THIS magnificent home in East Fremantle combines the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright with the modern input of WA architects Wrightfeldhusen.
Inspired by the beauty of the Abrolhos Islands and time spent in Vietnam, the owners of Preston Point Road home adhered to Wright’s philosophy that a home is a harmonious mix of humanity and environment.
With a multitude of glass walls this four-bedroom abode seems to float above the banks of the Swan River, and the alfresco timber deck creates the illusion of an infinity pool in reverse.
It may look like you could fall off the edge of the world, but it’s a gentle drop to the grassy bank below.
The bespoke interiors use a mix of polished concrete, rusted-steel panelling, grey and white marble, and timber to gorgeous effect.
Vast walls of glass bring the outdoors in, and while there are electronic blinds there’s very little chance of anyone peering in.
Entering from the street you’ll find a vast office/study with river views.
Blackbutt stairs lead to the lower level, or there’s a lift for the elderly and those just feeling a biz lazy.
Here you’ll find a gargantuan open plan, where a heated polished concrete floor segues into a timber walkway to the alfresco deck.
The kitchen is huge, functional and gorgeous, with a seven-burner Ilve stove, stainless-steel bench tops, a heap of cupboards and a butler’s pantry.
The vast island bench is a mix of marble and American walnut. On these balmy days the river-side deck is perfect for alfresco dining, but there’s a second protected deck in a central courtyard.
The main bedroom has a massive bank of windows and I thought how amazing it would be to wake up to that serene view.
And “oh my God, look at the size of the ensuite and dressing room.”
This is a stunning home in a superb location that has to be seen to be believed.
by JENNY D’ANGER
93 Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
0404 048 277
William Porteous Properties