From a stunning Bicton residence that feels like it floats above the Swan River to idyllic family homes in Kensington and Bayswater, these are the listings worth adding to your viewing list this week.
20 Blackwall Reach Parade, Bicton
Price: $7 million-plus
Agent: Matthew Podesta, Mont Property
Special Features: Unobstructed river views; contemporary design
Sitting in the main living area, or even in the bathtub, of this Bicton residence and looking out to the water directly below feels very much like being inside a luxury yacht.
“You go into the home, and you’re mesmerised by just a feeling of being on the water. There’s no obstruction, and the views are vast, they’re interesting,” selling agent Matthew Podesta said.
In addition to the unrivalled panoramic views of the Swan River and all its activity, the resort-style design of the three-level home lends itself to luxury living at its finest.
The master suite occupies the entire top floor and includes a modern gas fireplace, dressing room and an ensuite with full-height windows to bask in the exclusive vista.
An infinity lap pool also looks out to the Swan while bifold doors connect the alfresco entertaining terrace to the inside living area.
The kitchen is fitted with high-end appliances and there is also a walk-in cool room.
224 Douglas Avenue, Kensington
Price: Offers above $1.19 million
Agent: Jac Fear, Art of Real Estate
Special Features: Prime location; idyllic family living
When young families envisage the kind of home they could grow old in, chances are it has a lot of the characteristics found at this Kensington home.
Firstly, its location within 10km of the CBD makes the daily work commute a breeze, and its close proximity to the Swan River makes those family picnic outings and water activities so easily accessible.
And then the property itself has all the wishlist items a family could ever ask for — it is nestled at the end of a quiet cul de sac, is fully renovated and brimming with the kind of character you’ll see in homes featured in syrupy family hallmark movies.
It includes generously proportioned living areas, spacious open-plan living, kitchen and dining, loads of natural light, and the ultimate summer poolside pad.
When the kids get older, there is a fully self-contained studio which would make an ideal teenager’s retreat or even transition over time to accommodate multi-generational living.
“It’s the kind of home that a young family can grow old in, with friendly neighbours who will no doubt become an extension of that family,” the owner said.
3a Rugby Street, Bayswater
Price: From $775,000
Agent: Patrick Harper, The Agency
Special Features: Affordable living within 10km of Perth CBD
A sizeable family home within 10km of the CBD for less than $800,000 is a pipedream for most eastern states buyers but in Perth, it is still well within reach.
Take this four-bedroom home on a huge 813sqm block in Bayswater. Not only does it offer plenty of living space across two floors for the family to spread out in, but it presents like a dream with original character features throughout.
There are polished original Jarrah floors throughout, leadlight doors, high ornate ceilings and a bespoke Jarrah kitchen with pantry.
The huge lounge room has a cosy fireplace and a wraparound veranda provides the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cuppa.
Additional features include a separate living room that could double as a kids zone and a home office that could also be used as a media room or parents retreat.
It is close to public transport, schools and local amenities.