DECADENT ARCHITECTURE BY LEON SPICCIA OVERLOOKING ACRES OF BUSHLAND
BY LEON SPICCIA
OVERLOOKING ACRES OF BUSHLAND
This forever home epitomises the very best of Perth’s hedonistic 1980’s. From the iconic Leon Spiccia stable of architecture, it is surely one of the most fantastic homes built in Perth during the decade. With a unique and timeless design that does not typify a period in time it promises to be bold, enduring and remain relevant for decades to come. Think towering 30 foot ceilings, travertine floors, multiple living zones, high quality built-in American Oak cabinetry, indoor/ outdoor interaction wherever possible, sweeping surround balconies subterranean storage, cellar and garaging, north facing rear and a below ground pool.
Encapturing acres of lush green virgin bushland views opposite from nearly every window, the homes design is extremely well considered for views and outlook. Perched high on its elevated 1093sqm landholding with sundrenched north facing rear, its windows are angled like a maritime Portuguese Bridge such that they tower above and encapsulate the vast wild and untamed Tuart forest opposite, also taking in ocean glimpses and the vivid night lights of Fremantle and Rockingham Ports.
With an exquisitely considered floorplan, the home is designed to facilitate the most harmonious family life. Zoned so that all parties can peel off to different wings for some separation and ‘me time’ when needed or come together for enjoyable family time and social interaction depending on the moods of the day.
The master suite enjoys surround views and is in its own separate wing as is the guest suite. There is a huge home office with bushland views off the formal entry. The minor bedroom wing consists of three king-sized light flooded kids rooms with towering aspects and sliders onto sundrenched weather protected balconies overlooking the pool.
There are four main living zones to choose from. A central family living area has a kitchen open plan with meals which enjoy a 270 degree sweeping outlook spanning from north facing pool and alfresco area all the way to the bushland opposite. These are also open plan to a large lounge with quality oak built-in cabinetry and pool aspect. There is also a large games room with high quality craftsman built bar overlooking pool area on the ground floor. The first floor has a formal lounge and dining opening onto sweeping surround verandas all of which take in the vast privacy of the bushland opposite. The piÃÆ’Ã’Ãâ€ ‘ÃÆ’Ã¢€ ‘ÃÆ’Ã’Ã¢€ ‘ÃÆ’Ã’Ãâ€ ‘ÃÆ’¢€ ‘¨ce de résistance is a circular after dinner conversation pit which enjoys the same views. This is a sunken room with built-in curved seating centred around a stylish open fire place with brass range. Warm and inviting it is sure to be the space you and your guests gravitate to for wine and conversation at the end of an evening’s entertaining or even a place for you to curl up solo on the weekends with a good book.
Garaging is spacious for two cars but can fit three at a pinch and there is off-street hardstand parking for at least four more. At the rear of the garage are two cavernous subterranean storerooms/wine cellars
Endless hours of wilderness exercise beckons in the myriad in the Bold Park walk trails which begin directly opposite, 50 metres from your front door. Directly down the hill, due west is the main City Beach Waterfront – the epicentre of fun, excitement and entertainment on our long 4.5km of coastal line. This is the heart and soul of the suburb with the City Beach Groyne, patrolled swimming, iconic City Beach Surf Club and assortment of waterfront cafes, bars and fine dining.
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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