A LARGE colony of black swans and several broods of ducks floated on the river across the road, framed by soaring gum trees on the foreshore, and a florist shop of roses in the front garden of this Riverton Drive home.
Playful dolphins, rowers, joggers and walkers virtually on the doorstep add to the peaceful ambience, and the good feng shui of this four-bedroom/three bathroom abode, the agent says poetically.
The soaring two-storey home was architecturally designed in 1999 for a previous owner, who hailed from Thailand, and the interior is as grand as the exterior.
Marble floors and huge columns set an opulent tone as huge room flows into huge room, from a sweeping formal lounge overlooking the river to an only slightly smaller formal dining room with the same views, to the vast open plan.
The massive kitchen has practical slate floors, which tone beautifully with granite bench tops and the plethora of honey-gold timber cupboards.
A glass roof over a bank of windows ensure plenty of natural light, and the ability to keep an eye on the kids while cooking dinner.
The windows open onto a pleasant alfresco area, and are perfect when it comes to passing out food when entertaining.
All the bedrooms are on the second level, with a sitting or play area and balcony access and river views.
The main is a sweeping space with walk-in-robe and an ensuite with marble floors and walls.
Apart from the activity on the river, and views of the Australia Day fireworks above the city skyline, what the vendor really loves about living here is the easy access to anywhere.
“You can avoid the freeway if is a problem. There are five different ways into the city. And you are close to Roe Highway if you want to escape from town,” she says.
This palatial family home is close to All Saints College, Aquinas and Penrhos, as well as Rossymoyne Senior High School, UWA, Curtin and Murdoch Universities, and Fiona Stanley Hospital is just up the road.
by JENNY D’ANGER
367 Riverton Drive, Shelley
Noel Rogers | 0409 300 600
Acton Fremantle | 9319 3022