Stylish and sustainable

CUTTING edge sustainability meets quirky Freo design in this amazingly renovated Snook Crescent home in Hilton.

Solar panels, thermal mass floors in the huge family room, a rainwater tank piped into the house, and so much insulation in the walls and ceiling you won’t need heating or cooling; this is a home for the 21st century.

But it’s the myriad funky features that will really win over new owners – coupled with recycled materials that tell a story of WA’s recent past.

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The floor in the kitchen and adjacent sitting area came from Perry Lakes basketball stadium, the court markings rearranged to create an intriguing pattern on the rare and beautiful yellow tingle timber.

The breakfast bar in the spacious kitchen is also tingle – which is now a protected timber and no longer available.

The wide jarrah alfresco deck came from former air force barracks in Mandurah, which for a time was a holiday home for Fairbridge orphans.

The rafters in the sweeping open plan are from the old Kim Beazley school and the steps for the huge alfresco deck came from an old jetty.

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Local designer Philipp Rinken designed the amazing kitchen with its sleek simplicity, and integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

Gorgeous red glass splashbacks and custom made stainless steel sinks and bench tops are an absolute winner for style and practicality.

Massive sliding glass doors ensure the family/dining area, with its raw brick and polished concrete, is a light filled space.

And alfresco dining doesn’t get any better, with delightful garden and pool views and the slatted, electronic LouvreTec awning means no blasting sun anytime of the day.

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Designer “rusted” steel steps lead off the family room to a spacious office, where huge windows/doors frame an olive tree.

“We built this house around that tree,” the vendor says, indicating what he calls the “green room” on the other side of the glass.

Sitting on 857sqm the garden is a lush oasis, with 16 different fruit trees, lovely limestone terraces, grass and a sparkling salt-water pool.

Even the chook house is stylish, with a rammed earth wall in a garden shed set with doors at waist height for easy egg collection.

by JENNY D’ANGER

76 Snook Crescent, Hilton
price on application
Rebekah Vos-Jamieson | 0428 175 643
Locate Real Estate | 9335 9007 

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