MY entire house would fit into the master suite of this Applecross mansion, which sits on a whopping 1232sqm.
Grandeur is the trademark of this four-bedroom/four-bathroom home from its soaring covered portico and massive entry, to its Gone With the Wind sweeping wrought-iron and bevelled-glass staircase and a multitude of grand spaces in all directions.
The downstairs study is a huge space with beautiful two-timbered, built-in desk, cupboards and shelving—and its own balcony overlooking the lush, and very private, front garden.
The central living/dining area is cavernous with walls of glass onto a balcony overlooking the tennis court and pool.
And the kitchen has to be seen to be believed.
There’s acres of black and brown granite bench tops, including an island bench, and a row of four pantries.
The vendor’s attention to detail and love of classically styled opulence is everywhere, no more so than the cupboards’ elegantly turned corner posts, matching those of the wall of built-in shelving/cupboards of the adjacent family room.
And there was no stinting when it came to curtains for the many windows throughout the home, costing a cool $180,000.
You’ll find the bedrooms of this palatial home on the second floor, all have ensuites, while the spacious guest bedroom has a balcony overlooking the front garden.
But the piece de resistance is the main suite, a gargantuan space with views to the river.
The walk-in robe is the size of a small apartment and the ensuite has a spa bath and shower, and lovely double vanities.
Massive glass doors lead to a balcony across the width of the home, where you can watch the tennis—or the train heading to Perth, foregrounded by the river.
The lower level is given over to a humungous theatre room, an almost cinema-sized screen smoothly slides out of sight when not in use and a bank of doors leads to an covered patio and the pool, backdropped by the tennis court. This is a magnificent alfresco area, with a fully-fitted barbecue kitchen.
And for those with a stair aversion there’s a lift to the upper levels.
One of the the many things the vendor loves about this home is the location: Ten minutes to Subiaco, Perth, South Perth or Garden City (out of peak hour) and walking distance to the river, a number of cafes, and a 24-hour supermarket, or for drinks at the Raffles.
by JENNY D’ANGER
20 Carron Road, Applecross
0423 123 533