TRADITIONAL two-storey homes have the main living areas on the ground floor and the sleeping accommodation on the first floor.
This stunning home built in 2014 by Giorgi Exclusive Homes reverses that trend.
The owners bought the block in 2009 and lived in the original single-storey home before building.
They wanted their new home to take advantage of the panoramic views to be had from the first floor.
“We also wanted to create an amazing entertaining space and invite in the best of what the Perth lifestyle has to offer; the beautiful Swan River and weather which is perfect for indoor/outdoor living,” they said.
The first floor certainly is an incredible space.
It includes a theatre room that the owner said has been a treat for the whole family and provides an ideal escape from the world, a games room with built-in bar/kitchenette, balcony access and views over the tropical gardens, and a study.
These rooms are wonderful, but the highlight is the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area.
Features include Jura Blue Grey stone floors, a gas pebble fireplace in the living area and Essastone benchtops, Miele appliances and butler’s pantry in the kitchen.
The views are breathtaking and can be appreciated even more by opening the bi-fold doors and stepping out to the balcony with cedar batten ceiling and built-in barbecue kitchen.
You can sit here and enjoy the beautiful, ever-changing skyline, from rain and dramatic storms to beautiful, calm, sunny days.
The owner said it was a lovely place to enjoy a sundowner, watching sunsets and twilight sailing.
The ground floor includes four bedrooms.
All have walk-in robes and two have ensuites.
The master bedroom looks out over the gardens to the river.
The luxurious ensuite with Apaiser Haven bath and double vanity unit was named HIA WA 2015 bathroom of the year.
The family bathroom and laundry are also on the ground floor.
The owners also wanted to preserve as much of the natural landscape as possible when they built the home and retained a massive, native “granddaddy” peppermint tree, a giant old fruiting fig, huge jacaranda tree and several established frangipanis.
The peppermint tree is a key part of the garden design and is next to the 10-person spa.
The owners have enjoyed sitting under the tree watching their young children explore the gardens and evenings in the spa looking up at the stars through its willowy foliage.
They enjoy building and this is evident in the attention to detail in the building process and quality features in the home, such as stained blackbutt timber flooring, American walnut floating staircase and feature doors, and feature Bali stone.
They are selling to build again and bring their new dreams and vision to reality.