EVERY now and then a beautiful home presents itself as self-confident and very well-presented: A real eye-catcher.
The home at 43 Reserve Street Bicton, corner of Murray Street is a standout. It is beautiful, inside and out.
It rises to full height, all three levels well-proportioned and perfectly positioned in the midst of a small, low maintenance garden and lush lawn on this 1004sqm lot.
The wide, seamless grassy verge makes this lot feel so much bigger.
Nothing is allowed to draw the eye from this home and its two-storey guest house next to the swimming pool, behind the discreet wall along Murry Street.
No fence allows the home to fully address this corner as a place with a lovely sense of space.
The abode is very modern with a Hamptons style reminiscent of the summer beachside playground of New York’s rich and famous.
Of particular note, a faint hark to the past are the matching outdoor front verandahs – no, very large porches is a better description – on levels two and three, both north facing to catch the full seasonal benefits: cool and shady in summer and then the warmth of the winter sun
These delightful, quite intimate spaces extend themselves to the most formal or informal settings as any occasion demands.
Both porches overlook the wooded Point Walter Golf Club reaserve, a glorious tree-scaped West Australian urban bush view which can never be built out.
Better still, there are view lines with enticing glimpses down to the Swan River and across to North Fremantle.
Just imagine walking the dogs through this wooded bushland to the water each evening or early mornings.
Step inside the front door and have your breath taken away by the space, appointments and detail as this home reveals the sophistication of its owner-builder.
There’s Travertine marble, Black Butt flooring, WA stonework, soft furnishings, power lift to all floors, dumb waiter, home theatre, spa, pool, pizza oven, huge four-car garage and workspace, CCTV and retic. All have the owner’s loving caress.
This home has everything.
It is the ultimate space for those prepared to reward themselves for their hard work.
Or for those wanting to build strong ties within a multi-generational family.
It has a lovely balance of ‘public’ and private areas. There are six bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, most ensuites.
There is a fabulous main bedroom with ensuite on the top level, merging into an expansive sitting room which leads to the very private front porch.
The kitchen and serving area, dining area and sitting room screened off by a very stylish aquarium in purple and blue lighting on the first level, which leads out to the large front porch, is a very stylish hub.
It is made for entertaining on a lavish scale or for a large family.
It has a five metre long white marble serving area, chandeleirs glistening above, scores of storage spaces including more than 40 self-closing sliding draws.
Best of all, this compelling space has a real kitchen galley, where all the hard work can be done out of sight without spoiling the perfect presentation out front
Behind this entertaining hub there are a number of sizeable bedrooms with ensuites.
There is even a music room for young ‘uns built into a ceiling space on the first level.
Downstairs on the ground floor there are more bedrooms/activity rooms, a cellar, a ‘plant’ room for the heavy-duty electrical powerboards, a controller for the hard-wired internet circuitry plus elsewhere, a hotel standard ducted airconditioning system.
Beyond the home are the very well resourced local Bicton, Applecross and Fremantle communities.
This ‘exceptional home with everything’ is every bit worthy of inspection.
Home open by appointment
43 Reserve Street, Bicton White House
Property Partners Agent Stefanie Dobro
0409 229 115