ATMOSPHERIC ITALIAN VILLA | ON GARDEN ALLOTMENT | HIGH ABOVE SEA LEVEL
ATMOSPHERIC ITALIAN VILLA
ON GARDEN ALLOTMENT
HIGH ABOVE SEA LEVEL
If you’ve been missing your European holidays, then moving into this gorgeous Italian villa will fill your soul and heart with all the excitement and romance of The Continent that you have been craving.
Step inside the walled garden allotment and the sense of place and atmosphere is instantly apparent. You know you have arrived somewhere and your will want to discover further! Garden beds abound brimming with fresh produce – vegetable, herbs, olive trees, citrus groves, and other assorted fruit trees. Sunflower groves edge the driveway. Your senses are alerted. Your synapses firing. It is all here!
Classical Italian architecture of arches, and renaissance inspired columns and pillars allow your mind to wander to distant horizons. Once inside, a craftsman built timber staircase sweeps away from you in a grand semicircular arc and owns its place in the 2-storey entrance void as if it had been there for centuries.
A resort inspired pool surrounded by natural stone paving invites you for a cool off during the long days of our lingering Indian summer. Big living spaces have high ceilings and are flooded with abundant natural light through gorgeous arched windows adorned with sheer elegant, modern window treatments which billow effortlessly in the gentle sea breeze.
There are four living areas in total, two of which open onto the rear pool alfresco and garden, one of which is a theatre room and the other a formal reception room off the main entrance for greeting your guests.
The huge master suite has an arc of sweeping vistas from north to south-west through a curved run of impressive arched windows arranged stylistically in repetition to reinforce their architectural impact. These windows take in the Indian Ocean in the distance.
Kids bedrooms are in their own private wing sharing a bathroom. All minor bedrooms have sliding doors to private first floor balconies enjoying daytime views across the coastal hinterland and night-time fairy lights across the valley. A small sitting area in the minor bedrooms wing at the top of the stairs is a great place for some quiet time and would even double as a second office area. (There is a formal office off the main entrance downstairs which is better suited for adults and greeting clients.)
The tiling in the minor bathrooms is confident, bold, bright, and nostalgically uplifting in a manner you may be familiar with from your holidays to the region of the world that inspired this home. The master ensuite has been redone in cool, fresh coastal whites.
Back on the ground floor a central kitchen in natural timber and stone tops is interconnected to both laundry and scullery creating an enviable engine room of the home. An inviting place to cook up a storm for family, friends and loved ones that is sure to be the heart of your home. Alternately, a great place to socialise with guests for a drink. There is a guest wing with separate access via the pool court with its own bathroom, kitchenette and bedroom. Being on the ground floor, this space is also deal for elderly relatives to live or visit. There is a triple lock up garage with mezzanine storage and huge workshop.
This is an amazing, atmospheric home to move in, unpack your bags and fall in love with just as it is. Alternately, it is an emotionally inspiring, sprawling villa, of limitless potential, that you could use as a template to take to the next level, embracing whole-heartedly all of its exotic European magnificence.
The previous owners had the home painted in “Positano lemon” and it would respond equally to any other such gentle gelato hues. The current owners have plans that they will pass on for a marvellous revitalisation embracing the classic themes of white rendered walls, classical Italian columns, mottled terracotta, and robust timber garage doors – their vision was that set amongst their abundant kitchen gardens, the effect would be that of a garden farmhouse villa, reminiscent of exotic and romantic holidays abroad!
The choices here are yours and they are endlessly positive. There are so many opportunities for this home. Personally, every since I first viewed it I have not been able to empty my mind of the many wonderful possibilities.
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The juxtaposition of being the most central and closest beachside suburb to the heart of Perth City, yet abundant in nature, greenery and expansive wide open spaces is at the core of the allure of City Beach. Almost completely surrounded by a green belt, it is cocooned by an amazing natural buffer of Swanbourne Army Reserve, Cottesloe Golf Club, Bold Park/Perry Lakes/Reabold Hill, The Wembley Golf Course, the sparkling Indian Ocean and internally interwoven by a network of parks many of which meander all the way from one end of the suburb to the other without even crossing a road. City Beach is a suburb like nowhere else.Suburb Profile