Built to the highest modern standards, this home is solar passive and has a six star energy rating.
Owners Ben Caine, a commercial architect and property developer, and Sophia Smalto wanted a low maintenance, lock and leave home with a flexible design to accommodate a growing family and visitors.
They also wanted to be as connected to the local area as possible and everything in their lives – shops, school, work, restaurants and parks – is a five minute cycle or walk away.
The design was inspired by the clean, while lines of courtyard homes in Casablanca, Morocco, which they said has a very similar climate and coastal lifestyle to Perth.
The owners wanted every room to be connected to the outdoors and each other in a way that enhanced family life, but also allowed them to retreat to quiet spaces if required.
They said one of their favourite places was the open-plan living room, which is 8m x 5m, and was designed for maximum flexibility.
“One Christmas we hosted a long-table lunch indoors for 40 people, opening the doors to the courtyard to create breakout space,” they said.
The kitchen is the control station of the home and all the family’s activities revolved around the 4m Corian benchtop.
A 50sq m master suite is upstairs and includes a kitchen, living area and ensuite and can be used as a separate apartment.
The balcony provides an elevated view of the sports precinct to the south and the cycleway with many established trees.
Three other bedrooms, including a second master bedroom, a second bathroom and study nook are downstairs.
Extra high shadow line ceilings, polished concrete floors, a Louvretec roof in the alfresco area, stacking doors, automatic blinds and awning windows make this home, on a 372sq m block, a showstopper.