are had and we sit around the fire overlooking the garden and the pool.
“All this area has access to the back veranda through glass doors or glass tri-fold doors and to the saltwater pool and back garden.”
There is also a cosy, north-facing sunroom off the main living space that could be an activity room for younger children or a theatre room for movie nights as they get older.
Ms Woods said the house had been perfect for entertaining large gatherings and had hosted 18ths, 21sts, 40ths, engagement parties and sit-down Christmas lunches for 25 people.
A wine cellar with dartboard and wine racks is a lovely place for smaller, informal get-togethers.
There are three bedrooms at the front of the home, two with access to the main bathroom and one with an ensuite, making it ideal for a guest room.
The master bedroom is at the back and has a large walk-in robe, ensuite, access to the veranda and pool views.
The house is in the Shenton College catchment area, surrounded by parks, in walking distance of shops and cafes and 10 minutes from the beach.
56 Kirwan Street
Contact the agent
Agency: Centro Estates
Contact: Stephanie Taylor on 0408 914 117