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This spectacular home sits on a cone-shaped,
north-facing, 554sqm, corner block overlooking
the Swan River and parkland in Bicton.
The owners are empty nesters with hectic work
lives and requested a low-maintenance home
with spacious entertaining areas. They wanted a
contemporary, timeless style and asked for the
fit-out to be luxurious, but not overstated.
Maximising river views at the front
and park views at the side of the home
was another stipulation, as was providing
as much privacy as possible from those
using the riverfront and pathways.
Given the two street frontages, Ross Griffin
Homes installed a gatehouse to give a clear entry
point, while perimeter walls provide total privacy.
Electronically controlled louvres allow the lower
level of the home to enjoy river and park views,
while creating privacy at the touch of a button.
The home’s entry is a statement in
itself with double cedar doors opening to
timber floors and a rumble-stone feature
wall with recesses showcasing specially
commissioned glass artwork.
From the entry, huge 1200mm cedar pivot
doors lead to the lower living area and home
office, which looks out onto parklands, the
resort-like pool area and the Swan River. The pool
area adjoins an alfresco space, complete with an
outdoor kitchen, and accesses a lower living room,
which features a fireplace and more views.
To take full advantage of the views, the
kitchen, living area and master suite are located
upstairs, while a wrap-around balcony, which
can be enclosed in winter, makes for a huge
outdoor entertaining area.
The master suite has its own balcony, which
allows it to be a retreat from the main living areas,
while an enormous dressing room – beautifully
fitted out with timber cabinetry – separates the
bedroom from the ensuite.
ALLOW THE LOWER
LEVEL OF THE HOME TO
ENJOY RIVER AND PARK
VIEWS, WHILE CREATING
PRIVACY AT THE TOUCH
OF A BUTTON.
The home permeates a warm, luxurious
feel, without being overstated.
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