ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD…
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD…
Architecturally designed in 1963 by prominent Perth architects Silver and Goldberg, this too-cool-for-school family home gazes out upon sundrenched, north facing rear gardens with huge, central kidney-shaped pool against a back drop of California-esque palm trees. This truly is a mid century dream.
West of the Forum Floreat has long been Perth City’s ground zero for exciting and cutting edge modernist architecture and this home is no exception. Whereas many of the homes from this period were of small-scale proportions this is a large family home, featuring two stories, three large living areas and four king sized bedrooms all with walk in robes.
Enduring period features such as crisp, clean, modern design lines typify the home. Internally, a velvet-lined credenza-cuddy with downlights and mirrored backdrop greets you on entry, timber feature panelling adorns the walls and ceilings, there are classic parquet floors underfoot, and the en-suite bathroom has wow factor in spades and is straight out of a Hollywood Hills movie set.
The functional design is also well ahead of its time, with full walk in robes to all bedrooms, a scullery/laundry combo to the rear of the kitchen and an outdoor bathroom to service the pool.
Lush landscape-designed jungle surrounds the home so that its only aspect from any window within is vivid greenery, which comes with a sense of supreme privacy. A central garden courtyard on entry adds to the private garden atmosphere. Entire walls of glass span from floor to ceiling (an in some cases within the roof) to effortlessly interconnect the indoors with the out, and highlight windows in bedrooms and bathrooms frame the treetops.
The home has been updated over time to keep in tune with contemporary living requirements – always in extremely high quality and always in simpatico with the homes original vibe and design integrity. An entire wall of travertine frames a gas log fireplace with feature brass chimney. Cupboards adjacent conceal a mirrored bar and wine cellar. A Scandi-chic kitchen in solid beech wood houses high quality Neff stainless appliances and a commercial grade refrigerator (which will stay with the house). The downstairs bathroom has had a contemporary refit in whites with bench tops in Caesarstone fresh concrete. The entire backyard has been decked around the pool in modern, composite-wood decking in washed out timber tones – the perfect solution to avoid any future maintenance.
Move in and enjoy as is or add the final cosmetic updates to make this your forever home. You will secure a glorious future lifestyle with a touch of historical glamour when you make this timeless home in one of West of the Forum’s most sought after and walkable locations, yours.
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The name Floreat is latin for flourish and is therefor well suited to this green leafy suburb known for its large blocks with expansive lawned verges, abundant parks, recreational facilities and wide open public spaces.Suburb Profile