ARCHITECTURALLY SUBLIME & FUNCTIONAL FAMILY HOME FLOODED WITH NATURAL LIGHT
& FUNCTIONAL FAMILY HOME
FLOODED WITH NATURAL LIGHT
**SOLD PRIOR TO MARKETING. HOME OPEN CANCELLED*
Absolutely all offers presented by 5pm Wednesday May 12 (Seller reserves the right to sell prior). WILL BE SOLD.
FIRST TIME EVER OFFERED – ONE OWNER SINCE NEW FOR 52 YEARS!
This immaculately preserved and updated iconic mid-century home from the stable of renowned City Beach architect Kenneth Waldron will impress more than just the architecture buffs and aficionado’s as it is a truly functional and ready to live modern family home.
Kenneth was one of the “Hills 5 Architects” who during the 1960’s and 1970’s were renowned for their organic approach to architecture that responded sympathetically to the environment. Influenced by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Chicago School of Architecture, the Hills 5 Architects included Kenneth Waldron, Wallace Greenham, Gene Mapp, Bill Keirath, KW John White and Ray Lefroy. At the peak of his career between the late 60’s and early 70’s when this home was built, Kenneth’s homes were designed with bush poles, natural timbers, earthen brick, internal ladders to mezzanine floors, louvered doors and windows, breezeways, light light light and more natural light! Both solar and environmentally passive, Kenneth’s work was most prolific in the primary coastal dunes system in City Beach between the water’s edge and the Bushland, most commonly found not far from the outskirts of Bold Park and associated Tuart canopy that his architecture so willingly embraced and intertwined with. An enduring example of Kenneth’s commercial architecture in this very precinct is The Quarry Amphitheatre . Highlight windows capturing the Tuart treetops positioned throughout the home were another hallmark of Kenneth’s work which embraced the “back-to-nature” movement of the period and gave many of his homes a treehouse like quality.
This particular Kenneth Waldron home is on a perfectly level north-south block with fully screened perimeter privacy wall creating a completely enclosed compound for family living, not unlike the concept that the Balinese adapt in their home design. To the north is a big below ground swimming pool with the home and its various wings wrapping around and gazing out upon it. A master suite and parents retreat is in one wing of the home. Another wing contains kids bedrooms and kids living/den area, while the third wing contains the central kitchen, dining and lounge area which open to a huge light flooded adjacent family living space which interconnects effortlessly to both rear lawns and BBQ area and light flooded north facing alfresco entertaining and pool court to the front. True to the fun, childlike, treehouse element of many of Kenneth’s designs there is a ladder from the central living spaces up to a floating mezzanine/loft area which would function equally as a third living space for kids toys/games/mess to be tucked away neatly from your visitors. Alternatively it would also make a lovely light filled home office which would be sure to be an inspirational work place within which you would get your creative juices flowing.
All wet areas including laundry, two bathrooms and kitchen have striking architectural modern renovations which pay homage to the original design integrity of the home. These make the home completely current and up to date for you to move in amongst contemporary conveniences and enjoy the inspiration of the timeless architecture surrounding you.
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac that links to rolling park networks which go all the way to the City Beach oceanfront row of homes without crossing a road, stopping at many playground sites along the way, this home is sure to offer the most convenient of family lifestyles for you, the kids and even your pets if you have them. Also a super convenient stroll to Kapinara Primary and all of the convenience of the Empire Village shopping precinct with its 24 hour IGA, coffee shops and evening meal destinations which you are sure to frequent for a meal, drink or catch up with friends.
This forever home with enduring design integrity is sure to uplift an inspire you daily with its sublime and elegant interaction with the elements and natural features we all love about living in the beautiful beach side enclave of City Beach. Offered at close to the entry point of what it now costs to buy into our beautiful suburb and with nothing left to do but unpack your bags and start living, there is certainly a true value-proposition here whichever way you measure it, either in lifestyle or economic terms.
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Absolutely all offers presented by 5pm Wednesday May 12 (Seller reserves the right to sell prior). WILL BE SOLD!
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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 Bold Park, the Golf course, Army Reserve and 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