WITH block sizes becoming smaller and land in premium locations becoming scarce, builders and architects are becoming more creative.
There are ‘skinny’ homes for long narrow blocks, homes that go up to add more living space on a smaller footprint, and pools on rooftops or first floors.
The latest luxury offering from Baltinas Made combines a range of strategies.
Inspired by homes in Manhattan and London it manages to fit 450sq m of living space and a 100sqm basement garage on a 170sq m green title block.
The six-storey home at 39 Mount Street, West Perth includes 11 split levels, with a central, open glass lift and marble-clad stairway.
It also embraces the reverse-living concept with the living areas in the top half of the home to take advantage of the river, city and Kings Park views.
The four bedrooms (the master suite has its own floor), and an office are on the lower levels and look out to Mount Street and the Kings Park escarpment.
Luxury features include a rooftop dining area with kitchen facilities and rooftop pool with window to the formal lounge below.
Architect Barry Baltinas said it was hard to put a price on the home but he expected it to sell for $10 million to $15 million.
The home is open by appointment, call 0488 088 205 for more information.