8 Weelara Road, City Beach
Price: From $5.7 million
Agent: Vangelis Katsaitis, Excellence Property Specialists
Special Features: Feng Shui design principals; beachside location
It wasn’t an easy wish list to tick off — finding a City Beach block conducive to feng shui design elements, right down to the street number, that also combined premium ocean views with a park-side location.
It took years for the Chinese owners to find their perfect block in 8 Weelara Way — a number that represents abundance and business success — and Brian Burke Homes went to work in constructing a residence that exceeded their expectations.
There are uninterrupted ocean views from every level of the house, including the infinity pool on the first floor balcony that proved a costly but worthwhile engineering feat.
Based on a design originally inspired by a yacht, the sprawling mansion includes a theatre room, cellar, gym, lift and eight-car garage.
The owners are ready to downsize from their 1100sqm three-level home now that their kids have finished school and the whole family shares its time between Australia and overseas.
7 Cavendish Street, Highgate
Price: Mid $1 millions
Agent: Danielle Geagea, Zsa Zsa Property
Special features: Architect-designed extension; rich in history
Don’t be fooled by the unassuming quaint cottage façade of this Highgate home, as hidden beyond its character leadlight front door is a striking statement in modern architecture.
The quaint circa 1900 cottage was extended in the 1980s by Professor Simon Anderson, who was then head of UWA School of Design and Architecture, for previous owner and renowned playwright, the late George Blazevic.
There is now a lane next door named after the well known writer; Blazevic Lane.
Using a combination of steel, glass, brick and timber, the extension allowed Blazevic to write, entertain and immerse himself in his creative pursuits.
Rich in history, the home provides multiple break out areas to live comfortably and work from home.
Linking the old with the new, the central bridge serves as the main artery between structures and floods the home with natural light. Exposed jarrah ceilings and a brick paved floor to the studio are complemented by the newly renovated bathroom with teal tiles.
37 King Road, Kalamunda
Price: High $700,000
Agent: Susanne Broido, The Agency
Special Features: Acreage living; valley views
Slaving away in the kitchen isn’t so bad when you have a serene and leafy outlook.
The owners have enjoyed the perks of acreage living in the Perth Hills, often stopping to appreciate the views while cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or taking in the valley views while enjoying their meals on the outdoor decking.
The best part though, has been enjoying a rural lifestyle while still being within walking distance from shops and having a heritage trail to explore across the road.
The home includes an open plan kitchen and dining with access to the patio, a family room with wood heater and a reverse cycle air-conditioner, polished Jarrah floors and a powered shed.
It is a convenient 30 minute drive to Perth’s CBD and 15 minutes from the airport. The Kalamunda town centre is within walking distance.