Grand designs

THE owners of this Hislop Road, Attadale home really took the old adage “every man (or woman’s) home is their castle” to heart.

They have turned this once modest dwelling into a slice of mediaeval castle, with a dash of Italian palazzo.

And the exterior, black brick walls and gothic-arch windows are a nod to the owner’s stint in London and Edinburgh.

But swing open the massive, pivoting black front door and you’ll find an interior that is pure New York Hamptons, with sweeping spaces, an ocean of white-washed oak floors, and an imposing steel and glass staircase.

The enormous lounge/living room is dominated by a towering, black, built-in-timber bookcase running the length of a wall.

Black touches are a dramatic contrast to crisp white walls throughout the home.

Bifold doors on the south side of the living area open onto a small walled courtyard.

Carpeted with faux lawn, the owner reckons it’s a great spot for her young son to crawl, and play in perfect safety.

On the north side, more bifolds lead to an alfresco with a funky timber chandelier and a very stylish built-in-barbecue kitchen.

Sitting on 500sqm, there’s a cricket pitch of grass for the kids to play on.

And the huge kitchen inside offers plenty of scope for more formal dining, with masses of marble-look bench tops, and heaps of storage, including a floor-to-ceiling pull-out pantry.

Three of the four bedrooms, and a bathroom are on the ground floor, while the parents’ retreat is on the second level.

A huge wall of glass and massive arched windows give this majestic space the look and feel of a luxury resort.

The twin robes of the dressing room form a corridor to the en suite: an opulent space with double vanities, marble walls and gold taps.

This gloriously eclectic abode is a two-minute walk from the Attadale foreshore, and the Point Walter reserve is nearby.

There are shops and cafes close by, Garden City is just up the road, and Fremantle and Perth are a 15-minute drive away.

by JENNY D’ANGER

44 Hislop Road, Attadale
from $1.2 million
Xavier Teague
0417 978 812
Yard Property
9339 1006

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