Empire Building Company drew inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright to create this modern family home – The Urban Retreat and true to its name this family-sized home does indeed provide a spa-like retreat in Perth’s riverside suburb of Attadale.
Perfect for a family that wants to fully embrace the West Australian lifestyle, the home offers seamless transitions from indoor to outdoor spaces, and when the spacious Alfresco, balcony, porch, entry portico, and garage and store are added to the floor space, the entire home comes in at a very generous 374 square metres.
A tribute to the legendary architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, the home was designed with oversized eaves and a streamlined roof, and was constructed using a variety of low maintenance finishes that will allow the home to stand the test of time; polished concrete walls, timber-look tile wall cladding, and a mix of aluminium, steel and stainless steel all combine to both stunning and practical effect.
Though the home is set toward the front of the block it retains privacy and hence succeeds with the “retreat” feel that Empire was hoping to create. The front courtyard is well screened from the road and certainly offers a spa-like atmosphere thanks to the attractive built-in seating and combination of materials and foliage. Additional outdoor space is provided by the upper floor balcony though it’s the Alfresco that will likely see the most family use. It’s here that the indoor/outdoor transition works perfectly.
The double storey semi-enclosed alfresco is perfect for year-round use. It capture the northern – aspect filtering light into the main living areas over both levels whilst keeping the weather out with the extended roof canopy. A gas fireplace provides warmth on cooler evenings while the stylish outdoor kitchen includes a sink, stainless steel barbecue, dual motor silent rangehood, Vintec beverage fridge, cabinets, and a polished concrete custom top and tiled splashback.
On entering the home, the custom designed staircase and entry void form the centrepiece and set the scene for the light and airy mood found throughout, and, from the upper floor there’s a lovely outlook to the Alfresco below.
As expected, the interior design is sleek and modern with luxurious finishes, appliances and cabinetry throughout the kitchen, en-suite, bathroom, powder rooms and laundry that all combine to give this designer home a true resort-style ambience. And, to top the list of desirable features the home has an impressive 6 Star Energy Rating.
While designed and constructed as a display home, The Urban Retreat can still be largely customised to meet the exact requirements of a buyer, including numerous upgrades to the already high-end finishes.
Empire Building Company are one of Perth’s freshest custom home builders, having evolved from a long family history of building some of Perth’s most stunning luxury homes.
Director Andre Malecky rose through the ranks working in his families business Contemporary Homes to create a vision for Empire Building Company of a complete ‘Concept to Creation’ service.
“Our team strives for excellence in every aspect of designing and building our clients homes. We work very closely with our clients, suppliers and trades to ensure the final result exceeds our clients expectations. We believe we can offer an exclusive product for a fair price. “
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