WITH its grand proportions and character features this home could easily pass for one of Claremont’s stately historic residences.
It was actually built in 2010.
The owners’ vision was to build a house that would suit the streetscape, which is predominantly Federation-style homes.
They also wanted a home that could accommodate a large, blended family.
“It initially catered for five teenagers and the location was ideal because of its proximity to schools, university and public transport,” the owners said.
Only one child remains at home and they are looking to downsize, creating an opportunity for another family to enjoy the location and spacious residence.
In an elevated position, on a tranquil street lined with peppermint trees, the home has a beautiful presence.
It captivates with its verandas, timber posts, bay windows and front door with stained glass.
The homage to the Federation period continues inside with high ceilings, sash windows, deep architraves, skirting boards, intricate ceiling roses, arched hallways and gleaming jarrah floorboards.
The ground floor includes a spacious foyer, formal lounge and dining room with bay window and fireplace, and open-plan family/meals area with a magnificent kitchen with granite benchtops, huge island bench, freestanding oven and walk-in pantry.
There is also a temperature-controlled cellar with storage for more than 1000 bottles of wine.
The owners love the informal living area and said it had a relaxed feel and was the hub of household activities.
French doors open to an alfresco area, manicured gardens and a self-contained granny flat with a living and sleeping area and bathroom with integrated laundry.
The ground floor also includes a guest suite with bedroom and generously sized ensuite, a second bedroom or study, powder room and laundry.
The huge master bedroom is upstairs and has a bay window, walk-in robe, ensuite with clawfoot bath and sitting area that opens to a veranda.
There are two more bedrooms and a second bathroom on this floor.
The owners said the rear bedroom had the best view in the house, looking east across Claremont and highlighted by tall trees and greenery.
The home is on a 711sq m block, which also includes a garage that is accessed from a rear laneway.
It is for sale by open negotiation, with offers starting from $2.1 million.