Stylish Parisian Inspired Pad Seeks New Custodian

11 September 2021

Designed to replicate a European chateau, this jaw-dropping Ardross residence has been lovingly curated in line with English and French influences.

Drawing a special array of bespoke finishes, including ornate cabinetry, checkerboard flooring, coffered ceilings and detailed wallpaper, the home has also been styled with a gamut of inclusions the owners sourced from their travels across the globe.

“We have travelled a lot in Europe after living in London so it was a style that appealed to us. We were really attracted to this home,” said the owner, who did not want her name published.

“It’s a style we like. We’re not minimalists, we’re more maximalists,” she laughed.

“When we lived in London, we used to go to Paris every couple of weekends and go to the markets and buy bits and bobs. When we finally moved back to Australia, we had a container full of stuff – furniture, chandeliers, artworks.”

So, when the couple returned to Perth in 2011, and set about to find the perfect abode for themselves – their attention also turned to a home that accommodated their bevy of foreign treasures.

They didn’t have to look far with the near new residence at 52 Searle Road.

Built in 2007, the three bedroom, two bathroom home is reminiscent of a French villa, with all the wow factor and foresight of a well-considered family home with an air of yesteryear.

The spectacular kitchen is a sight to behold with high ceilings, ornate cabinetry, leadlight windows and a warm, cosy feel.

There is an open plan living and dining area as well as formal living space, a separate study; and a swimming pool, alfresco entertaining area and manicured established gardens on the 461sqm green title, corner landholding.

“It really is a beautiful home,” the owner said. “We’ve loved living here. It’s close to the river, my husband likes to walk down by the river, and we’re close to our children and grandchildren.”

She said the 46sqm attic space off the main bedroom, which she now used as a quilting studio, had been a sound addition by the couple several years ago.

“The builder cracked through the wall and utilised the roof space to create a really nice space. For a lady who wants a big robe or has a big shoe collection, it has beautiful built-in cabinetry, it would be perfect.”

She said while it would be difficult to leave the special home, the time had come to downsize.

“The time comes when, as you get older, you need to take into account the stairs and the garden.“We don’t really want to downsize, but when you go to apartment living you have got to downsize because they just don’t build apartments big enough now,” she said.

“We’ve done apartment living in London so we know what apartment living is like and we’re happy to do it again.”

Peter Zambotti, from Mont Property, is managing the sale. To see more click here.

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