TEN years ago this magnificent apartment graced the cover of the first edition of Residential West.
Then-owner Philip Brodie-Hall said he was “blown away by everything about the property” when he bought it.
“It’s in a fantastic location, standing away from everything, with no neighbouring properties,” he said.
“There is nothing to the left but a view to the city, nothing to the right but a down-river view, nothing behind but Kings Park and nothing in front but a huge expanse of water.”
The owners bought the home from Mr Brodie-Hall after also being won over by the riverfront location.
“It’s an absolutely unique apartment,” they said.
“It’s right alongside the water and has beautiful water views from every window.
“Because it’s on the ground floor it’s like the river is lapping at your feet; rather than looking down on it you’re seeing the boats go past at eye level and you regularly see dolphins in the water.”
They are keen walkers and cyclists and have enjoyed the ability to walk or cycle along the river, walk up Jacob’s Ladder or the Kokoda Track into Kings Park or visit the shops near UWA.
The owners are also keen gardeners and have developed a garden at the far end of the property.
It has the feel of a rural European chateau and was inspired by their time spent in France.
“The garden was a flat piece of grass when we bought the home,” they said.
“Now it has trees, walks, garden beds and sitting areas and is more sophisticated.
“And it is the only riverside garden alongside the Swan, anywhere near the city.”
A narrow footpath and the glass boundary fence are the only things between the garden and the river.
Inside, the home’s lobby has soaring ceilings, built-in cabinetry and parquetry flooring and gives an inkling of the elegance that exists throughout.
The front part of the home includes two bedrooms with built-in robes and access to the private courtyard, and the main bathroom with a marble benchtop.
The home has expansive views over the Narrows Bridge, city skyline and Swan River from the open-plan living areas, which include a study, and sitting, dining and lounge areas, and kitchen with a huge walk-in pantry, Gaggenau appliances, marble benchtops and breakfast bar.
The living areas are one of the owners’ favourite spaces in the home.
“The living room is just gorgeous, it’s got the view out to the garden at one end and full-length views of the river at the other side,” they said.
The luxurious master bedroom, with walk-in robe and ensuite, also has a stunning river outlook.
As part of the Swan Brewery complex, the apartment provides access to a range of amenities including a gym and heated swimming pool, on-site building manager, bistro and coffee shop, restaurant and ample parking for guests.
It is a short drive to the city, which is also easily accessible by bus, with a stop outside the building.
The owners have retired to the South-West, opening a rare opportunity for someone else to enjoy this stunning home and location.
G04/173 Mounts Bay Road
Offers in the low $2 millions
Agency: William Porteous Properties International
Contact: Andrew Porteous on 0488 118 687